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Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?

Austin, TX
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Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?


I'm staying at Shangri-La on Cat Island next week. We're debating the car. I've been to Cat before, but can recall how far it was from Bennett's Harbour to other things. We're good walkers, so if there is a restaurant or two within a couple miles (each way), we're fine without a car. I'm also thinking there are bikes there, so I can make the ride into town for supplies. We did the sights last time and want really just to park ourselves on the beach and relax for a few days - so if I get a car, I'll barely use it.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Many Thanks!

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1. Re: Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?

We stayed at Shangri-la for 6 years in a row for a 2 week stay each time. They have a car you can rent which was always reliable. Trevor the caretaker took care of the car. We went "everywhere" with the car no matter how bad the roads were. It wasn't a car really, it was a SUV.(Chevy Blazer). You'll definetly need a vehicle to explore the island,get groceries and Kalik and rum. Any other questions I'd be glad to answer.

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2. Re: Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?

I would rent a car. You are near Sammy T's but not really near anything else.

Gasport, New York
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3. Re: Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?

You might consider renting a car for just a day or two. Figure about $80/day, plus gas. Or ask your taxi driver from the airport for his/her phone number. When you want to go out for supplies, call the taxi.

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4. Re: Need a car for Shangri-La on Cat?

Thanks much for the feedback. Have an option of getting the car after I get there, so we can see how motivated we're feeling. Folks who own Shangri-La are delightful!

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