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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,837
Posted By Linda A
Various Restaurants

Okay, I'm not one for keeping notes on who ate what, descriptions of the food presentation or total tabs for the evening. So this is just opinions on the food & service at the restaurants we enjoyed...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,963
Posted By Linda A
Re: More Troubles at the Aruban Resort?

From The Aruban website, this post:(Resort Temporarily Closed)December 15, 2009Dear Timeshare Owners,The Management and Staff of The Aruban Resort & Casino regret to inform you of the immediate...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 14th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,963
Posted By Linda A
Re: More Troubles at the Aruban Resort?

Thanks Sherry. It's sad for the workers who apparently have not been getting paid except for a very small percentage of what's due them and imagine owning there, tough for those folks too. I'd be...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 14th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,963
Posted By Linda A
More Troubles at the Aruban Resort?

Last week it was posted on another board that the resort had it's water & electricity shut off but the government intervened and they were restored. Now it's being posted that both have been shut off...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, August 10th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,265
Posted By Linda A
Re: the restaurant service charge poll

Wanted to edit to add something to my above post but not quite sure how to do that so added this post to say........perhaps the tip should be based on how many people you serve at each table instead...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, August 10th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,265
Posted By Linda A
Re: the restaurant service charge poll

Here's what I find a little off about tips. Say you have two tables of 2 people each. Table number 1 orders 2 filet mignon dinners 2 glasses of wine and the other table orders 2 hamburgers & 2 sodas....
Forum: Rules & Regulations Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,869
Posted By Linda A
Re: a new note to those renting units

Here's another version of a scam that the webmaster had posted on the CDM bulletin board last summer:

One of our members has reported what appears to be a variation on a scam widely used on sites...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, December 18th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By Linda A
Re: Huge waves?

We're there every year for 4 weeks in January (sometimes the last week in December too to be there for New Years Eve) and I don't think there has ever been a year when we didn't get at least one day...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 14th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,761
Posted By Linda A
Re: Remax in aruba

Hi Cindy, My brother-in-law bought 2 weeks from ReMax that he saw advertised in Aruba Today while we were there this past January. ReMax wasn't able to get the ball rolling till, if memory serves,...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 3rd, 2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By Linda A
Re: New Year's Eve in Aruba

We're at Casa del Mar. Unfortunately next trip down we're not going till week #1 so will miss the fireworks for the first time in several years. :sad_smile
As long as you can access that open-air...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By Linda A
Re: New Year's Eve in Aruba

Hi Carlysgram, We've spent the past 5 New Year's Eves having an early dinner, like 7:00or 7:30pm at The French Steak House at Manchebo. Their 5 course dinner, though they raise the price somewhat,...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 15th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,853
Posted By Linda A
Re: Setar hours

Thanks Bobbie for the good wishes. You'll have to put a hold on that drink for a time though because we don't go again till early January :sad_smile

Elaine, I guess it's worth a try again at the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 15th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,853
Posted By Linda A
Re: Setar hours

Elaine, So if I understand you correctly, he should definitely be able to have it reactivated right there at the Setar booth at the airport? The last time he tried to have it done there the lady told...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 14th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,853
Posted By Linda A
Re: Setar hours

We also have a cell phone we purchased from Setar and always have to go specifically to the office in the highrise area to have the phone number reactivated every year after not having used it for a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 12th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,567
Posted By Linda A
Re: Your favourite Aruban memorabilia/souvenier(s)?

My favorite souvenir is for coffee drinkers like myself. A really cute travel coffee mug, as in the kind you take with you on the road with the locking swivel lid. Got them at Dunkin Donuts and they...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By Linda A
Re: Directions to Nos Cunucu?

Yep, been around that new roundabout, it was in place our last trip down. When I posted the directions to Nos Cunucu I left out the part about the Texaco station (the one near La Cabana) because I...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 21st, 2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By Linda A
Re: Directions to Nos Cunucu?

I should know this having been on those roads way more than once, but I might be getting the roads heading inland and the gas stations on each mixed up in my recollections so am just wondering. Are...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By Linda A
Re: Directions to Nos Cunucu?

These are directions I printed off quite some time ago, they're not terribly detailed, don't say which side of the street it's on but hope they do the trick!

At the roundabout near La Cabana head...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,849
Posted By Linda A
Re: what timeshare?

I'd stay right where I am, Casa del Mar. It's not the must luxurious, compared for example to the Marriott resorts but I enjoy the smaller friendly feel of it. As for those very expensive new ones on...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 86,786
Posted By Linda A
Re: Madame Janette

Job, I'm a friend of Sherry's and I spoke to her early this evenng. She was about to leave the resort to go out for dinner and asked me to check the bulletin board to see if you had posted and that...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,428
Posted By Linda A
Re: Bad News

And this is the last one I copied because it pretty much sums it up.

Good news, everyone was rescued.

The 3 windsurfers came in OK.

Now we'll just wait for this freak storm to pass, and...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,428
Posted By Linda A
Re: Bad News

okay, next up date that I have copied from the other bb.....one more will follow.


