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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, July 30th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,800
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: New Restaurant

There are a few reviews of it on Trip Advisor:
Open Home & Kitchen, Aruba - 4 Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 4th, 2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,956
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Balashi Brewery Tour

When we did the tour several years ago, there was only one tour per day in the morning (think it was around 9:30am) and they take a limited number of people so reservations in advance are a must. ...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Sunday, October 16th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: For Rent Week #11 Aruba Grand March 16-23 2012

The Aruba Grand timeshares/owners are still there and are now part of the RIU complex.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,900
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Is it true that you can bring your own wine to Matthews?

Most restaurants in most countries will let you bring your own wine. But almost all will charge you a "corkage fee" which could be anywhere from $10-$30. I would just call or email them and ask if...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Stale?

Thank you to both of you for responding. I didn't quite get what that other post was about and since it was right after mine I just thought...well, I don't know what I thought quite honestly except...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Stale?

Thank you! I do my best to help when I can.

Not sure what that other strange post is all about....but it makes me wonder why I bother to read/post on this BB at all if that's the attitude of...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 17th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Stale?

You could sometimes see rain and dark clouds in the distance but only got a few showers at night (could tell it had rained at night because our patio was wet in the morning.) Did have one rainy...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 17th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Stale?

There are other Aruba bulletin boards/forums that are more active.

Link to my latest trip report with photos:
Aruba Trip Report by ~Amy~ and Mike 2011 - Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 22nd, 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: What's cookin at Cubas Cookin?

I've met the owner, Douglass, a few times and, yes, he is originally from Canada.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 9th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Second Visit to the Island

Yes, he does! Matt always tells me where he's at and I always follow. :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 8th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Second Visit to the Island

As of last year, Pago Pago at the Westin has a new chef and their new menu and food are amazing! Ate there last Sept. and plan on going again on our upcoming trip next month.

Lots of changes to...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Lunch suggestions?

Belgian beer - try Taste of Belgium Bistro located in the mall across the street from the Holiday Inn. Great place for lunch and a couple of beers.
Bistro | One Delicious Island...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Citi Visa compromised in 3 days in Aruba

We use cash and travelers checks at restaurants in Aruba.

Only thing we use our CC for in Aruba is the car rental and our hotel (and for emergencies.)
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 5th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

I can name quite a few resorts in Aruba where you DO NOT have to get up at the crack of dawn (or in this, before dawn!) to get a palapa....those are the places we stay at. :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 4th, 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Eagle Beach is nice and wide in front of Amsterdam Manor and LaCabana - have also heard the Tam has a nice wide beach now, too.

There is absolutely NO WAY I would EVER get up early on vacation to...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 6th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Travelers Checks or not

We still get them in 50's at our bank, too (Wells Fargo - who purchased Wachovia so Wachovia will be "no more" soon.)
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,908
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: BB party at the AM Monday Sept. 14

Bulletin Board parties are held every Monday at Amsterdam Manor's Beach Bar at 5pm. Drinks are 2 for 1 from 5pm-6pm.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 15th, 2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,662
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: New Restaurant in San Nicolas?

We've been to San Nicolas many times in the past (we go to Charlie's a couple of times a year.) Last year we hung out with Daniel and his wife and saw alot more of the town than I've ever seen - we...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 6th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 5th, 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

2 days...headed to AUA on Friday! :island:
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

LOL!! Definitely a good thing! I do enjoy my time in Aruba with my girlfriends from NY (only get to see them a couple of times a year) but hubby is definitely first on my list. :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

10 days and counting...

Usually take a girls trip to Aruba in the spring because hubby can't get away from work at this time of year but....this spring he's coming with me! :) :) :)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Rumba's

LOL! Yep, I do the same - and it has to be grilled or broiled. I don't mind sauces if they enhance the food (I like sauces that are creative with flavors - I love Screaming Eagle's food) but I do...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Rumba's

That's probably Ricardo (he used to work at Rumba's - great guy!) He was not working there yet when they first opened and we went there. We have tried it a few times but...okay, okay, you're...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Rumba's

Yep, Stefan sold Rumba's a long time ago. But the new owner/mgmt at Rumba's was still great and the food still excellent.

