Posted July 8th, 2011, 10:15 AM
I've only done cheapskate barter-on-the-pier with taxi drivers.
A great experience and super value.
So I can't add my vote for Cosul.
But I've seen the name mentioned many many times on cc and on other cruise sites, and always in high praise.
BTW, cruise tours use similar vehicles - the island's roads are unsuitable for larger vehicles. But, as usual with cruiseline excursions, certainly neither best value nor as flexible as a private tour.
At the end of the tour, get the driver to drop you at a beach. Probably no extra charge to drop you at Choc beach (idyllic palm-fringed beach, few tourists or locals, just one bar). Or go a few miles further to Reduit beach in Rodney Bay (tourist beach, all the facilities & toys). Driver can fix for you to be collected later.