St Kitts and Nevis Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in St.Kitts and Nevis
Cars are driven on the left of the road and you need to get a temporary local licence which the rental company can arrange.Some cars may be left hand drive which makes over taking difficult –check this out with the rental company before making your reservation. Main roads are usually in good condition but as you get further from Basseterre the roads deteriorate though the worst you’ll come across is the odd pot hole,speed bump or drainage grooves. You need to be alert for animals in the road, particularly goats and slow driving locals who may stop without warning to pick up or chat to a friend. Driving at night presents extra hazards in this respect. The only traffic you’re likely to encounter is in Basseterre and this is unlikely to be worse than rush hour in any small town in USA or Europe. Local driving style is generally laid back and polite and driving abroad on the islands should be a fairly easy and pleasurable experience.
St.Kitts and Nevis Car Rental –
Hertz have outlets in Basseterre and Frigate Bay.Avis have an outlet on Basseterre. They state that cars can’t be taken off ‘the island’ though its not clear whether that means they can’t be taken from St Kitts to Nevis. However,
This company can arrange car rental on both Nevis and St Kitts. They are the local Thrifty franchise.
Theres also a full list of rental companies on each Island on this link. Most only have an email address rather than a website.