|By Geoffrey Everett (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 5:14 pm:|
My wife and I are eagerly looking forward to our seventh trip to Bonaire on Oct. 15th. Unfortunately, due to gross incompetence at the travel agent we used (why I used one for the first time in 7 years I'll never know)we have an 8 hour layover in Aruba (arrival 1:45, depart 10pm). Does anyone know if Bonaire Express will store our luggage and a beach with restaurant to go to to kill the time? We're open to other idea, although we don't gamble, but 8 hours at the airport seems boring and a waste. Also, since we'll be getting to Bonaire to late to pick up our rental, does anyone know if there are taxis available at the Bonaire airport around midnight? Thanks for your help.
|By Cyn Loo Hoo (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #14682) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 11:10 pm:|
Geoffrey, check out Cecil's trip report. He mentions a place they went to on Aruba during their layover
|By Julia Graves (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #714) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 3:26 am:|
If a plane is coming in, there will be a taxi! They are even there to meet the 3am KLM flight.
|By Lydia S. Segal (BonaireTalker - Post #87) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 6:58 am:|
Had long layovers going and coming..
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4260) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 8:09 am:|
Geoffrey, the luggage is the challenge, for that long I'd rent a car and stash the luggage in the car. A car will cost around $60. The other option is to take the luggage and bribe a porter at a resort to store it for you. They will be happy to do that. Taxis on Aruba are on fixed fares, $20 to high risers, $17 to low risers and $15 downtown (AFAIR).
|By David Frank (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #200) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 3:35 pm:|
|By Geoffrey Everett (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 9:20 am:|
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Right now it looks like the gods are smiling on us as our travel agent claims that we got bumped to the 6:00pm flight so we only have a four hour layover. If that doesn't happen in reality we'll make use of your ideas. Thanks.
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