Renting a Car in Rodney Bay

Newly upgraded roads make renting a car preferable

At one time, renting a car in Rodney Bay wasn't recommended thanks to the poor road conditions. Recent upgrades have changed all this, and now tourists who enjoy the freedom of having a vehicle at their disposal will often find this to be the best choice of transportation for them.


If you're going to rent a car in Rodney Bay, you'll need to come prepared with an International Driver's License. Otherwise, you can pick up a local permit from the Immigration Office at either airport, from the police station in Gros Islet, or from most of the rental agencies in town for $20(USD). In order to qualify for a permit you will need to have a driver's license from your country of origin, but you will not be required to take a test.

The variety of available vehicles in this town is astounding. Whether you want a scooter for quick jaunts about town, an economy vehicle for similar purposes but with the ability to hold more people, or you need as many seats as a small bus, you'll be able to find what you need here. This is thanks in part to the abundance of agencies in the surrounding area. Not only are there a plethora of international operators, but there are plenty of local shops as well. Some even specialize in offering a certain type of vehicle, such as Hot Sports Car Rental.

View the following chart which shows the many different area rental agencies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Adventure Leisure Car Rental (758) 452-0777 Rodney Bay
Avis Palm Haven Hotel (758) 458-0631 Palm Haven Hotel - Rodney Bay
Beez Car & Jeep Rental (758) 451-3029 American Drywall Plaza Unit 19 Vide Boutielle - Rodney Bay
Budget St. Lucia (758) 452-9887 Rodney Bay
C A S S Car & Jeep Rentals (758) 450-5277 Beausejour Road - Rodney Bay
Candida's Car Rental (758) 452-9076 - Rodney Bay
Cost less Rent-A-Car (758) 450-3416 Darling Road - Rodney Bay
Courtesy Car Rentals (758) 452-8140 - Rodney Bay
Dezi Car Rentals (758) 450-2222 Rodney Bay
Drive-A-Matic Car Rental (758) 452-0544 Commercial Boulevard - Rodney Bay
E Zee Rent A Car (758) 450-1001 Rodney Bay
Economy Car Rental (758) 450-0293 Rodney Bay
Elite Auto Rentals (758) 451-2424 The Village Inn & Spa - Rodney Bay
Hot Sports Car Rental (758) 452-0030 Rodney Bay
Luxury Car Rental (758) 450-4192 Rodney Bay Gros Islet - Muirton
Rent A Ride Car Rental -- Rodney Bay
Vacation & Corporate Rentals (758) 452-9404 Rodney Bay
We Rent Autos (758) 452-0288 2nd Floor Colette Building #9 Lawjanv Crescent Commerical Boulevard - Rodney Bay

The Cost of Renting a Car

It is hard to predict exactly how much you'll spend on a rental car because of the number of variables that go into determining the price – but you can come up with a ballpark figure to help you as you plan your budget. Economy cars run as low as $47 a day or $285(USD) a week, while vans can be as expensive as $250 a day and $1600(USD) a week. Savings can be found if you visit during the off season, book with a local agency, or include your rental in a package with air travel and accommodations. If you'll be purchasing the optional insurance, add an extra $10 to $20(USD) a day to your total.


...stick to the posted speed limits...


Road conditions within Rodney Bay are generally good, but tourists who will be doing a lot of exploring throughout the country should be aware that they will likely encounter some older roads with pot holes and narrow construction – particularly in the mountainous regions. Some drivers find the roads to be difficult to manage, but with a little bit of practice you should be able to master them in no time. Remember to honk your horn as you turn on blind corners to warn other drivers of your approach, always wear a seat belt, and stick to the posted speed limits because they are strictly enforced. The most important thing to remember is that driving is done on the left side of the road here.

Gas Stations

Due to the fact that there are a limited number of places that sell gas near the area, it is a good idea to take a glance at the table below to see some of their locations.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Shell Gros Islet Petrol Station & Convenience Store (758) 450-8028 - Rodney Bay
Texaco -- Corinthe
Texaco Gas Station (758) 452-8223 Rodney Bay

There are plenty of options in Rodney Bay that allow tourists to choose which mode of transportation works best for them. For many, renting a car will always win out, and thanks to newly upgraded roads and the ease of picking up a vehicle, this is an option that will likely come highly recommended for years to come.


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