Our Rates and how we charge
Our vehicle hire rates may vary from season to season. Our rates are determined by supply, demand and market conditions. Rates quoted are only guaranteed at the time they are quoted.
Vehicle hire works on a 24 hour basis – e.g. if you hire a vehicle at 11 a.m. and return it at 11 a.m. the next day, this would be considered a one day rental. Extra charges will be applied if the vehicle is returned late.
All rates quoted include unlimited mileage.
Barbados Driving Permits
To drive in Barbados it is mandatory to obtain a Barbados driving permit, these may be purchased from our representative on delivery at a cost of $5 US each. These permits are valid for two months.
Age and License Requirements
Drivers must be over 21 and under 80 years old. Each driver must have held a valid driving license for at least three years – this license must be produced at the time of delivery of the vehicle, this is necessary for repeat clients as well. Clients between 75 and 80 years old should produce a medical certificate from their doctor at home confirming they are well enough to drive in Barbados.
Extension of Hire
Requests for extension of the hire should be made 24 hours ahead of the return date, while we make every effort to allow extensions they are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Clients are asked to inform us as soon as they know they need to cancel the reservation. The reservation status will be changed to No Show if the client has not shown up for the car within 24 hours, and has not contacted us to change the delivery details.
Vehicles are delivered with a minimum half tank of petrol. Clients have two options:-
(1) Return the tank with the same amount of gas as delivered. If this is not done there will be refueling and service charges at the end of the hire.
(2) Clients may opt to pay for a FULL tank on delivery, and may return the vehicle as empty as possible.
Child Seats/GPS Units
Child/booster seats are available for hire - $10 US per day.
GPS Units are also available for hire - $10 US per day.
There is an additional driver’s charge of $5 USD per driver.
Our vehicles are comprehensively insured (which includes third party liability and theft). If the vehicle is damaged the renter is responsible for the deductible of $2,500 US. The basic insurance does NOT cover damages to tyres/rims, hub caps, windshields, interior damage and lost/damaged keys/fobs. Charges will apply for roadside assistance.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)/Excess Waiver (EW)
The client may purchase our COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER (or excess waiver) (CDW or EW) at a cost of $12.50 US per day – this reduces the deductible to $125 US if the vehicle is damaged. The CDW does NOT cover damages to tyres/rims, hub caps, windshields, interior damage and lost/damaged keys/fobs. Charges may apply for roadside assistance.
Super Damage Waiver (SDW)
The client may purchase our SUPER DAMAGE WAIVER at a cost of $25 US per day. With this coverage there is a ZERO DEDUCTIBLE, and full roadside assistance providing the vehicle is operated in accordance with all conditions of our contract.
Credit Card Collision Coverage
Some credit card companies and internet websites offer collision coverage benefits. As in many types of coverage there are limitations, and clients should check carefully to verify the coverage they have. If the client has purchased excess waiver from another source and has an accident during the hire, he must pay us for the damages incurred up to the maximum $2,500 US. We will then supply the documentation required to reclaim this payment from the company.
If the CDW/EW and SDW are declined – a pre-authorisation of $250 US will be placed on the client’s credit card, which will be released by the client’s financial institution at the end of the hire.
Unlimited mileage is included with the rate of hire.
Our agent will meet you at the Airport with a name sign.
Our agent will make arrangements to meet you when you are returning.
We deliver to any private residence, villa or hotel. We do NOT deliver to or collect from the Cruise Terminal.
Keys and Fobs
Vehicle keys are NOT waterproof – the client will be fully responsible for the cost of replacement of lost or damaged keys and key fobs.
We are a 100% Non-Smoking Fleet – a cleaning fee of up to $150 US may apply.
We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Credit Cards. We also accept payment in cash (US, Canadian, Sterling and Euros), but do require a pre-authorisation on a credit card where payment is made in cash.
Charges for hire, excess waiver, petrol, child seats and GPS units are subject to 17.5% VAT. Government taxes shown herein are subject to change without notice.