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Rental Cars?

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Rental Cars?

We are coming in to L'Hoste Hotel, Orient Beach area, Jan 31 and want to have a car. Should we rent one at the airport or is there a better alternative. Thanks.

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It will save you an expensive cab ride to and from the resort. It is also cheaper to rent by the week. Check out "Best Deal" or Alamo

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Don't rent Europcar in St Marteen, they overbook.

I'm just back from 10 days in this little paradise and everything went well

except for my car rental.

I had reserved a car through the internet two month in advance and wrongly

thought that it would be fine.

At our arrival at the airport, when we met with the Europcar representative,

we've been told that they had us on their list but that they were unable to rent

us a car as they had no car left because of overbooking (only prepaid

reservations were honored).

Even worse, when asked about what we should do, they didn't even try to help us

to find an alternative solution.

We ended up by National where we paid 30% more and got a "trash" car which was

bumped on every side ...

If you plan to rent a car in St-Marteen, don't imagine large companies such as

Europcar or National will provide better service than the little local rental

companies: it's our third time on the island and we had formerly rented through

defis agency car rental that was a bit more expensive but much better and

honest.

Cupecoy Bay, St...
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Or Alain Arnell at AAA - excellent service past 6 trips.

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I had a wonderful experience with Sunshine car rental. I booked my trip to SXM at the very last minute for Christmas week. The auto club could not find me a rental car for the week on such short notice. However I have a friend on the island who contacted Sunshine. They not only reserved a car for me with no deposit but delivered it to the Dutch Quarter for me on Christmas Day. Then the rep met me at the check in counter at the airport and picked up the keys as I was leaving the island on New Year's Eve. I had a brand new Kalos (full size car) with low mileage and no scratches. I also got a great rate even at the last minute. It was only $210 for the whole week which is less than the price I would have paid for an compact car.

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Great news about the car -- is there a telephone number I can call or a web site I can book a car?? Going in April with hubbie

Ontario
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I will check my bill and let you know.

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Thanks for the info !!! Hope you do have a telephone or web site I can get a hold of this car rental dealer.

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I rented with Ideal Reantal - UCAR, from our hotel Le Flamboyant. Khadra was our representative on at the hotel, and she was excellent. We got a brand new KIA car. Their phone number is 0590 87 09 93.

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Garfa:

Here is the contact info for Sunshine Car rental. They do not have a website.

Office

Airport Road, #2 Simpson Bay

Tel: (599) 545-2684

Airport (on-site)

Tel: (599) 545-2685

Email for all locations: Sunshinecarrental@megatropic.com

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Most of the cars in SXM are battered. Few are new. Best Deal is convenient to the airport. We use AVIS simply because it's a national brand and they have a Texaco gas station on site so you can fill up before you turn the car in.

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