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As we gear up for the upcoming winter season our diverse fleet of vehicles is awaiting their next adventures. Winter is an especially busy here in the tropics, so careful planning, including that of your rental car is paramount. You would not want to have the perfect island vacation planned, and your favourite beachfront rooms booked, but you haven’t secured your hired car. Securing your desired class of car is as easy as heading online and checking out our fleet, and following our easy to use booking engine to make your reservation. A simple follow up phone call or email from our office and you’re on your way to enjoying Barbados to its fullest.  Having access to a rental car is essential for making the most of your limited time on the island. With a bus service which is best understood by locals and taxis which are concentrated on specific tourist areas, a hired car is the best way to go for singles and families to explore Barbados. Our dense road network can be challenging to navigate initially, but the intuition quickly takes over and the way to your destination starts to become clear. One of the benefits of using our fleet is also the choice of easy to drive vehicles, which are loaded with the creature comforts you didn’t want to leave behind when you embarked on your holiday. All of our models, except the Moke, feature power steering, central locking, air-conditioning, power windows, etc. They can also be fitted with GPS units and baby/booster seats for your family’s needs. Our fleet runs the full gamut of vehicles appropriate for the size and types of roads you will encounter on your trip to Barbados. Our smaller models include the Moke, Kia Picanto, and Suzuki Jimny 4x4. In our mid-range you will find our largest selection, as this size is the most popular on the roads here, and is best suited for most persons’ needs.  These familiar models include the Toyota Yaris, Kia Cerrato, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3.  We also offer the very popular Suzuki Vitara SUV and Ford Eco Sport. For larger groups we have the Suzuki APV and Toyota Noah/Voxy. These 7-seaters are the right size for the Barbadian roads, while managing to suck up all your party and your gear. No matter what the demands of your trip, whether business or pleasure, we have the right rental cars for your enjoyment. So remember to book your hired car early, and add any extras you may need for your ultimate island adventure.
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Not everyone travelling to our tropical paradise is coming for vacation. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a couple dips taken in the sea or some drives around the coasts of the island. However,  when your primary purpose is going to be business, we do find that your needs change. The popular Moke or Jimny open-top SUV are not the vehicles of choice, but rather a sensible sedan or small car is the preferred option. Generally, for those coming to do business on their own, and who are comfortable or familiar with the island, the smaller car is the way they like to go. Something like the compact Chevy Spark, Kia Picanto or Suzuki Swift is the go-to vehicle for those on the go. These smaller cars are very economical on gas and are perfectly sized, especially for those zipping around the city of Bridgetown or making frequent stops in areas with tight parking. The air-conditioned comfort of these vehicles is not always appreciated until you spend a day behind the wheel. For those travelling in a bigger group of up to 4 adults, or those who prefer a slightly larger car, we offer the Toyota Yaris, Corolla, Mazda 3 or Kia Cerato.  These mid-sized family sedans are the staple of the roads in Barbados. These are the most popular sized vehicles, because they are versatile and economical to run. You’ll feel right at home driving one of these sedans, while your three colleagues enjoy the passenger comforts offered in the spacious air-conditioned cabins. For some travellers, driving in a foreign environment (including on the ‘wrong’ side of the road), is a daunting proposition. For them, we would recommend the SUV options. These mid-sized SUVs include the Toyota RAV4, Suzuki Grand Vitara and Ford EcoSport. This size vehicle is also very popular on the locals highways and offers many options for the rental car driver. Apart from the obvious driving position advantage, the larger cabins allow for taller adults to experience more comfort on their journeys. If you’re part of a larger delegation or are carrying a bit of equipment/product for those special presentations while on island, then the hired car for you is from the 7-seater group. In this group we offer the Nissan X-Trail, Suzuki APV or Toyota Voxy (Noah/NAV 1/Esquire). These vehicles offer the ultimate flexibility and comfort for the business traveller. For those with a lot of product or bulky samples or that large display which is going from location to location, the larger cargo areas afforded by the stowed seating in these vehicles is perfect for your assignment. If you are a part of a larger group of up to 7, each of these rentals will allow you to move around the island as a group, rather than having to split up into a couple of cars. So, whether on business or pleasure our fleet of automatic transmission sedans, vans and SUV’s which can be equipped with GPS, make the perfect rental vehicles for your island tour. Make your Barbados experience the most productive that it can be. 
