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About Christ Church
The municipality of Christ Church is one of eleven historic political divisions of Barbados. The parish comprises Sir Grantley Adams International Airport. The main church of the parish is located in Oistins, the main town and former capital of the parish. Another notable area of Christ Church is Saint Lawrence Gap, which is the busiest tourist area on the island. Many of the tavernas and clubs in St Lawrence are frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Christ Church is located on the southwest coast of the island and offers a varied coastline and many excellent hotels & resorts. The southernmost tip offers ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, while the southwestern areas are quieter but still have a lively sea. Take a stroll along the south coast promenade and enjoy the magnificent views, refreshing breezes, friendly faces and beautiful beaches. Barbados is home to one of the decommissioned Concorde fleets. Visit the Barbados Concorde Experience to marvel at this supersonic aircraft!
Basic info and car hire in Christ Church
- Location: Barbados
- Population: 54,336 (2010)
- Official language: English
- Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
- Weather: Christchurch has a warm and temperate oceanic climate and on average temperatures are always high. There is a high chance of rainfall in June, July, August, September, October and December. The warmest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 30°C and the coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 28°C. November is the wettest month, February the driest and March the sunniest.
- Holidays in Christ Church: Because of the good weather and warm climate, Christ Church is a good place to holiday and explore the interesting Caribbean island.
Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: The road condition in Christ Church is good overall, with some bumps in the road in some places. The road signs are not very visible, so it would be good to find out beforehand about the routes you will be taking.
- Car hire in Christ Church: Hiring a car at Sir Grantley Adams International Airport with Orbit Car Hire gives you plenty of freedom to get around Christ Church. With a wide range of vehicles to choose from, you can be sure to find the one that suits your needs and gives you the most benefit on your trip.
Driving in Christ Church
The main roads are in good condition. Other roads are paved but may have potholes. In rural areas, roads vary in condition, are narrow, and often have blindside roads and blind curves. Road surfaces are not very grippy and can become very slippery when wet. Outside of the cities, the roads are generally unlit, so use caution at night when encountering pedestrians and poorly lit vehicles on the road. Some small areas of Christ Church can be unsafe at night, so you should avoid driving in the centre if you are unfamiliar.
Drivers are generally relaxed and courteous. If you are used to driving in an urban area in the US or Europe, you will have no problems with driving in Christ Church.
- Age limits: The age limit is between 21 and 25, depending on the car rental agency. Many agencies will either charge a young driver fee if you are under this age or not allow you to rent the car at all.
- International Driving Permit: Yes, if your driver's license is not identifiable as Driving License, for example, if it is written in a non-Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese).
- Additional papers: Identification (passport), a valid driver's license, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to take out insurance with the car rental company in case your policy does not cover you when driving in Barbados).
- Additional requirements: Warning triangles, spare wheels and a hands-free kit with hearing aids are required if you are talking on the phone while driving.
- Children in the car: All vehicle occupants must wear a seat belt. Children under twelve years of age or over 5 feet tall may ride in the front passenger seat.
- Driving side of the road: Left.
- Lights: Headlights must be on at all times (day and night).
- General speed limits: 80 mph / 130 km/h on motorways, 49 mph / 80 km/h on main roads outside built-up areas and 31 mph/50 km/h inside built-up areas.
- Parking suggestions: Almost all car parks are metered, with the average price per hour being around GBP 1.90/ € 2.20.
Car Hire in Christ Church
Most popular car hire at Christ Church
The most selected hire car in Christ Church is the Chevrolet Spark, with the Suzuki Swift and Toyota Yaris also being a popular options. The most popular car type in Christ Church is the mini category.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Christ Church
Travelling by car and exploring new places can be a very exciting option that is also very convenient. A one-way car hire is a great option for travellers who want to enjoy the place to the fullest and drive across town. This option will save you time as you will not have to return to your original location.
- A drive from Christ Church to Bridgetown is a great option for you! It's only about 12 km and 24 minutes, and you'll be in a completely different town.
