A guide to Barbados car rental and
When vacationing in Barbados,
hiring a car from one of the Barbados car rental companies
is a great way to explore the island’s scenic beauty and
unique cultural heritage.Car hire in Barbados has come a
long way over the last twenty five years but rentals are
not the only means of getting around the island to see the
The island has a good mix of
transportation at your disposal these include... taxis,
private tour buses, limousine services, government
transport buses and the privately own mini buses and route
taxis (ZR Van). All fantastic services... but you are on
your best vacation ever, so getting a rental from a
Barbados car hire service is the number one way to see the
sites and attractions while going at your own pace.
Although small when compared to
some of the other islands Barbados has one of the best
network of pave roads to be found anywhere in the
Caribbean. This makes your sightseeing adventures
enjoyable and fun as you traverse the gently rolling
landscape exploring the flora and fauna of this tropical
What Type of Car You Can Rent in Barbados
Like all world class destinations you will find plenty of
options in Barbados even when hiring a car. You can tour
the island in a moke. This is a fun convertible which
allows you enjoy the sun while feeling the cooling effects
of the gentle north easterly trade-winds on your face.
If you need a rental that is enclosed you can get a small
car, a jeep, a small van, a large van, a luxury car or an
SUV all with modern features and air-conditioning if it’s
ever needed. Now it doesn’t matter which vehicle you
choose, just remember the Barbados car rental companies
have rules that may appear to be a bit strict but they are
for your safety.
What You Need When You are Renting a Car in Barbados
So if you plan to explore the magnificent scenery and
character of this lovely island by hiring a car please
remember you will need to have a permit. You must also be
the holder of a valid driver’s license and be over 25
years old; the cost of the permit is US $5.00 or Bds
For added convenience the car rental companies will
usually issue you with the permit. In the rear case when
the permit is not issued by the Barbados car rental
company one can be obtain at the Grantley Adams
International airport, the Ministry of Transport, or the
police stations at Hastings and Worthing in the parish of
If you are staying on the west coast, the permit can be
obtain at the Holetown police station. If you are visitor
from North America you will have to get accustom to
driving on the left side of the road. You will also have
to familiarize yourself with driving a right hand drive
vehicle. Many of the vehicles imported into the Caribbean
have features that may be slightly different than European
or North American models.
Where To Pick Up Your Car Rental in Barbados
If you prefer car rentals in Barbados can be delivered to
you at the airport, the Bridgetown seaport or at your
hotel. Just make your request during the booking process
and the car hire company would be quiet happy to grant you
Features in Your Barbados Car Rental
With this in mind it is a good idea to pay close attention
to the hire car agent as he/she explains the various
features in the car you are about to rent. You will also
need to take special note of the emergency numbers for the
rental car company, most of the cars will be in excellent
working condition but in case of a breakdown
you will need to call for road side assistance.
Car Rentals in Barbados Come with Add-ons
The Barbados car rental companies will also offer add-ons
like baby seats, maps, unlimited mileage and free delivery
and pick up services at the Barbados airport and seaport,
hotels or villas. So get a Barbados car rental and have
fun exploring while on the island and remember buckle up
it is required by law.
Car Rentals in Barbados
Barbados rental cars come in a
variety of options...
Compact Barbados Car Rentals
A compact Barbados rental car offers real value for
your money. Smaller engines and lighter weight
combine for better fuel economy while still offering
enough room to transport your entire family.
Most of our smaller, compact hire cars are
affordably price to meet any budget.
Mid-Size Barbados Rental Cars
If a full size car is too big yet you still need
enough room for your family or traveling group, you
should consider a mid size car rental while you are
There are some great mid-size cars for hire that
will save you a significant amount of gas money.
Full Size Car Rental in
If you're interested in renting a roomy sedan, it
probably makes sense to go for a full-size car with
a roomy interior, and a lot of space to stretch out.
We've listed the versa here as our favourite full
Car Hire in Barbados Include
If your Barbados car rental is about discovering
what Barbados has to offer. A jeep rental should be
your first choice, it will allow you to go off the
So go explore what our beautiful island has to
offer with a jeep car hire in Barbados.
Get a 7 Seater Car Rental in
The seven seater car rental in Barbados is the
ideal vehicle if you are traveling with a large
group whether it's for a family vacation, a
conference or any other form of business travel.
SUV Rentals in Barbados
If you and your family are looking for an
affordable sport utility vehicle that meet all your
vacation needs, a vehicle such as the RAV 4 will
make your family vacation a whole lot more fun! .