Renting a car in the Caribbean & car rental agencies – Debbie's Caribbean Travel & Resort Reviews

Caribbean – All Countries

Avis
Budget
Hertz
National
Thrifty

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Traffic drives on the left. There is little public transportation. Car rentals are readily available and reasonably priced. A temporary driver’s permit is required and can be obtained for a fee of around $20US.
Island Car Rentals
Rent a Deal

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Driving is on the left and you must purchase a drivers license for approx $20US.

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If youíd like to explore the whole island, you can rent a scooter, or a motorcycle (even a Harley!) Car rentals are available, but most people prefer to rent a 4-wheel drive jeep because Aruba’s terrain can be rugged in remote areas.
Budget Rent-a-Car
Jansen Rent A Car
Harley-Davidson Rentals

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Driving is on the left and visitors may use their home license for up to three months.
Brads Car Rentals
K.S.R. Rent a Car

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Traffic drives on the left.
Barbados Car Hire
Car Rental Express
Direct Car Rentals
Stoutes Car Rentals
Top Car Rentals

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It is generally safe to drive in Belize. The main roads are paved but quite often the side roads can be pothole hell. Gas is relatively cheap compared to the rest of the Caribbean.
Belize Car Rental
Budget Rent a Car
Euphrates Auto Rental

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Visitors are not allowed to rent automobiles but scooter rentals are popular and relatively cheap. Driving is on the left hand side of the road.
Smatt’s Cycle Livery
Wheels Cycles

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Bonaire has no public bus service so renting a car would be a good idea. Driving is on the right and you must be 21.
Bonaire Car Rental
Budget Rent a Car
Highway Rentals
National Car Rental
Total Car Rental

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Traffic drives on the left and you must purchase a temporary driver’s licence for $10US.
Denzil Clyne Jeep and Car Rental
Dollar Rent a Car
Hertz Car Rental
Itgo Car Rental
Tola Rentals

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Driving is on the left-hand side of the road on the Cayman Islands. The law also requires mandatory wearing of seat belts. Visitors must obtain temporary drivers licenses from the police station or car rental agency (21 years old), easily granted upon presenting a valid drivers licence. The fee is US$7.50. Mopeds are available for rent. You are required by law to wear a helmet at all times!
Ace Rent a Car
Andy’s Car Rental
B & S Motor Ventures
Coconut Car Rentals
Soto’s Jeep Rentals Sunshine Car Rentals

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The few main highways are paved and 4 wheel drive vehicles are the most prcatical. The rules of the road are neither followed or enforced.
Dollar Rent a Car
Enterprise Car Rentals

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ReadDriving in Costa Rica
A1 Rental Car
Adobe Rent a Car
Alamo Rent a Car
Hertz
National Car Rental
Service Car Rental

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Driving is on the right-hand side of the road; speed limits are normally posted and generally respected.
GoCubaPlus
Grupo Gaviota
Transtur Car Rental
Travels to Cuba

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Driving is on the right side of the road.
Avis
Budget
National

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Driving is on the left. A local driving permit to rent a car and can be obtained from the rental agency.
Silver Lining Car Rental

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Car rentals are available in all areas and hotels. Driving in the cities can be chaotic to say the least and most two lane roads are quite frequently many lanes.
Adventure Rent – A – Car – all areas
Alex Car Rental – all areas
Dom Rent A Car – all areas
Dominican Car Rental – North Coast
Hot Deals Rentacar
Universal Car Rental – all areas

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Driving is on the left-hand side of the road in Grenada. A driving permit is available for 30 East Caribbean Dollars.
David’s Car Rental
Dollar Rent a Car
FAS Car Rentals
L & A Car Rental
Y & R Car Rental

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In tourist season (December – April) it is preferable to reserve in advance.
Abcar Rental
Fun Car
Pro Rent
Sixt Car Rental

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Driving in Guatemala is an adventure. There is no law enforcement of road rules and roads are in poor condition.
Dollar
Tabarini Rent a Car

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Driving in Haiti must be undertaken with extreme caution. The situation on the roads can be described as chaotic at best, and it is advisable for those with no knowledge of Haitian roads and traffic customs to hire a driver through a local hotel.
Secom

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Driving can be very dangerous, and travelers should carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.
Roatan Rental Cars
Sandy Bay Rent a Car
Thrifty

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In Jamaica you drive on the left.
Dhana Car Rentals
Eastern Car Rentals
Efay Rent a Car
Island Car Rentals
Jamaica Car Rentals

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Driving is on the right side of the road and valid driver’s license is needed to rent a car. Minimum age is 21.
Budget
Secom

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Driving in Mexico – A Short Practical GuideYou need to be 21 years of age to rent a vehicle.

Agrisa Auto Rental
Avis Rent a Car
Budget Rent a Car
Mexico Car Hire
National Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental

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You need a valid licence, passport and a credit card. Fuel is very expensive
Dollar
Toyota Car Rental

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A valid driver’s license from your country of residence, a passport, and a major credit card. The minimum legal age to be able to rent a car in Panama is 23 years.
Dollar
National

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Driving is on the right.
Dollar
Leaseway
Thrifty

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Scooters and golf carts can be rented.

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A valid driver’s license is required. The general speed limit is 45 km/h (28 mph).
Car Rental links

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Traffic drives on the right.

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Driving in St. Kitts is on the left side and requires you to have a driverís permit. This permit can be obtained from the Traffic Department for EC$50.00.
G & L Car Rentals

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Driving is on the left hand side on the island. If you are renting a car, try to reserve your car in advance, especially in the winter months. Seat belts are compulsory.
Alto Rent a Car
Budget
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
Rent a Ride
West Coast Jeeps

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Driving is on the right hand side of the road. A valid driver’s license is required for car rentals.
Avis Car Rental
Best Deal Car Rental
Budget Car Rental
SMX Car Rental

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Visitors need a local drivers permit
Bequia Jeep Rentals

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Driving in Trinidad and Tobago is on the left side and requires you to have a driverís permit.
Econo Car Rentals
Sherman’s Auto Rental
Sunrise Auto Rentals

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Driving is on the left-hand side of the road.
Avis Rent a Car
National Car Rental
Rent a Buggy
Turkoise Excursions

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Traffic drives on the left. To drive, you must have a valid driverís license.
Budget Car Rental
Centerline Car Rental
Dependable Car Rental
Discount Car Rental
Judi of Croix Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental

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Some companies have a 21 years old age limit, while others require drivers to be 25 years old. Must have passport or identity card and a valid driver’s license.
Budget
Car Rentals
Dollar Rent a Car
Enterprise Car Rental
Fox Rent a Car

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Last Updated: March 14, 2004

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