Tooling around the diverse landscape of St. Kitts and Nevis on a scooter or bicycle can be a fun, relaxing way to see the islands. Visitors can also take guided tours on bicycles or all-terrain vehicles to discover more remote areas that are harder find alone.
Vacationers who seek mobility on their trip to St. Kitts and Nevis but do not wish to rent a car can consider a scooter or moped rental to tour the island. As with cars, those wishing to drive motorcycles or scooters must secure a temporary driving permit on both St. Kitts and Nevis. This can be obtained on St. Kitts for $25(USD) at the traffic department at Cayon Street. Those on Nevis can visit the police departments at Charlestown, Newcastle, Gingerland, or Cotton Ground to purchase a license for $24(USD). Scooter rentals start at approximately $25(USD).
If you are condiering the option of renting a scooter, moped or motorcycle you should know that road conditions are not always ideal on St. Kitts and Nevis. With fast and aggressive drivers sharing the narrow and dangerous roads with you, this can be a treacherous option for getting around. Because of these safety concerns, a rental car may be a better option for some visitors. But, if you do decide to rent a scooter, be sure to exercise caution while on the roads.
If you like the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, there are a couple of rental agencies that can help you.
If you'd like to go riding, you might want to check with Ride St. Kitts. Ride St. Kitts is a leader in scooter island tours, but visitors are also welcome to rent the scooter and strike out on their own. They are located in downtown Basseterre.
A second option is Sunny Blue Scooter Rentals. Set in Frigate Bay, Sunny Blue Scooter Rental offers a wide selection of scooter and ATV rentals for adventurous tourists who have the desire to get out and explore the small island on their own. You can call them at (869) 466-3772.
The following chart enables you to learn some key facts concerning the 2 rental agencies we are aware of.
|Ride St. Kitts||(869) 665-1943||Downtown Basseterre|
|Sunny Blue Scooter Rentals||(869) 466-3772||2.1 mi. East of Central Basseterre|
Whether you go alone, or with a group, scooters may be just the ticket for exploring St. Kitts and Nevis. For the adventurous and nature loving visitor, mountain bikes and all-terrain vehicles also provide a fun, safe way to experience the islands' captivating scenery.
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