- Starting your trip in Christ Church but flying from Bridgetown to another destination? Bringing your hired car to Bridgetown and dropping it off there is no problem and is very convenient.
Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options for one-way car hire in Barbados.
Popular day trips in Christ Church
Christ Church has a lot to offer and there are many day trips and activities that you should consider doing!
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary. This island tour of Barbados includes a visit to EarthWorks Pottery, located in the central community of St. Thomas in a middle to upper-class neighbourhood. Drive along the country road to the historic St. John's Church. Continue to Flower Forest Garden, where you can take a walk through a variety of plants and trees. Lunch will be served in the tranquil setting of Flower Forest restaurant where you will enjoy the flavours of Caribbean cuisine. Your journey continues to Bathsheba, the surf capital of the island, where you will have a breathtaking view of the rock formations. Then continue along the rugged east coast to the final stop, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, where you can see green monkeys and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The duration of the tour is 5 hours.
Barbados Full-day Coast to Coast Tour. This tour along the coast of Barbados takes you through historic Bridgetown to prosperous West Coast, through Holetown, through Speightstown and on to North Point. You will drive through the northern countryside to Cherry Tree Hill and on to East Coast for a delicious Bajan lunch at The Sand Dunes bar and restaurant. Continuing along the east coast, you will make a photo stop at Bathsheba. From there, you will continue to St. John's Church. You will continue to the south of the island to Oistins, ending your tour along the coast of Barbados. The duration of the tour is 6 hours.
Rum, History and Natural Beauty. Visit Mount Gay and tour this fantastic rum factory. Sample their delicious brands. Continue to Arlington House and the museum and then enjoy the beauty of the north and east coast. Lunch is included with this tour. The duration of the tour is 6 hours.
Experience Coastal Oistins. Immerse yourself in the culture of Oistins on a 4-hour round-trip excursion. Enjoy this small fishing village on the south coast of Barbados that comes alive at night. Enjoy the reggae, calypso and pop music played by a local DJ. Reserve a seat and eat the catch of the day straight from the grill on your plate, served with a complimentary drink. Browse the stalls of artisans and souvenir vendors. The duration of the tour is 4 hours.
What to see in Christ Church
Be sure to visit the beaches Christ Church has to offer. At Dover Beach, St. Lawrence Gap, you can find a seat on this wide and picturesque beach and relax in the pleasant atmosphere. You'll find plenty of shade under the trees and there are plenty of amenities nearby, including bars and shops selling a variety of beach items. You can watch windsurfers and jet skiers cavorting on the waves, or hire something and get active yourself if you are feeling adventurous. This popular beach is bustling with friendly locals, and lifeguards are on duty to keep you safe if the water gets too rough.
Hastings Beach, soft sand and clear water. This beach is a great place to swim, snorkel, or get cosy with a cold drink and a good book. Swaying palm trees provide ample shade here, while several restaurants ensure that no visitor goes hungry or thirsty. You can stroll along the Richard Haynes Boardwalk and enjoy unforgettable views of the sea, or take a ride on the catamaran and enjoy the numerous underwater and onboard activities that will keep you busy and entertained the entire time.
Take to the skies at Barbados Concorde Experience, Saint Philip Parish, a high-tech museum dedicated to famous fast planes. The museum's main attraction is a state-of-the-art simulator where you can strap in, prepare the cabin, cruise down the runway and take off. You'll even have the chance to land the plane. Walk around the impressive flying machine on display in the main hangar and go through the cabin into the cockpit to learn about all the knobs, levers, bells and whistles that control this engineering feat. Concorde was super fast and could cross the length of Barbados in less than a minute.
These and many more sights and activities are a must-do and see in Christ Church, Barbados.
Where to stay in Christ Church
All travellers in Christ Church, whether in groups, couples, alone, with friends, family, lovers or on business, will find the accommodation that best suits them and meets all their requirements, hopes and expectations.
This adults-only all-inclusive hotel offers beautifully landscaped grounds, stunning swimming pools, luxurious rooms, a wide selection of upscale à la carte restaurants, spirited evening entertainment and access to a variety of additional facilities.
