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Do we need a car?

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Do we need a car?

We will be arriving in 3 weeks, my question is this, we will be visiting for only a week., To see Barbados , do we need to rent a car, or could we get get by with just a 2 day rental. We are basically looking for beach time . but want to get a real flavor for the island.

Sudbury, Canada
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1. Re: Do we need a car?

Where abouts on the island will you be staying? Most of the island is accessible by local transit.

Saint Charles...
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2. Re: Do we need a car?

Sorry for the late reply, we will be staying at the Coral Sands on Worthing Beach, can't wait to get there!

Burlington, Canada
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3. Re: Do we need a car?

If you know and have researched what you want to see then yes, renting a car for two days is fine. However you really should know what you want to do. Though the island isn't big, the roads are narrow and getting around is fun but.......it's different than the US.

Iroquois, Canada
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4. Re: Do we need a car?

Take a tour instead they aren't too expensive

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5. Re: Do we need a car?

We have used Stoutes in the past and have been very happy with their service. The good thing is they will deliver the car to your accommodation so makes it a lot easier.

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6. Re: Do we need a car?

Coral Sands is very well placed for the bus so you can travel pretty much anywhere up the west coast as far as Speightstown or to Oistins in the south with ease (and it's cheap too). I'd say that you don't NEED a car when staying there but, if it is your first visit, then having one for two or three days would be good to visit the east and north coast areas. You could do a tour but it is fun to explore by yourselves. If you can tear yourselves away from the beach at Coral Sands that is! We loved it there and have booked again for next year.

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7. Re: Do we need a car?

All car rental companies deliver, pick up, it's standard procedures.

Here's a list of car rental companies, check and compare prices.

Car Rental Companies

MAH Car Rentals www.funbarbados.com/CarRentals/MAHrentals.cfm

new e mail is mahcarrentals@gmail.com

Stoutes http://www.stoutescar.com

Courtesy http://www.courtesyrentacar.com

Drive-A-Matic http://www.carhire.tv

Coconut http://www.coconutcars.com

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