Caribbean Islands car hire

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Cheap car hire in Caribbean Islands

EconomyR939/day
Full-size SUVR1 614/day
Standard SUVR1 457/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Caribbean Islands

  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is a major international airport in the Caribbean Islands, and it is an ideal place to rent a vehicle before embarking on your trips in the region. Upon arrival, you'll need a shuttle to get to the airport's Rental facility. Leave the baggage claim area and walk across the street to the Rental Car Center, situated in the airport's parking garage. The airport features car rental counters situated on the first floor of the parking garage in the Rental Car Facility. At the Rental Facility, you'll find self-service kiosks where you can make quick and easy rental transactions.
  • Driving in the Caribbean Islands is generally difficult. The region's narrow and winding roads make it a constant test of a driver's concentration and patience. The traffic jams during peak hours feature bumper-to-bumper queues moving at a slower pace. Generally, the mornings, usually from around 7:30 am to 9:00 am, witness a surge in traffic as people start their day. The afternoons, between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm, feature a spike as people return home, resulting in a rush of vehicles and pedestrians in the streets. The slow-moving traffic can be aggravating, as drivers must balance maintaining awareness of the movements of other vehicles while also keeping a lookout for pedestrians crossing the road.
  • In the Caribbean Islands, the ideal car for driving is either a compact SUV or an open-air all-terrain car. These vehicles have a perfect balance between maneuverability and practicality, making them well-suited for navigating the island's diverse landscapes and road conditions. The vehicles allow for easy parking and maneuvering through narrow streets, which is a common feature in many Caribbean towns and cities. In addition, the cars' high ground clearance helps to handle occasional uneven or rough roads, common in some remote areas of the islands.
  • In many Caribbean countries, it is a legal requirement to use appropriate car seats for children based on their age, height, or weight. Given that child seat regulations depend on the child's age and size, infants and toddlers must be restrained in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old or older. In addition, the region's child seat rules require children between the ages of 2 and 12 to be in a forward-facing car seat.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Caribbean Islands for R795 or less
  • Book your car hire in Caribbean Islands at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Caribbean Islands

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Caribbean Islands?

    On average a car hire in Caribbean Islands costs R1 337 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Caribbean Islands?

    Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Caribbean Islands.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Caribbean Islands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo (R939/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Caribbean Islands?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Caribbean Islands are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,6, 375 reviews), Alamo (8,0, 351 reviews), and Ace (7,3, 217 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Caribbean Islands?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Caribbean Islands?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Caribbean Islands are Castries (14% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Caribbean Islands), Montego Bay (11%) and Puerto Plata (11%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Caribbean Islands?

    On average a car hire in Caribbean Islands costs R5 565 per week (R795 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Caribbean Islands?

    On average a car hire in Caribbean Islands costs R23 850 per month (R795 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in the Caribbean Islands?

    Getting a rental car in the Caribbean Islands will give you the flexibility to explore the stunning landscapes and hidden gems of these beautiful islands at your own pace. Buses' or trains' schedules can be restrictive and may not cover all the remote areas, whereas with a rental car, you have the freedom to venture the islands' attractions, including The world-famous Dunn's River Falls & Park, the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua, and Grace Bay Beach. With a rental car, you can also store your belongings securely in the car while you explore.

  • What is driving like in the Caribbean Islands?

    Driving in the Caribbean Islands can vary based on the specific island, as each has its own unique features and road conditions. Generally, driving in the Caribbean is an adventurous experience with scenic routes and landscapes. However, it can also be difficult due to narrow roads and sharp curves. Traffic can be congested on urban roads, particularly during peak hours. On major roads, the speed limits are around 50 to 65 mph (80 to 105 km/h). In urban areas, the speed limits are around 25 to 40 mph (40 to 65 km/h). It's crucial to adhere to these speed limits.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in the Caribbean Islands?

    The minimum age requirement to rent a car in the Caribbean Islands varies by country and the car rental provider's policies. In most Caribbean destinations, the minimum age is usually 21 years old. Some rental suppliers require drivers to be 25 years old to rent a car. Additionally, young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may be subject to an additional young driver fee. You should inquire about the specific age requirements and policies of the car rental provider in the particular Caribbean destination you plan to visit.

Car hire directory

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    Hertz car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    56 Locations

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    Sunnycars car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    39 Locations

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    Avis car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    34 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    30 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    28 Locations

  • smartrentacar

    Smart Rent a Car car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    28 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    27 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    25 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    25 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    24 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    22 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Caribbean Islands

    19 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Drive A Matic

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

R795/day

Good deal

R795/day

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