As roads continue to improve in Gros Islet, more and more drivers are finding renting a car to be the best option for them during their getaway. Driving yourself around ensures that you are in control of your travel times, you can stop and go as you please, and you'll like even save money while doing it.
If you're planning to rent a car in Gros Islet there are two things you'll need. The first is to be over the age of 25. The second is to have an International Driver's License. If you do not, you can purchase a local driver's permit when you arrive on the island for just $20(USD). They are available at the immigration office in either airport, from the police station in town, or directly from the rental agency. Of course, you will also need a credit card with the appropriate available balance.
The type of car you rent will depend largely on the type of getaway you're planning. If you're going to keep your travels local, an economy car will be just fine. If you plan on going from town to town exploring all of the local sites, you might find that renting a sports utility vehicle makes the ride easier, especially when you're headed down a dirt road and into the forest. Those traveling with larger parties should call around to determine which agencies have vehicles large enough to accommodate them.
Review this table for a list of rental companies.
|Avis Bay Gardens||(787) 453-1356||Rodney Bay Village - Gros Islet|
|Avis Palm Haven Hotel||(758) 458-0631||Palm Haven Hotel - Rodney Bay|
|Cost less Rent-A-Car||(758) 450-3416||Darling Road - Rodney Bay|
|Drive-A-Matic Car Rental||(758) 452-0544||Commercial Boulevard - Rodney Bay|
If you've ever rented a car before you know that prices are always changing. The time of year you visit, where you rent from, and the type of vehicle you request will all play in to the quote you'll receive. In general, you can expect to pay between $47 and $90(USD) for an economy car all the way up to $115 to $265(USD) a day for a van. In addition, it is always recommended that you purchase the extra insurance which is $15 to $20(USD) a day.
For the most part, the roads in Gros Islet are easily managed thanks to efforts to upgrade the roadways over the last several years. On occasion, you'll still run into narrow, winding roads in the mountains that are known to induce motion sickness. If you do find yourself driving on one of these roads, make sure to honk your horn around blind corners so oncoming traffic knows you are there. The three things you need to know about driving here is that traffic flows on the left side of the room like in most of Europe, seat belts are mandatory, and speed limits are strictly enforced. Everything else you should pick up just by experiencing it.
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Whether you rent for a day or your whole getaway, learning what is involved in procuring a vehicle as well as the rules of the road in Gros Islet is important. Taking the time to do both of these things will better prepare you for all that is to come and all for a less stressful situation as you adapt to conditions in a foreign country.
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