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JohnandBev
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741912 - 08/27/17 03:19 PM (174.92.126.28)

'll bite and argue the other way based on dinners needing a cab so as not to drink and drive
If that is the case now you have less trips.
You could cab from the airport and stop for groceries on the way
If you want a shopping day, either a cab or depending when your flight leaves, we shopped on the way to airport. That would nean 2 cab rides plus whatever was needed for dinner. Again assuming you would cab for dinner, 2 cab trips would be cheaper than a car

All depends on what you need

If you cab, suggest you arrange with Wilfred Brooks

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jeepers
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: JohnandBev]
      #1741915 - 08/27/17 03:47 PM (24.235.245.3)

I agree. That many dinners if drinking it's a small price to pay for taxi. Shopping in philipsburg is easier by taxi than parking & there are taxiis everywhere to get back when you are ready.

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jaxon60
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: jeepers]
      #1741934 - 08/27/17 08:01 PM (172.218.176.193)

I have to agree with JohnandBev and jeepers. We stay for 28 to 30 days each visit and have never rented a car. We don't venture from Orient Bay often, but when we do, it always includes some drinking. And since the rules on the French side are like ours at home, we know that it only takes a couple of drinks to be off-side. So we always take a cab.

I will also second the suggestion that you contact Wilfred. We have used his services and he was always reliable.

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: jaxon60]
      #1741935 - 08/27/17 08:06 PM (172.218.176.193)

Also, for shopping or daytime travels, we have used the local bus between Orient and Marigot. 4 bucks each round trip and you might be surprised by how friendly and polite everyone on the bus is.

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thesimpsons
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741938 - 08/27/17 10:22 PM (71.134.224.18)

We like having a rental car to have at our disposal, it allows us to be spontaneous.

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: thesimpsons]
      #1741945 - 08/28/17 07:59 AM (107.77.253.3)

Agreed. If a person was going to stay at Club O and not leave the complex for a week, that would be one thing. But these folks are already planning several trips. Just doesn't seem practical at all.

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JulieandKarl
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: GaKaye]
      #1741971 - 08/28/17 12:33 PM (68.9.170.196)

We stayed at Club O for 3 weeks and rented a car for 2 days to do a few banking grocery things and go to Parrotville. Cabs the rest of the time, especially for dinners out. We walked to Orient Village a few evenings and took a cab or walked back on the beach. No need for a car for your entire stay. I think it was about $80 for the car

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: JulieandKarl]
      #1741973 - 08/28/17 12:44 PM (47.192.5.2)

$80 is probably about right for two days. The daily rate is much higher than the weekly rate, especially if you rented it right there. It makes sense to pay a bit more for the convenience of renting right there, for just two days.

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1741976 - 08/28/17 01:26 PM (104.129.196.125)

I just did 10 days in July (low season) from Lesley for $35 a day.

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: autoeng]
      #1741977 - 08/28/17 03:06 PM (75.133.113.202)

We generally rent from him, too since he makes the rental so very easy and I have to say, while I know everyone has their own ideas as to what makes their trip perfect, I just can't imagine being on this, of all the island in the Caribbean, without a car at my disposal. I might not use it every day but if DH wants an ice cream at 9:00 at night, and he often does, we're not about to want to call a cab to entertain the whim. Sure, he could have it at home, but then how would I get my guava colada?

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