The Drive Barbados terms of rental are binding and are subject to the terms and conditions stipulated in the Barbados insurance coverage laws and regulations.
To rent a car from us, you will need to have:
a) – A valid and original Drivers’ License from your country.
b) – Renter must be over the age of 21 but must not be older than 80 years old. Drivers aged over 70 years will need to have doctor’s certificate.
c) – Renter must have a clean driving record and a must have held a valid driving license for at least 5 years. Repeat clients are also required to produce this document as well. Drive Barbados reserves the right to refuse any rental request where the Driver fails to satisfy the minimum terms of rental on the declaration form.
A daily fee of US $2.00 (maximum US $40) is charged per extra driver. The renter’s spouse will NOT be charged this additional driver charge.
1. Barbados Driving Permits
It is mandatory that you obtain a Barbados driving permit to drive on the Barbados roads. This permit is valid for 2 months and can be obtained from our representative for US $5. Find more information on our Visitors Drivers Permit page.
2. Payment Methods
To make payment, you should have a major credit card in your name at the time of renting a car with sufficient credit. We accept major cards including Chip Card, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Credit cards; and cash payment in Euros, Sterling Pounds and US dollars.
Rental period extension requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to the return date. Note that extensions are subject to availability and is not guaranteed in all cases.
Late return fees as follows:
1 hours of less: US $10
1 – 3 hours: US $25
Anytime after 3 hours: a days rental
We encourage our clients to let us know as soon as possible when they intend to cancel a reservation. If the client fails to show up to pick the car within 24 hours and has not notified us of any delivery details changes, the reservation status will be updated to ‘No Show’.
We deliver our rental cars with about a quarter tank of fuel but clients can return the car with an empty tank. To know more about our fuel plans, go to the Fuel Plan Services page on Drive Barbados website.
All our rental vehicles are fully covered by insurance, including cover for third party personal injuries. In the event Excess Collision Damage Waiver is declined after an incident or accident, the client who hired the vehicle will be responsible for the losses and damages to the vehicles regardless of the fault for up to US $750. Our agents inspect returned vehicles to ensure they are in the same conditions it was delivered.
The cost of purchasing the Excess Collision Damage Waiver is already included in the rental charges. This reduces the responsibility for the deductible to US $500.
CDW is NOT insurance. It does not cover wheel tools, accessories, antenna, battery life or damage to rims, tires or the interior components of the vehicle.
Using the vehicles in contravention of the rental contract voids the CDW. In case of an accident, the client must purchase CDW again for the rest of the hire duration.
Our Excess Waiver does not cover tyre damage. Drive Barbados will repair a flat tyre at no charge, but in the event the rim or tyre is damaged beyond repair, the cost of replacement will be the client’s responsibility. We encourage our clients to carefully examine car tyres when picking up the car.
Drive Barbados does not charge any delivery or pickup fees for services offered during operation hours (between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm). Deliveries and pick-up outside these hours will attract a US $25 delivery fee.
The pick-up and delivery include to or from the airport and villa. Click here to learn more about Airport Parking.
Your flight got delayed? If you arrive after 11:00 pm, please call our office on (246) 6240702 the following day at 9:00 am to reschedule your delivery.
Drive Barbados will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any items left in or on hire vehicles. Although our island is a safe place to holiday in, we encourage all our valued customers to be vigilant to keep their personal property safe and secure.