Cost of Car Rental in St Lucia
Vehicle Rental Cost
Generally, the cost of car rental in St Lucia depends on the size of the vehicle engine, the make and model. The daily charges can vary from as little as US$31.00 to US$150.00. In addition there are other charges, some of which are non-refundable. There is also the mandatory damage deposit; though refundable if no damage the deposit can be substantial. And of course, there is the bureaucracy; all the form filling when you pick up the vehicle even though you would have reserved it prior to your arrival.
While making your decision, besides the cost of the vehicle rental, you should bear in mind the terrain that you will be navigating through; St Lucia is a mountainous Island. It is therefore wise to choose a vehicle that will handle the roads with ease. An automatic transmission model is always the best choice.
We have purchased our vehicle with you, our guests in mind. Our Suzuki Escudo is an automatic transmission vehicle and will easily manage the island roads. The Escudo is ideal both in terms of fuel consumption and reliability. And compared to the cost of car rental in St lucia, we're giving you a good deal and we cut out all the paper work.
Payment for your vehicle rental can be made upon check-in. We will accept cash or local bank transfer.
The following charges also apply
- Refundable Damage deposit: US$750.00 Payable upon collection of the vehicle or at the time of booking. We give you that choice.
- Drivers Permit: US$22.00: One time fee. Payable to our Department of Transport
- Cleaning Fee: US$20.00
- We give you a full tank of petrol to start off with
- You are required to return the vehicle with a full tank of petrol
- You are responsible for tire repairs / damage to tire and for traffic violations.
You will require a St Lucia’s driving permit to drive on our roads. We can assist in obtaining your permit before you arrive on the Island if you send us a copy of your national drivers license.
The permit is valid for three months.
Driving is on the left side of the road. The official speed limit is 40 MPH.
If you hold an international drivers license (IDL) or international drivers permit (IDP) then the St Lucia driver's permit will not be necessary. However your IDL will need to be presented to our department of transport to be stamped before use.
We ask that drivers must have at least five years of driving experience
For our USA guests, you can obtain your IDP from the American Automobile Association. (AAA) Contact your local AAA office for further details before you travel.
Please make sure that you bring your National Driver's License with you.
We will be making a copy of your National Driver's License for our record purpose only.
Tell us if you get the same vehicle model or its equivalent at a better rate and we will match the price for our vehicle rental. Please contact us for further details