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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 21st, 2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,997
Posted By parachute
Airport Concession Fee for car rentals?

Hello all,

I'm in the middle of planning a trip to Aruba and I notice that some (all?) car rental companies charge an Airport Concession Fee of 11.2%.

Am I correct to assume that this fee is...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 21st, 2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,432
Posted By parachute
What time do the supermarkets close?

Can anyone tell me what time the supermarkets close, during weekdays, and weekends?

Thank you.
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Wednesday, August 6th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,242
Posted By parachute
Do most timeshare rental periods strictly go by week?

Or is it not uncommon to be able to rent a unit for 1.5 weeks, etc.?

Thanks.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By parachute
Renewing an old VisitAruba card...

Hi All,

Any assistance here is appreciated. I was last in Aruba back in 2005, and I am planning on going back in the next month or two. When I went in 2005, I bought & used a VisitAruba card.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 5th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,613
Posted By parachute
Re: Snorkleing from Beach vs Snorkeling charter

I am currently looking to buy such a waterproof case for my upcoming (ie next week) trip. Just wondering, did you buy one of those small, flip-top watertight boxes and put it in a zippered pocket of...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By parachute
Re: Cell phone?

So, I'm assuming that this is cheaper and/or more convenient than using a phone card?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 28th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By parachute
Cell phone?

I am just wondering, those of you who rent a cell phone for your visit, do you rent it mainly to make calls w/i Aruba, or to make calls back to your home country?
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Sunday, September 25th, 2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,535
Posted By parachute
Any runners out there?

Anone who is a runner and can suggest some good, scenic and other recommended places or trails for running (anywhere between 5-10K)?

I will be staying near the Eagle Beach area, but any other...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Sunday, September 25th, 2005, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By parachute
Re: 1st time in Aruba & 1st time scuba diving

I'll be in Aruba mid-October. Is it necessary to make an "advanced" reservation for a tank dive, or can I wait until I arrive on the island?

Thanks
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,477
Posted By parachute
Re: Problem w/customs if lodging for whole duration of stay not complete?

Thank you all for the info, advice, and leads. All helpful.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 20th, 2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,477
Posted By parachute
Problem w/customs if lodging for whole duration of stay not complete?

Anyone know if there would be a problem w/customs upon my arrival if I am only able to tell them where I am staying for the first x days of my stay?

For my 9 day trip, I am thinking of renting a...
Forum: Where to Stay Tuesday, September 20th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,014
Posted By parachute
Bananas Apartments

Has anyone ever stayed there and/or can provide some feedback.
Their website is a bit small. Thank you.
Forum: Where to Stay Monday, September 19th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By parachute
Sasaki Apartments

Can anyone provide any comments on Sasaki Apartments? Anyone ever stayed there?

Thank you.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 19th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,253
Posted By parachute
Re: Newbie to Aruba: Will I suffer w/o a palapa?

Thank you everyone for all the help, information, & comments.

I've already bought airfare and will be in Aruba 10Oct2005 thru 19Oct.

I'm finding this bulletin board very useful and you members...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 19th, 2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,253
Posted By parachute
Newbie to Aruba: Will I suffer w/o a palapa?

Hello all,
I am planning my 1st trip to Aruba, and I'm currently researching lodging options. I'm trying to economize a bit by not staying @ a resort right on the beach. However, it seems that the...
Forum: Where to Stay Monday, September 19th, 2005, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,718
Posted By parachute
Re: Any info on MVC hotel

Has anyone stayed here recently?
Do you know if any rooms have kitchen(ette)s, and if they have hot water for the showers?

Thanks
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Saturday, September 17th, 2005, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By parachute
1st time in Aruba & 1st time scuba diving

Hello, In October I am going to Aruba for the first time. About 10 years ago, I got my PADI Open Water diver certification, but I have not gone scuba diving since. I've begun re-reading the training...
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