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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,655
Posted By Karin
Kiosk at Aruba airport?

I know the alcohol kiosk wasn't there our last few trips to Aruba but someone mentioned that it is now open. Does anyone know if this is true? Also, is it open everyday? We arrive on Monday around...
Forum: Marriott Ocean Club Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By Karin
Re: Refurbishments

Hi Ruba,
Just wondering...what do you think of the refurbishments supposedly going on? I think the units are fine the way they are. I see no need to put in stainless steel appliances. I think they...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 4th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Karin
Re: Phone Card...?

Thank you Sherry! I just reserved a sim card through Aruba Fast Phones. Hopefully it will work in my phone.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Karin
Re: Phone Card...?

My AT & T cell has long distance (I think it's a quad), but last Oct. I used it quite a bit while on Aruba. My cell phone bill was outrageous. I think my calls were $1.99 per minute. I may get a sim...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Karin
Re: Phone Card...?

Does anyone know where the setar phones are near the Marriott?
Leaving next week and I still haven't decided what to do about phone service while I'm on Aruba.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,845
Posted By Karin
Renting cell phone

I will need a phone this trip to Aruba. My cell phone is a quad so I can just purchase a sim card and get 84 minutes for $20?
My friend will be renting a phone so she will get 84 minutes for $50?...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,778
Posted By Karin
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

That's what we've always done..bubble wrap and good to go! We will do that again! Thanks!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 6th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,778
Posted By Karin
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

Thanks, but I didn't see any dollar amount for the tax if you're over the limit. We've always taken bottles in our luggage, but now I'm afraid that this trip they may search our luggage going into...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 6th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,778
Posted By Karin
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

So we are allowed to each bring just 1 bottle into Aruba? Does anyone know what the tax amount is if we have 4 bottles or more?
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 22nd, 2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,813
Posted By Karin
Re: Ritz Carlton deal signed

I have to admit that I totally agree with what Weimaraner wrote. From the time I joined this board people would constantly (ok, I won't say bash) put down the hi rise area. I own at both the Ocean...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 2nd, 2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 576,569
Posted By Karin
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Exactly 1 week from now at this time I will be back in Aruba. Staying for 16 days and I cannot wait!!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 19th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,900
Posted By Karin
Re: Aruba Music Festival

Does anyone know how the $50.00 seats are? I went online to purchase for Gloria Estafan and they are only selling the least expensive. The others must be sold out. Is the stadium huge? Will we be...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 12th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,324
Posted By Karin
Re: Aqua Condominiums

No you cannot sit under the palapas. Only the hotel guests are allowed.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 25th, 2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,928
Posted By Karin
Visa and Amex gift cards

Has anyone used gift cards for purchases in Aruba? I'm wondering if they are accepted as credit cards there.
2 more days and I'll be on my way!!! :island:
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 18th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,186
Posted By Karin
Liquor kiosk

Does anyone know if the kiosk that sells liquor (at the Aruba airport) is open on Sundays? Are the open hours hit or miss? Sometimes it's open and other times it's not.
Also, does anyone know...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 17th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,502
Posted By Karin
Re: Do we need a car rental?

I'm one that has never rented a car, and won't. We drink entirely too much in Aruba....all day on the beach, at dinner, and after dinner. It one of our pleasures when we are there....drinking and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 5th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Karin
Re: airport question

We are leaving Aruba Monday May 5. Our flight # 5183 is on American Eagle to San Juan with a 1 hr layover (I hope) and then to Boston on flt#2478 and should arrive at 2pm.

Chris, I wish I had...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Karin
Re: Which do you prefer?

Oh I agree. Well, almost. Just once we stayed at another place for 2 nights and I was actually nervous at night. We stayed on the ground floor and I think there was noone there at night..no security.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Karin
Re: airport question

We are on American airlines. If the counter doesn't open until 6am, then I probably don't have to get there until 5:30. But what if there's a long line checking in?
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Karin
Re: Which do you prefer?

One of the deciding factors was that the pool area looks very nice at the Mill. Now I know sometimes pictures can be deceiving but what the heck, for that price I can be happy. I will let you know...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Karin
Re: airport question

Thanks Sherry! You are so right. I'm sure it won't be busy early in the morning, but it does take a long time to get through everywhere. Plus, you don't know my husband...he will still want to be...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Karin
Re: Which do you prefer?

Thanks to everyone for your help. I actually booked The Mill for 2 nights. I never used priceline and wasn't sure how to bid. Does Priceline tell you the name of the resort before you bid or is it...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Karin
Re: airport question

Thank you both for your replies. That sounds great, getting to the airport at 6am instead of 4am. Not that I'll be happy about leaving Aruba!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By Karin
airport question

Does anyone know how busy the airport is in the very early morning? We have a 7am flight out of Aruba. Do we still have to be there 3 hours before our flight?
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Karin
Which do you prefer?

