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mark e b
01-17-2008, 02:55 PM
Any suggestions on renting a car. Should I take cab from airport to hotel (family of four) and then rent at hotel, or rent at airport? And what company would you recommend?

chica suave30
01-17-2008, 08:20 PM
a cab from airport to your hotel might be between 18 to 20 dollars one way.also across the street of the airport you can see the different car rental companies.
the one who has best prices right now is economy car rental you can check with them they are also at the airport

AuntieMame
01-17-2008, 08:34 PM
We have rented from Optima and Value with good results.

Probably Tropic rental enjoys the best reputation with the various bb members http://www.tropiccarrent-aruba.com/ He will meet you with the car at the airport so you don't have to schlepp your bags across to one of the little rental huts.

Arubalisa
01-17-2008, 09:00 PM
http://taxiaruba.com/new/farelist.html (http://taxiaruba.com/new/farelist.html) List of taxi fares.

Bryan Morris
01-17-2008, 09:20 PM
I second Optima Car Rental (011 297 582 4828) but I also recommend Economy Car Rental (011 297 583 0200). Booking ahead of time would assure you a shuttle at the airport.

Bryan Morris
Aruba's Premier Wedding Photographer (http://www.bryanmorrisphotography.com)

Andrea J.
01-18-2008, 07:50 AM
bryan
thanks for adding the phone numbers.
very helpful.
andrea


I second Optima Car Rental (011 297 582 4828) but I also recommend Economy Car Rental (011 297 583 0200). Booking ahead of time would assure you a shuttle at the airport.

Bryan Morris
Aruba's Premier Wedding Photographer (http://www.bryanmorrisphotography.com)

Andrea J.
01-18-2008, 07:54 AM
i always recommend TROPIC car rental.


Tropic only has small cars (yaris for example) a family of 4 would fit ok............but luggage for 4?

we have never had a problem with tropic and our luggage, but even when we traveled with 4 of us and 4 suitcases and other carry ons it was tight.

palmtre2
01-18-2008, 08:19 AM
Thanks Arubalisa for the taxi fares list - very helpful in deciding whether or not to get a rental car. There are sooo many places we want to see a taxi would cost us a small fortune, better to put that money into a rental car.

confused1
01-18-2008, 06:29 PM
i always recommend TROPIC car rental.


Tropic only has small cars (yaris for example) a family of 4 would fit ok............but luggage for 4?

we have never had a problem with tropic and our luggage, but even when we traveled with 4 of us and 4 suitcases and other carry ons it was tight.

LOL

We always put a bungee cor in our luggage has come in handy a few times

Andrea J.
01-18-2008, 06:32 PM
ahh bungee cord!
bungee those kids to the roof of the vehicle
and then there is plenty of space of luggage
;)


LOL

We always put a bungee cor in our luggage has come in handy a few times

travelin' twins
01-18-2008, 07:14 PM
My husband and I will be going to Aruba in May with our 7 month old twins. Can any of you recommend a car rental company that has vehicles large enough to accommodate all the baby gear ie. carseats, a double stroller, pack n play and luggage? Those little Toyotas look too small. Are there SUVs or similar available on the island?

Arubalisa
01-18-2008, 07:54 PM
Are there SUVs or similar available on the island?
Aruba Royal Car Rental http://www.arubaroyal.com/ (http://www.arubaroyal.com/)

We recently drove the Suzuki XL-7 as well as the Lexus RX300 and both were plenty roomy. The Suzuki got better gas mileage than the Lexus. :)

Rates below are for the week, on their site you will see they have discounts as well as offers for less days.
Suzuki XL-7, 4X4, (7 passengers) (aut/air/pw.st) $395
Dodge Caravan(7 passenger) (aut/air/pw.st) $395
Lexus RX300 (Full Equipped) $395
Hyundai Caravan (12 passenger) (aut/air/pw.st) $425

BGlynn0211
01-18-2008, 08:25 PM
I used Ace car rental last time I was in Aruba and they were AWESOME! They recently moved out of the airport because they believe the 11% tax the airport authority charges is unfair. So when you go outside of the airport someone is standing with a sign with your last name on it. Then he radioed and a car pulled up and they drove us to their location which was two minutes from the airport. It is kind of way back in a kind of foresty area and they are still renovating and moving in. Anyway they fill out the papers and your off! ACE was the best.:)

AceAruba.com

DANNYO
01-19-2008, 04:51 AM
:doh:Best advice..........bungee cord,why didnt we think of that?:thumb:Now all go to our luggage and put one in.:)