When you take advantage of our Sixt car hire deals on Guadeloupe you can really enjoy this beautiful island in the French West Indies. Our fleet contains premium vehicles at affordable rates backed up with our excellent customer service. Whether you have a budget to follow or can treat yourself to something luxurious, we have the perfect car rental on Guadeloupe for you. Carry on reading for some useful travel and driving tips to make the most of your island rental.
With two car hire on Guadeloupe branches we are perfectly placed to get your visit off to a stress-free start. Booking your car rental on Guadeloupe is straightforward and should your plans change, cancellations can often be made free of charge. Read on for information on for some island attractions to enjoy when you rent a car on Guadeloupe.
Our Sixt car hire on Guadeloupe fleet is supplied by trusted names. If you wish to rent a car on Guadeloupe with automatic transmission, select optional extras such as child seats or organise a one-way rental then you will find all the information you need on our bookings page.
All EU and international driving licences are valid for your car hire from Sixt on Guadeloupe provided they have been held for two years. If licences are in a non-Roman alphabet such as Chinese, Arabic or Russian they must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP) obtained either online or from Post Offices in the UK.
The minimum age for renting a Sixt vehicle on Guadeloupe varies from 21 to 28 depending on its category. Surcharges apply for drivers under 25. For full details visit our bookings page.
Your car hire deals on Guadeloupe can be paid for with all major credit cards, although cash along with prepaid and debit cards such as VISA Electron are not accepted. Credit cards must be in the driver's name and presented along with photo ID at vehicle collection.
If you have an accident on Guadeloupe we can be contacted on our hotline number +590-590-919154. The European emergency number 112 is used on the island.
Guadeloupe's expressway and main roads are generally maintained to French standards although minor roads suffer from uneven surfaces and potholes. While main roads use European signage and are written in French minor roads and country areas are less likely to be signposted so it is worth investing in a good map. Caution should be taken when driving at night or on mountainous roads. Wherever you drive on the island you will be rewarded with stunning scenery.
The ACTe Memorial is located on the site of the former Darboussier sugar factory in the harbour of Pointe-a-Pitre. This ambitious modern building is a poignant museum dedicated to the collective memory of Caribbean slavery and the slave trade. A visit to the Domaine de Severin takes you into the world of rum distilleries on the island. Enjoy a tour of the distillery and its charming colonial house along with the beautiful gardens. The 17th-century Fort Delgres was built to defend the bay of Basse-Terre from English attacks. As well as being fascinating in its own right it is also part of the island's Slave Route-Traces of Memory network. The municipal Museum of Point-a-Pitre is located in a colourful colonial house. It is dedicated to the Nobel prize-winning poet Alexis Leger who was better known as Saint-John Perse. It gives a fascinating insight into Creole life on Guadeloupe.
La Grande Soufriere is one of Guadeloupe's active volcanoes and lies on the smaller island of Basse-Terre. Hiking to the top of the volcano rewards you with an eerie view into the crater known as La Porte de l'Enfer or Hell's Gate. Point de la Grand Vigie is the most Northerly point of Guadeloupe. This isolated headland has vertical limestone cliffs that mirror the coastline of Normandy. The family-friendly Sainte-Anne beach is exactly what you would expect of a Caribbean beach with its turquoise waters and golden sands fringed with palm trees. The Route de la Traversee crosses the island of Basse-Terre from East to West. It takes you on a stunning drive through a national park and gives you the opportunity to visit Guadeloupe Zoo.
For several years the popular TV detective series Death in Paradise has used the island of Guadeloupe as the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. With scenes shot right across the island and the town of Deshaies doubling as Saint-Marie's capital Honore, the series has made a considerable contribution to Guadeloupe's tourism industry.
No cross border rentals or ferry journeys can be made with your Sixt car rental. Taking your car onto a ferry will invalidate the insurance.