For a tiny island, there are a large number of agencies waiting for you on Nevis. Many tourist will not need rental cars, and will stay within the more pedestrian friendly areas of the island. Others who want to explore the Eastern coast or move from area to area is sure to benefit from a private vehicle.
Many tourists arrive on Nevis and immediately head to the nearest rental agency to pick up a car so that they can make the most of their time on the island traveling from site to site and exploring the bountiful nature. There are no rental car agencies located directly at the Vance W. Amory International Airport or the , but there are a few that are very near and those that are not often offer drop-off and pick-up services. If you do plan on renting a car, it is advised that you take advantage of this delivery service, thus eliminating the need to hire a taxi. Be smart about it though, if your plan is to relax at a for the majority of the trip, renting a car may be an unneccesary cost.
The chart below lists the rental agencies located in this general area.
|1st Choice Car Rentals Ltd||(869) 469-1131||Shaw's Road - Newcastle|
|First Choice Car Rentals||(869) 662-8792||Shaw's Road - Newcastle|
|(869) 469-2362||Saint George Gingerland Parish|
|(869) 469-9837||Shaws Road - Newcastle|
|(869) 469-5199||Farm Estate - Charlestown|
|(869) 469-5917||Pinney´s Industrial Estate - Charlestown|
|(869) 469-2597||Saint Paul Charlestown Parish|
|(869) 469-2654||Hermitage Road - Saint George Gingerland Parish|
|(869) 469-1140||Hamilton Estate - Saint George Gingerland Parish|
|Thrifty Charlestown||(869) 469-1005||Main Street - Saint Paul Charlestown Parish|
|Thrifty Vance Amory Airport||(869) 469-1005||Vance W. Amory International Airport - Newcastle|
In order to rent a car on Nevis you'll need to purchase a local driver's permit, which costs $24(USD) and is good for three months. No driving test is necessary and you can do this through your rental agency. The cost of a rental here ranges from $40 to $60(USD) a day, depending upon the type of car you rent, as well as if you add insurance.
As you look over the prices, imagine what kind of trip you will be having. A larger SUV may be great for driving down the rural eastern roads, but unneccesary if you plan on staying within Charlestown.
A few things to note before you hit the road: driving is done on the left side of the road like in Europe, seat belts are required by law, and the roads are not in the best condition, so be prepared to hit a few pot holes along the way.
Because there happens to be are not many gas stations near the area, you should take a glance at the table below to see some locations.
|(869) 469-3446||Main Street - Stonyhill|
|--||5.2 mi. (8.4 km) Northeast of Charlestown|
|--||Saint Thomas Lowland Parish|
Taking all this information in when travelling to Nevis can save you time and money once you arrive, allowing you more of each to better enjoy your vacation.
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