Finally made our villa choice and put our dates on hold for Rapture. In the meantime, looking at flights and car rental reservations.
This being our first trip, needing advice on:
1) Flight departure time. Looks like we have a choice of flights to depart around 2:00-2:30'ish or 4:00-4:30'ish. With a 10am villa checkout in mind, which time is better to choose? We will need time to return the car rental and lunch (in STJ or STT?).
2) Car rental. We can reserve a car through the villa's management company with Paris Car Rental. Is this a good idea or better to book directly? Any experiences to share regarding Paris? Other suggestions of car rental companies with reliable 4x4/all-wheel drive cars and decent rates?
3) Rent a car for 7 or 8 days? Looks like we won't arrive into STT until late afternoon (3-4pm).....so probably won't get to STJ until early evening. Probably will not do much the first night other than settle in. And thinking about hiring someone to help us with grocery provisions beforehand. If so, it worth renting a car from Day 1 or wait til the following morning (then just take taxi to villa in Virgin Grand)? Do any rental car companies offer free pick up/drop off service?
Thanks again for your help/advice.