Rental Cars in Calliste

Rent a car from the airport, or take a cab to Calliste and pick your vehicle up there

You may not necessarily need a rental car if you're staying at one of the resorts in Calliste, but having a vehicle on hand is always convenient, plus it allows you to be in complete control of your own schedule.  Fortunately, it is easy to find a place willing to rent a car at a reasonable rate in and around Calliste. 

Renting a Car

To rent a car in Calliste, the requirements are that you have a valid driver's license from your country of origin as well as a local driver's permit.  Most rental agencies can issue them to you directly, but if not, you can get one at the Central Police Station in Downtown Saint George's for just $12(USD).  You'll also have to be over the age of 21, though many places will even refuse to rent to anyone under the age of 25.  

The table below shows the rental agencies in the immediate vicinity of Calliste.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Archie Auto Rentals (473) 405-2905 2.0 mi. (3.3 km) West-Northwest of L' Anse aux Epines
C Thomas & Sons Car Rental (473) 444-4384 True Blue Avenue - True Blue Bay
Hill Crest Car Rentals (473) 444-4193 True Blue - True Blue Bay
Indigo Car Rentals (473) 439-3300 True Blue Bay Resort - True Blue Bay
Radar's Car Rental (473) 439-2553 Maurice Bishop Highway - Calliste
Vista Rentals (473) 534-2277 Spice Island Beach Resort - Grand Anse
Y & R Car Rentals (473) 444-4448 Coyaba Beach Resort - Grand Anse

The Cost of Renting a Car

Rental costs here are relatively low, and you'll be able to find a vehicle for between $40 and $100(USD) depending on where you rent from, when you visit, and the type of vehicle you choose.  These rates include a five percent government tax as we as the possibility of insurance which is between $12 and $15(USD) a day.  

As shown below, prices vary, depending on the season and vehicle popularity. The low rates in the tables only apply to the least costly local firms when demand is low. The high end of the range is what you might be quoted during the peak season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Compact Car $ 45.00 $ 60.00
Mid Size Car $ 49.00 $ 64.00
Light SUV $ 50.00 $ 65.00
Standard SUV $ 55.00 $ 75.00
Heavy SUV $ 63.00 $ 85.00
Mini Van $ 72.00 $ 92.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Mid Size Car $ 280.00 $ 400.00
Compact Car $ 287.00 $ 350.00
Light SUV $ 325.00 $ 405.00
Standard SUV $ 350.00 $ 425.00
Heavy SUV $ 364.00 $ 500.00
Mini Van $ 420.00 $ 565.00

Driving in Calliste

Grenada has a pretty good handle of their infrastructure when compared to the rest of the Caribbean.  There are 650 miles of paved roads on the island, and most are kept in good condition.  Do be aware, that many roads are steep and narrow, plus they lack guard rails, so driving with caution is always recommended.  

Rental cars can come with steering wheels on either side of the vehicle, but traffic keeps to the left side of the road, and during the week traffic can be pretty hectic.  Sunday is the best day for tourists to get out an explore because locals tend to keep of the roads during this day of rest. 

Since you might have issues spotting places to refuel, view the chart right below for an orientation of where some of them can be found.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Botanical Gardens Service Station (473) 440-2832 Paddock - Grand Anse
Grand Anse Gas Station (473) 444-4755 Grand Anse
Texaco Star Mart (473) 444-5476 Grand Anse

Driving in a foreign country will always take a bit of getting used to, but overall, the experience of driving in Calliste tends to be a good one.  With low rental costs and maintained roads, renting a car is a good idea for vacationers in this location.


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