Rent a Car
Ocho Rios (OC8)
1 Dacosta Dr,
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Hours of Operation:
Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Terms & Conditions
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
The renter is financially responsible for the cost of loss or damage (up to the full value of the rental car) in the event of an accident or theft. Our waivers allow you to reduce this responsibility.
LDW relieves the customer of financial responsibility for the vehicle in the event of loss or damage to the rental car or theft (any single event).
A security deposit of 200.00 USD (all car groups) will apply. Note: There is a minimum 3 day rental restriction to purchase LDW. Please check with the reservation center for additional details.
PDW (Partial Damage Waiver) is available for counter sale ONLY. Check with counter directly for additional details.
Note: If you require additional insurance coverage you may purchase locally to reduce/remove the insurance excess. Just ask at the Avis rental desk when you collect your car.
Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.
Protections and Coverages - Additional information
Avis waivers are not insurance and they are not mandatory; therefore, our waivers may be declined. However, if the renter declines our waiver, Avis reserves the right to request as a guarantee, a security deposit or credit card authorization (hold) that may be equal to the value of the car.
Please note that if the renter intends to use a credit card that offers car rental insurance as a benefit, the security deposit may be reduced to a nominal amount of 200.00 USD provided that the renter presents proof of coverage in writing (e.g. Letter of Coverage) stating that the policy is valid in Jamaica. Please be aware that many credit cards and insurance policies issued outside of Jamaica do not provide coverage in Jamaica at this time.
It also is important to consider that if the Avis waiver is declined, the renter is responsible for the full cost of damage to the rental car up to the full value of the vehicle. Our rental agents are not qualified to assess the validity or suitability of any coverage not sold by Avis. As such, we strongly recommend that the renter fully understand the terms and conditions of any benefit provided by the credit card issuer. If there is a claim for damage/loss, and the renter intends to use the coverage benefit provided by a card issuer or other approved insurer, the renter is ultimately responsible for any portion of the claim not settled by the card issuer up to the full value of the vehicle.
Credit Card Policies
Avis Jamaica accepts Avis Charge Cards, American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa.
A pre-authorization hold is applied to the credit card at the time of the rental for the rental amount. A security deposit will also apply to the credit card hold. Please note: While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use. At the end of the rental, the credit card is charged for the rental amount, and the pre-authorization hold is released for the full value of the security deposit:
- Provided that the car is refueled.
- Provided that the car is returned at the agreed location, date and time.
- Except for your amount of "responsibility", if any, in the event of damage/loss as specified on the rental document and depending on your coverage selection.
Please bear in mind that although we process the reversal at the end of the rental, your bank may take time to post it back to your account. Check with the reservation center for additional information.
Debit Card Policies
Debit cards are accepted, provided: The card bears the Visa or Mastercard logo; Debit card name and billing address match renter's driver's license information; The minimum hold on the debit card will be equal to the security deposit. The debit card hold is the same as the charge card hold (see additional charge card hold information).
Please note the following exceptions:
In some instances, depending on the bank, the customer may be allowed to settle the rental with a debit card that is not a part of the Visa or MasterCard network. However, these cards may not be used for the security deposit.
Additionally, Visa debit cards issued by some local (Jamaican) banks may not be used for the security deposit. It is recommended that the customer contact the rental location directly ahead of the rental if a debit card is to be used for any part of the transaction.
At the time of rental, the driver must present a valid driver’s license in the driver’s name from their country of residence. Customers presenting a driver’s license in a non-Roman alphabet must also present an International Driving Permit (IDP) to serve as a translation in addition to their valid driver's license.
Public Liability and Property Damage
Public liability insurance is in accordance with the insurance laws of the country. Customer may inquire at the time of rental for additional information of the benefits, conditions and acceptance.
Note: Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles. The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental. Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival.
At this location the minimum age is 21 for all car groups. The maximum age is 80 years.
Travel Into Other Countries
Cars can be returned to other Avis locations within the same cities. One-way rentals are subject to availability and one-way fees may apply. Vehicles are not available for one way rentals outside this country. Cars are not allowed outside of the country