|By Marlene A. Koons (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:36 pm:|
Thanks to all who post here. I am wondering if there is any savings in reserving a car ahead of time or just wait til we arrive on the island.
|By Ron Gould*** (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1843) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:56 pm:|
Depends on what time of the year you want the car/truck. A lot of people rent transpertation on Bonaire.
|By Marlene A. Koons (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 6:25 pm:|
Yes, I read a lot of posts and have sent off emails. Poppy's was the most expensive, unfortunately. We will be there mid-May.
|By Liz .... back to Bon 3/29-4/4. (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #229) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 6:32 pm:|
The only concern I would have about waiting would be that demand might exceed supply and there would be nothing available. Maybe that's not an issue in Bonaire. We've always reserved ahead of time. I tend to overplan though and hate leaving stuff up in the air.
|By Dan Jolly (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #666) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 6:49 pm:|
I would say reserve a car/truck in advance. Better safe than sorry.
|By April (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #307) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 6:53 pm:|
Wow, when we rented from Poppy in May of last year, she was the cheapest ... with awesome personalized service. Sorry to hear she won't work out for you.
|By Susan Brown (BonaireTalker - Post #55) on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:30 pm:|
We just rented from AB car rental and they were very great to work with, we had a problem with one truck and we had another in about 5 minutes!!
|By terry sherman (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 10:43 am:|
Do not rent from Island Car Rental- we nearly missed our early (0730 AM flight on Continental 1899) due to the Island Car rental agent's insistence that the flight always left at 0830. Fortunately, I am not a trusting soul, so I insisted that my husband drop me and all our dive gear at the airport at 0600. We paid our departure tax and got ticketed, and he made a mad dash back to the rental agency at the Plaza to drop off the vehicle. They were nonchalant about their misinformation, but it caused a lot of stress and panic for us. He was the last person through security that morning (02/21). I think what really bugged us was their insistence the airlines was wrong, and they were right-go figure. There were plenty of issues with the two vehicles we rented as well. Rent from someone else-until they can get things straightened out there....
|By Annie Fox (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 1:11 pm:|
Indeed, very unpleasant for you guys.
|By David Johnson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #506) on Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 2:16 pm:|
My personal approach is to reserve a car in advance. They can run out (more likely during certain times of the year).
|By Helene Dudley (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 7:57 am:|
PROBLEM - I DID rent a car from VOYAVER EVENTS CAR RENTALS & TOURS and was troubled when the man told me the $565 US refundable deposit would stay on my credit card for a month. It is over a month, the charge is still on my bill and I am now fighting with my credit card company to have the charge removed. An email to VOYAGER has gone unanswered. .
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