Although the roads in Dennery have seen improvement in recent years, most tourists still feel less comfortable driving here than they do allowing someone who knows their way around more thoroughly. For these people, taxis are the perfect solution.
The first thing you'll notice about taxis in Dennery is that they are not the typical yellow sedan you see in movies. Taxis here do not necessarily stand out in a crowd, but you'll be able to find one with ease if you know what to look for. Although it varies from car to car, the typical taxi is a minivan that seats at least five passengers. The vehicle will also generally have the word "TAXI" printed on it somewhere, either on one of the doors or on the windshield, and the license plate is always red and the tag begins with the letters "TX."
If you're in need of a ride, you'll find taxis milling around the most popular tourist destinations, (such as restaurants and attractions) but you can also call and have a driver pick you up wherever you need them to. Drivers will then be happy to take you wherever you need to go, even if it means driving to the other side of the island.
View this next chart if you want to call local taxis if you are wanting transportation.
|(758) 484-6354||Millennium Highway - Downtown Castries|
|Diplomat Taxi||(758) 717-4220||Dennery|
|Pentagon Taxi and Tours||(758) 518-8275||Mon Repos|
|St. Lucia Airport Taxi & Tours||(758) 518-8275||Mon Repos|
When you slide into the backseat of a taxi in Dennery, the first thing you'll want to do is ask the driver to see the rate card. You see, there are no meters in the cabs here, and negotiations are made unnecessary by the fact tat rates have been set in advance. Your rate depend s entirely on where you are traveling from and where you will end up. For example, the cost to get from Castries to Rodney Bay is around $25(USD), while you'll spend almost $100(USD) to get from the to Castries. Even with the rates plainly printed on a piece of paper, you'll want to make sure you ask the driver how much he or she expects you to pay, and find out if the prices are listed in local currency or United States Dollars – plus inquire as to which form of currency the driver prefers to be paid in.
Taxi drivers in Dennery are also great tour guides. You can sign up for a tour of the entire island for up to four people for just $200(USD), which is a great deal if you compare it to the cost of any other tour offered in the area.
Regardless of why you need a ride, make sure to tip your driver accordingly. A gratuity of 10 to 15 percent of the total bill is fair, with an extra dollar or two thrown in if he or she handles your luggage.
Like any form of transportation, there are pro and cons to using local taxis to get around. If you're too young to rent a car, don't feel comfortable driving in a foreign country, or simply want to sit back and enjoy the scenery, choosing taxi travel is likely the right choice for you.
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