Rental car companies hold the key to island touring

If you’re looking for a rental car
to casually tool around the island, 14 car rental companies (though some are
affiliated with each other) in Grand Cayman are ready to meet your needs.

Rentals are readily available at
the airport, along Seven Mile Beach and at many of the larger hotels. That
makes it simple to pick up and drop off a car wherever it is most convenient,
though it is highly recommended to book well in advance — meaning months if
possible — to avoid disappointment.

Tourists strolling around town may
also decide to take a spin on a scooter. Cayman Auto Rentals on North Church
Street rents 50cc and 125cc scooters from US$27 to US$37 a day and rentals are
also available from Scooters and Wheels on Eclipse Drive downtown.

Rental rates for automobiles
change, sometimes quite a lot, from high season to low season and many
companies offer special deals if you book online or in advance.

Hertz for example has specials
ranging from US$33.50 per day or US$201 per week for a small Daihatsu, all the
way up to a Jeep Wrangler renting for US$67 a day to US$402 per week.

Other car companies carry higher
end vehicles, even classic cars. Andy’s, for instance, rents a 1959 Galaxi,
1950 Ford Coupe, and 1972 Torino for $100 a day or $600 a week.  If you’d prefer, they also carry eight and
nine-seater vans, as well as SUVs like Ford Expeditions.

And for worried drivers, it is nice
to know there is always help available.

Budget, for example, provides 24-hr
roadside emergency service. On the rental contract there are 3 numbers to call
in case of an emergency. However, for this service there is a charge of US$25
for George Town, US$45 for West Bay and Prospect and US$70 for East End and
North Side.

“We do offer over the counter a
service call Roadside Safety Net (RSN),” said Manager Ryan Vanderwal.

“The cost is US$2.99/day and
US$19.99/week. RSN covers the service charges involved in a breakdown, lost or
broken keys, and flat tire service as well.”

Visitors to the Sister Islands can
also rent cars at Brac Rent a Car, CB Rent a Car B & S Motor ventures and
McLaughlin rentals, with rates ranging from approximately $30 to $50 per day,
depending on the model. The rental offices are either conveniently located
right next to the airports or the rental operators will drop the cars off at
the airport.

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