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Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

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Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Hi have just booked to go to JBR, have to decide whether or not to add transfers, or to catch a taxi when arrive at airport. What is the fare from airport to Jolly Beach and will the fare be the same on the return journey.

Also can someone recommend some tour companies as would like to see some of Antigua.

Many thanks

Helen

Ps are beach towels available there

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1. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

The official rate is US$24 each way for up to four people travelling together with up to two large pieces of luggage each. You may find yourself sharing with others, but unless you've agreed to travel with them before going to the dispatcher's desk, this has no impact on the price. The system's quick and very efficient and a lot cheaper than pre-booking transfers which are usually a complete rip-off, and use exactly the same mini-vans and drivers.

In terms of tours, it very much depends on what you'd like to do. You're in a great location as most of the water-based tours start from Jolly Harbour. My personal favourites include Adventure Antigua for the Xtreme CIrcumnavigation or Eco-tour, the Creole Cruises lobster lunch, and WCT for self-drive boats. Lots of reviews here on TA for all of these. There are also the big booze cruise catamarans - Treasure Island or Wadadli Cats.

The best way to sightsee on land is, IMO, to hire a car and just get out there for a couple of days. So many beaches and more to explore, and it's very easy to self-guide to your own itinerary rather than somebody else's. If you want a more organised experience, I'd happily recommend Sean Weathered at Antigua VIP safari tours, who customises every outing to what you'd like to see and do.

And yes, beach towels are available :)

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2. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Many thanks mizgeorge

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3. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

If you want to see all the taxi rates, the very helpful website www.antiguanice.com has a page with all of them--just click on Taxis & Bus Fares in the box on the right side of the home page. Great resource.

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4. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Ddi you use a taxi - original post ?

We are going in November and wondered if the taxi was cheaper as transfers are coming in at about £84 return for 2 of us.

May jsut risk it and get a taxi :) Would really like to hear how you got on.

Many thanks

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5. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Hi Michele,

It's ALWAYS cheaper to use a taxi. The transfer services are a total ripoff, and most of them use exactly the same vans and drivers anyway. It's just as quick to use the dispatcher system, which is surprisingly efficient, given how few things are quick and efficient in the Caribbean!

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6. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Thank you so much

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7. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

Thank you so much. Do you just stand outside or is there a booking desk. I love Trip Advisor - everyone is so helpful

Thank you

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8. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

As you exit the customs hall, cross the road to your left (there is a zebra crossing) and the dispatcher's desk is right there. Tell them where you're going and you'll get a slip confirming this, and your fare and will then be put on the next available taxibus. You may find yourself sharing with others heading to the same, or nearby resorts, and this has no impact on the fare you pay, which is for up to four people travelling together.

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9. Re: Cost of taxi from airport to Jolly Beach Resort

thank you so much - you have been really helpful. Any other hints and tips for holiday in Antigua - good trips etc.

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