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    rent car @ airport vs a few days here and there

    I'm happy to be heading for Aruba in 2 days for my fourth annual visit (for the poker tournaments at the Radisson). In past years I've always stayed away from Palm Beach and rented a car for my whole stay, but this year I'll be staying at the Mill Resort/Suites, right across the street from the Radisson, where I'll be spending a lot of my time. So I won't need a car every day, and I keep debating whether to just rent one for the whole trip or try to just rent a car 2 or 3 times for a day or two each time.

    Is there a reasonably convenient/economical way to rent a car for a day or two if one is staying in the Palm Beach area? It would be especially nice if I didn't have to commit in advance to which days I might rent.

    thanks for any advice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehuges View Post
    I'm happy to be heading for Aruba in 2 days for my fourth annual visit (for the poker tournaments at the Radisson). In past years I've always stayed away from Palm Beach and rented a car for my whole stay, but this year I'll be staying at the Mill Resort/Suites, right across the street from the Radisson, where I'll be spending a lot of my time. So I won't need a car every day, and I keep debating whether to just rent one for the whole trip or try to just rent a car 2 or 3 times for a day or two each time.

    Is there a reasonably convenient/economical way to rent a car for a day or two if one is staying in the Palm Beach area? It would be especially nice if I didn't have to commit in advance to which days I might rent.

    thanks for any advice...
    You didn't say how long you were going for...Look at the week vs the day rental...thats where I would start...Sorry, I can't recommend any in particular..I am sure others on the site can..

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    i have friends that go to the divi for 3 wks every february and they rent a car each vist for only 3 days.
    once you get on island and figure out your game plan (aside from winning at poker) you will have a better idea of when you will need a car.

    if you want to rent a car a couple of times for 2 or 3 days each time....you will definately be better off renting for your entire stay.
    i am assuming that you are staying a week or 2.

    some resorts do have a car rental kiosk right on site.

    i totally recommend getting in touch with Tropic. Hans, the owner is the BEST.

    andrea
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 09-30-2009 at 08:52 AM.

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    sorry I wasn't clearer about the length of my stay. I'll be there for 12 nights. I'm starting to think that getting a car for the last 7 days is probably the way to go - I've just arranged for Bully to pick me up at the airport on my arrival.

    I'll get in touch with Tropic to see what they can do - ideally I'd be looking for someone to pick me up in Palm Beach area, and then I can drop the car off at or off-airport when I fly out. I guess I'll just ask Tropic if they can do that, but if that sparks any other suggestions let me know...

    thanks for the replies

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    tropic, if vehicles are available, will be terrific for you.

    hans or denis will deliver the car to you and you can retrun it at the airport.

    andrea

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