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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:22 AM
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I'm curious if anyone knows how long it takes to get from the cruise port (carnival's) over to princess juliana international airport? I'm going on the Valor Aug 8th and this is the one thing I am looking forward to the most (being an amateur photographer). Has anyone ever gone to see the airplanes fly in? I want to rent a jeep and drive over there... Is this do-able?

Anything I should know before I go?
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You will be there in 30 minutes. Have a nice cruise and try to share your pics. MTL
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would you recommend renting a car/jeep and going their ourselves? Or should we just get a taxi?
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Taxi is ok.....just be aware that on weekdays the road gets abit congested during lunch and evening so plan your time accordingly.

Tho the Sunset Beach Bar is no longer there, their website still has some pics you might like. There was a surfboard that listed the flight times for that day.

We arrived at about 830am and left at noon. During that time there were about 20 planes .

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My travel agent is advising me against renting a car because of the different driving rules and because she doesn't know where you can rent close to the pier. Is it a big problem or would we be fine if we rented a car for the day? How much would a taxi cost to get out to the airport if we wanted to go?
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Hope this link works for you. Has some info on the island etc....

http://www.sunsetbeachbar.com/Member...land_info/view

To call a taxi, dial 147 on the Dutch side.

You can use Cirrus, Plus, Mastercard and American Express Cards here.

Scotiabank - Three locations, the Main bank on Back Street, Philipsburg, Ram's Food World in Cay Hill and the Banks branch in Simpson Bay Yacht Club.

Antilles Banking Corporation ATMs are for local accounts only too.

All ATMs listed above dispense cash in US Dollars.

All ATMs on the French side dispense ONLY Euros, NOT US Dollars.

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