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First Timer (Cruise as well as St. Kitts) - Planning our Day


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We are first timers cruising as well as our first time in St. Kitts. Please help us plan our day here. We will be there on Dec 17th from 9am - 5pm on an Eastern Caribbean cruise with Carnival (from Fort Lauderdale).

 

Our first stop is St. Maarten and we are thinking of renting a car there for teh day and driving all around.

 

For St. Kitts is this an option too? Has anyone here done this? What is a must see?

 

We are 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 9).

 

Thanks!

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It is very easy to rent a car in St Kitts. There are the big three rental outlets(Thrifty, Avis & Hertz) and several local operators. Driving is on the left and a local license has to be purchased( $24-25 US). Expect to pay about $40-$75 for the vehicle & about $10-15 for optional insurance.

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We are first timers cruising as well as our first time in St. Kitts. Please help us plan our day here. We will be there on Dec 17th from 9am - 5pm on an Eastern Caribbean cruise with Carnival (from Fort Lauderdale).

 

Our first stop is St. Maarten and we are thinking of renting a car there for teh day and driving all around.

 

For St. Kitts is this an option too? Has anyone here done this? What is a must see?

 

We are 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 9).

 

Thanks!

 

We rented from Hertz in St. Maarten last year and loved the freedom of having our own car. Would do it this time around but too many ships in port :( and don't want to deal with the crowds.. will enjoy the ship...but have been to St. Maarten many times before.

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It is very easy to rent a car in St Kitts. There are the big three rental outlets(Thrifty, Avis & Hertz) and several local operators. Driving is on the left and a local license has to be purchased( $24-25 US). Expect to pay about $40-$75 for the vehicle & about $10-15 for optional insurance.

 

Thanks!

 

Why do we need a local license? Would a CDN license not work?

 

If using a CC that provides insurance, would that suffice?

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I've set up a webpage for: St. Kitts. It's an accumulation of information from all over the internet so it's as accurate & current as the website where I found it :D.

 

Be sure to read my warning in red letters at the top of the webpage.

 

The webpage is a good place to start planning activities then confirm the facts when making final decisions.

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For St. Kitts is this an option too? Has anyone here done this? What is a must see?

 

We are 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 9).

 

Thanks!

 

Since no one has answered your question on must see here is mine.

Brimstone Fortress, Romney Manor / Caribel Batik , and Black Rock .

if you don't want to rent a car the Tour by Thenford Grey is the best overall tour of St Kitt's. http://www.thenfordgreytours.com

For a little more adventure try Javin's Island Tour. https://myislandstours.shutterfly.com

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Since no one has answered your question on must see here is mine.

Brimstone Fortress, Romney Manor / Caribel Batik , and Black Rock .

if you don't want to rent a car the Tour by Thenford Grey is the best overall tour of St Kitt's. http://www.thenfordgreytours.com

For a little more adventure try Javin's Island Tour. https://myislandstours.shutterfly.com

 

Thank you!!!

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I've set up a webpage for: St. Kitts. It's an accumulation of information from all over the internet so it's as accurate & current as the website where I found it :D.

 

Be sure to read my warning in red letters at the top of the webpage.

 

The webpage is a good place to start planning activities then confirm the facts when making final decisions.

 

Thanks!! Will check out your page. Really appreciate all the help.

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Your insurance coverage through you credit card is fine for your rental. The govt requires you to purchase the temp license. The rental agency will not rent without it.

 

Thank you! Will check with CC company to see if my cards have the coverage. If not, will pay for it to be on the safe side.

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Checked with my credit cards and none offer any insurance protection outside of North America.

 

Any suggestion on who to book with for this day? Where would I be able to get the vehicle from? Port or somewhere else?

 

Also - what coverages do I need to pay for?

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