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St Lucia / Car Rental

St Lucia is a very attractive island with strong local traditions and welcoming people so it is well worth exploring. There are some delightful beaches and villages down the west coast and some extremely dramatic greenery and scenery (the view of the Pitons as you as approach Soufrière from the north is especially good).

A local driving permit is required if you wish to drive in the island. It costs EC$54 and can be obtained from the car hire company, or at airport immigration offices and local police stations. It lasts for three months. Drivers must be over 25 years of age and less than 65. See general notes on Caribbean driving.

You may also want to read our article - Essential Notes on Driving in the Caribbean.

Please see below for reviews of our recommended St Lucia car rental companies and full directory listings.

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Looking for inspiration?

  1. Visit the world's only drive through volcano
  2. Play a round of golf at the Cap Estate
  3. Try dramatic wall diving off the base of the Petit Piton
  4. Eat local food and dance all night at Fish Friday, Anse La Raye
  5. Get married at a choice of romantic spots from private beaches and gardens to cliff tops and brigs

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