Ground Transport
busIf you want to self-drive, you will find most of the usual car hire firms operate in Jamaica. Cars can be booked before you arrive on the island. You must be at least 25 years of age, with a valid drivers licence and a major credit card. We often use Bargain Rent-A-Car (876 952 0762). Island is also good (1-800 892 4581). If you do not want to drive there is also a JUTA* mini bus service that is available privately to the house. You can hire these on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. If you need a bus just tell the staff and they will organize the pick up for you. Payment arrangements for this service are made directly with your driver. *JUTA is the official government approved & registered tourist mini bus service.
Example of Rates
Fulltime minibus & driver US$ 775 per week plus tip (usually 15%). This is an anytime/anywhere service between Nigril, Mobay and Ocho Rios. Special rates applies outside of these locations. Airport transfers only to & from Star Apple for up to 6 guests - US$80.00 Typical round trip rates from Star Apple to: Mobay (shopping /beach) - US$60 Tryall Club - US$40 Round Hill - US$30 Rose Hall/Half Moon - US$80 Ocho Rios (day trip) - US$130 Note: All rates are round trip and are for up to 6 guests (i.e. per trip, not per person). Private driver tips do not include gratuities for airport baggage handlers or porters.