St. Croix: Car Rental

Keep Left! Remember that in the Virgin Islands, we drive on the left.

Renting a car on the island of St. Croix is a convenient way to explore at your own pace. Here are some details about renting a car on St. Croix:

  • Rental Agencies: St. Croix has several car rental agencies located at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) and in downtown Christiansted and Frederiksted. Major international car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, and Budget, as well as local agencies (some of which are listed below), operate on the island.

  • Requirements: To rent a car, you generally need to be at least 25 years old and hold a valid driver's license. Some rental agencies may allow drivers as young as 21, but additional fees or restrictions might apply. It's advisable to check the specific requirements and policies of the rental agency you choose.

  • Reservations: It's recommended to make a reservation in advance, especially during peak travel seasons or if you have specific vehicle preferences. Online booking platforms or rental agency's websites can be used to make reservations.

  • Driving License: You will need to present a valid driver's license from your home country or an international driver's license if your license is not in English.

  • Insurance: Car rental agencies typically offer different insurance options, including collision damage waivers and liability coverage. It's advisable to check with your own insurance provider or credit card company beforehand to see if you're already covered for rental car insurance. Otherwise, consider purchasing the necessary coverage from the rental agency.

  • Road Conditions: St. Croix has a good network of roads, and driving is on the left-hand side. However, road conditions can vary, so it's important to exercise caution, especially on smaller roads or in rural areas. Some roads may be narrow, winding, or have potholes. It's also worth noting that speed limits are posted in miles per hour (mph) on the island.

  • Navigation: Consider using GPS or navigation apps on your smartphone to help navigate the island. Cellular coverage is generally reliable on St. Croix.

  • Parking: Most hotels, resorts, and attractions on the island have parking facilities. However, it's advisable to check the parking availability and any associated fees in advance.
Remember to familiarize yourself with the local traffic laws, observe speed limits, and drive responsibly. Exploring St. Croix by car allows you to visit popular attractions, beautiful beaches, historic sites, and more at your own leisure.

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