A 15 to 20 minute drive along the west coast of Barbados heading south from the airport will take you straight to St. Lawrence Gap – and there are several different transportation options that will get you there. Taxis are one of the choices, and a fine one at that. Clean cabs and knowledgeable drivers make this an obvious choice.
Some tourists have a hard time discerning local taxis from privately owned vehicles, but there is a simple trick that will help you tell them apart. Taxis on Barbados will always have the letter “Z” printed on the license plate, and sometimes taxis will even have a lighted dome on the roof that reads “TAXI.”
The first time you'll encounter a taxi on the island will be when you arrive, whether it be at the Bridgetown. In St. Lawrence Gap, you'll find them most often hanging around the most popular tourist attractions including shopping areas, resorts, beaches, and sometimes near restaurants. If you don't see one around, you can give one of the local cab companies a call and have them send a driver out to pick you up.or the docks in
Check out the following table to find out how to call a local cab company whenever you are needing a ride.
|(246) 428-2533||St Lawrence Gap - St. Lawrence Gap|
|(246) 238-9954||Mahogany Court - St. Lawrence Gap|
|(246) 428-3582||St. Lawrence Gap|
... personalize a trip just for you...
If you're interested in hiring a driver to take you on a tour of St. Lawrence Gap or the rest of the island, now would be the time to inquire about it. Many drivers are skilled in the art of tour giving, and can personalize a trip just for you and it will probably cost less than if you were to sign up for a similar tour elsewhere.
If you arrive via the airport, you'll notice a posting of taxi rates which list how much it will cost to get from place to place. For example, a trip from the airport to St. Lawrence Gap is $15(USD). This is because taxis on the island operate off set rates and are not metered.
If you catch a cab outside the airport, ask to see a rate card, and no matter where you leave from, discuss the rate with your driver so you are both on the same page with regards to how much it costs to get to where you need to go. Don't forget to tip your driver between 15 and 20 percent to show your appreciation for safely transporting you to your destination.
Wondering how much a taxi ride will set you back? Take a look at this info.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 15.00||St. Lawrence Gap||Grantley Adams International Airport|
|$ 14.50||Downtown Bridgetown||St. Lawrence Gap|
|$ 18.00||St. Lawrence Gap||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal|
Barbados has a service called Airport Transfers, in which a minivan will take you and your party directly from the airport to your hotel. This service is ideal if you are traveling with a larger group, or you want more space to stretch out and relax during the drive after being cramped on a plane.
Taxis can be expensive if you use them on a regular basis, but many tourists find this preferable as they are not responsible for learning the local rules of the road. Fortunately, the friendly service and clean setting makes the cost of a taxi in St. Lawrence Gap worth every penny.
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