Taxi drivers are always on the streets of Marigot, circling the most popular tourist destinations in order to pick up those in need of a ride. Because the cost of a rental car is particularly high here, taxis have become the most popular form of transportation among visitors staying in and around Marigot.
While taxis are seemingly everywhere in this busy tourist destination, you may have to get used to picking them out on the street. Very few cabs have markings on them that set them apart from private vehicles, so it'll be the “TXI” on the license plate that gives them away, or a sticker in the window. After you've spotted a few and learn where to look, it will quickly become second nature and you won't be able to stop finding these vehicles. If by chance, there truly is no taxi nearby, you can always call a local company and the dispatcher will send someone out right away to pick you up.
Take a look at the chart that follows to get contact phone numbers for local cab companies.
|(721) 546-7759||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|(059) 087-5765||St. James Low Town - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-9725||Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-3166||Quartier d'Orleans - 2.1 mi. (3.4 km) South West of Orient Bay|
|(059) 087-8828||La Savane - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-8451||Grand Case - Grand-Case|
The cost of taking a taxi in Marigot has been set by the government, so you won't find meters in these vehicles. Instead, ask your driver, or pick up a rate sheet and you'll always know exactly how much it will cost to get from one place to another. There are some additional fees to be aware of on top of base rates. First, know that fares are set with two occupants in mind. That means, each extra body pays $4(USD). Next, luggage does not travel for fee. Instead, you'll pay $1(USD) per parcel. Finally, rates go up overnight. This means that you'll pay an extra 25 percent between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and midnight, and an extra 50 percent between midnight and 6:00 a.m. In addition to all of this, remember to leave room in your budget for gratuities. About 15 percent of your total be should be just fine.
If you don't want to rent a car for your time in Marigot, it won't be a problem at all. Taxis here are readily available and come well-recommended.
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