Hit the road in Basseterre and explore all that St. Kitts has to offer. The city streets are well enough for navigating and the number of options you'll have when renting ensures that you will be pleased with your pick, if you take the time to make an informed decision.
You will have no problems finding a car agency once in Basseterre; the selection here rivals that of much larger cities in the Caribbean. Whether you are on the lookout for a name you know, like and , or are in the mood to support a local agency, you will have plenty of opportunities.
Check out the following chart for many of the rental centers located in this area.
|(869) 465-6507||Bay Road - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-2573||Wellington Road - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-2366||Princes Street - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-7804||Wigley Avenue - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-8449||Liverpool Row - Downtown Basseterre|
|(305) 517-5286||Crane Lane - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 466-8041||Frigate Bay Road - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-0545||Bird Rock Industrial Extension - Downtown Basseterre|
|Hertz Basseterre||(869) 465-7822||Basseterre|
|Holiday Car Rentals||(869) 466-4893||New Town Bay Road - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 466-5254||CAP Southwell Industrial Park - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 662-4416||Bird Rock Commercial Development - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-2193||Corner of Canyon and Market Streets - Downtown Basseterre|
|TDC Thrifty Car Rentals||(869) 465-2991||West Independence Square Street - Downtown Basseterre|
|Thrifty Basseterre||(869) 465-3160||C.A.P. Southwell Industrial Site - Basseterre|
|Thrifty Robert L. Bradshaw||(869) 465-3160||Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport - Basseterre|
|(869) 465-4167||Canyon Street - Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-3977||Pitcairn Street - Downtown Basseterre|
In order to rent a car, you'll need to have a local driver's permit which will cost about $24(USD) and allows you to drive on the island for three months. You can purchase the permit from the Traffic department, but most rental agencies include it as a part of your rental. Make sure to ask when you reserve your rental if this is the case.
You can rent all different types of vehicles in St. Kitts, from motorbikes to minivans, but it will cost you somewhere between $40 and $60(USD) a day, not including the cost of the collision damage charges and further recommended insurance. Be aware that you cannot rent a car at the airport, but most agencies offer airport pick up and drop off. Again, it is always best to call and confirm this with your agency.
There isn't much traffic to be heard of on St. Kitts, so tourists who are typically wary about driving in a foreign country will find this island a good place to practice. Do be aware that traffic moves on the left side of the road, and that roads are not in the best condition, but they are workable if you keep your attention on the road at all times. Seat belts are required by law, and if you're traveling with young children be sure to bring the appropriate safety seat along with you.
While you shouldn't have any difficulties spotting places to refuel, you still may want to take a look at the table below to get a picture of where some can be found.
|(869) 465-2821||Victoria Road - Downtown Basseterre|
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As you can see, there are not many reasons why renting would be a bad idea here. While prices can be high, the ease and number of options help make up for it.
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