Rental Cars in the BVI

Unless you plan on staying close to the airport or docks, rental cars will be an invaluable resource during your stay

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The convenience of having your own car to drive on the British Virgin Islands is hard to beat, regardless of what island you are on. Having the independence to go where you want, when you want, and not have to worry about being picked up is something only renting a car will give you.

Renting a Car

There is a wide selection of rental car agencies available in the British Virgin Islands. However, most of them will be found on Tortola or Virign Gorda, where the islands are big enough that private transportation can come really in handy. On some of the other islands like Jost Van Dyke and Anegada, people generally do not move around as much, so you will see fewer rental options. However, these small islands also generally have a less developed public transit system, so having your own car is valuable there too.

Check out this table for many of the vehicle rental agencies located in this area.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location Island
Anegada Reef Hotel Jeep Rentals (284) 495-8002 Anegada Reef Hotel - Anegada Anegada
Avis Rent-A-Car Road Town (284) 494-3322 Botanic Station - Downtown Road Town Tortola
Avis Terrence Lettsome International Airport (284) 495-0110 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
Avis West End (284) 495-4973 West End Tortola
Courtesy Car Rental (284) 494-6443 Wickham's Cay I - Downtown Road Town Tortola
D.W. Jeep Rentals (284) 495-9677 The Settlement - Anegada Anegada
Denzil Clyne Jeep & Car Rentals (284) 495-4900 West End - 5.5 mi. (8.9 km) West-Southwest of Road Town Tortola
Hertz Crab Hill Road (284) 495-5803 Crab Hill Road - Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda
Hertz Tortola (284) 495-4405 Tortola Tortola
International Car Rentals (284) 494-2516 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Island Style Jeep Rentals (284) 495-6300 Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Itgo Car Rental (284) 494-5150 Wickhams Cay I - Downtown Road Town Tortola
JC Car Rental (284) 443-8400 Ke Villas - Little Carrot Bay Tortola
Mahogany Rentals & Taxi (284) 495-5469 South Valley - Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda
Paradise Jeep Rental (284) 495-9477 Paradise Gas Station - Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
S&K Amazing Rentals (284) 346-5658 Setting Point Anegada
Speedys Car Rentals Ltd (284) 495-5240 The Valley - Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda Car Rental (284) 496-0383 The Valley - Spanish Town Virgin Gorda

Gas Stations

Gas stations can be found throughout the Virgin Islands. However, it is a good idea to take advantage of one when you see it, or else risk running out of gas.

While you shouldn't have any difficulties coming across gas stations, you should still take a look at the chart that follows for a picture of where some can be found.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location Island
Big Brother's Gas Station (284) 494-9590 Baughers Bay - Downtown Road Town Tortola
Bob's Gas & Service Center (284) 495-3348 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Buck's Grocery Store And Gas Station (284) 495-5423 The Valley - Santu Patia Virgin Gorda
Delta Petroleum -- Road Town Tortola
Gas Station -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Hodge's Gas Station (284) 495-9242 Tortola Tortola
Huntum's Ghut Service Station -- Road Town Tortola
O'Neal Gases Ltd. (284) 494-2825 Wickhams Cay I - Downtown Road Town Tortola
Paradise Gas Station (284) 495-9477 Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Shell Gas Station -- Road Town Tortola
Sol Gas (284) 494-2107 Spanish Town Virgin Gorda

Overall, renting a car can be a great way to get the most out of your vacation. It can get expensive, but compared to hiring a cab, it is usually cheaper. If you do decide renting is for you, make sure to make reservations – you don't want to set your heart on exploring only to find out there are no cars left for you.

 

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