We tried Matthew's a few times when they first opened so maybe they have...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Rumba's

It's not quite the same though even though we know alot of the staff and owners who were from Rumba. They left alot of their recipes/dishes with the new Rumba owners. Matthew's is good but it's not...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 15th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,737
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: MVC Eagle Beach

MVC (Marine Verlof Centrum) is where the Dutch Marines used to go on their furloughs with their families. Amsterdam Manor started operating/managing it around 2004 or 2005 (can't remember) when it...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 15th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,867
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Luggage Fees Delta & Continental

Also, if you are at a certain mileage level on their frequent flyer programs, the fees do not apply (my husband is Gold Medallion on Delta so he never has baggage fees.)

You should be able to...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 15th, 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,867
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Luggage Fees Delta & Continental

For both Delta and Continental to the Caribbean, you get one free checked bag per person. Fees will apply if you're checking a 2nd bag.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 25th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,631
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Are Stand-Up Jet ski's available for rental in Aruba

Life can be rough sometimes! :wink_smil

Have a great trip!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 25th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,631
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Are Stand-Up Jet ski's available for rental in Aruba

We've rented those before in San Diego - in fact, it was the first jet-ski I was ever on!

But, in all of my years going to Aruba, I have never seen them there - only the sit-down jet-skis are...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,619
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Screaming eagle

They're doing great! It's one of our favorite restaurants and we go there at least a couple of times per trip for dinner. We LOVE their food - we usually do the "chef's menu" which is whatever the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Can Coozies

Hi Bob! Last time we were there was Sept. 2001 (we were there during 9/11.) This time we're renting a small studio apartment with a terrace that has a view of the Eiffel Tower. We plan on shopping...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 29th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Can Coozies

John, I posted some info and photos on another Aruba BB for you where you posted the same question. :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 15th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,591
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: What is

Gostoso: Gostoso - Portuguese, Aruban and International cuisine in Oranjestad Aruba (http://www.gostosoaruba.com/home.html)

Also, Nos Cunucu is very good as well.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,278
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Chair Tags

For the beach or pool at the Surf Club, they will give you chair tags to use for reserving chairs. I suggest you place them in a visible part of the chair so it can be seen. Many people put them on...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

See you very soon................:D:martini_s
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,586
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Discount Club Aruba?

Are you talking about the free ones at this site?

Aruba Discount Coupons - Make Your Vacation Cheaper with our Discounts (http://www.arubadiscountcoupons.com/)

Used these in April with no...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Resteraunt Question

Old Man & The Sea is located almost right next to Flying Fishbone (in Savaneta so you will need a rental car or it will be a hefty taxi fare) and Passions is located on Eagle Beach at Amsterdam Manor...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Resteraunt Question

Yes, same owners.

Personally, we like the food better at Screaming Eagle over Flying Fishbone. If we want beach dining we usually go to Passions or Old Man & The Sea.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Resteraunt Question

We love Screaming Eagle - it's one of our favorite restaurants in Aruba! :)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 8th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Amsterdam Honeymoon

We never do AI in Aruba - too many fun places to eat/drink. See you in Sept! :)
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 4th, 2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Amsterdam Honeymoon

Hi Mike! Congrats on your wedding! We'll also be at Amsterdam Manor in Sept, too (staying in a 2 bed/2 bath with friends.) We stay there every year and love it.

Did you book one of the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, June 6th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,111
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: the old man and the sea

Have a great time! :)
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,111
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: the old man and the sea

Hi Marie,

Yes, it's beach dining - scroll up and you can see a couple of photos I posted that we took at dinner last Sept.

It's just a stone's throw past FF. Just pull into the parking area...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, May 26th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,111
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: the old man and the sea

That's actually not correct. The Old Man & the Sea sits back around the bend from the FF (we've been to both several times) so you will not be able to see the sunset from your table at the Old Man &...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 27th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: Trips to Holland

We were in Amsterdam in 2007 - stayed in Amsterdam but traveled to alot of different places outside of Amsterdam as well (we have Dutch friends who live in Holland and they gave us a marvelous tour...
Forum: Where have you been? Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,735
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: repeaters?

I went to, what seemed like, almost every city in Italy and those are my 3 favorite cities, too, along with Capri (Sorrento is my favorite.) Only reason I left it off the list was because I traveled...
Forum: Where have you been? Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,735
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: repeaters?

As far as other beach destinations, we go to Siesta Key (gulf side near Sarasota) and South Beach (Miami) alot. Siesta Key is laid back and quiet with sand that is like sugar. South Beach is...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 294,018
Posted By ArubaAmy
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We've never been to Ren Island before so we're looking forward to both the wedding and seeing the island.

We'll definitely be at the Monday BB parties. And the Bugaloe...one of our favorite...
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