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Old June 21st, 2004, 07:28 PM
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Default Renting a Jeep/car in ARUBA

My husband and I are thinking of renting a jeep or car in Aruba. I'm leaning towards the jeep due to the 4 wheel drive. I was wondering if anyone out there has done this or knows of someone who has.

1- Who did you rent from. Where they good, was the vehichle in decent condition?

2- Who should we not rent from?

3-Anyone have any trouble getting stuck in the sand off roading or have their car or
jeep breakdown on them?

4- Should I make a reservation before hand or just wing it and hope that something is
available?

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We stayed a week in Aruba and had no problems with renting a vehicle. We only rented it for one day to tour the island and then we took the bus back and forth. I wish I could remember who we rented from, but I can't. I would advise renting a jeep because there are places that the cars cannot go. The "wild" side of the island is well worth seeing!! It is very, very different from the smooth waters along the Caribbean side. You go from tropical to arid in appearance.....cacti and all. Enjoy this island, it is wonderful. One of our favorites. If you are going by ship and will only be in port one day you might want to rent ahead just to be sure you have your 4 wheel drive. I honestly don't know if there were cruise ships in port the day we rented ours or not, so I cannot say what the availability is. Have fun!
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Heidict,
Here's a link that may help. http://www.arubatravelinfo.com/cgi-b...d.pl?topic=103 . You can check out "VisitAruba" at - http://www.visitaruba.com/travel/getaround/rental.html - . The major car rental companies are there, but don't seem to rent jeeps. Hope this helps.

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