When compared with smaller and more tourist oriented Tobago, it’s notable that the city of Port of Spain at least is a much more significant urban area, and is generally much easier to get around using buses and taxis. Port of Spain does have reputation of having a high crime rate, including vehicle crime, so […]

Punta Cana

Any recommendation on getting a rental car here is very marginal. When compared with nearby Puerto Plata for example, the resorts are a little bit further apart, and there are a few more places to visit inland. For the capital Santo Domingo, we would recommend going by bus, and then using local metro services. On […]

Puerto Plata

Generally, we wouldn’t particularly advise hiring a car here, because most of the major resorts are relatively close to the airport, and there is a wide range of activities available along the coastline. A hire car might be useful for a day or two heading into the interior. For heading towards the capital Santo Domingo, […]

Nevis (St Kitts & Nevis)

The tiny Caribbean island of Nevis only has just the one road running around it in a full circle, and your author has completed this ring on a bicycle in an hour and 15 minutes, and it takes less than an hour to drive it. Yet if Nevis was a small Balearic island, you might […]

Montego Bay

Montego Bay car hire advice – the Montego Bay (Sangster) International airport is the gateway to a long stretch of holiday coastline that spreads out along the western and northern sides of the island of Jamaica. Montego Bay airport is used by travellers heading to resorts such as Negril, but also for visitors heading as […]


Trying to offer any sort of car hire advice in Havana is naturally going to be full of irony. Here is a destination that has spent several decades politically and commercially isolated from the USA, yet some of the most iconic images of Havana are those of beautifully maintained American made cars from the 1950s. […]


  Our Bermuda car hire advice really is as simple as it can be – you won’t want to get one, you won’t need to get one, and even if you did, is impossible to get one anyway. Bermuda is simply as far as any destination can possibly get in terms of offering advice not […]


Many people compare Barbados with Antigua, but whereas I would recommend getting a hire car in the latter, I don’t think it is such a good idea in Barbados. Why not? “Cheap” local driving licence  — unlike destinations such as Antigua, St Lucia or St Kitts, you don’t need to worry about getting an expensive […]


Antigua car hire options – Antigua might be relatively small, but the temptation to visit all those 365 beaches, without crawling around at the pace of one per day means that a hire car will certainly be useful. We assume you haven’t got all year, so once you have dealt with the nuisance of having […]

St Martin

Tiny St Martin is one of the smallest divided islands in the world, although there are no border controls between the larger Dutch side (Sint Maarten) and the smaller French side (Saint-Martin). Technically, the usage of the Anglicised name St Martin would imply a reference to the island of the whole, and English is widely […]

St Kitts

This advice covers both island of St Kitts and Nevis, although it assumes you are arriving on flights to St Kitts (Basseterre). Explore at your leisure — with so much stunning scenery, a car is ideal for visiting both islands. Poor public transport — buses congregate around the seafront in Basseterre, but they tend to […]


Well in Nassau they like to keep their naming simple, and this is where you will find Paradise Island, and on it the vast resort complex of Atlantis. The Bahamas are a collection of some 27,000 islands, but only a few of these have any form of access ability by road and ferry. So is […]