A group of 8-11 of us are going to rent a private villa for 8 nights towards the end of this year (NYE 2014--nothing like early planning) and many of these resorts are in the Jan Theil area of the island. Clearly we would either have to rent a car(s) or be calling taxis to come pick us up, as I'm sure there are none driving by these private/quieter neighborhoods.
Would getting by on just taxis be sufficient or cost effective, or would we be better of renting a car (or two)? We will be going to Willamstad, the usual beach areas (mambo, zanzibar, etc), but would also like to explore the island a bit (and would rent a car for that day or two). Any advice would be welcomed!