Grenada Car Hire
Auto rental can be arranged for you with a leading local car hire company. An average car, such as a Suzuki Jeep, is approximately $US330 – 350$ (£225-£300) per week, depending on the model of the car you select, the duration of your stay, the EC$ rate and the season. Credit card transactions only. A local licence is required and this will be provided by the rental company – EC$68 (US$25) when you submit your US/Canadian/British /International Driving Licence. Both sides of the license is required. The cost of petrol is slightly lower than in the UK.
In order to give yourself time to adjust, we recommend that you take receipt of your hire car the morning after your arrival. Your car will be delivered to the villa at a mutually agreed time. On the evening of arrival, if you wish to dine out, our taxi service is available for hire – details of which are located at the property.
Car Hire on the island is not available to under 26 year olds.
Driving in Grenada
Driving here is on the left hand side. Because of the British influence in this part of the Caribbean in the past, everything concerned with autos uses the
UK terms – but US and Canada visitors never have a problem here. It’s a slower pace of life. The traffic isn’t like New York! Just remember that auto = car,
gas = petrol, you get 2.67 local dollars (EC$) for 1US$ of yours (good, eh?) and you’ll be OK. Take it easy, you’re on vacation.
Renting a Car in Grenada
Remember you must purchase your temporary driver’s license: the rental company will help you with the process. Some leading companies can issue a license some will require you to attend the local police station to purchase one. . Do be careful of small Car Rental Agents; it might be worth the additional cost of renting from larger, reputable international companies.
Grenada auto rental has big advantages: the island has some wonderful lonely beaches, which are only accessible if you have your own transport. One of the most useful items you will then need is a map of the island – although you can’t get lost, at least not for long. There are few road signs around the countryside, but if in doubt as to where exactly you are, just stop and ask someone.
They will point you in the right direction. You will be somewhat bemused by the literal descriptions in their directions. The common direction is “You go so – and then you go so”. Left and right are rarely used!