One of the most popular tourist destinations on Grenada, there is plenty to discover in Grand Anse. Although taxis and bus services are available in this little resort town, many tourists prefer to be in charge of their own transportation and will choose to rent a car. While this is a fine choice, it is important for visitors to know what they are signing up for in advance.
When you arrive to pick up your rental, you'll need a valid driver's license as well as a local drivers permit. Most agencies offer them right on site, but in some cases you'll need to purchase one from the Central Police Station in downtown Saint George's. They cost $12(USD) and you will not be required to take a driving test.
In Grand Anse, you'll often need to be 25 or older to rent a car, though in some cases you may find someone to rent to you if you are over 21.
Review the table below which lists the various area rental agencies.
|B Thomas & Sons Car Rental||(473) 439-3309||True Blue Avenue - Grand Anse|
|(473) 444-5180||Le Phare Bleu Petit Calivigny - Grand Anse|
|Dabs Car Rentals||(473) 444-4116||Grand Anse|
|(473) 444-4786||Dusty Highway - Grand Anse|
|(473) 443-2293||Grand Anse|
|(473) 443-0600||Grand Anse|
|M&M Maitland Motor Sales & Rental||(473) 444-4022||Grand Anse|
|(473) 440-5398||Paddock - Grand Anse|
|Reggie's Car Rental||(473) 440-6374||Mont Tout - Grand Anse|
|Roc Rentals||(473) 444-4786||Grand Anse|
|Sanvics Jeep & Car Rentals||(473) 444-4753||Grand Anse|
|(473) 443-5877||Calivigny - Grand Anse|
|Vista Rentals||(473) 439-8105||Spice Island Beach Resort - Grand Anse|
For most tourists it is the cost of a rental car that is the deciding factor for them as they begin planning their trip to Grenada. Fortunately, at somewhere between $50 and $75(USD), they are very reasonably priced. The rate includes a five percent government tax, but not the $12 to $15(USD) a day that it is suggested you spend each day on insurance. To save money, visit during the low tourist season, or if you must visit at the height of tourism, know that you'll get a lower daily rate the longer you rent the car for. With that in mind, some agencies will even require that you rent a vehicle with them for three days or more during the high season.
The biggest thing that foreign drivers need to know before arriving in Grand Anse is that the flow of traffic moves to the left of the road rather than the right side of the road, as in the United States, while steering wheels could be positioned on either side of the vehicle. It is not uncommon to come across a manual engine.
As you're driving in Grand Anse, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the fact that the roads are kept in moderately good condition. Pot holes will appear on occasion, but for the most part you should have no trouble driving around. It's when you meander out of the resort area that you may have some issues. Outside of major towns, the roads can be narrow, winding, and steep, and rarely will you see a guard rail, even in the most perilous of situations. The government has enough trouble keeping up with the demand for road construction. Be aware of flooded or muddy roads after its been raining, especially between June and November when the island is experiencing its rainy season. One of the upsides to driving in Grand Anse is that you shouldn't have any trouble finding a gas station. Most are easy to find in this town. Also, if you're traveling with young children, be sure to bring their safety seats along. Seat belts are a requirement for all ages, and rental agencies do not have them on hand.
Since there happens to be a small selection of gas stations near the area, you should view the listing that follows to see where some are located.
|(473) 440-2832||Paddock - Grand Anse|
|(473) 444-4755||Grand Anse|
|(473) 435-6928||Burns Point - Grand Anse|
|(473) 444-5476||Grand Anse|
Whether you rent for your entire stay or just for a day of sightseeing, renting a car can be a great money saver, plus it gives you the feeling that you were born to be wild and explore all that Grand Anse and the island that surrounds it has to offer.
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