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St Lucia car hire Terms and Conditions

Drive-a-matic St Lucia


Driving License

Must hold a UK Driving License for minimum of 2 years.

Both the photocard and counterpart are required if you hold a new style license. As of the 8th June 2015 the DVLA are abolishing the paper counter part and you will only be required to show your photocard or the old style paper licence.

Driving Permit

A local driving permit is required and is issued on arrival by Drive-a-matic. In St Lucia a local driving permit costs $21 payable locally and is valid for 3 months.


Minimum/Maximum age

You must be aged 25 or over to hire a car in St Lucia and the maximum age is 75.

*** For drivers over the age of 65,  they will be required by Drive-a-matic to provide a doctors letter of fitness at the time of rental ***



Rates include unlimited mileage



A deposit is required, you will need a valid credit card to pay this.

The credit card must be in the lead drivers name

A cash deposit can be left if you do not have a credit card of $750


Collision Damage Waiver

All vehicles are covered by insurance including unlimited liability for passengers, US$555K third party personal injury coverage and $185K property damage cover.



An excess is payable in the event of an accident or damage to the car

Excess for the following car groups is $125:

Mokes, Small cars, Air conditioned sedans, Hard top and Soft top Jimny Jeep, Fully Loaded cars, Large Vans,

Excess for the following car groups is $750:

Luxury Van, Suv's, Premium SUV's, Luxury Sedans.


Airport Fees

These are included in the rates shown


Additional Drivers

USD$3.45 per day (inclusive of VAT)


After Hours Airport Fee

USD$12 (inclusive of VAT) 6pm - Midnight


Child Seats

Drive a matic offer Infant/child and booster seats

USD$3.45 (inclusive of VAT) per day

Child seats are not permitted in Mokes or Soft top Jimny Jeeps



Fuel is not included.

The car will be provided with 1/2 tank of fuel (USD$35-$46 depending on vehicle category) for which customers will be charged for on delivery/pick up. The tank should be left as empty as possible on return.

Vehicles delivered to Hewanorra Airport will be delivered with a full tank of gas.  Customers are asked to return the vehicle with a full tank and will therefore not be charged for gas in this case.


Grace Period

Grace period is 2 hours, after this time, extra days/weeks will be charged


Extra Days/Weeks

Any extra days you require can be booked locally with Drive-a-matic at their local rate. Alternatively you can contact your Virgin Holidays representative to amend.