I'm staying 2 extra nights so I decided to stay either at the Mill or Brickell Bay. Any suggestion as to which I should choose? I'll be checking out of the Marriott Surf Club on May 3 so I think it...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By Karin
Re: 2 nights needed

We are staying at the Marriott Surf Club from April 26 thru May 3. I was thinking of flying to Aruba on April 24 (Thursday) and leaving on May 3. The airline prices are so high so I thought that...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By Karin
Re: 2 nights needed

Thanks to both of you. I think I will try Hotwire. I don't think I'd enjoy staying at the Talk of the Town. My husband did a thumbs down when I mentioned staying there.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 18th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By Karin
2 nights needed

I'm going to Aruba April 26 thru May 3. Because of the airline prices I decided to leave 2 days earlier. I'm looking for an inexpensive hotel for 2 nights. Has anyone stayed at the Talk of the Town?...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By Karin
Re: Marriott Hotel renovations?? Like them?

To each his own, but I don't know what you mean by your post. Doesn't fit in with the surroundings? Way too big? Palm Beach has all big hotels.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By Karin
Re: Marriott Hotel renovations?? Like them?

I stayed at the Marriott hotel Jan 5 - 12. The renovations have not been completed. I heard the owners didn't like the way the lobby looked so they had to pull it apart and start from scratch. The...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, December 14th, 2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,575
Posted By Karin
Marriott Hotel

Does anyone know if the work has been completed at the Marriott hotel? The lobby was being renovated when I was there in October.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, November 16th, 2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,167
Posted By Karin
Re: Lazy River Question

Tere,
I made next year's reservation from home. I am using both villas (Surf and Ocean) so I could call 13 months in advance. Taking the family again next year. I requested Sat Nov 22 but was told...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, November 15th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,167
Posted By Karin
Re: Lazy River Question

Hi Tere,
We were at the Surf Club Oct 6 -13. Had a fabulous week. Spent almost the entire week by the lazy river. We did bring our own floats from home. Our last day we passed them on to kids who...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 9th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,144
Posted By Karin
Re: American Airlines Departure Nightmare

OH!! How awful!! I am in Aruba now and scheduled to fly home this Saturday on AA flight #1044. I can only hope things go better for me than they did for you. What a terrible experience to go...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 576,569
Posted By Karin
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Only 3 days until I'm back at the Marriott. I'm usually packed 2 weeks before but this time I was getting ready for my daughter's wedding (this past weekend) and I wasn't able to think too much about...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 3rd, 2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By Karin
Re: Thank you Madame Janette

Oh it most certainly did!! My husband just had me check! Boy, now I feel so dumb!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 3rd, 2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By Karin
Thank you Madame Janette

I had posted about Madame Janette not responding to my emails. I sent a 4th request today and I just received a call from the restaurant. The man said he answered the first 3 emails and when he just...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By Karin
Madame Janette not responding to email

I sent 3 emails this week to Madame Janette's. Trying to make a reservation for this Sunday night. Still no response. Anyone else having a problem? Maybe their website is down??
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,000
Posted By Karin
Re: Is it Crowded the end of May?

I bought floats today at KMart for $2.99 each. They are the long floats that you can lay down on. Inexpensive and I also saw some at Target for the same price. They won't take up much room in my...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,000
Posted By Karin
Re: Is it Crowded the end of May?

I'm not sure if they rent the floats by the pool. I know that in the store at the Surf Club they were selling the noodles for $10.00. I can buy the noodles here at the Christmas Tree Shop for $1.00...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,000
Posted By Karin
Re: Is it Crowded the end of May?

We almost always go the beginning of May. You will find that it's not crowded. We did stay at the Surf Club this past November. Wasn't too crowded, but more so than May. I am staying at the Ocean...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 30th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,732
Posted By Karin
Re: Madame Jeanette website

I made an online reservation last Monday and never got a response so I emailed again on Thursday and still haven't received a confirmation. Has anyone else had this problem?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 25th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 576,569
Posted By Karin
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Monday, April 16th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,864
Posted By Karin
Re: Which Room Has The Best View??

I would email and request your villa to be overlooking the pool or lazy river. That's what I did last November and our villa was right at the lazy river. You're going to love it there.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 16th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 576,569
Posted By Karin
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, March 29th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,884
Posted By Karin
Re: 21 more days...Has anyone been there lately?

So if I reserve a palapa for $10.00 for the first shift, I then have to give it up at 1pm? That does not seem right. They won't let you rent for the whole day? I don't think many people will be happy...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By Karin
Re: taxi rates?

I think we paid around $25 plus tip last November. That was from the airport to the Marriott.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 17th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By Karin
Re: Le Dome & Slacks

P.S. I'm almost positive LeDome won't find jeans or sweats acceptable.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 17th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By Karin
Re: Le Dome & Slacks

Men have to wear long pants if dining inside the restaurant. If dining on the patio then shorts are acceptable. I like to sit inside because LeDome is a beautiful restaurant. I don't know about your...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 16th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,933
Posted By Karin
Re: The Ungrateful Few

I guess I am also in the minority. Only once in my 14 trips to Aruba did I hear some rude obnoxious man complaining about something. Beats me how anyone can complain while in Aruba.
I think maybe...
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