Car Rentals in Port Lucaya

If you've got wanderlust, you may prefer to rent a car during your stay in Port Lucaya.

As a popular resort area, Port Lucaya has plenty to keep tourists entertained without need of a rental car. Not everyone feels comfortable staying in an unfamiliar place without a vehicle available to them, and others will want to make plans to visit other towns around Grand Bahama. For these people, renting a car makes more sense than relying on taxis and buses.

Renting a Car

Before you can take any vehicle off the lot, you must prove you are fit to drive by presenting your driver's license from your home town. This will give you access to Bahamian roads for three months. If you'll stay on the island longer than that you can get an International Driver's License (IDL). Most agencies will also require you to be 25-years-old or older, though some may be persuaded to let someone 21 or older rent a vehicle.

Check out the following table for a list of rental companies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Discovery Car Rentals (242) 373-2525 Coral Rd & East Sunrise - 5.2 mi. (8.4 km) East-Northeast of Freeport
Island Jeep & Car Rentals (242) 373-4001 Island Seas Resort - William's Town Beach
KSR Rent A Car (242) 351-5737 Queens Highway - Seahorse Village
Millie's Car Rental (242) 351-3486 Logwood Rd - Arden Forest
Sunshine Rent-A-Car Grand Bahama (242) 373-2525 E. Sunrise Highway - Seahorse Village
Tanner's Car Rental (242) 351-7142 Bellevue Ln - Downtown Freeport

...make sure to go slow...

 

To get to Port Lucaya from Freeport, which will most likely be your point of entry, travel east along East Sunrise Highway. After several minutes, you'll encounter a roundabout and turn in at a sign that clearly directs you to Port Lucaya. Heading south on Seahorse Road, you'll hit Port Lucaya after another mile of driving.

The flat terrain makes driving in this area of the island favorable, so long as tourists remember that traffic moves on the left side of the road like in England. As you begin to tour other areas of Grand Bahama, especially headed East, you'll very quickly see how poorly roads here are maintained. Pot holes, cracks, sand, and debris are a common sight, and you'll have to make sure to go slow and do what you can to remain safe.

The Cost of Renting a Car

Expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $120(USD) a day depending upon the type of vehicle you reserve as well as the amenities you ask for. The time of year you visit will also affect the price, with prices being higher in the height of tourism season. Local agencies are known for having better prices, but the trade off is that you'll be renting an earlier model vehicle.

Gas Stations

Since you might have problems finding places to refuel, take a look at the chart below to get a picture of where some can be found.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Gas by Beach Drive and Britania Boulevard Beach Drive - 0.6 mi. (0.9 km) South West of Freeport
Jet Wash Gas East Mall and Settler's Way - Downtown Freeport
Petrol Pump Sunrise Park

Car rentals are easy to come by and they tend to be relatively affordable. Just make sure you take the time to review road conditions and remember to stick to driving on the left side of the road and you shouldn't have any trouble at all.

 

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