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Escape to the Caribbean with a holiday to St. Kitts and Nevis. This two-island nation boasts pristine beaches, monkey-run rainforests and crater lake volcanoes. Grab a cheap car hire from Basseterre to start your adventure.
Basseterre, located only minutes away from St. Kitts’ main airport, is the launching pad to your tropical vacation. Explore this capital city visiting Independence Square, the National Museum and Circus Square. Find endless souvenir shops and great restaurants for patio lounging. Then, hop in your rental car and drive to the popular South Friars beach.
Heading to Nevis Island? Touch down at Vance W. Amory International Airport and head to Charlestown to pick up your rental car.
Booking a cheap Basseterre car hire with Airport Rentals
Pre-book your Basseterre car rental with Airport Rentals to secure cheap rates for your Caribbean getaway. Simply enter your travels details and click ‘search’ to generate a list of available vehicles from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. Compare deals across international brands like Avis, Hertz and Thrifty, and use the preference filters to narrow your search by vehicle size, transmission type and more.
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Country guide to St. Kitts and Nevis
The nation is split into two islands. While St. Kitts holds the main resorts and the party-style nightlife, Nevis is the laid-back, tranquil part of the country. On St. Kitts, you can visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress and Cockleshell Beach, and experience a rainforest tour. On Nevis, stroll through the Botanical Gardens, lounge at Herbert’s Beach and check out the colonial village of Charlestown.
From St. Kitts Airport
If you are landing at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, hail a taxi for the quick 5-minute ride to your rental car depot in Basseterre.
If you made arrangements to pick up your Basseterre rental car from the airport, kiosks are located in the arrivals hall.
Quick guide to driving a rental car in Basseterre
Use our Basseterre guide for driving tips, directions and parking information.
Driving from downtown Basseterre to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
From Independence Square in downtown Basseterre, head northeast onto Wellington Road and follow this until reaching the roundabout to enter the airport grounds. The drive should take no more than 5 to 7 minutes.
Driving tips for your Basseterre rental car
Basseterre is known for its narrow streets, but the city is easy to navigate and any traffic clears away quickly.
● Drive on the left-hand side of the road and always wear your seatbelt.
● Make sure to obtain a temporary driver’s license (USD $25). Rental companies often drive guests to the purchasing locations.
● Watch out for goats and other livestock near the roads.
● Avoid driving at night when possible, as the roads are not well-lit and potholes are common.
● Local drivers do not use their car horns aggressively, but rather as a way to greet friends.
Parking options in downtown Basseterre and at the airport
Parking on the side of the road is quite common in downtown Basseterre. Make sure to abide by signs and avoid parking in front of driveways. Many shops and restaurants in town offer guest parking and most hotels and resorts include parking spaces on location.
If you need to park at the airport, there is a small lot across from terminal building.
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