Rental Policy

BUSINESS HOURS

Open from 8 am to 5 pm every day.

LOCAL DRIVERS PERMIT

To drive in Barbados a Local Drivers Permit is legally required. We supply these permits for US$5.00 per driver.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Minimum age is 21.
Maximum age is 80.

Drivers who are younger than 25 years will incur a surcharge.

NOTE – Drivers over 70 years old must present a doctor’s certificate of competence.

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS

Additional drivers are allowed but must be between the ages of 21 and 70. Additional Driver fee is US$5.00 per day per additional driver.

DRIVERS LICENSE

All drivers must possess a valid license for at least 3 years.

EQUIPMENT

Children safety seats are available for US$5.00 per seat per day.
GPS systems are available for US$5.00 per day.

GAS

Vehicles must be returned with the same amount of fuel as at the start of the rental to avoid refueling charges.

VEHICLE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

We deliver rental vehicles anywhere in Barbados. Delivery to most hotels is free between 8am and 5pm. Delivery of vehicles to the airport and seaport incurs a port-processing fee. After hours delivery may be arranged. Renters may return the vehicle to our office or have it picked up from their hotel.

BGI – AIRPORT PICKUP

Upon exiting the customs area, expect a representative standing in the Arrivals area, wearing 1ST CHOICE CAR RENTAL uniform and holding a sign with your name. He/she will greet you and escort you to the rental location/vehicle. Contact our local office at 246 434 2277.

CURRENCY

CURRENCY CONVERSION – The estimated total is displayed in U.S. Dollars. The actual rate you pay will be calculated by converting the U.S. Dollar (USD) amount into the local currency using an exchange rate established by the local rental company. Your credit or debit card company may convert the amount back into USD at a lower rate, and may apply additional conversion fees and surcharges. Because conversion rates may differ, the final total USD charge to your credit or debit card may be higher than the USD total rate estimated on this website.

HONOR RESERVATIONS

Reservations will be honored for a period of three hours after the confirmed pick up date and time.

MULTIPLE or DUPLICATE RESERVATIONS – If you require multiple vehicles for the same or overlapping time periods, please make sure to use a different name for each reservation, otherwise the duplicate name reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1ST CHOICE CAR RENTAL will not be responsible for any cancelled reservations.

INSURANCE

FCDW (Full Collision Damage Waiver) is available for USD/19.00 per day which reduced your liability to US$50.00.

MILEAGE

Rental rates include unlimited mileage.

PAYMENT

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
A deposit equal to the total estimated rental fee is required and will be charged to your credit card at the time of rental.
The following methods of payment are accepted for Deposits and Payments, Visa/Visa Debit, Master Card/Master Card Debit, Discover, US$ Cash, BDS$ Cash and BITCOIN.

RATE RULES

Rates that are impacted by a website technical issue, database issue or other means will not be honored if the rate display was inaccurate due to a technical issue or tampering issue to change the rate display.

ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE

Our vehicles are well maintained but sometimes things may go wrong. We operate a 24-hour support service and we are always just a telephone call away. The renter may not effect any repair on the vehicle unless authorized by the company to do so. Call 246 434 2277 for support.