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Hiring a car on Barbuda can be difficult; repairing vehicles without access to spare parts, and very bad roads make for an expensive business for Barbudans so things sometimes go wrong that can’t be fixed immediately. On an older car check the brakes, windows, a/c and fwd all work before you go out but don’t always expect international standards.

You must buy a local licence (EC$50) which can be bought in Barbuda from the Ginnery office Monday to Friday. Your international licence does not cover you to drive here but if the office is closed you may drive, as long as you buy one at the earliest opportunity.

On Barbuda we sometimes have delays with the import of petrol/gas/diesel so visit the service station and check their supply to make sure you can fill up early during your stay, if you need to. Please book your vehicle or taxi directly with the owners and book ahead where possible. Bikes, kayaks, horses and donkeys are another option!