Great Exuma Rental Cars

Renting a car is recommended on Great Exuma

Great Exuma is one of the only islands in the Exumas that is large and populous enough to warrant rental cars. Knowing how to handle renting a car before you go is important in ensuring that things go smoothly when you arrive.

Renting a Car

Regulations with regards to renting a car on Great Exuma are few. Tourists need only be over the age of 17 and in possession of a valid driver's license from their country of origin in order to get behind the wheel. It is impossible for a 17-year-old to rent a car, however. On this island, most rental agencies will not rent a vehicle to anyone under the age of 25, though you may be able to convince someone to rent to you if you are 21 or older.

Most of the rental agencies are located at the Exuma International Airport, or in the immediate area, so it makes sense that people flying to the island should pick up their rental when they arrive. Those who sail to Great Exuma can choose to rent with a company that offers drop-off service, and have an agent bring the rental car to them at their hotel.

Check the following chart for contact information.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Airport Car Rental 345-0090 Exuma International Airport - 7.1 mi. (11.4 km) Northwest of George Town
Blessed Full Car Rental 358-4485 Farmer's Hill - Great Exuma
Don's Rent A Car 345-0112 Exuma International Airport - 7.1 mi. (11.4 km) Northwest of George Town
Exuma Jeep Rental (242) 355-5099 20.9 mi. (33.6 km) Northwest of George Town
Thompson Car Rental (242) 345-0058 George Town
Thompson Car Rental (242) 345-0058 Exuma International Airport - 7.0 mi. (11.3 km) Northwest of George Town

...do more than sit on the beach...

 

Driving on Great Exuma

When it comes to driving on the island, the most important thing to be aware of is that traffic moves on the left side of the road like in Europe, which is a departure from what visitors from the United States are used to. There is only one main road on the island, Queen's Highway, and it is not very well developed. Luckily, locals are very laid back behind the wheel, so you shouldn't have to deal with aggressive drivers or road rage.

The Cost of Renting a Car

You can expect to pay between $60 and $80(USD) a day for a rental, and many companies offer discounts when you rent for a week or more. The time of year you visit may also increase your savings, with prices dropping between 10 and 15 percent during the off season of tourism. Tourist will find a wide range of makes and models to choose from, though they tend to be older model vehicles.

This next set of tables provide a general sense of what sort of rate you will pay. The lowest rates only apply to the least costly agencies when demand is low. The high end of the range is what you can anticipate at one of the busier agencies during the high season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Mid Size Car $ 60.00 $ 80.00
Mini Van $ 85.00 $ 115.00
Light SUV $ 85.00 $ 115.00
Standard SUV $ 90.00 $ 150.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Mid Size Car $ 380.00 $ 420.00
Mini Van $ 420.00 $ 600.00
Standard SUV $ 520.00 $ 900.00
Light SUV $ 585.00 $ 690.00

If you'd like to do more than sit on the beach during your stay, take the time to find the right vehicle for you. Renting a car on Great Exuma isn't difficult at all, and the laid-back driving conditions even make it recommendable.

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If you'd like to do more than sit on the beach during your stay, take the time to find the right vehicle for you. Renting a car on Great Exuma isn't difficult at all, and the laid-back driving conditions even make it recommendable.

 

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