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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 27th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By Chip
Re: Lazy River at the Marriott

Hi Hoo,
I'm there every year, what do you need to know.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, December 30th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By Chip
Re: WiFi Pool Area

They say there is, I never really tried to find it but I did see what looked like a wifi antenna on the back of the towel hut. It might be worth your while to walk the area at night using your device...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, October 28th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By Chip
Destination points

Does anyone know of a site where leftover/extra destination points can be bought and sold? Turns out I need 25 more points to set up my 2012 plan. I'm pretty sure points can be transfered between...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,635
Posted By Chip
Re: Weather??

Sir, you should have been there last Friday, at least in the airport area. :regular_s It must have dumped 3-4 inches between noon and 1:30. It was coming down so hard the cabs were backing up to the...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Saturday, August 20th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By Chip
Re: Looking for rental for weeks 1 or 3

I have a studio at the Surf Club, front building, Jan 15-22 available.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Monday, June 27th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

Iamromo, I get the same when I click on Sherry's link. Scroll back a couple of posts to see the picture she was able to paste for me. I you want to see more, send me a msg and I'll e-mail you a few.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,747
Posted By Chip
Re: Delifrance

Where is Delifrance?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By Chip
Re: Does anyone know....

I always have luck at Target and Wal Mart.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 21st, 2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By Chip
Re: Going to Aruba in october

We'll be there just before you, Oct 6-21. I'll leave some sand for you.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,079
Posted By Chip
Re: Cell Phone Questions

Looks like I forgot to mention that I couldn't just take my cell to the beach and call hone for $.023/min I had to be in the room and my I-phone had to be connected to the wireless router then sign...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,079
Posted By Chip
Re: Cell Phone Questions

I had posted this before, maybe it will help.

Like Izzy said, you'll need portable router for the room connection. I bring a credit card size D-link router and that does the trick.

I'm not...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, December 23rd, 2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,924
Posted By Chip
Re: Surf Club or Ocean Club

Try redweek.com there are a couple of 12/26's out there
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Sunday, November 14th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,925
Posted By Chip
Re: iPad wifi Connection Oceanside Building

Like Izzy said, you'll need portable router for the room connection. I bring a credit card size D-link router and that does the trick.

I'm not sure if this is earth shattering news, but during...
Forum: Tasty Tidbits Friday, November 5th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,755
Posted By Chip
Wacky Wahoo Cuban Black Bean Soup

This is my craving, especially with winter on it's way. I wanted to take a gallon home with me. Anyone have the recipe? Thanks
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

It will probably help, it's hard to tell in Oct since it is the low season, but thats why we go --- I can talk to me, when the coast is clear :wink_smil

I'm going to send Sherry some pics,...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

I wasn't sure if a copy/paste would work. I sent you an IM with my e-mail address, reply and I'll attach the pic
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

Here is the picture of the new pool. Taken from the last balcony, top floor in the oceanside building(4601).
They did an excellent job of placement and landscaping.
...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, October 15th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

We've been here since the 5th, back next Monday night. The pool is open and it's great.

Send me an IM and I e-mail pics when I get back.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

Yes it is, it's in line with the (hidden) hot tub. Looks like there's a lot of good spots,in the pool, to sit and sip. :wink_smil

I'll post and update when I'm there.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
Re: New swimming pool

I found this pic I hope it's from August. That way it will be finished when I'm there next month.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/9f/7b/c3/adult-pool-view.jpg
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 27th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,430
Posted By Chip
Re: New Grocery store opened in Noord/PB

Great minds...... yep, Balashi and Grey Goose price comparisons would be greatly appreciated, take your time, we'll be back in October.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 20th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,430
Posted By Chip
Re: New Grocery store opened in Noord/PB

It sounds like it might be across the street from Bingos? Closer to the high-rise area than Ling's. I hope it's just as good.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Monday, July 19th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By Chip
New swimming pool

I read it is scheduled to be completed soon, anyone have pics?
Thanks
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 15th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,116
Posted By Chip
Re: Skype Calls

I have skype'd the past couple of trips using a credit card size router and an IPhone. I hook up the router to the cable/internet modem and let the IPhone find it as WiFi connection, fire up the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 2nd, 2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By Chip
Re: Friday will be WILD!!!

What a night to be in Aruba only wish I was there to see it.

Go Oranje, maybe they can inflict a little payback for the US if they end up playing Ghana next.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 5th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,852
Posted By Chip
Re: Fishing questions

I have a friend, a dealer at Stelaris, that told me of a way to determine if the Cuda is edible. Said his grandfather taught him.

Make sure to use clean knives, cutting boards, etc for each fish...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Chip
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By Chip
Re: Returning on US Air?

