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Virgin Gorda Transportation: 7 reviews and 16 photos

  North Sound Road, up Gorda Peak
by catalysta
 
 

When I arrived I asked about renting motor scooters instead of a 4WD, and was immediately met with gasps and looks of horror. Kinda got the impression scooters aren't considered the safest mode of transportation here, even though it's not a super busy & high traffic island like St. Thomas.
So I bit the bullet & rented a small 4WD, and boy was I glad I did. First of all, SMALL is good here, some corners are so tight and driveways even tighter, you don't want to charge around in a big honkin' monster mobile like the guys in Alaska all drive. It simply won't fit. Secondly, gasoline is at a premium on islands, so it's always better to go small. As for the 4WD thing, most all rentals are 4WD, the roads are so steep.

IMPORTANT: The speed limit on the entire island is 20 MPH. The locals go faster, but you really shouldn't. There usually are no shoulders, or very meagre ones, and lots of people walking everywhere. Be extra careful of pedestrians at night!

ALSO for Americans & Canadians, you'll have to get used to driving on the left; for UK & European drivers, the setups are American, so even though you may be used to driving on the left, you'll have to sit on the left too.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 26, 2005
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