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You will want to rent a car if you are staying in a private villa, but if you are staying in a hotel on the beach, you can usually get by with taxis, though getting a taxi every day can be expensive. If you are a family or group of four, then a car can be a more cost-effective solution since taxi rates are per person.
Major car-rental companies, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz have locations at the airport; Avis and Budget also have branch offices. Local rental companies include Dependable Car Rental and Discount Car Rental.
Avis (Cyril E. King Airport, 70 Lindbergh Bay, 4 miles west of Charlotte Amalie, Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/774–1468 or. www.avis.com. Windward Passage Hotel, Seabourne Airlines, Charlotte Amalie. 340/776–7329. Al Cohens Mall, Rte. 30, Havensight Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight. 340/777–8888.)
Budget (Cyril E. King Airport, 70 Lindbergh Bay, 4 miles west of Charlotte Amalie, Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/776–5774. www.budgetstt.com. Sapphire Beach Resort, Rte. 38, Estate Smith Bay. 340/774–2211. Havensight Cruise Ship Dock, Rte. 30, Havensight. 340/776–5774.)
Dependable Car Rental (Estate Contant, 12 Lindbergh Bay, 1.5 miles east of Cyril E. King Airport off Rte. 308, turn north at the Medical Arts Building, Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/774–2253 or 800/522–3076. www.dependablecar.com.)
Discount Car Rental. The main office is in Lindbergh Bay, but they pick up at the Cyril E. King Airport and have small satellite locations with a desk at Bluebeard's Beach Club & Villas, Elysian Beach Resort, and Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. Cyril E. King Airport, 70 Lindbergh Bay, 4 miles west of Charlotte Amalie, car rental is located adjacent to the entrance road of the airport, 1 min from the terminal, 00803. 340/776–4858 or 877/478–2833. www.discountcar.vi.
Hertz (Cyril E King Airport, Airport Rd., 4 miles west of Charlotte Amalie, Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/774–1879. www.hertz.com.)
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