Last October AA did not charge for International flights, and Aruba is considered international, how nice of them rat b...... and I didn't fly full fare coach.

The Feb 1 changes look like the are...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, November 12th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chip
Re: Chair Tags

Tere,
They give you the tags along with the wrist bands along with the chair tags. I really didn't see them enforcing the time limit on the chairs, many sat for hours with only the tag hanging on...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 24th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,924
Posted By Chip
Re: Best "special" Ever!!!

I wonder if they would at least give you $150 credit for trying. :embaresse
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,312
Posted By Chip
Re: Black Hog Saloon burns down

Sherry, on the first page you have to scroll down and click on the Aruba flag.

That should take you to this page http://www.24ora.com/index.php

Then scroll down about 2/3's and in the left...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,312
Posted By Chip
Re: Black Hog Saloon burns down

Looking at the video, I would have to agree it was a total loss, at least we were able to go to the show a few years ago.
Good time, nice hogs.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 11th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,904
Posted By Chip
Re: snorkel

Our sixth trip since 04, the only skorkel I have done was limited to a few minutes at Baby Beach and Arashi. From all the recomendations I just sent Tranqillo a request to take the 6hr tour on Tue,...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 5th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Chip
Re: Nervous!

Hi Cathy, that's a shame about our dates, and we would have been right next door at the surf club, maybe next time. I can't help with Jeep rentals either, we just rent the Yaris from Hans every year....
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Chip
Re: Nervous!

Cathy, what are your dates in Oct? We'll be there till the 17th. I have to agree with V mom, their vacation will be what they make it. We have travelled with friends many times and I can at least...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Thursday, August 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,392
Posted By Chip
Re: I need a rental for week 34 aug 22-29

I looked at redweek.com and CPV didn't have anything for that week, I did find listings at
La Cabana
Costa Linda
Playa Linda

It looks like there's listings for the Mariott resorts too.
...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By Chip
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Monday, July 20th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By Chip
Marriott Surf Club 10/10-10/17/09 studio.

Queen bed, sleeper sofa, refrig, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. In the oceanside, closest to the beach, building.

Send me a message or e-mail

$770 for the week :thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Monday, July 20th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chip
Re: week 42, La Cabana, Sat-Sat.

I do see a couple of 'A' units listed for that week on redweek.com
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 17th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By Chip
Re: Aruba Music Festival

Hi Cathy,
I was hoping for a little better too. EW&F played in Chicago a couple weeks ago with Chicago. I heard the show was good but Chicago really stood out.

We've had our air and rooms booked...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 17th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By Chip
Re: Aruba Music Festival

The line up has just been announced. Received this e-mail a few minutes ago.

Thank you for your interest in the 2009 Aruba Music Festival. We are pleased to announce the following line-up:
...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,652
Posted By Chip
Re: Resteraunt Question

Isn't screaming Eagle owned by the the same guy that owns Flying Fishbone?

Amy, what do you recommend?

Thanks
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, July 10th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Posted By Chip
Re: Free internet access in your room

Yes, the last 2 times I was there it was free, and worked great. Bring an extra cable with in case you want to set up your PC away from the connection. When are you going?
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chip
Re: Marriott SURF/OCEAN CLUB 8/22 -8/29 WANTED

I have my 2br reserved for oct this year, I checked with Marriott to see if I could lockout the studio for that week, nothing is open.

Redweek does have 1 listing for a studio that week in the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 17th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,570
Posted By Chip
Re: Credit card skimming-warning!

Just a helpful hint. Whenever you are going to pay your restaurant bill with your CC, do not give it to the server to handle. I always tell them I will be taking it up to the register myself. I too...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 28th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By Chip
Re: Jumbo Hostel in Sweden!

Where's the pool? :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 15th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,430
Posted By Chip
Re: Golf Partner

Dave,
I'm not sure about any tournaments but here's there web site with their greens fees and a contact us link.

The Links at Divi Aruba (http://www.divigolf.com/)
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Friday, November 14th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,164
Posted By Chip
Marriott Surf Club 2 br Oceanside 1-17/1-24-09

2br, 2bath, full kitchen, LR, DR, 3 tv's, with in unit washer and dryer, 1200 sq/ft of 5 star accommodations.

Oceanside villa, guaranteed floors 6-14 in the lighthouse building, closest to the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By Chip
Re: Aruba Music Festival

TJ, I'm don't know when they usually annouce the linup, but I had sent an e-mail to this address

ata.aruba@aruba.com

I recevied this reply:

Dear Chip,
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,382
Posted By Chip
Re: Your favourite Aruban memorabilia/souvenier(s)?

During our first trip, I bought a map of Aruba, a very nice map and very detailed. After we returned I built a frame and hung it in my workshop. I get to look at it everytime I go out there do some...
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