Most popular car type
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Pointe-à-Pitre car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Pointe-à-Pitre.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Pointe-à-Pitre car rental.
Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pointe-à-Pitre.
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A Economy car rental in Pointe-à-Pitre costs $45 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Pointe-à-Pitre costs $43 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Pointe-à-Pitre costs $50 per day, on average.
What type of car is recommended for driving in Pointe-à-Pitre?The right choice of car depends on your needs and preferences. Travelers who visit in the summer can go for a convertible to make the most out of the sun and the summer atmosphere, whereas families who require more space can opt for a minivan. As Pointe-à-Pitre and its surroundings has many winding roads, a compact car will be easier to maneuver than a bulky vehicle.
The metric system used in France also prevails in Pointe-à-Pitre, so keep the conversions in mind. Within the city borders, 50 km/h (31 mph) is permitted to drive in Pointe-à-Pitre and 80 km/h (50 mph) outside the city limits. On freeways, there is the maximum speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph), and it is always important to follow the speed limit signs, if posted.
Despite its close proximity to North America, prices for petrol resemble the more expensive rates of Europe with the average liter costing €1.40 in Pointe-à-Pitre ($1.60 per liter and $5.60 per gallon). Look for internationally known petrol stations, as many smaller places often do not accept credit cards.
The best place to park is at the marina and then walk into the city center. Never park under palm trees, as coconuts could fall off and damage the car. There is also on-street parking in the city, but make sure to never leave valuables in the car. For the night, the easiest and safest way is to choose accommodation with a parking space included.