For many people, hailing a cab will be the preferred way to travel on Nevis. Tourist love the benefit of having a local island and being able to drive to most places on the island for less than $20 (even though this is expensive for the size of the island). Read on and learn more so that you can decide for yourself if taxis are the way to go for your stay on Nevis.
Taxis are not difficult to find on Nevis, typically driving around the Vance W. Amory International Airport, the ferry terminal, resorts, and major attractions with the express purpose of finding tourists that they can drive around. Taxis here are typically minivans with a yellow license plate that has the letter “H” printed on it.
If you're unable to find a taxi, or would prefer having one pick you up from your hotel, you can reserve one from these local cab companies:
|(869) 469-5621||Main Street - Saint Paul Charlestown Parish|
|(869) 663-0068||Hickmans Village - Nevis|
The issue for most people is the cost. For example, it costs $25(USD) to get to Montpelier from the airport. However, many tourists feel it is worth the expense to have someone who knows the roads better than they do to be in charge of driving. Rates are set in advance, which means there is no need for meters. Even so, make sure to confirm the cost of the trip with your driver before you depart.
You can also hire your driver to take you on a tour of the island for about $80(USD) for five passengers over the course of two and a half hours.
If your vehicle based travel on Nevis is going to limited to arriving on the island, driving to you accommodations, and leaving the island, then renting a car is not necessary. Such an itinerary would likely cost less than $50 all together, which could be the price of your rental car per day (not including gas). Of course, as you plan to drive more and more, the cost of taxis will get higher. How high is too high is a decision for you.
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