Some of the most scenic sites in the Gosier area are only accessible by car, and taxis are often too expensive to make it worth the trip. Rental cars, on the other hand, are a great deal and allow you to take things at your own pace.
Most people will pick up their rental right when they arrive on the island. This means renting from a location in Pointe a Pitre then driving to Gosier. Others will use a transfer service to get to their accommodations and then have their rental agency of choice deliver the vehicle to them there. The great thing is that most locations offer this service and it is available 24-hours a day. In order to rent here you need to have a driver's license from your hometown and that's about it.
Review the following chart that shows the local vehicle rental agencies.
|(059) 084-2227||Pointe de la Verdure - Gosier|
|(059) 084-4584||2.7 mi. (4.4 km) Southeast of Pointe A Pitre|
There is no set rate for a rental here. A few things can alter your price, including the time of year you visit and the type of vehicle you rent. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $100(USD) a day, with discounts if you rent for a week or more. Be sure to budget for insurance and the possibility of a deposit as well.
Most visitors find the driving conditions in Gosier to be good. Roads are pretty well-maintained, although there are a few dirt roads in the rural areas to be aware of, and traffic moves on the right side of the road. You will need to make sure to pay close attention to where you're going because there are very few road signs, and driving at night is not recommended because there are no street lamps.
Gosier is one of the places in the Caribbean where renting a car is recommended over all other forms of transportation. Not only are costs low, but conditions are good and this options allows you to come and go as you please.
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