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How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

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How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

I know it is expensive and a tourist trap but if we want to do some shopping and get away from the resort just wondering how much a cab is from RPTB and is it easy to catch one coming back. Or do they have a shuttle?

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1. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

You should be able to get a tourist taxi for $US5 to $US10, per taxi, one way depending on how hard you bargain and where you hire the taxi. A route taxi is $J150 per person one way.

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2. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

We are also staying at RPTB and were wondering the same thing. Getting a taxi from hotel should be easy; just wondering about going back in the evening. Would it be a long walk from Margaritaville back to RPTB? (more than 1/2 hr)?

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3. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

Not only would it be a long walk, but an unsafe one as the road has no sidewalks, insufficient lighting on the road.

Roughly estimated, the distance is just short of a mile along the road.

Getting a tourist taxi all day/night is not a problem.

Edited: 08 February 2014, 07:23
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4. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

Sorry for asking...I feel clueless...but what is the difference between a tourist taxi and a route taxi?

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5. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

There is a free shuttle from RPTB to Margaritaville, we just tipped the driver. The taxi desk in the reception of the hotel will sort it out for you.

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6. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

"what is the difference between a tourist taxi and a route taxi?"

A tourist taxi works the way you think one works. It is a private transfer from point A to point B for you and your party only. Will wait for you, at extra charge, and bring you back to your hotel if you wish.

A route taxi is a car that works like a bus. It only follows a specific route which is painted on the side of the taxi. It is a shared vehicle that stops frequently to pick up and let people off. Four in the back seat of a small taxi is not uncommon with reggae on the CD (up full). Works fine to go the short distance from RPTB to Margaritaville but is not very good for sightseeing or many other possible trips.

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7. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

Thanks, appreciate the information!

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8. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

If you take a "tourist taxi", or charter, you can get the driver's phone # to call when you're ready to go. They don't have to wait for you. Usually, these taxis stationed at hotels charge more, or quote a higher price than what you could get otherwise. There are lots of threads about taxis and pricing. To and from RPTB/Margaritaville, I would negotiate down to $5 each way. Just make sure any taxi you use has a red license plate. Any vehicle with a white plate is not licensed and insured to carry passengers. A vehicle with a white plate is a private vehicle....you could be held responsible if you were to get into an accident in a white plate vehicle.

Here's info for a nice, licensed driver I used in November:

George Beckford

842-2500 (digicel), or

792-3180

Safe, clean van, and open to negotiation (ie: "will you take $5 or $500j from Margaritaville to RPTB?" "No problem"). He hangs out across the road from Coco La Palm, central beach location.

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9. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

I am pretty sure that Margaritaville has a shuttle that wlll pick you up from your resort. If you are interested in going at your own time and also doing some shopping, you should definitely use a private driver. There are many here in trip advisor that are reasonable.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147313-d6…

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10. Re: How much for a taxi from RPTB to Margaritaville/shopping?

Our plan is to go from RPTB to Red Dragon for a couple drinks (and maybe jerk pork!), then on to Rick's to watch the divers and the sunset. Sounds like a tourist taxi is the way to go. Would it make sense to have them stay-or just call for a return? We won't have phones-can Rick's call, or would we just grab a taxi at Rick's?