Best value car rental/car hire Santo Vanuatu, driving tips, car rental companies in Santo, maps of island and main town, special deals, local transport
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Driving a rental car in Santo is a fairly relaxed experience, especially when you leave the main town of Luganville and drive up or down the east coast, where traffic is minimal. The only real issue you have to deal with is remembering which side of the road to drive on (ie. the right – the opposite to Aus and NZ). For more driving tips on car hire Santo Vanuatu  plus detailed maps of the island and Luganville town, please check out the attached documents in the car hire agreement below!


There are a number of car rental companies on Santo (most located in the main town of Luganville). They rent out small cars from around 8000vt/day (around $95 AUD) and larger dual cab 4WD utes for around 12,000vt/day (around $150 AUD). Suffice to say, car hire Santo Vanuatu is not cheap, mainly due to the high insurance premiums!


We recommend the following car rental companies:-

The Espiritu Hotel – Luganville

Deco Stop Lodge (cars and scooters) – Luganville

Joyles Car Hire (cars + 4WDs) – Luganville +678 37259 or +678 7743417

Turtle Bay Lodge (small cars) – Turtle Bay


If you are a guest staying at Turtle Bay Beach House, you are eligible for an amazing car hire Santo Vanuatu deal  – $95 AUD per day or $85 AUD per day (for min. 7 day rental) – for a 2012 Mitsubishi Dual Cab 4WD ute – this makes it the best value deal on the whole island! And the price includes delivery of the vehicle to the property (for your convenience) as well as third party motor vehicle insurance! We recommend you check your travel insurance for additional insurance coverage.

Car Hire santo vanuatu

car hire santo vanuatu

car hire santo vanuatu

The ute must be booked in advance (using a CC) via the Car Rental Agreement form below and availability must be checked prior to booking (email the property owners HERE ). Once the car rental dates are confirmed as available by the owners, you can then go ahead and book/pay for your car hire on-line via the car rental agreement below. This deal is only available to Turtle Bay Beach House guests.


Alternatively if you prefer not to drive, Turtle Bay Beach House can supply you with a car and a driver/guide. Half day excursions (4 hrs) cost 5000vt (around $60 AUD) while full day excursions (8 hrs) cost 10,000vt (around $120 AUD). Price is per group (max. 6 people). These can be booked and paid for on arrival, just ask our house managers or our taxi driver/guide Willie for details! For more information on guided tours or other local transport options see our FAQ page HERE .