How to Get Around St. Lucia

Cars can be rented in Castries, Soufrière and Vieux Fort, or through hotels. St. Lucia’s road system is fairly easy to navigate as it loops around the island. Roads can be poor, however, so take an SUV or 4×4 if possible. Most locals and tourists get around by privately owned minivans. Buses have green license plates, while taxis display blue …

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How to Get Around St. Barts

Taxis congregate around the airport and port in Gustavia. The best option is a rental or scooter, located at the airport, or delivered straight to your hotel. Be warned that there are only two gas stations on the island, and both are closed on Sunday. If St. Barts had a public bus system, it would require tinted windows and payment …

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How to Get Around St. Martin

Taxis can be found around the harbor in Marigot or at Orient Bay. Rates are fixed according to zone. Buses run regularly from Marigot and Grand Case to Philipsburg, but not around Orient Bay. Hail them along the route and look for the destination in the window. Most car rental firms are around the airport on the Dutch side of …

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How to Get Around Martinique

Car rentals are abundant at the airport, but quality varies enormously so stick with a recognizable name. Be warned that traffic congestion in some areas, such as Fort de France, can be soul-sapping. Taxis cover the main routes but are prohibitively expensive considering the availability of minibuses (marked with TC) which zip across the island from Fort-de-France to popular tourist …

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How to Get Around Guadeloupe

The best way to get around Guadeloupe is by rental car, available at the airport in Pointe-à- Pitre and at the resorts, but agencies are typically booked out over the Christmas period. Taxis are metered and fairly expensive, especially at night. Much cheaper and not much of a drop in quality is the public bus system which covers most routes, …

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How to Get Around in The Cayman Islands

Drive on the left. Rental agencies and taxis are plentiful at the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). Car rental agencies require a driving permit, costing US$7.50 and valid for 6 months. Most agencies are located around the airport terminal on Grand Cayman. The Cayman bus service is restricted to eight routes, with 38 buses, and is the most popular choice …

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How to Get Around Barbados

Traffic drives on the left. Most car rental agencies in Barbados are locally run and don’t tend to have booths at the airport, but will deliver to hotels. Rental cars are marked with an H on the license plate. The best option, though, is the island’s outstanding bus system, which is regular, clean, safe and offers a fixed fare of …

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How to Get Around in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua drives on the left, and visitors will need a valid driver’s license as well as buy a permit to drive in Antigua, available through the rental agencies near the airport. Taxis, distinguished by license plates beginning with the letter H, are available throughout Antigua. Fares are fixed. Visitors can also take privately-run minivans which stop and pick up whenever …

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How to Get Around in St. Maarten

Most of the car rental agencies are in or around the airport. Rental cars carry an R license plate which unfortunately makes them a sitting target for thieves in some places. Driving is fairly simple on the island but traffic can be gridlocked at times, especially when the bridges around Simpson Bay are up. The major car-rental agencies require that …

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How to Get Around in the BVI

Car rental is easy to find on Virgin Gorda and Tortola, across from the yacht harbor and in Road Town respectively. Otherwise, open-air taxis with bench seats and canopies, carrying up to 12 passengers, cover the main routes. Fares are fixed. Tourists tend to go for the cheap open-air safari buses, which hold up to 20 people and offer the …

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How to Get Around in the USVI

Drive on the LEFT Rental cars are relatively cheap and probably the best way to get around , but all traffic drives on the left. All the big brands are represented at the airport, with local companies also part of the action. Be warned that there is only one gas station in St John, in Cruz Bay. That said, most …

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How to Get Around Puerto Rico

Some visitors might find driving in Puerto Rico relatively dangerous, and tolls are payable on most highways. Pick up a rental car from the airport and at the resorts. You must be at least 21, possibly 25, and will need to leave a major credit card. The island’s minibuses, known as públicos, have yellow license plates marked with a P …

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How to Get Around the Dominican Republic

Car rentals are easy to find around the airports, but you must be at least 25 years old and will have to leave a credit card deposit. Driving in the Dominican Republic is not for the faint of heart. Although the highways are good, traffic is erratic and police along the way more likely to solicit bribes than keep things …

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How to Get Around Jamaica

Traffic drives on the left. Car rentals are abundant around the airports, ports and tourist areas, but renters must be 21 years (some companies require 25) and a US$500 deposit is required. Visitors can use their home driver’s license for short stays. Be warned that gas is measured in Imperial gallons and that most gas stations only take cash. Although …

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How to Get Around The Bahamas

Traffic on the Bahamas drives on the left. Car rental is the most convenient, but expensive, way to travel around the island. Visitors staying in Nassau can easily get by without transport. Cars can be rented from the airport, port and some hotels. Minimum 21 years and valid driver’s license required, but home license acceptable for up to three months. …

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