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Reliable taxi in Poipu?

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Reliable taxi in Poipu?

We'll be staying at the Kiahuna Plantation for a week in May. Yes, we will have a car, but might want to go out one night for a celebratory diner (thinking Merriman's in Koloa) and enjoy ourselves without worry about drinking and driving. Can anyone recommend a reliable taxi service in the area. I found a lot of older posts, arguments really, between some of the cab companies and just wondering whats what.

Thanks

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1. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

Never used these folks. We usually just walk and Kiahuna Plantation is really not too far from Kukui'ula Shoppng Village (where Merriman's is located). It's about a mile if you walk along Hoonani Road. You could walk there before sunset and then call the taxi for the trip home.

http://www.ponotaxi.com/

Edited: 31 March 2013, 21:30
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2. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

South shore taxi seems to do a pretty darned good job in the Poipu area. That is who we called for people when I was in the activity biz at Brenneckes, and Concierge for the expedia desk at the lawai beach resort.

Good plan to leave the car parked. Merimans should be able to call for you from their greeting desk out on the landing. Or ask your server for their procedure as to taxi service. Or put kauai taxi into your cell and call them on your own.

Denny

Edited: 01 April 2013, 17:15
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3. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

Have used South Shore taxi and they were reliable. One caveat..... don't expect that to-the-minute service. They're operating on Kauai time. You'll also be after a few days there.

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4. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

Aloha from Kaua'i!

There is also a shuttle service here that is very popular, it is called "Surf and Turf Shuttle".....

www.yelp.com/biz/surf-and-turf-shuttle-poipu

Malama Pono,

Janet

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5. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

In Janet's above link, near bottom it indicates Pono Holdings bought Surf & Turf Shuttle in 2012 and is renamed Pono Shuttle:

"....Originally started in 2005 as Surf & Turf Shuttle serving Poipu and surrounding areas. Surf & Turf, in 2012 was purchased by Pono Holdings, LLC and aptly renamed Pono Shuttle serving entire island of Kauai with lower rates then competitors in most popular destinations on Kauai....."

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6. Re: Reliable taxi in Poipu?

West side taxi is recommended:

808-652-6101

Some tips: call ahead in the morning for an evening, short run reservation- it can be hard to book (vs. longer-airport run) and reserve a pick-up time or you may get stuck.

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