We had tried to arrange a car rental from home before we left, but at Christmas time cars were hard to come by – at least at the major car rental companies. The best we could find was a Subaru Forester for $150US a day. Ouch. We held on to that reservation, but once there we asked our guesthouse owners if we would be able to do better anywhere else and they set us up at National St Lucia Car Rental. It was only $50 a day, but you definitely get what you pay for. The car had no shocks (every time we tried to turn a corner going downhill it would grind the tire against the underside of the car). It was a class “A” car, (a for Awful?) so maybe we would have had more luck if we’d spent a little more money. We would recommend a better car with more clearance – if you want to go anywhere off the main road – for example, Anse Chastenet, which has supposedly the best snorkeling of the island.