|By S Collins (BonaireTalker - Post #19) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 9:31 am:|
Good morning, BT'ers.
|By David Johnson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #517) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 11:01 am:|
Don't know the fare. It is possible to arrange a taxi at 4:30 am. That said, I tend to do the opposite.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3050) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:21 pm:|
I keep the rental car.
|By Debbie B. ~ Jersey Gal(*) (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #9887) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:07 pm:|
Yes, It is possible to arrange a taxi to pick you up at 4:30 am. One question though, if you drop off your vehicle the day before, how are going to get back to Dive Inn, taxi? Then to the airport in the morning, taxi again. The cost would be same as a rental for a day I believe.
|By Chris (BonaireTalker - Post #47) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:48 pm:|
Once you have seen the small distances on the island, at the airport and within the terminal and once you realize how few planes are actually coming into Flamingo Airport, you don't worry about picking up/dropping off a rental car for your travels. This is Bonaire, everything is going at a different pace with very little crowds. Last weekend my daughter arrived at the airport within 1 hour of her CO departure, her itinerary had changed, while she was on the island (didn't get an e-mail!). No problem, she was on the plane 12 minutes after arriving with her 3 suitcases in the terminal. The motto on Bonaire is NO STRESS!
|By S Collins (BonaireTalker - Post #20) on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:54 pm:|
Thanks to everyone for the great tips.
|By Jenny Anderson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 4:28 pm:|
I've rented my car with AB Carrental during our last visit and I must admit they make it pretty easy... their office isn't at the airport, so their taxi driver was waiting for me in the arrival hall to pick me up and take me to their office at the Plaza Resort free of charge.. when I left I did the same as Glenn: I first dropped off my husband and our luggage at the airport and then parked the car + dropped off the keys at the old AB Carrental office opposite the airport.. once at home I’d already received an email from them thanking us for our business! Not bad!
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #7101) on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 9:34 pm:|
We decided to keep the car this trip (left July 19). Ran into an issue out of our control and AB's.....woman in thge shuttle to the airport needed to go back to her resort where she left her family. What a mess. As a result of this we missed our flight at 6:00 a.m. on CION. We arrivedat the airport at 5:05 a.m. and they would not let us board (even First Class passenger tickets in hand). We had to wait for the Houston 7:30 a.m. flight was all checked in to determine if we could get on that one and then on to Newark. We did and we are home but it cost more money, stress and delay in returning home.
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #7102) on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 9:35 pm:|
Oh, if you take your car back the evening before the flight and it is by 8:00 p.m. AB will drive you back to your place. If it is after 8:00 p.m. you must get a taxi or have someone else bring you back to your accommodatations. cb
|By Tribs - is not on Bonaire. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #8905) on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:50 pm:|
If using AB, just drop the car off across the street from the airport. They have you sign a waiver and they pick it up at their convenience. I've done this twice...no problems. You don't have to return it early or worry about a taxi.
|By earl florida (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 4:43 pm:|
Yeah Id definitely recommend AB .. I rented a pick-up truck with a special dive rack in the trunk, very practical.
|By Harry Milestone (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #8) on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 5:07 pm:|
Just try Voyager Events Car rental
|By a retired Grunt (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #834) on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:45 pm:|
As Tribs says,do the disclaimer with AB. Use your rental to drop people and luggage off Flamingo, then go across the street and drop off the vehicle. Keys go into a slot at the old AB office. If you want, take pics of the vehicle as you left it. I too have done this for the last two years with no problems.
|By S Collins (BonaireTalker - Post #21) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 10:27 am:|
Thanks to everyone for the tips.
|By ***Ron Gould*** (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2016) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:26 pm:|
Poppy is my girl! You can't go wrong dealing with her! Good service, and a good price... Ron
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