A fast expanding tourist destination, Bodden Town is a great getaway for those who are inspired by history and heritage. Tourists spend their days here going from one site to the next learning about military involvement and how pirates once found haven. Renting a car here will certainly aid in making the sightseeing process easier.
Most people who stay in Bodden Town will pick up their rental car right when they arrive at the airport. You can speak with a customer service representative, or use one of the kiosks that are available throughout the airport. If you decide to take a taxi to your accommodations and rent later during your stay, you can speak with the agency you choose to rent with about delivering the vehicle to you. All of the agencies on the island offer this perk free of charge.
Regardless of which option you choose, make sure to reserve your rental between six and 36 hours in advance at least to ensure you have a rental available for you. Make sure to arrive prepared. Not only will you need your driver's license, but in order to drive on the island you will have to have a local driver's permit. Agencies offer them for $7.50(USD), but you can also pick them up on Elgin Avenue at the George Town Police Station or the Vehicle Licensing Department on Crewe Road. Also, most agencies require that renters be between the ages of 25 and 75.
The chart below lists the rental agencies in the immediate vicinity of Bodden Town.
|Avis Owen Roberts||(345) 949-2468||Owen Roberts International Airport - Georgetown|
|Budget Rent A Car Of Grand Cayman||(345) 949-5605||Airport Road - Georgetown|
|Cayman Auto Rentals||(345) 949-1013||Church Street - Georgetown|
|Hertz Owen Roberts Airport||(855) 212-1713||Owen Roberts International Airport - Georgetown|
Between the months of December and April is when you'll encounter the highest prices on rental cars on the island. Standard, no frills vehicles start at $40(USD) a day, and go up when you add amenities and as the vehicle gets larger and more capable of handling rugged roads. If you visit during the summer, prices can be as low as 35 percent off.
Even in Bodden Town, which hasn't always been a top tourist spot, road conditions are great compared to the rest of the Caribbean. Most are paved and well maintained, so you shouldn't struggle so much with pot holes, and local drivers are much more courteous. Driving is done on the left side of the road even though you might be in a vehicle with wheel on the right side. Be aware that seat belts are required and speaking or texting on a cell phone while you're driving is not allowed.
Speed limits range from 30 to 50 miles per hour, and the local police force will ticket speeders. Make sure to consider gas prices as you plan your budget; expect to pay anywhere from $3.50 to $5(USD) a gallon.
There is a good offering of gas stations in and around the area. Take a look at the listing that follows to see some locations.
|--||1.1 mi. (1.8 km) East-Southeast of Bodden Town|
|(345) 949-8373||South Church Street - Georgetown|
|--||Old Man Bay|
|(345) 949-0175||454 West Bay Road - Georgetown|
To optimize your time on the island, plan to rent a car for your sightseeing adventures. Thanks to the ease of renting, the low cost, and the maintained roads, this one is a no-brainer.
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