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Forum: Aruba Tales Friday, March 6th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By dfranklin
Re: Buying Jewelry in Aruba?

I'll add another vote for Kay
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,577
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Playa Linda Vs. Costa Linda ?

I've stayed at the Playa Linda several times. I like it very much .... except the problems with trying to get a chickee. People get up at 3 in the morning for the front row. If you are not down...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 28th, 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,182
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Don't use Debit Card in Aruba

It definitely was a service fee, not a conversion from florens to USD.

It was listed as an International Service Transaction Fee. The bank is Santander (formerly Sovereign)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,182
Posted By dfranklin
Don't use Debit Card in Aruba

While I used my AMEX or Cash for most transactions while recently in Aruba, there was 3 or 4 instances where the establishment didn't accept AMEX (such as Ling's) and I used my Debit Card. I was...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,856
Posted By dfranklin
Car Rental Insurance ?

Is there any easy answer to should I get the optional insurance on a car rental in Aruba.

I know in the US, not only will my insurance cover me, but so will many of my credit cars, such as AMEX....
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, January 21st, 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By dfranklin
Re: New System for Beach Palapas

Thanks for the feedback. This is the way it's worked for the past several years. They have plenty of palapas, trees and umbrella's relative to the other resorts so no matter what time you get to...
Forum: Polls Friday, December 6th, 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,808
Posted By dfranklin
Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

I'm not sure if I would "require it", but I will tell you from a consumer's point of view, if the price isn't listed, I'll usually just skip over it. So I think I would strongly recommend it if you...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Divi Phoenix Aruba

Relativelly speaking, the beach is not nearly as crowded as most other places (late Feb, early March). We were always able to find shade, be it under a palapas or umbrella.

At the PlayaLinda,...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, November 21st, 2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Divi Phoenix Aruba

We've been going to Aruba for the past 9 years. We looked at the divi phoenix two years ago. I didn't really expect to like it as well as I did. We ended up buying and I'm glad we did. Weve stayed...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
Posted By dfranklin
How is the Beach?

When we were there last March, we found much of the beach towards the Westin side of the resort had been washed away due to storms. We also found that the main beach .... in the water, the bottom...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, July 25th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,583
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Any ideas or feedback on Magic Jack usage

The biggest concern you may have is getting INet access. I have not heard good things about wireless access. It seems as though most people used the data center which seems rather expensive. I did...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,166
Posted By dfranklin
Looking to Rent - 2 BR Week 9, 2012

We are looking to rent a 2BR unit for week #9 for 2012. Ideally, we would like the to be in the "new beach villas" with the 1BR and Studio lockout units, but would consider the older tower.
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Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,061
Posted By dfranklin
Re: New Phoenix Villas dryers

Cool concept, but like anything that tries to do too much, it doesn't do anything well. The purpose is that you can put a load in the washer and go to the beach for the day and it will wash, then...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,583
Posted By dfranklin
Re: Any ideas or feedback on Magic Jack usage

We had some friends that used it extensively at the PlayaLinda and were quite happy with it.
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