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(@jillaz)
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Well my long awaiting trip to STT is finally here! Arriving on Sunday early afternoon.

I want to rent a car for the week to travel around the island. I 've already done some research online for a car rental but wondering if anyone has some suggestions....?

I think Avis was about $280 for one week with taxes etc. Looking for a safe, reliable company. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Looking forward to the trip! 😎

Thanks!!!
~Jill

 
Posted : July 13, 2011 1:05 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Dependable and Amalie garner consistently excellent reviews from visitors. If you plan on taking the vehicle over to St John on the car barge for a day trip, Hertz won't allow that. Enjoy your visit!

 
Posted : July 13, 2011 1:55 pm
(@jillaz)
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Thanks!!

Also, would you recommend getting a car for the whole 7 day trip? We are staying at the Wyndam Sugar Bay.
Or would a few days be good enough to travel the island & then cab it the rest of the days....?

I would just hate to rent a car for 7 days & then not use it certain days of we are planning day trips or excursions..... :S

Thanks again!!
~Jill

 
Posted : July 13, 2011 3:56 pm
(@soxman21)
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In my experience I have always rented for the 7 days, rates are better and cab fare rises quickly especially if you have a larger group. Being at Sugar Bay you are located close to Red Hook and the ferry, but a cab will be about 5 pp so a car will be helpful. Having a car will allow you to explore others part of the island as well, north side and Megan's bay, downtown Charlotte Amalie for shopping. I've learned that having a car is a nice crutch and you never feel nailed down. Have a good trip.

 
Posted : July 13, 2011 8:04 pm
(@jmass10)
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Dependable been giving them my business for 9 years and would never change. DEPENDABLE!!!!!!!!!!!1

 
Posted : July 14, 2011 3:20 pm
(@jillaz)
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Thanks for the advice Soxman.... we ended up getting a Jeep for the whole week. More expensive than a small car, but figured it would be most fun seeing the area/island in a Jeep. And found out that we can take the rental on the ferry to St. John too.....so that is a big plus!!

2 days to go!! Can't wait!! I'd say I am dreading the 85 degrees but Arizona is 100 plus right now. Just have to adapt to the humidity & bugs! Thanks again!!!
😎

 
Posted : July 14, 2011 4:41 pm
(@retrembl)
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We usually use Avis at the Sea Plane Terminal Location on Veterans Blvd. The price is significantly lower that at the airport, You have to take a taxi to the Sea Plane terminal but the $10 perperson price is worth the savings. You can return the car to the airport location when you leave St Thomas. Have a great trip

 
Posted : August 6, 2011 9:39 pm
 Pia
(@pia)
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retrembi - they have been and gone as this thread was dated July 13th and they were arriving for a week πŸ™‚ but thanks for the info re: Avis at the Sea Plane Terminal.

Pia

 
Posted : August 7, 2011 7:11 am
(@naomic3)
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Hello! I'm scrolling through old posts looking for advice before my honeymoon trip next week. We are staying at Bolongo Bay, and were planning a day in Charlotte Amalie, one at Sapphire Beach, and just taking it easy. I've read that taxi fares add up rapidly, but it will just be my husband and myself. Would it be worth it to get a car? Or can we rent bicycles or scooters instead? We're trying to keep costs down as much as possible. Thanks!
--Naomi

 
Posted : October 16, 2011 11:46 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Absolutely rent a car at least for a few days. If you have any doubts at all about taxi fares just go to "St Thomas" top of this page and scroll down to the taxi rates. Unless your health and life insurance premiums are paid up and you have a supplemental medical airlift policy, forget about scooter transportation - and there are no bicycle rentals here. You'll understand why when you see the terrain! Congratulations on your wedding and enjoy a great honeymoon here!

 
Posted : October 17, 2011 7:15 am
(@naomic3)
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Thanks so much! After reading all the encouragement for car rentals and calculating the cost of taxis from the schedule, we have been convinced to rent--went ahead and booked the car last night!

This is the dream of a lifetime for me, although we're still going very tight on money. My husband and I got married a year ago and saved up for a delayed honeymoon, so I'm cautiously optimistic after poring over this site for advice. Thank you all!

 
Posted : October 17, 2011 9:37 pm

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