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Taxi vs. Tour Guide

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Taxi vs. Tour Guide

Has anyone taken a taxi from Beaches Negril or RIU Palace Tropical Bay to do some shopping or to go to Rick's? Trying to decide if I should book someone in advance or hire a taxi driver. There will be just 2 of us.


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1. Re: Taxi vs. Tour Guide

Just walk out to the street and a taxi will find you in minutes or less. Resort taxi drivers will charge more than taxis cruising. Settle on a price before getting in.

Tour guide for local transfers would be overkill.

As you get more familiar with the "runnings" a route taxi is the least expensive transport.

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2. Re: Taxi vs. Tour Guide

A taxi from the Riu to town will be $5 (per couple, 1-way), and from the Riu to Rick's is $10. Be sure to confirm the price before getting into any unfamiliar cab. If you want a trusted driver, our favorite for 10+ years is Biggs at 876-410-0536. Call 30 min before you want to go for a no-hassle drive there and back.

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3. Re: Taxi vs. Tour Guide

Definitely walk OFF the resort to grab a taxi! They will find you - in seconds, literally! MUCH cheaper than the resort taxi!

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Another idea is to take a look at The List in the upper right corner of this page. This is a list of good drivers that have been used by and recommended by other TA regulars. They are Red Plate and insured.

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5. Re: Taxi vs. Tour Guide

So if we are going to Rick's from RIU Palace would it make sense to go out on the street and hail a cab, or prearrange it prior to leaving home with a driver on the list? I think we just want to go out to Rick's and see sunset and watch a few divers. Not planning to stay really long. Would a driver stay and wait, come back for us when we are ready, or would we just hail another cab to go back?

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6. Re: Taxi vs. Tour Guide

You can do any of that. Any driver will wait for you for a price, or give you his cell # to call for pickup when you are ready. If you get $10 each way for 2 from Riu to Rick's you are doing very well IMO.

That trip in route taxis crammed in with others would still be about $5 each way and you'd have to change taxis in town.

Edited: 30 December 2013, 23:31
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