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MikeyR Friday, September 21st, 2012 07:36 PM

Jeep needed?
 
My wife and I are going to Aruba for 2 weeks in November. We plan on taking the jeep tour around the island, then going ourselves a few days later to our favourite spots. Is a Jeep really required, or will a regular car do?
Second question.....do we have to reserve a rental car in advance, or can we just rent one when we get there?
Third question.....what is the price of gasoline there.

Thank you.
We are looking forward to our trip!

classiclincoln Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 07:57 PM

Re: Jeep needed?
 
"Is a Jeep really required, or will a regular car do?"

If all you want to do is drive around the city, then no. If you want to drive on the north side of the island to really see the island and maybe have a picnic on the water, then yes. We always rent the jeep because we like having the flexibility.

"do we have to reserve a rental car in advance, or can we just rent one when we get there?

November is not the busy season, but it's probably best to make the reservation in advance. Also, get the Visit Aruba card; you'll save $$ on the rental, food and shopping. Well worth the money.

"what is the price of gasoline there."

Gas on all the islands (and Europe and the rest of the world except maybe the middle east) is more expensive than here in the US. According to Aruba Gasoline Prices , it's $5.29/gal.

MikeyR Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 09:35 PM

Re: Jeep needed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by classiclincoln (Post 110152)
"Is a Jeep really required, or will a regular car do?"

If all you want to do is drive around the city, then no. If you want to drive on the north side of the island to really see the island and maybe have a picnic on the water, then yes. We always rent the jeep because we like having the flexibility.

"do we have to reserve a rental car in advance, or can we just rent one when we get there?

November is not the busy season, but it's probably best to make the reservation in advance. Also, get the Visit Aruba card; you'll save $$ on the rental, food and shopping. Well worth the money.

"what is the price of gasoline there."

Gas on all the islands (and Europe and the rest of the world except maybe the middle east) is more expensive than here in the US. According to Aruba Gasoline Prices , it's $5.29/gal.

Thanks for the reply, and all the advice and information.
We've already bought the Visit Aruba card and plan on using it a lot.
Sounds like gas prices are a bit cheaper in Aruba than they are here in Canada. It works out to about $5.90 a gallon here!!

Mike

Liz from N.J. Monday, September 24th, 2012 08:54 PM

Re: Jeep needed?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by classiclincoln (Post 110152)
"
Gas on all the islands (and Europe and the rest of the world except maybe the middle east) is more expensive than here in the US. According to Aruba Gasoline Prices , it's $5.29/gal.

I don't know what gas prices are this month, but the the price of $5.29 gal that was quoted from Aruba Gasoline Prices
was the price from Sept 12 of last year.

MikeyR Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 09:43 AM

Re: Jeep needed?
 
Thank you Liz!


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