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Nothing says I’m on vacation in the tropics like driving a Moke. Whether you’re driving an original Mini Moke or the more modern derivatives, like the Kia Picanto based chopped top, your island getaway will be defined by your choice of fun car. Soaking up the sunshine is made as fun as can be with the ability to remove the roof of your door-less hired car. This Group M10 rental car is compact in size, but big on fun and whimsy. We start with a class leading Kia Picanto complete with four seats and automatic transmission and we remove the doors and roof. We relocate the seat belts to maintain the safety of the car, and we add a roll hoop for rigidity and further safety. This pseudo-Moke then receives a small lockable boot for your valuables, while you’re on tour. For all but the longest journeys this fun car is comfortable for four average sized adults or the family of four looking for adventure. The update of this vacation favourite to use a modern chassis, allows for drivability not previously enjoyed on the original Mini Moke.  The ease of use afforded by the automatic transmission means that it can be enjoyed by all with a licence. The short wheel base and tight turning radius, make this rental perfectly agile for those small spaces and tiny beach tracks, not to mention those trips into Bridgetown, where parking can be quite tight. This car is equally well suited to the beach lifestyle. The roll hoops double as the perfect supports for your surfboards, kiteboards or windsurfers, making the canvas roof superfluous The nature of this vehicle means you’ll never be worried about getting in wet or tracking sand back into the cabin, as it will seem as if this is the environment for which this vehicle was made. Because this Bajan version of the Moke is based on the Kia Picanto, it means that it shares part and the legendary Kia reliability. This makes your Barbados runabout a familiar place to be, if you’ve ever driven a Kia. Beach trips are the domain of this little convertible, but it does not mean that the all-weather interior is not a comfortable place to be for your sight-seeing adventures in the Barbados country-side or trips into shopping districts. Have you ever enjoyed a car without doors? Your Barbados island adventure is the perfect place to broaden your horizons and soak up the fun in the sun. So load up your family in your GPS equipped Moke and enjoy your vacation. 
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We at Stoute’s Car Rentals have been very fortunate to be involved in this keystone sporting event on the local calendar for just about all its years. Rally Barbados signals the high-point on the local motorsport calendar and falls neatly into the middle of the calendar year. The first weekend of June sees crews from all of the world competing over the course of 2 ½ days for supremacy and bragging rights in the international rallying world. We have supplied cars for supporters and for crew for the event for as far back as anyone can remember. One of the modern favourites for the crews is the Suzuki APV. This capable 7-seater offers versatility at a fair price for moving both the teams and their gear. Configured with all seats in, fans and supporters can safely carry their whole group from point to point along the route of the rally. With the third row stowed, this capable small van works well as a team vehicle for mechanics and some spares. It’s a favourite with the teams during the weekend. It’s the perfect rental car for your competing team or fan van! Also, popular during the rally week from the King of the Hill event on the last Sunday in May to the end of the rally, is the small and mid-sized SUV category of vehicles. Our Ford Ecosports, Suzuki Vitaras, and Suzuki Jimny’s are the perfect vehicle for those fans and family who want to follow the rally, while still having access to their vehicle. With the ability to get onto the adjacent pastures and cart roads to the rally route, the practicality of these hired vehicles really shines. Remembering you’re in Barbados and there is much more to do than just follow the rally cars on the two weekends of action, our range of small and mid-sized cars offers up vehicles like the Chevy Spark, Kia Picanto, Toyota Yaris, Kia Cerato, and Toyota Corolla. These cars are a mainstay on the island, and for good reason. To get a family of 4-5 persons around in comfort and safety with a car perfectly suited to the road conditions, you need look no further for your rental car of choice. Especially handy for the King of the Hill weekend, since each day’s events are cleverly condensed into single locations, and so your hired car can become your oasis. Of course, following rallies or just exploring the island can be mind-bending for the less adventurous, and for you, we offer GPS units and complimentary maps to make your journey as short as you need it to be. So, pack your bags and order your rental car to have the rallying vacation of a lifetime! Rally Barbados is not to be missed and we are proud to be associated with the event yet again this year, especially as the Barbados Rally Club celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Drive safely and enjoy responsibly!
