Hi, We will be flying into Aruba on Feb 7 which I understand is the big day for the Carnival with a parade. I was advised to take a taxi to our airport instead of driving ourselves since many roads will be shut down. Do I need to book a taxi in advance? I was reading great things about A1 Taxi service.
We are staying at the Holiday Inn and want to rent a car for our duration. One place I saw that was close by was Thrifty, located at Playa Linda Beach Resort. Has anyone rented with them from this location before and does this sound like it will work for us? Or if you have better recommendations, I would appreciate it!
We have never had a problem getting a taxi from the airport without a reservation. We you exit the airport just go to your left and there will be a taxi area and someone helping get you to the right place. We have also reserved with Bully from A1, and it was nice to be greeted with a sign with our name on it and walking over to get into our ride right away.
We prefer the taxi line from the airport so that we can take our time, look at duty free, hubby can smoke of he needs to, without feeling like someone is waiting on us. Even though Im sure that would not have been an issue if we had askes. We've never had a line of more than 3 people in front of us for a taxi. However I do hope someone with experience arriving on Carnival writes here with their experience.
Act you are correct, they drive thru the back roads and while "nothing" will look familiar to you, your hotel will be in front of you before you know it. I would certainly take the cab to the hotel and then rent the car later...You would struggle getting to your hotel if the main roads are closed IMO.