Car Rentals in Trois Ilets

Renting a car is a top form of transportation in Trois Ilets

Trois Ilets is a busy town, filled with beautiful scenery, cultural attractions, and constant events.  Renting a car allows you to see and do everything you hope to without having to rely on someone elses schedule – plus, you'll likely save money if you choose this option over taking a taxi. 

Renting a Car

For most people, the most convenient option for them will be to pick up their rental car from the Aimé Césaire Airport when they arrive.  If you'll only be renting for a day or so of sightseeing, you'll also find a few local agencies in town.  Do be aware that these properties tend to have older vehicles and if you're hoping for a car with automatic transmission, you'll need to make sure to ask.  Operating hours in town are generally 8:00 a.m. until noon, when they close for lunch.  They will then reopen at around 2:30 p.m. and close for the day at 5:30 p.m. 

Requirements will vary by location, but you'll need to be at least 21, and in some cases 25-years-old to rent plus have a valid driver's license or international drivers license and at least one year of driving experience. 

The chart below lists the rental agencies located in this general area.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Avis (596) 421-100 Pointe Du Bout - Pointe du Bout
Budget (059) 666-0045 Pointe du Bout
Europcar (059) 666-0429 Pointe du Bout
Hertz (059) 642-1690 Pointe du Bout
Rent a Car (059) 666-1155 Pointe du Bout

The Cost of Renting a Car

As you begin to look over the different rental agency options in Trois Ilets, make sure to review the fine print of any contract you come across.  There are two different types of contracts available here.  The standard contract, which charges a base price plus the 8.5 percent value added cost required by the government, is what most renters are looking for because it comes with unlimited mileage.  This will cost between $40 and $100(USD) on average.  The other option does not come with unlimited mileage, but costs about 30 percent less for the base price but will charge you per mile after you've reached a certain set mileage point.  If you'll be doing a lot of sightseeing, this option will not be ideal.

Driving in Trois Ilets

If you've driven in the Caribbean before, you know that road conditions are not always the best and drivers can be erratic.  This is exactly the opposite of Trois Ilets.  Here, the roads are kept up well, and drivers are monitored by the local police force to keep things in line.  Speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour and strongly enforced, so make sure you pay attention to the posted limited.  You'll find that although they can be as fast as 90 to 110 kilometers per hour on the expressway it is more common to see 50 in town.  The good news for those used to driving on the right side of the road is that the island follows the French custom of doing so as well. 

For most people, renting a car will end up being their main mode of transportation when they visit Trois Ilets.  Fortunately, road conditions are good, and if you're confident in the mileage you'll be using, you'll be able to pick a contract that can potentially save you a great deal of money.  

 

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