Not everyone feels comfortable driving themselves around in a foreign country, and due to age restrictions often imposed by rental car agencies, not everyone is allowed to rent a car. These people will often turn to taxis as their main source of transportion.
In Frigate Bay, taxis are easy to come by. You'll often find them circling around outside of popular nightspots, shopping centers, and accommodations. However, if you cannot hail one, it is possible to call a company and arrange for a pick-up. Just know that there may be a fee for this service.
See the listing that follows to find contact information for local cab companies.
|Kittitian Taxi & Tours||(869) 762-8994||Downtown Basseterre|
|Rose and Jim's Taxi & Tour Service||(869) 664-6202||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-4317||Frigate Bay|
|(869) 662-1129||Trafalgar Village - Downtown Basseterre|
Taxis look a little different in Frigate Bay than what you are probably used to. Here, they are often minivans and minibuses, with yellow tags marked with the letter “H.” Despite the differences, you shouldn't have trouble picking them out in a crowd.
The most important thing to know about taxis here is that they are un-metered. Rates for every location are set in advance and posted at the airport and Basseterre, but if you're traveling from Frigate Bay you'll just have to ask your driver to see a rate card and settle on a fare before you drive off.in
Taxi drivers here can also serve as tour guides, so if you want to drop about $80(USD), you can have you driver take you and up to three other people around the island for two and a half hours and show you all of the most important sites.
As you can imagine, taking a taxi instead of renting a car helps relieve the stress of driving in a foreign city. For anyone looking to let a local do the driving, or plan on enjoying the island's nightlife, arranging a taxi service is a good idea.
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