Some additional info: Most of the people onboard Jolly Pirates were cruiseship passengers from Royal...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,428
Posted By Linda A
Bad News

I copied this post from aruba-bb.com There are a few updates with better news which I will also try to copy here after this one.

Sorry folks, and pardon me Richard, but some bad news happening...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 29th, 2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,057
Posted By Linda A
Re: My Father Forget his MEDS What do I do?

I wonder why FedEx is saying it will take so long? We once had forgotten meds overnighted to Aruba and just a few months ago overnighted some paperwork. Both arrived with no problems the day after...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By Linda A
Smile Re: For Smokers

That's an excellent point you've made!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By Linda A
Re: For Smokers

As you come down the corridor towards S'barro, on your left are the white plastic tables & chairs to eat at. As soon as you get to those you kind of hang a U turn to your left and it's on the right,...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,384
Posted By Linda A
For Sale: Week #2 @ ABC

Ground floor Superior (studio) patio faces CDM pool. PM me with questions if interested.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 15th, 2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By Linda A
Re: Pavorottis

Bella Luna
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,711
Posted By Linda A
Re: Timeshare Rental Services

The Ambassador Wing is a very short walk from the Presidential Building. You exit the main building lobby (where the Presidential's are) and walk across a small portion of the parking lot and across...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 8th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By Linda A
Re: Jet Blue will start 9/15/06 from JFK

The prices on JetBlue seem to be all over the place, from real bargains to higher than other commericial airlines. We already have our reservations on AA but just for the heck of it I put our travel...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By Linda A
Re: Tierra Del Sol Golf Course

Hi arubabob, Someone had posted about a serious issue with a fungus spreading from green to green and a temporary set up on hole #4 that was some mowed down grass with a flag in the middle of it. He...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 26th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By Linda A
Tierra Del Sol Golf Course

Hi All, About a week or so ago someone posted on one of the bb's about the horrible conditions on the course and it's breaking my husband's heart. We're leaving for the island this coming weekend and...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 459,518
Posted By Linda A
Re: Let's do a countdown

I've never stayed quite this long...almost but not quite. 4 weeks & 2 days but not a whole 5 weeks...I hope it's not going to feel a bit toooooo long and I'll be the one crying...to go home! Could...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 459,518
Posted By Linda A
Re: Let's do a countdown

50 days to go, (if i counted right) arrive new year's eve day.........for a 5 week stay. not TOO hard to take!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 28th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,825
Posted By Linda A
Re: rental car insurance

Our perspective on the whole thing is this. Although our cc would cover us, after reading all the fine print on the cc agreement about what they'd want(estimates on repair, photos if possible, police...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 1st, 2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By Linda A
Re: Palma Real Villas

Too bad you hadn't posted sooner your interest in Palma. The friends who have the 2 bedroom are closing are a larger house in a different area this month. Their's at Palma is beautiful, they had put...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 30th, 2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By Linda A
Re: Palma Real Villas

We have friends, two couples, who own there and both of their places are quite lovely as they did put in a lot of upgrades from what was offered when they were being built. One couple has a...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 26th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,825
Posted By Linda A
Re: new year's celebration

Find out what night Ling & Son's is having their fireworks display and don't miss it! This past year it was held on the night of the 30th and from what I understand it's never on new year's eve but a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,770
Posted By Linda A
Re: Need Help With Restaurants

Corrine, If you're on the main road headed from the low rise area up to the high rise area you can't hardly miss the big Rio sign off to your left. It's past the Royal Cabana Casino but I can't...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,770
Posted By Linda A
Re: Need Help With Restaurants

May I suggest Rio Steakhouse for all you steak lovers? We wound up there, a large group of us, when we arrived at our chosen restaurant only to find it was closed that night and being such a large...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 21st, 2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Linda A
Re: Follow up Re Alhambra & Points

WOW! Within minutes of making that post about how I hadn't received the promised reimbursement, guess what? The FedEx truck pulled up...yep, the check has arrived.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 21st, 2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Linda A
Re: Follow up Re Alhambra & Points

Well it's been a couple of weeks since I was told I'd be FedEx'd a check and so far the FedEx man has NOT come knocking on my door!
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Thursday, February 17th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,846
Posted By Linda A
Re: Anyone have renovation news?

We stayed at ABC in a studio for 2 nights (Dec 30 & 31) before moving into our time share at CDM. We were facing a Manchebo building, think it was either room 155 or 153. I can't complain about the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 12th, 2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Linda A
Re: Follow up Re Alhambra & Points

Yes Linda, Every 20,000 points can be redeemed for $100.00. We had been collecting them for years too only occasionally trading them in for small items.
We spent from December 30th (went two days...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 11th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Linda A
Follow up Re Alhambra & Points

Just to let you know. Shortly after posting the other day I sent off an e-mail to Divi. Within a few hours I received a phone call from the delightful lady named Annie at Alhambra who handles this...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 9th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,046
Posted By Linda A
Do Not Trade in Your Points at Alhambra for The Divi!

Long story short. Before leaving Aruba last January we filled out the required paperwork to trade in 40,000 points at the Alhambra for 2 free nights the following January (2005) at Divi Village, a...
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