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Forum: Lost & Found Saturday, January 7th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By mark
Re: Lost my digital camera

Sorry to hear this. I'd suggest sending this also to the Aruba newspapers so that they can perhaps publish it. If you like we can do that for you from here, we have contacts of the newspapers. Maybe...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,223
Posted By mark
Re: Weather??

In 2010 especially, the Oct/Nov/Dec months were particularly wet. The Meteorological Office of Aruba keeps updated info which is available online and you can see that 2010 was kind of outside the...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By mark
Re: Another beach question!

If you mean the part of the beach to the left of Sunset Beach Bistro as you're sitting there, then yes there are some new palapas, there's also what appears to be a gazebo type thingy probably for...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,862
Posted By mark
Re: Is more4less still in business?

Perhaps you could try calling - they have a host of numbers, so if they're still operating you should be able to reach them:

Tel. (297) 588-7255 / 593-2864 / 733-2864 / 593-3849 / 733-3849
or Fax...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, October 20th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By mark
Re: Couple questions??

Going for the cheapest does not always mean the best, several respectable car rentals on Aruba are listed here:

Aruba Car Rentals - VisitAruba.com...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 926
Posted By mark
1BR Sleeps 4 Casa Del Mar Ambassador Wing Weeks 27 and 28 (July 4 to July 17 2011)

Hi all,

I have a 1BR Unit (sleeps 4) in the Ambassador Wing available for rent for weeks 27 and 28.

Week 27 is July 4, 2011 to July 10, 2011 and Week 28 is July 11, 2011 to July 17, 2011.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 9th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By mark
Re: Second Visit to the Island

The executive chef at the Westin/Pago Pago is Matt Boland who was well known at the Radisson Sunset Grille :) Matt really knows his stuff!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 27th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,695
Posted By mark
Re: first trip and planning things to do

The SeaWorld Explorer and the Submarine are quite different. Seaworld Explorer basically allows you to get into the hull of a vessel and the hull is designed with windows so you can view the marine...
Forum: Aruba News Sunday, March 20th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By mark
Re: Aruba is celebrating its 35th anniversary of National Anthem and Flag day

Its been 35 years since the flag was first raised in 1976. The 25th anniversary reference is to Aruba's Status Aparte (separate status) which was obtained in 1986.

You can see more information...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By mark
Re: Am I in Cancun (2)?

That's great to hear JohnL - at least the response is a first step! ;)
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By mark
Re: Does anyone have info or past experience with renewal of vows in Aruba

Yes, Bonny will be a great help and can definitely guide you with what you need for the renewal of vows. :)
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Monday, March 14th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By mark
Re: Does anyone have info or past experience with renewal of vows in Aruba

Are you looking for information in particular in terms of a location? or about people who specifically offer services related to renewal of vows?

You could check out: Packages & Customized...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By mark
Re: Has something happened??

Could have been a couple of things. There was an alert for police, ambulance and the fire department due to a plane arriving from Ecuador that was experiencing some problems. Fortunately the plane...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,460
Posted By mark
Re: Shopping Electronics in Aruba - Where???

Hi Marcus,

No problem - glad to be of help. Yes, US dollars would be fine. Accepted practically everywhere on Aruba :)

Mark

P.S. Lets not even talk about my Portuguese ;) Although...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,460
Posted By mark
Re: Shopping Electronics in Aruba - Where???

Hi Marcus - welcome to the forums :) Great to hear you will be in Aruba soon.

Your best bet would be to get a taxi and go towards Oranjestad. It is perhaps 10-15 minutes by car from where you will...
Forum: Moving to Aruba/Living on Aruba Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,304
Posted By mark
Re: Home swaps: a good idea?

Thanks for your replies and for clarifying, I'm sure this will be valuable information for anybody considering a house swap.

As regards scams in Aruba, I do not know of any specifically in terms...
Forum: Moving to Aruba/Living on Aruba Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,304
Posted By mark
Re: Home swaps: a good idea?

Hi fromspain,

Home swapping is a sensitive business and people want to be sure that the person saying they own the property is actually the owner. In Aruba a notary will confirm whether the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By mark
Re: Hello everybody!

Hi fromspain,

Welcome to the VisitAruba forums :) We will be happy to answer your questions over a virtual coffee ;)

Mark
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By mark
Re: It won't be long!

The weather is great in Aruba right now. Forecast is possibly some scattered showers but no deluges hopefully ;)

Have a great time!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 27th, 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By mark
Re: What to expect when coming to Aruba during festivities and holidays

Coconut - what a great post! You've really captured the essence of it and seem to have had a great time :)
Forum: Aruba Safety Sunday, February 27th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,698
Posted By mark
Re: Soul Beach going on - be careful driving

Excessive speed coupled with alcohol are usually the cause. In Aruba use of seatbelts, childseats was not commonplace or enforced until the past couple of years, and still many people do not use them...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 25th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By mark
What to expect when coming to Aruba during festivities and holidays

Several people have asked us about what to expect when traveling to Aruba during times when there are public holidays, or special festivities such as carnival. We've prepared some travel tips just...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Thursday, February 24th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By mark
Re: Teens in Aruba

Great! If they have any questions just let us know ;)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 24th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,917
Posted By mark
Re: Alhambra Casino Renovation and Donuts

No problem! Will post more info as the project progresses :)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 24th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By mark
Re: What a rush that was!!!!!

