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Right under Cuba, right of Mexico and left of Haiti lays Jamaica. An archipelago of islands between the USA and south America. A great holiday island with many sight seeing places and things to discover, especially by rental car. Please check out our cheap rental prices for Jamaica by doing a quote.
Here some tips to make it unforgettable.
Jamaica is officially known as the Commonwealth of Jamaica and it is the fourth largest Island nation among the Greater Antilles nations. It is also rated as the fifth largest nation in the Caribbean. The country was once under the rule of the Spanish, but it became an English colony in the year 1655, under the present name Jamaica. Jamaica is an Island with a rich history, plenty of natural sceneries, villages and towns, and so much more for its visitors.
If you are a U.S or Canadian citizen, you do not need a passport to enter Jamaica. All you need is prove that you are indeed a permanent resident of these countries. Any other visitors, British included need valid passports with a minimum of 6 months validity period. There are immigration cards that visitors get issued with at the airport, and you need to keep it safely, because you have to surrender it when it comes to leaving the country.
There are plenty of cheap car hire services providers in Jamaica, so if you would like to rent a car and tour the Island in style, you can easily access the services. The good news is that there are plenty of international car rental companies where you can get services from, and you can even hire a car online. These companies do not specialize in car rental alone, but you can also rent a motorcycle. To be on the safe side, it is important that you make a car rental reservation in advance, especially in the high season. Other transport means in Jamaica include;
Jamaica uses English as its official language. However, a combination of English and several other African languages, known as Patois is widely used. It is mainly used in rural settings, but it is rapidly gaining popularity in urban centers as well. Most Jamaicans understand and speak Patois.
The currency used in Jamaica is known as the Jamaican dollar. If you would like to pay for some given services like car rental, food, taxis among other things, it is best to have some Jamaican dollars with you. Make an effort to exchange your cash at reputable banks and authorized currency exchange bureaus.
Jamaica is an island rich in tourist destinations. If you have plans to tour the country, go right ahead, you will not get disappointed. There are outstanding tourists’ attractions including;
An adrenaline-charged zipline is a tour where you get to see trees that are 45 feet tall. This is where you can swing through the thick canopy. If you want that thrill of riding through picturesque canopies of a tropical paradise, make a point of joining this great tour. You also enjoy scenic nature walks.
Ocho Rios has emerged a paradise for shoppers, and it boasts of the world famous Dunns River falls. You get the opportunity to tour the numerous craft markets in this unique town, before finally proceeding to see the breathtaking Dunns River Fall that cascade 600 ft (180m) into the sea.
You get an opportunity to swim in the deep waters for 30 minutes with a dolphin, after a briefing and introduction from expert resident trainers.
Traffic moves on the left side of the road, overtaking is on the right.
Speed limits are: in towns 50 km per hour; in open roads 80 km per hour; on highway 110 km per hour.
It is not permitted to stop on a main road; within 15 meter of a road junction; at or nearer than 12 meter from traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, fire hydrant, bus stop, hospital or school entrance; on hump back bridge.
Most roads are narrow, and a lot of roads are in por conditions without signage. Foreign drivers should be very cautious on roads and always watch out for people walking on the road or incoming cars driving in the middle of the road.
Heavy rains can occur at any time of the year and frequently leave roads imposible to pass. Drivers should check weather conditions from the media.
During crab season, all roads near the ocean are filled with land crabs crossing the streets to get to the ocean.
Extra driver/s can be added to the rental agreement at an additional cost. All drivers must be present at the time of pick up and all must have valid driving licenses.
Additional charge for having the vehicle delivered and or collected from a hotel address. Hotel delivery address must be advised when making the booking. Delivery is free of charge within 1 mile of main office in Kingston.My flight arrives at midnight. Are there still car rental agents open then?
For most locations it is possible to take a rental car out of office hours. When making a booking you can select the pick up time. If the pick up time is after opening hours, please check if there is an out of hours fee applicable. This fee must be paid on arrival directly to the car rental company. You can find the information in the detailed terms and conditions.Renting a car with more than 1 driver
A rental car can only be driven by the main driver but there is a possibility to add an additional driver which mostly has an extra fee. You can find out how much it is by checking the detailed terms and conditions. The extra driver will need to be present at the local rental office when picking up the car to show his/her driver license. Some restrictions may apply. Please check the detailed terms and conditions for this information.I am traveling abroad but I do not know how to get to my car rental destination
Most car rentals offer a GPS navigation system to navigate your way to your destination. It has an extra fee which is described in the terms and conditions. Please be advised as GPS navigation systems are subject to availability of the car rental companies.Terms and conditions
Rentalcargroup.com works with many large and small car rental agencies, each car rental company has their own terms and conditions. We recommend you to always read and check carefully the detailed terms before you book you car rental. Our call center is 7 days available by phone or chat if you have any doubts regarding the terms, we are happy to assist you.Where to rent a car
Rentalcargroup.com offers car rental in more than 35000 locations, at all major airports and cities and railway stations. Below on this page you see a map with all the car rental companies we work with in Jamaica.
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April 28, 2018
Car went great, staff friendly and efficient, would recommend.
February 24, 2018
Very quick, very friendly, good car.
December 30, 2017
I was very happy and satisfied with car rental experience, customer service was the best ever, island car rental in kingston jamaica is the best , they go above and beyond to make your rental a memorable one.i will be using island car rental and will recommend them to everyone. derrick williams from canada.1/2/2017
Jamaica Classique Car Rentals
December 15, 2017
Everything was good.
Jamaica Classique Car Rentals
December 14, 2017
Staff was friendly and pick up and drop off was all good !rncar was good however one tire worn out bad , some front end noise too, nothing serious though, returning the car was fast and i had put a small scratch on front bumper and there was one already there too, he didn't push it, he let me go, nice guy really was. thanks buddy ! i will rent there again if the price is as good as it was . good job boys !