With a variety of rental companies and vehicle models to choose from, St. Lucia gives travelers the keys to paradise. Visitors can find rental companies at the Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort and at the Vigie Airport near Castries, as well as other locations on Gros Islet and Soufrière. Travelers have a choice of several reputable companies including some smaller island-based providers.
Due to an undertaking by the St. Lucian government, the island is no longer hampered by difficult road conditions that were once a mainstay of local travel. St. Lucia made improving island roadways a priority in 2001, carrying out key renovations on 16 major roads, 49 miles of farm access roads, and 200 primary and tertiary roads. There have been significant improvements to drainage conditions throughout the island, and several new bridges have been constructed. These improvements mean that touring this mountainous island paradise by car is easier than ever.
Requirements and restrictions can vary. If you are concerned about minimum and maximum age restrictions, insurance requirements and the like, consider contacting each firm directly, before making a final decision.
The table below lists the rental agencies located in this general area.
|Adventure Leisure Car Rental||(758) 452-0777||Rodney Bay|
|Avis Bay Gardens||(787) 453-1356||Rodney Bay Village - Gros Islet|
|Avis Coconut Bay||(758) 454-6988||Vieux Fort|
|Avis George F.L. Charles Airport||(758) 452-2046||George F.L. Charles Airport - 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North-Northwest of Castries|
|Avis Hewanorra Airport||(758) 454-6325||Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort|
|Avis Palm Haven Hotel||(758) 458-0631||Palm Haven Hotel - Rodney Bay|
|Avis Pigeon Island||(758) 450-8969||Sandals Grand St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort - 1.7 mi. (2.7 km) North-Northwest of Rodney Bay|
|Avis Sandals Regency||(758) 453-2871||Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia - Choc|
|(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|
|Cool Breeze Jeep & Car rental||(758) 459-7729||Soufrière|
|Cost less Rent-A-Car||(758) 450-3416||Darling Road - Rodney Bay|
|Courtesy Car Rentals||(758) 452-8140||- Rodney Bay|
|Drive-A-Matic Car Rental||(758) 452-0544||Commercial Boulevard - Rodney Bay|
|E Zee Rent A Car||(758) 450-1001||Rodney Bay|
|(758) 450-0293||Rodney Bay|
|Elite Auto Rentals||(758) 451-2424||The Village Inn & Spa - Rodney Bay|
|Envirorite Car & Jeep Rentals||(758) 459-5039||Soufrière|
|Guy's Car Rental||(758) 451-7885||George F.L. Charles Airport - 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North-Northwest of Castries|
|Hertz GFL||(758) 452-0680||George F.L. Charles Airport - 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North-Northwest of Castries|
|Hertz Hewanorra||(758) 452-0680||Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort|
|Hot Sports Car Rental||(758) 452-0030||Rodney Bay|
|Luxury Car Rental||(758) 450-4192||Rodney Bay Gros Islet - Muirton|
|National Car Rental||(758) 450-8721||Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort|
|St. Lucia National Car Rental Services||(758) 450-8670||Massade Gros Islet Highway - Downtown Castries|
|Thrifty George Charles Airport||(758) 451-6150||Near George Charles Airport - Castries|
|Thrifty Hewanorra||(758) 451-6150||Near Hewanorra Airport - The vicinity of Vieux Fort|
|(758) 452-9404||Rodney Bay|
|We Rent Autos||(758) 452-0288||2nd Floor Colette Building #9 Lawjanv Crescent Commerical Boulevard - Rodney Bay|
Visitors must obtain a temporary permit in order to drive on St. Lucia. The cost is EC$54, or $20(USD), and the permit is good for three months. A temporary permit can be obtained through car rental companies, the local police, or the immigration desks at either of St. Lucia's airports. Visitors who have an international driving permit do not need to purchase the temporary permit, but the international permit must be stamped at immigration.
Rentals from most of the major providers range from $50(USD) to $60(USD) per day. Cars or sport-utility vehicles with four wheel drive are available at several of the local rental companies where rates start at $45(USD) to $50(USD) per day, depending on the size of the vehicle. Few providers offer unlimited mileage.
Renting a vehicle by the week can help travelers save money. Most rental companies give discounts for reservations of three days or more. Weekly rental rates range from $295(USD) to $390(USD) depending on the type of vehicle and the company. Visitors who choose to purchase insurance will pay an additional $15(USD) to $20(USD) per day.
Local agencies will sometimes charge widely different rates so it can pay to contact several firms. The lowest rates displayed only apply to the lowest cost firms when demand is low. The highest rates are what you might be quoted when demand is at its peak.
|Rental Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Compact Car||$ 45.00||$ 100.00|
|Economy Car||$ 47.00||$ 90.00|
|Full Size Car||$ 60.00||$ 75.00|
|Light SUV||$ 60.00||$ 120.00|
|Mid Size Car||$ 63.00||$ 89.00|
|Standard SUV||$ 74.00||$ 160.00|
|Mini Van||$ 90.00||$ 265.00|
|Full Size Van||$ 109.00||$ 115.00|
|Heavy SUV||$ 115.00||$ 182.00|
|Rental Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Compact Car||$ 270.00||$ 590.00|
|Economy Car||$ 285.00||$ 590.00|
|Full Size Car||$ 360.00||$ 500.00|
|Light SUV||$ 360.00||$ 720.00|
|Mid Size Car||$ 375.00||$ 575.00|
|Standard SUV||$ 460.00||$ 1050.00|
|Mini Van||$ 540.00||$ 1650.00|
|Full Size Van||$ 700.00||$ 755.00|
|Heavy SUV||$ 735.00||$ 1225.00|
Cars are driven on the left side of the road on St. Lucia. Visitors should take care to observe speed limits, especially in the capital city of Castries, where the maximum legal speed is 30 mph.
Even though you should have no difficulties locating places to refuel, it is still helpful to check out the chart right below for an idea where some of them can be found.
|(758) 452-4359||L'Anse Road - Downtown Castries|
|(758) 450-8028||- Rodney Bay|
|(758) 454-6381||Vieux Fort|
|(758) 452-8223||Rodney Bay|
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