Where can I hire a car in Barbados?

Renting or hiring a car in Barbados is easy, and many of the agencies offer unlimited mileage, free delivery and pick up, and other “tidbits” which range from baby seats to road maps.

There are several reputable car rental agencies on the island, which would be happy to help you discover Barbados behind the wheel of one of their vehicles. However, there are certain legalities involved in the hiring process.

You need to have a valid driver’s license to get a visitor’s permit to drive here. These permits are issued by the car rental agencies or the Barbados Licensing Authority for BDS$10.00. Once you’ve got a permit, you can drive for two months from the date of issue. When you hit the road, remember that we drive on the left, speed limits vary, and seatbelts are compulsory.

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What You Need to Know When Renting a Car in Barbados

  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off: You can pick up your vehicle at any rental car location in Barbados or at the airport.
  • Compare Deals: Make sure you compare deals across all major rental car brands – there are dozens to choose from in Barbados.
  • Reserve Early: Reserve early to get the best-priced rental car for your trip to Barbados.

Here Are Some Car Rental Agencies You Can Book

1. AC Rentals

A.C.Car rentals Barbados has a wide variety of vehicles including SUV’s, Compact cars, mid-size, hatchbacks, vans and many more to cater to all your vacation needs. You will find they offer some of the best service and price match guarantee in Barbados. They are dedicated to helping you to achieve the vacation you have been waiting for whether it sight seeing across the island with the family or loading up for an amazing surf trip , probably just a do nothing day on a different beach every day.

2. Top Car Rentals

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Top Car Rentals is a family-owned car rental company in Barbados that offers personalized service and individual attention for all customers. They provide a wide selection of well-maintained vehicles, from small cars to luxury SUVs, all properly licensed and insured. With 24-hour emergency service, they ensure you’re never left stranded. Enjoy free delivery and pickup from your accommodation or the airport (during office hours), and airport drop-off is also available. They provide a free road map with every rental to help you explore the island and offer excellent driving tips on their website. Contact Top Car Rentals for an individual quote or with any questions about renting a car in Barbados.

3. Stoutes Car Rental

Stoutes Car Rental Ltd. is a family-owned company that offers jeeps, vans, and air-conditioned sedans for short and long-term rental in Barbados. The company’s large fleet of well-maintained vehicles is backed by decades of experience. Seasoned staff meet arriving clients at the airport or deliver the vehicles to any local address, providing them with detailed maps of the island and directions to their destination. Visitor driving permits, GPS systems, and child seats are supplied if requested, and 24-hour roadside assistance is offered to all customers.

4. Ansa Rentals

ANSA Rentals aims to provide world-class customer service and be the leading rental and mobility solution provider in Barbados. As an authorized partner of Europcar and Fox Rent a Car, renting a car for your time in Barbados is seamless and easy. A rental with ANSA comes with around the clock service for both mechanical and tire issues, as well as the ability to extend your rental on the go.

5. M A H Car Rentals

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M.A.H is a family-owned car rental company in Barbados that has been operating for over 35 years, providing personalized attention and 24-hour emergency service. They pride themselves on well-maintained and modern vehicles, offering free pick-ups and delivery to all hotels, apartments, and guest houses, as well as free airport pick-up and drop-off. With an expanding fleet of over 70 vehicles, M.A.H is open 7 days a week, including all public holidays, aiming to be your one-stop shop in Barbados for car hires. They offer attractive long-term rates and are committed to client satisfaction.

6. Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals

Discover and enjoy Barbados with Drive-A-Matic Barbados Car Rentals. Established in 1974, they offer the largest and most varied fleet on the island, including Mokes, Sedans, SUVs, Vans, Pickup Trucks, and luxury vehicles like Mercedes Benz and Range Rover. Their services include free delivery and pick-up to all Ports of Call, Hotels, and Guest Houses, free route planners and road maps, 24-hour emergency service, and unlimited mileage. With over 500 vehicles and offices at Grantley Adams International Airport, St. Lawrence Gap, and Lower Estate, St. George, Drive-A-Matic makes car hire easy, convenient, and affordable, providing the perfect option for exploring Barbados in comfort and style.

Renting a car in Barbados is the key to unlocking the island’s hidden gems and experiencing everything it has to offer. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of having your own vehicle as you explore this beautiful Caribbean destination!

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