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Barbados,is a location often favoured by the intrepid explorer and the action sport enthusiast alike for its endless possibilities and awesome infrastructure to allow you to enjoy it. For those who like to make every day an adventure into the unknown and an opportunity to enjoy your vacation by getting lost in the island, then hiring an SUV may be the solution for which you’ve been looking. Remembering that in Barbados we drive on smaller roads than you may be accustomed to and on the other side of the road, if you’re not from the UK or wider Caribbean, then the commanding position and confidence instilled by driving a right sized SUV is just what we’d recommend. We offer a wide range of well sized SUV’s ranging from the Suzuki Jimny to the Ford Eco Sport and Suzuki Grand Vitara which suit the road conditions found on the island and are typical in size of many others on the road. The two door Suzuki Jimny is perfect for the small family or couple travelling together with no real requirements other than for a rugged reliable vehicle in which to have fun. Available for hire in both hard and soft top, this perennial favourite of the rental market is an agile worker. Easy to park and maneuver around town, this capable little 4x4 also has the ability to go almost anywhere sensible, when you find yourself making your way down the path to that secluded beach or picnic spot. For those who are travelling as a family of four or five or with friends, the larger Ford Eco Sport or Suzuki Grand Vitara answer the call. A favourite with our families on holiday or those travelling in groups for a surfing adventure of a spot of kite/windsurfing along the island’s south eastern coast. The ability to reach even the most remote surf spots or secret beaches The comfort of its power accessories, efficiently cooling air-conditioning and commanding driving positions, make either of these mid-sized SUV’s a pleasure to drive on island roads. If travelling with small children, the ability to easily accommodate a couple children’s seats in the rear of the Vitara or Eco Sport is going to be vital to enjoying your island vacation. Adding an optional GPS unit to your rental vehicle is also going to be a decision which is perfect for the explorer in you, who wants the reassurance of knowing you’ll still find your way back to your hotel or in case you discover that perfect hidden gem of a beach and you want to make you way back again. For those adventure loving holidaymakers, any of our 4x4 vehicles will give you access to all of the island’s best breaks, reefs, or other fun activity areas while easily transporting your gear. Easy to drive with automatic transmissions and full comfort features, our hired cars are your ticket to a wonderful island adventure. Coupled with our 24/7 roadside assistance, a mid-sized SUV is the perfect choice for the family on the go on their tropical vacation in Barbados.
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So you’ve booked your Barbados vacation, but what about a hired car? Rental cars are integral to making sure that you’re about to maximise your time on the island and make the most of getting to see and do as much as possible while here. Whether you’re coming for a well-deserved winter break or you’re here on business, mobility is going to make your stay that much more pleasurable and productive. Barbados has a very well developed and dense road network, meaning that the whole island is accessible by ordinary vehicles. Business trips become so much more productive when you can set your schedule based on being able to drive from appointment to appointment. Truth is, the island doesn’t feature roving taxi service like you would find in big cities, so arrangements need to be made in advance or cars must be called when you’re ready to move, which can add to your down times and raise the cost of transit.  Having a hired car means that you can arrive and drive at your convenience and on your own schedule. Maximising your face time with clients and prospects. Sensible medium sized sedans seating 4/5 or the more spacious Suzuki APV tend to be the choice for those doing business. The flexibility of the Suzuki APV allows for marketing collateral or equipment to be easily transported, or a team of up to seven adults. If you’re vacationing, and enjoying the ‘winter’ sunshine on offer, then your level of enjoyment is definitely going to be tied to your mobility. The freedom to move on your own schedule to explore whatever attraction or beach is on your tour for the day is the main fillip for wanting to have your own rental car at your disposal. Getting around by taxi while in Barbados can be far less cost effective than renting a vehicle, depending on your length of stay and plans for your trip. Our fleet of easy to drive automatic fully loaded cars are diverse in their choices, from the ubiquitous tourist ‘Moke’ to medium sized SUV’s like the Suzuki Vitara and Ford Ecosport. If you’re not familiar with the ‘mini moke’ concept. This hired car is a staple of island vacations. Its open sides (there are no doors) and canvas top make it the ultimate rental car for island vacations. Seating four adults, it is a recipe for fun and an experience to tell your friends and family back home. It’s motoring al fresco at its most fun. No matter what your travel situation, Stoute’s Car Rental is likely to have the option that you need for personal transportation needs while on your tropical island vacation or business trip. With available options like GPS and child seats, you and the whole family can be comfortable in your rental car, as you explore the boundless beauty of Barbados.
