Renting a Car in Diamante

Renting a car is the right choice for your trip to Diamante

For this slightly out of the way destination, renting a car is recommended.  Having to rely on taxis or public transportation can mean doing a lot of waiting around, and that is time better spent exploring your breathtaking surroundings, museum hopping, and shopping.

Renting a Car

Next to Fort de France, Diamante is a great location for renting a car because there are so many different agencies to choose from.  If you decide to skip picking up your rental from their airport, you shouldn't have trouble finding somewhere to rent from in town.  Do be aware that the locally owned agencies are known for having older model cars that may have mechanical issues.  

Although there are no legal requirements for renting a car, most follow by the rule that potential renters must be at least 21-years-old and often 25, plus have a valid driver's license.

The table below lists the rental agencies in this general area.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Avis (596) 421-100 Pointe Du Bout - Pointe du Bout
Budget (059) 666-0045 Pointe du Bout
Europcar (059) 642-4242 Diamant Beach - 0.5 mi. (0.8 km) East of Diamant
Europcar (059) 666-0429 The vicinity of Trois Ilets
Hertz (059) 642-1690 Pointe du Bout
Jumbo Car (059) 642-2222 Downtown Diamant
Rent a Car (059) 676-1596 Diamant
Rent a Car (059) 666-1155 Pointe du Bout

The Cost of Renting a Car

There are a number of factors that go in to determining the cost of your rental in Diamante.  These include the type of vehicle you choose, the time of year you visit, and where you rent from.  Rental rates start as low as $28 and could cost up to $130(USD) a day, but there is a catch.  Some places offer the standard rental agreement with unlimited mileage while others will give you a very low base rental price, but charge you a per mile fee.  Make sure to confirm pricing at the location you'll be renting from, and keep in mind that the government charges an 8.5 percent tax.

Different firms sometimes charge very different rates so it can pay to shop around. The low rates in the tables only apply to the least expensive agencies when plenty of cars are on hand. The highest rates are what you should anticipate when demand is at its peak.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 28.00 $ 59.00
Compact Car $ 50.00 $ 94.00
Light SUV $ 58.00 $ 100.00
Standard SUV $ 62.00 $ 130.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 168.00 $ 415.00
Compact Car $ 300.00 $ 658.00
Light SUV $ 348.00 $ 700.00
Standard SUV $ 372.00 $ 910.00

Driving in Diamante

The first thing to know about driving in Diamante is that cars stick to the right side of the road.  The second thing to know is that the local police force is always around enforcing the law.  This means you should always stick to the posted speed limit and drive cautiously.  You'll generally see speed limits of about 50 kilometers per hour in town and between 90 and 110 on the expressway. 

If renting a car during your stay in Diamante is something you're considering, know that it is a form of transportation that comes highly recommended.  Leave your concerns behind, read the fine print, and you'll have no regrets about using this service. 


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