Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint Lucia.
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You will drive on the left-hand side of the road when you rent a car in Saint Lucia. You will find that the road system is modern and that there are two major roads that cover the island: to the east, the Castries Vieux Highway links Hewanorra Airport to the north, and farther west, the Castries Gros Isle Highway connects the north to the south. All passengers traveling in a car must wear seatbelts; in addition, using your phone while driving is illegal, unless you use a hands-free kit.
If you plan to rent a car in Saint Lucia, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years old, while the maximum age for car rental is 65 years old. You will need a valid driver’s license that you have held for at least three years. If you do not have an International Driver’s License, then you are also required to apply for a local driver’s permit for 54 XCD (20 USD), which allows you to drive on the island for three months.
You will find that the average price of petrol is 3.04 XCD (1.12 USD) per liter, when you rent a car in Saint Lucia. Petrol stations are well distributed around the island and are generally open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm
Before you drive in Saint Lucia, you will need to observe the national speed limits. When you drive on open roads, you can go a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), whereas on urban roads, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph). There are not very many speed cameras on the island; however, the police often use hand-held speed devices and can demand an on-the-spot fine.