Three of us (two adults and 1 3 yr old) will be vacationing in Provo for 9-10 days and are debating whether it makes more sense to rent a car or just use taxis.
1st, I would be doing all the driving, if we rent a car. However, I'm only familiar with driving according to US rules and regulations. Would this be a reason enough to not consider renting a car? The last thing I'd want to do is cause an accident while I'm on vacation.
2nd, we don't plan to leave the resort everyday, but we will need to step out to pick up groceries/toiletries every now and then ... and, while we understand a lot of shops are within reasonable walking distance of Grace Bay Club (where we are staying) - I'm not sure I'd want to walk back and forth with a case of bottled water every few days.
3rd, we do want to leave the resort on at least 1/2 of the nights to go out for dinner - and do some sightseeing ... my understanding is that taxis are expensive (i.e., are charged on a per person per ride basis, including for a 3-yr old) and that can add up. I heard that it is $15 per person from the airport, but are the rates lower going elsewhere around Provo/the island?
4th - I understand that the rental cars are generally older (i.e., more used) than you would typically find in the US, particularly at the local (i.e., not name brand) rental car vendors -- additionally, it sounds like break-ins are not uncommon ... while I'm sure the rental cars are functionally fine in general, I've heard stories of no A/C and less than clean cars, as well as that if you lock your car doors, you're more prone to a broken window or two that the renter is responsible for ... are these reasons to just spend the money on taxis?
Based on some quick research, a rental for the full time that we are in Provo for a Toyota Camry (or equivalent) is about $823 all-in -- that's just over $90 per day. For a Toyota Corolla (or other mid-size car equivalent), it's $640 all-in -- which is just over $70 per day.
Any thoughts/suggestions/personal experiences are greatly appreciated!