Although many people argue about whether public transport or car rental is the best way to explore Barbados, the latter certainly has more perks. A comfortable ride, a more insightful view of the island, traveling with the people you choose and the possibility of unlimited mileage are merely a few of the benefits a leased vehicle has to offer. Below you can find many more reasons why renting a vehicle in Barbados is more worthwhile than using public transportation.
Explore Every Bit of the Island
The country nicknamed “Bim” is merely 34 kilometers across at its widest point and unfortunately isn’t entirely covered by public transport routes. By hiring a vehicle, you can easily reach even the most hidden beaches and some of the best diving sites in Barbados, including Carlisle Bay and Stavronikita.
Avoid Being Late for Appointments
Buses are also frequently late due to traffic, and they often break down along the road, so they’re mostly unreliable. To make sure you get to your desired destination on time, rent a car which will safely and surely take you to your planned destination.
Don’t Waste Your Time Hanging Around
Even if the local buses manage to depart the bus station on time, they usually stop in every small village along the way. Getting from Bridgetown to Sam Lords Castle with the bus can take up to an hour, whereas you can get there in half the time if you drive.
Don’t be Afraid of Getting Scammed
Besides the usual bus routes, taxis are another option to get around the island. The only problem is that they never run the meter, so you need to negotiate with the driver about the price of the fare. Many tourists have gotten scammed this way, by not knowing the exact value of the trip the taxi driver took them on and ending up paying double the price. With a leased vehicle you know upfront exactly how much car rental hire costs, so there won’t be any annoying surprises when you have to pay.
Enjoy the Freedom a Rental Car Offers You
By hiring your own four-wheel vehicle you can go wherever and whenever you’d like. You don’t have to adhere to someone else’s schedule and it gives you the flexibility of being spontaneous, being able to stop anytime along the way if you happen to come across a beautiful beach or an interesting place to explore
Steer Clear of Overcrowded Local Buses
Because both local Barbadians and tourists often choose to get around via public transport, many buses are overcrowded as no passenger is ever turned down. Imagine if you’re traveling with your luggage or your children and don’t even have a proper place to sit down! In this aspect, renting a car is much more convenient and comfortable, both for you and your family, plus your luggage!
Choose From a Wide Range of Vehicles
From little ‘moke’ to a more substantial four-wheel jeep-style vehicle, you have the choice. Maybe a sedan car rental will fit the bill for comfort and some air-con, or maybe you like to have the wind in your hair with an open-top vehicle. You have a mix between economy and fun when looking at the choice of vehicles available for hire in Barbados.
Be Safe, Instead of Being Cheap!
Though it might sound tempting to rent a moped or a bicycle, you need to consider the fact that the roads in Barbados are somewhat narrow, making it difficult and even dangerous to get around on these budget-friendly bikes. We advise you to lease a mini moke car instead, an open-top vehicle which is very economical, and ideal for the narrow roads.
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