Birds? Take that to be the British slang in terms of your fun ;) I'm still trying to figure out how that would relate to work though unless we add the droppings.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By mark
Re: What a rush that was!!!!!

Great info Charles. Its cool that the American owners have kickstarted this sport in Aruba. I remember probably about 10 years ago or so, an Aruban guy had started this up and was really passionate...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By mark
Re: Am I in Cancun (2)?

You're right JohnL, it was you who said that - my reading error!

I think you've hit the nail on the head re possible effects on tourism due to global events. Flight costs to Aruba are already...
Forum: Paradise Beach Villas Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By mark
Re: legal rights

Can you send me a bit more information on this in a PM (private message)? - lets see what can be done.
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By mark
Re: Teens in Aruba

There are several places where young people hang out. However most of them are bars or located near them, so drinking is likely to be a factor that cannot be excluded. A lot of kids also hang out at...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,835
Posted By mark
Re: Le Dome Renovation

Thanks for the post. It was only a matter of time. Hopefully something of equal standard to Le Dome will be coming! We will post any information we get on this.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By mark
Re: Am I in Cancun (2)?

Its demoralizing when issues like this fall on deaf ears, especially after an investment the likes of what members put in. Seems management tend to tackle only the immediate issues and then once...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, February 21st, 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By mark
Re: Am I in Cancun (2)?

Have you expressed your views to the Divi Phoenix management about beach bands, noise etc.? Presumably you are all owners and as owners someone should be listening to your points of view especially...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By mark
Re: ABC wks 13 & 14 - 2 rooms for rent

No need to remove it really, once you say they're rented, people will know.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,944
Posted By mark
Re: 5 Guys Burger"s Now on the Island

My wife looks at me funny because I use balsamic vinegar on my fries instead of mayo (which is really big here in Aruba on fries) or ketchup. Great to hear I'm not the only crazy one out there!!
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Friday, February 18th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,480
Posted By mark
Re: Cooks Restaurant is moving

Ommi, say no more re contractors! We've been contacted by several people who are eager for Cooks to reopen so keep us posted!

Fingers crossed for next week!
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, February 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By mark
Re: More Beach yet?

You're welcome!

What do you all think of the new wing? Is it a big improvement on the tower in terms of rooms?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 17th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,917
Posted By mark
Re: Alhambra Casino Renovation and Donuts

Thanks barbiesara - kids will be delighted ;)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 17th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,917
Posted By mark
Alhambra Casino Renovation and Donuts

There's a lot going on at the Alhambra Casino these days, parking lot's being redone completely, they're working on the facade. One of the attachments to the small shopping mall they had there was...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, February 17th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By mark
Re: More Beach yet?

No problem. I just added a couple to the album (http://bb.visitaruba.com/members/mark/albums/divi-phoenix-beach-resort-beach-pictures-taken-morning-february-15-17-2011/) and am also posting them...
Forum: Marriott Ocean Club Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
Posted By mark
Re: Marriott Timeshare spinoff articles

You're welcome. Looks like an interesting development for sure... :)
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By mark
Re: More Beach yet?

No problem! Yes there are quite a few there. This was around 7:30am and a lot of them were taken of course. Some gutsy people were already on the beach probably had been there since the wee hours ;)...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By mark
Re: More Beach yet?

Here are some pictures of the beach taken this morning, February 15th. Hope they help you get an impression of what the beach looks like now :)
...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By mark
Re: Website to read new Marriott timeshare program?

In the light of this discussion, there is some news about Marriott separating the timeshare aspect of their business from their core business of fee-based rooms.

Perhaps owners will find this...
Forum: Marriott Ocean Club Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
Posted By mark
Marriott Timeshare spinoff articles

There is some interesting information for Marriott owners that is appearing in newspapers yesterday and today which I thought I could share here.

Apparently Marriott will spinoff the timeshare...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 14th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By mark
Re: What To Do When Lost On Aruba?

This reminds me of my first days in Aruba quite a while back. Daphne had this tiny car and we used to go absolutely everywhere and anywhere with it, poor car. She'd take me to see the most visited...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Saturday, February 12th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By mark
Re: Website to read new Marriott timeshare program?

You're welcome. There's a pretty lengthy discussion on TripAdvisor...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Saturday, February 12th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By mark
Re: Website to read new Marriott timeshare program?

Hi iamromo, are you referring to the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program? They have a website - its: Marriott Vacation Club - Home (http://www.marriottvacationclub.com/index.shtml)
...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,186
Posted By mark
Save $$$ on your trip!

The 2011 VisitAruba Plus savings card is now available (http://www.visitarubaplus.com/)!

There are some BIG changes this year. Many of the discounts being offered with the VisitAruba Plus card in...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 12th, 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,180
Posted By mark
WIN a US$100 Dinner Gift Voucher at one of Aruba's top restaurants!

Good morning all :)

What's your favorite restaurant? Tell us and WIN a US$100 Dinner Gift Voucher!

It's very simple, all you need to do is:

(1) 'Like' VisitAruba.com on Facebook...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 29th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By mark
Re: Aruban people's hospitality

These are all really heartwarming examples of Aruban hospitality. Thanks for sharing!

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