Go to the taxi stand, you will have to hang around until it's fulled up and I mean FULL. Or charter your own driver. taxi stand is out past the Jail and roundie bout. I love love going into Sav. They have all kinds of stores and the market is awesome. That being said I would take a Ja friend to the market with me. Sat I think. There are music shops, bars, all kinds of interesting things to check out in town. Make sure you go to Bashco's if you are needing anything or not. It's fun to go. I'm planning on going to get some household stuff for the pad.Karma believe it !
Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 12:20 pm
The ways I have gotten to Sav have been riding with friends, so I can't speak on how to get there but I do think there are route taxi's that take you from Negril to Sav (i couldn't imagine that it would be only $100J to go from Negril to Sav as it's about 30-40 ride, but it could be). If it were me I would try to hire a driver for the day that could take you, show you around, hangout with you and take you back.
Don't go on a Sunday because everything will be closed except the for a few fish vendors and veggie vendors.
Friday or Saturday are the best days to go, with Saturday being the busiest, shopping downtown for clothes, food markets, fresh veggies, fresh fish, etc. etc. Not many touristy items (which I like).
Bluefields Beach is not far from Sav...less than 30 minutes, great beach to hangout for a few hours, bring a picnic basket. Spring Break! DREAM WEEKEND!! New Year's...Hopefully!!
Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 12:30 pm
I can't remember now how much a route taxi is these days - I go once a trip to stock up on household stuff. I suggest heading out in the morning and returning before Noon - it gets really, really HOT there mid-day.
The route taxi driver will make a few stops in Sav - ask him where to get out so that you'll have easy walking access downtown and near the market.http://nikkikamens.squarespace.com
Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 02:43 pm
in Westmoreland it's a $66.00 base rate and then $3.60 per km...... officially from the Transit Authority from Negril Bus Park to the Sav Bus Park it's suppose to be $167J's... cause it is 28KM which is 100.80J's plus the 66J's equals $167J's.....mi usually pay dem $200J's
mi have done this many times and always get a thrill out of it as long as mi don't get totally squished.....lol it use to be only $100J's to go from Negril to Sav......but the increase went thru Jan 16th of this year
If you take another route taxi to Negirl bus park, tell him you are going to Sav. then, he will point which driver is ready to leave soon. If you are alone in Taxi, you consider they will charge you a charter fee. Make sure you ask if you want "route" taxi.
Same price till the end of the route which is the downtown market. It is 50J intown ride in Sav.
Make sure you have a lot of hundred bills to take taxi! or give him a exact!
Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 09:01 pm
if I remember right walk away from the market on left side and there is a taxi stand few blocks past Hardware store for taxi's going back to Negril. Driver will help you with bags/packages.
[just commentary but I try to be respectful to taxi drivers and I am always polite, try to have exact change, knock dirt off shoes before getting in, announce when ready to get out or where I am going, no wet bathing suit on seats/put towel down. Love to sit up front but always ask first to do so.]
Also, recommend a local friend to go with you especially first time to show you the runnings and help with negotiating and patois.
Negril bus park very organized and has drinks/snacks etc so you don't have to hurry. tell them where your going and wait for a FULL taxi then for me anyway - hold on, close your eyes and pray. Still can't relax as many drive very fast but I have lucked out with some that are more careful. Lovely scenery.
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Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 09:23 pm
I believe the market is open daily but the really good stuff starts coming in on Thursday.
Fontana Drugstore rivals our CVC/S? and Walgreen , Boscho's for household goods, Shop for Less for food, the market, selling fresh veggies and fresh fish, Courts, and Singer for furniture.
Street vendors with everything imaginable. A shoppers paradise, if you can think it they probably sell it.“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Member posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 09:26 pm
I can't wait to go !!! One of my prize things I loved from Basho was a bucket on wheels with a hole for squishing out the excess water.The cleaning lady thought it was awesome, so I gave it to her when I left. I have noticed that most Mom and Pop hotels etc never have anything decent for their people to work with. Hard to clean without the tools.
Sav day,,, market , Boschco, all the stores to check out, stop for a look at the music shop right next door to the bar. Have a chill head out and cover the rest ! love it ! If you have anyone you really want to treat take back a bucket of KFC for them.Karma believe it !