You will find the desks for car hire at Road Town Beef Island Airport as soon as you exit your arrival gate, as the airport is fairly small and easy to navigate, with signs to direct you and helpful staff to assist if needed. Right by the main doors of the airport you will find some of the rental car offices, and just on the outside of those doors you will find the collection point for the shuttle service if you have booked a rental through a company with an office off site.
You will need to provide your driver’s license, which you must have held for at least 12 months, and it needs to be a full and valid license. Many companies offering car hire at Road Town Beef Island Airport will also require your passport as a secondary form of ID, and your major credit card will be needed as well, to cover the costs of your booking, deposit and any additional services. If you are using your own insurance coverage, make sure to have a copy of the policy and proof of validity as the rental car company may require proof if you are declining the coverage they offer.
If your plans for your rental car are mainly to get you between sights and accommodation, an economy or standard vehicle will cover your needs unless you are traveling with a few people and luggage that may call for a larger car. If you plan to visit sights like the National Park or some of the areas out of the cities, an SUV may be a good idea.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Road Town Beef Island airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.
Pros:The staff was responsive because it was a last minute reservation.
Cons:First of all the car was absolutely expensive for what it was I had to charge $1317 to my credit card the full amount to rent the book the car for the 8days. The car was filthy both inside and out. During the Overlook there wasn’t one place on the car that wasn’t scratched, dented and or sprayed with tar. During the trip the right rear tire was flat and we were bottoming out in all of the speed limit bumps. it would barely make it up the steep grade of the hills in Tortola with four people in the car. The AC actually worked pretty well. The radio did not work, the 12 V outlet did not work so you could not charge a cell phone, the rear wiper was broken, and the rear hatch lid would not stay up. Ultimately you laugh and call it an island car. Although I wouldn’t pay $300 for that car in the states to buy it. Post hurricane Irma and Maria I imagine it’s difficult. The staff was kind and attentive and friendly.
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