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car rental needed in kingston

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car rental needed in kingston

Landing sunday morning and need a car rental. Would prefer a SUV but definately a reliable vehicle. Any suggestions??

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1. Re: car rental needed in kingston

If you have never been to Jamaica before, renting a car cannot be recommended. For a few of the many reasons not to rent a car see the following

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147309-c2512/Jamaica…

Your hotel can arrange for a Jamaican driver with a car to take you any where you would like to go on the island.

If you do decide to rent keep the following in mind: 1) car selection is apt to be limited. 2) your US auto insurance probably is not valid in Jamaica - call your insurance agent or company 3) insurance via a US credit card is probably not valid in Jamaica when renting a car - call your credit card company and check 4) you say you are arriving in Kingston at 5AM but few if any car rental locations will be open at that hour - if you rent ask when they open 5) an SUV will probably run about $US100 a day to rent in Kingston.

The reference above lists a number of car rental companies at the Kingston airport. Island Rent a Car will probably have the largest selection of cars available.

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Agree with above re rental, especially at we approach the holidays. If you do not want a driver use taxi, easily available in Kingston

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If not using a car, what is the alternative to get around the island if you want to see a few different places? Thanks

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4. Re: car rental needed in kingston

You can take taxis and buses. For the longer legs, take the Knutsford Express, and for the shorter bits, just take a taxi. There are also route taxis.

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5. Re: car rental needed in kingston

If you want to rent a car use Island Car rentals - very reliable and most popular island wide

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"what is the alternative to get around the island if you want to see a few different places?"

Any hotel on the island can arrange for a qualified Jamaican driver with a car to take you to any of the sights on the island.

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7. Re: car rental needed in kingston

Hi thanks for the replies. Do you have a rough idea how much it costs to hire a driver? Thanks

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8. Re: car rental needed in kingston

A lot more than renting if you plan to go from MoBay to Porty to Kingston.

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Where can I find tour guides in Kingston who can take me and my boyfriend to the Waterfalls for one day only?

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10. Re: car rental needed in kingston

Which Waterfalls are you talking about? There are many in Jamaica and none in Kingston.