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Happy New Year! So, it is now 2017 and you’ve resolved to either come back to your beloved winter island retreat destination or you’re treating yourself to the trip of a lifetime. A tropical getaway is always appreciated at this time of year, especially for our friends in the colder climes. Remember that Barbados is mere hours away from the US or UK, so all in the same day you could shovel your way out of the driveway to relax on the white sandy beaches by afternoon. One of the things which can make driving in a foreign country, especially if it is on the other side of the road, is choosing the right rental car for your trip. Not only should you consider the number of people in your party and your space requirements on the day of highest demand, but suitability of your vehicle to the road size and conditions is also crucial. In Barbados, we drive on the left side of the road, so for many of our visitors that is the opposite side to your norm. However, don’t let that faze you – as we say in Bajan vernacular.  Stoute’s Car Rental offers a careful considered and wide range of vehicles suited to the most common driving needs and requirements of our guests. Remembering that our roads are generally smaller than American roads and many UK dual carriageways, it means that the cars available to you, especially those from the USA, will be smaller than you’re used to driving in your home country. This is a good thing! It goes back to suitability for conditions. At Stoute’s we have cars from the size of the Mini Moke/Kia Picanto to the 7 seater Suzuki APV van. For the single traveller or the couple with 2 kids the Kia Picanto sized vehicles and the Suzuki Jimny mini-SUV are the right ticket. These smaller hired cars offer space for 4, but are best suited to children up to younger teens in the back and adults in the front. They’re not big on the luggage space, but they’re very capable day trippers and perfect for negotiating the small country lanes and when parking, especially in Bridgetown.    The standard size car which you will find on the road in Barbados is going to be the Toyota’s Yaris and Corolla and Kia Cerato sized vehicles. This size vehicle has the right mix between personal space and external dimensions to suit our driving conditions on island. Their engine size is well suited to the driving demands and you’ll blend seamlessly into the normal road traffic in your hired car. No matter what your travel situation, Stoute’s Car Rental is likely to have the option that you need for personal transportation while on your island vacation. With available options like GPS and child seats, you and the whole family can be comfortable in your rental car, as you explore the boundless beauty of Barbados.
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Sometimes the best adventure in a foreign land is to just let yourself be taken by the allure of your surroundings. Nowhere is this more apt than in Barbados. Now while this may sound like strange advice in the confines of your GPS equipped hired car, it can lead to some of the best days in the tropics. One thing you will learn during your stay on the island, is that there is a special vibe wherever you go, and while there is a rhythm to everything, it is just as enjoyable to relax and enjoy it, as it is to take it all in. For the adventurous among us, just driving and relying on signposts and your sense of direction is going to be more than enough to get you around Barbados. But the fun comes in the discovery of the little villages along the way, with their village rum shops and churches. They say that Barbados has as many churches as it does rum shops, and we have over 1,200 rum shops! These shops are a village staple, and will have everything from the ubiquitous Bajan rum to soap and essentials, and usually some of the best baked good around. This includes fresh baked bread and delectable ham ‘cutters’ (ham in a salted bun) to pudding and souse and other Bajan delicacies. Some of the best authentic Bajan cuisine is to be found in the back roads, and sometimes even being brought to you by the many food vans roaming the countryside. It should be a part of your experience. These GPS-free jaunts in your rental car also allow you to discover such uniquely Barbadian pass-times such as road tennis, village cricket, street corner draughts/dominoes/cards and sometimes even an excursion. Another benefit can be the discovery of smaller uncrowded beaches not highlighted on your average tourist map, but which offer lovely sea bathing without the additional company of many beach-goers. Not to worry, Barbados is as safe as they come and locals are always willing to help a tourist who has found their way off of the beaten path. The sight of a hired car in many villages triggers a rush to see who can help the lost tourist first. It’s like another island pass-time. Barbadians are famed for their hospitality, so don’t be surprised if someone invites you to share a beverage or a small delicacy with them, or offers up to have you partake in a nearby activity, ‘as you’re in the area’. So, remember, getting lost in Barbados may not have been your mission when you left your hotel or guest house, but it can be the best part of your vacation in island paradise. You can’t enjoy this adventure without a hired car from the right rental car company. Happy Holidays!
