Would a rental car be helpful? Did you tour the island? How far to west Bay?
Taxis are inexpensive. A car might be good for a day or two to tour the island. West Bay is about a ten minute drive at most.
$5 cab ride to West Bay. The hotel has a jeep that you could rent for the day and see the whole island. Cabs are cheap and the hotel has drivers that only work for them. The hotel gives you a cell phone with the drivers numbers. They are usually 5-10 mins. away.
The hotel provided a driver who is more or less at your beck and call. No need for a car. The hotel also gives you a phone to call the driver and he's there in a flash. So easy.
No, we didn't find the need for a car at all. The hotel will introduce you to their driver who is always about 15 minutes away. I paid him at the end of the week and it was far less then the cost of renting a car for the same period of time. Plus he was a wealth of knowledge about the various places and was just a joy... In the off chance that he doesn't make it pick you up his brother will... Excellent service from both and the hotel...
You can rent a car. The streets are OK unless you go thru towns where it gets really crowded and tight - although everybody is very polite. We loved Alex driving us, not that expensive and the roads are tricky, knowing when to turn for where. Signs are so-so there. In towns i swear he came within inches of people etc, nobody cared, but I wasn't up for trying. West end is a must see. Usually you go to Beachers to eat drink and be with too many people. Walk south to the far end of the beach and the snorkeling is heavenly and shallow enough if you want a break you just stand up!
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