This intimate, salmon-coloured, hacienda-style hotel is popular with young couples looking for romance and a laid-back atmosphere - there's plenty of lounging on couches and in hammocks. Situated in a quiet spot in the lively fishing village of Oistins, the hotel is ideally located for getting involved in local life.
White Sands Beach Condos
Spacious, high-quality apartments in a quietly located flat block adjacent to a stretch of beach on the south coast. The apartments have excellent kitchens and there are numerous bars and restaurants within walking distance.
This budget four-star hotel is chic without being overly fancy, and attractively designed, with pretty swimming pools, bougainvillaea blooming everywhere, and palm-sprinkled lawns. It's right on a lovely beach on the south coast, and all rooms are spacious and have kitchens or kitchenettes.
Sea Breeze Beach House
A four-star all-inclusive hotel on the beach on the south coast of Barbados. The hotel looks good, is modern in design and has separate family and adult areas. It offers stylish, modern rooms and a good choice of dining options.
Enjoy the culture in Christ Church
Where to eat, drink, and party in Christ Church
After a day of adventure, relaxation, exploration or whatever you have experienced, you must indulge in some of the delicious local delicacies that the restaurants of Christ Church have to offer.
On The Bay is a newly renovated poolside restaurant, bar & lounge is ideally located on Yellow Bird Hotel overlooking picturesque St. Lawrence Bay. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant specializes in deliciously prepared and beautifully presented Barbadian dishes using fresh herbs from their vegetable garden.
Overlooking the stunning waters of Dover Beach, Sea Fans Beach Bar and Restaurant is the ideal place for a great meal in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Enjoy the breakfast buffet or sample the local Barbadian dishes of the day at the cooking pot. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious local and international dishes, as well as a lively beach bar and terrace where you can mingle with the locals while enjoying great music and drinks. Dine while watching the waves and enjoying the tranquillity of Dover Beach.
Apsara Samudra, which overlooks one of the beautiful beaches on the island's southern coast, serves Indian and Thai cuisine for lunch and dinner. Apart from the view, guests can enjoy the culinary delights of this restaurant while sitting amidst some very attractive sculptures and water features. The formal dining room is also stunning. It is decorated in the style and bright colours of India and will undoubtedly take you on a journey to faraway lands while serving you in Barbados!
Enjoy a party atmosphere and authentic Barbadian flavours in a relaxed setting at Oistin's Friday Night Fish Fry. Order from an array of seafood grilled in front of you then finds a spot in the communal seating area to enjoy your meal under the night sky. The upbeat music and dancing continue into the night, and it's as much fun to watch as it is to join in. Be prepared for queues as the Fry attracts many locals and tourists alike. A visit to Oistin's Friday Night Fish Fry is just the start of many adventures in Christ Church.
What you need to know about renting a car
How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?
You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method, and you simply fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at pick-up time.
What are the charges for security deposits?
Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher.
What if I would like to change my booking?
How do I cancel my booking?
You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:
- Phone:+44 20 8089 0089
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I pay for the rental car?
You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency.
What is included in the price?
Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.
Are there any hidden fees?
There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:
- Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
- One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
- The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
- Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
- Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).
We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.
What is a voucher, and why do I need it?
A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick-up. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.
What is an airport or premium location fee?
A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.
What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.
How do I find cheap car hire online?
Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire.
How many countries do you compare to?
We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany.
What currency should I use to pay for the car?
You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency in the pickup country.
Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?
You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal.
What is the cheapest car to rent?
The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda.
Can I add a driver to my booking?
You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle.
What payment methods are accepted
You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Can I drop off my car at a different location?
Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire.
How can I add a flight number to my booking?
You can add a flight number on our webpage when you make a booking. If you already have a booking, email us at email@example.com, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking.
Do I have to pay for toll roads?
If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle.
What does deductible mean?
If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay for it to be repaired or fixed. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.
What is Collision Damage Waiver
Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by rent a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.
What is Theft Protection
Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. There is an excess, also known as a deductible, that comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.
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With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world.
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