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‘Bim, I love you. Bim I am proud of you.’ Words and a sentiment immortalized by soca star Red Plastic Bag in his 1984 song entitled, simply, Bim. A feeling shared not only be Barbadians across the diaspora, but also by many of the millions who have visited our shores. By now you’re asking yourself, who is this Bim? Bim is Barbados to all Bajans. A term of affection and endearment whenever uttered. As we enter the final countdown to Celebrating 50: The 50th Anniversary of our Independence, Barbadians the world over are converging on our shores to join in the celebrations and reconnect with their homeland. Beaches and parks all over the island, normally quiet at this time of year, are alive with the buzz of locals and visitors seeking to explore Barbados and all that it has to offer. The only way to fit this all in, especially for the visitor is to have access to a rental car. The freedom afforded by a reliable and comfortable hire, allows maximum enjoyment of each precious day of your vacation. If you are going to be visiting our shores this month, you’re in for a special treat. Chances are that you’ve come to take advantage of the relatively quiet period in the hotels and restaurants and maybe to enjoy a deal or two on your island holiday. However, this is going to truly be a special vacation due to the celebrations. Even your daily staple: Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat. Is going to be made more enjoyable by the Independence spirit. Driving around the island in your rental car will reveal a patriotic splendor, unmatched in recent years. Be prepared to be greeted at roundabouts with elaborate decorations and lights, drive by buildings draped in ultramarine, gold and black bunting and washed in similarly coloured lights. Exploring the major towns: Bridgetown, Holetown, Speightstown and Oistins; is going to be your best bet for immersing yourself in the cultural celebrations day or night, and it’s only going to get better all month long. To follow all that is going on for the month, please visit: https://www.50barbados.com/ Whether just passing through on business or here for a holiday of a lifetime, your freedom to move around the island is going to be paramount to your enjoyment of our little rock. Barbados is well covered by public transport and there are many taxis available at known tourist points. However, you cannot beat the convenience and savings of having your own hired car at your disposal. Choosing the right rental car company and hiring the right GPS equipped car, is integral to you buckling up and enjoying the trip of a lifetime in Barbados! Happy 50th Anniversary of Independence Barbados!
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October is synonymous worldwide with everyone in #thinkpink mode celebrating their part in the fight against breast cancer. Barbados is no different, with awareness campaigns at a fever pitch and the definite Caribbean twist is evident in the various events and initiatives planned for the month. However, this year things are a little different. We’re in the final countdown to Celebrating 50! On November 30, 2016, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary of Independence from England. There will be Bajans from all over the world converging on the island to join the celebrations. The diaspora has been awakened by the global outreach programmes targeting them and ensuring that everyone is aware of the plans. Integral to those plans is going to be making sure that if you’re travelling, that you’ve booked your hired car well in advance. Car rentals are projected to be at an unprecedented high for this time of year. If you’re not coming for the celebrations, have no fear, all of the regular attractions available across the island are in full swing. With some planning there are even some off-season bargains to be had, as October is traditionally the month of preparation for much of the tourism stock in the island. Initiatives such as Re-Discover Barbados Dine Around Programme offer visitors the chance to eat top class 3 course meals for a fraction of the normal prices for nosh like this. Having the freedom of a rental car to drive around the island, also allows tourists the chance to experience the quaint Barbadiana which is Moontown by night, while still being able to make it clear across the island to check out the Friday night action at the Oistins Bay Garden Fish Fry. You can also make the most of your days, with 4-hour catamaran cruises leaving you enough time to nip into Bridgetown for a quick round of duty free shopping or zip up the coast to the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre for luxury shopping par excellence. No matter what your plans are for your vacation enjoyment or if you’re visiting on business, mobility is the key to making the most of your trip to the island. Barbados is well covered by public transport and there are many taxis available at known tourist points. However, you cannot beat the convenience and savings of having your own hired car at your disposal. Choosing the right rental car company and hiring the right GPS equipped car, is integral to you buckling up and enjoying the ride of a lifetime in Barbados! 

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