Just survived a white-knuckle drive around the island, culminating in two hours in the dark from Soufrire to Rodney Bay. Previous replies to posts asking about driving here have asserted that "any confident driver will be fine," but between the road damage from the last hurricane that washed out sections of the road from Castries to Dennery, making the road single-lane in many places, and the incredible switchbacks and steepness of the road from Soufrire to Castries, driving here is very challenging indeed. Given how expensive renting a car here is, if we were to do it again, we would take taxis. I am an average driver, and I would have been sunk; my husband is an excellent driver, and he's exhausted. Before you decide to rent a car, look at the map of the road around Canaries.