St Vincent car rentals can be found through a number of providers both on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Most international travelers will find renting a car from Kingstown ET Joshua Airport the most convenient and hassle-free way to go about things. Renting a car in advance and even as a part of your flight or hotel reservations will help to ensure availability and make sure the rates are fair. Securing Grenadines car rentals is no different than doing so at any other international destination. Many familiar companies like Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Europcar operate out of the airport and there is St Vincent car hire available from a number of independent providers, both on the main island as well as the smaller, more densely populated ones.
As you begin to finalize your trip to the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, you don’t want to leave out any last minute details, like factoring in what the requirements are for actually driving the vehicle. In order to drive any Grenadines car rentals, you must first obtain a driver’s license that is valid six months and good on any of the Grenadine Islands, and this costs a moderate fee. You must also be 25 years old and carry a legal driver’s license and insurance from your country of origin.
You can obtain an SVG driving license in order to drive St Vincent car rentals at the police headquarters in Kingstown, on St Vincent, or any entry point into the country, most notably the airport. Don’t be worried, if you make a reservation for a rental car at the airport, you will be able to make all of the arrangements you need right there. The official language of St Vincent and the Grenadines is English. You can count on a multilingual staff at the airport to assist you with getting to your final destination in the Grenadines, whether it is Mustique, Bequia, or St Vincent, and generally help with any other questions you may have about your trip.
One thing you’ll want to consider when making your plans is whether a rental car is necessary. If you are booking reservations at one of the St Vincent Island hotels and are confining your stay to one or two islands, you may find a rental car more a burden than anything else. Some people find it easier to just rely on St Vincent car hire, which can be had by the day for fairly reasonable rates, if they are taking a trip that they can’t otherwise do on a bus. You can also get back and forth from the islands on a variety of water crafts as well as small-engine planes that carry passengers to and from the various island airports. It’s only a ten-minute flight from St Vincent to Mustique, as an example. If you do decide to go forward with Grenadines car rentals, it is highly advisable to rent your vehicle as far in advance of your trip as possible to lock in the best possible rates and ensure availability of the car you want.
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