Car rentals in Guadeloupe: All you need to know
A Guadeloupe car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Guadeloupe. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Guadeloupe?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Guadeloupe. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Guadeloupe?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Guadeloupe?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Guadeloupe?
Generally, to rent a car in Guadeloupe you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Guadeloupe require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Guadeloupe.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Guadeloupe?
If you plan to check out all that Guadeloupe offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Guadeloupe. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Guadeloupe adventure, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Guadeloupe rental car today
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