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Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Long awaited report of Club Arias and Aruba Clay

Here is their website and contact info. They are located right outside the town of Savaneta

Club Arias - Aruba, Bed and Breakfast, Luxury Resort Guest Hotel (http://www.clubarias.com/)
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 25th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Long awaited report of Club Arias and Aruba Clay

@Sherry - yep, we're thinking of going back the end of March when friends of our's have their timeshare. Hopefully no rain then!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 24th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By aaahruba
Long awaited report of Club Arias and Aruba Clay

Yes, I promised this review and yes, it is waaaaaay overdue. We were there late Sept. - October and honestly I'm always a little behind when we return and a little depressed that I have to go back to...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Just curious....

Long day usually for us, too, so it's always a short walk over to Pizza Bob's for pizza and Balashi! :thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Need just one night's stay

Well we're back and really enjoyed Club Arias. The attention to detail and their sincere efforts in making their guests feel at home were very much appreciated. Will write more later in the week -...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 27th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Need just one night's stay

I didn't read Sherry's post until our return but I did tell Gabriel you said hello, Liz and he gave me a big smile and said hello back at you. Pasta night was very enjoyable and it is quite obvious...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 27th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Need just one night's stay

Well the Nook was taken for this Saturday but we spoke with Arias and he gave us a deal we couldn't refuse on a larger room. Lol. In fact, we are headed up there tonite for Gabriel's Pasta Night to...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 27th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Restaurant w/bakery next door?

I'm sorry to hear that they closed. At least I wasn't going crazy.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 26th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Restaurant w/bakery next door?

Ha! That's it!! Thank you Elaine! I wonder if it's still there? The website isn't working. We'll find out tomorrow :)
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 26th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By aaahruba
Restaurant w/bakery next door?

We have arrived in a torrential downpour yesterday but thankfully most of it was during our lunch at The Old Fisherman and grocery shopping. By the time we checked in, it was over but there is much...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Need just one night's stay

We may see if the Nook is available if you all don't think the outside shower is too bad. Waiting for our flight now - should be in Aruba by lunchtime! An extra night's stay at a Divi studio is $99...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Need just one night's stay

Wow - I had never heard of this place. It looks really nice! My husband is sure to balk at the $200 a night price tho - even if it includes breakfast. :embaresse His idea of breakfast is a cup of...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,948
Posted By aaahruba
Need just one night's stay

Hello - our flight out of Aruba is Sunday instead of Saturday as usual and we will be forced to spend an extra night on the island (oh darn!) We can always stay one more night at our own timeshare at...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,609
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Is this a joke?

Well I've just checked out the live webcams and looking at the bright side (and it ain't the sky), at least we'll have no problem getting a palapa!!:party:
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,609
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Is this a joke?

Oh, I hate to hear that!! I want fun in the sun!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,609
Posted By aaahruba
Is this a joke?

We haven't been to Aruba since last September, so someone please tell me this is a joke and they really didn't do this......
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Supermarket

Yes, they have a huge deli selection - even 'american' deli items. We usually shop at Hong King or Superfood because they don't have a lot of american items, but we're weird - LOL. Just call and they...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Tuesday, September 21st, 2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By aaahruba
Re: the best?

Will try Cook's next week. We haven't been. Our top 7 in no particular order

Madame Janettes
Marina Pirata
El Gaucho (husband's tradition since 1989)
The Old Fisherman
Gasparito
Pinchos
The...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 575,835
Posted By aaahruba
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We own at Divi Dutch Village - we're there for a week but are staying an extra day because the flight was cheaper going out on a Sunday. Darn :)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 575,835
Posted By aaahruba
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

:airplane:NINE DAYS:heart::island:
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,799
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Timeshare Tours

This was an interesting read - I was surprised at how many people go to these things - or want to go to these things. Me, I don't want to sit inside for an hour doing anything and miss the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,102
Posted By aaahruba
Re: aruba vacation so far

That's what I get for skimming!!:embaresse
I'll send you a PM. Tim is in Baltimore County at least once a week. Maybe you can get together and chat about the greenhouse. I'll pm you his email.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,102
Posted By aaahruba
Re: aruba vacation so far

Andrea - where are the hydroponic greenhouses located? We used to own and operate a rather large greenhouse business and I know my husband would really like to see these.

Nancy
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,349
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Ipad

Haven't used the iPad but I use my iphone there with wifi and the response is instantaneous. Can't image ipad would be any different. Planning on bringing mine in September!
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Sunday, July 11th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Horseback riding

We've tried them all and go at least once a year. As an experienced horse person speaking by FAR, the best and probably the least hyped is Rancho La Ponderosa - www.rancholaponderosaaruba.com ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,391
Posted By aaahruba
Re: New Restaurant in San Nicolas?

Roger!!!! I miss him from the Alhambra. Was wondering where he went to.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 7th, 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,187
Posted By aaahruba
Re: A Foodie's Review - Various 5/22-6/2

Got it - thanks, Sherry! I wonder what else is near it - looks by the map like it's pretty east from 'town'. We'll have to try it. Tim and I wanted to hit a Portuguese restaurant a few years back and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 7th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,187
Posted By aaahruba
Re: A Foodie's Review - Various 5/22-6/2

Where is Gostoso? I googled this to find out and evidently, that term has a ***ual connotation in some language because some VERY scantily clad men and women came up along with some x rated websites!...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,675
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Zeerovers

Haven't seen the other board but we stopped in the last time we were there last Fall. There are some days they don't cook anything and I can't remember which days. They told us to 'call ahead' and...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 30th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By aaahruba
Re: This is the hardest thing I have ever written

I'm sorry to hear you're leaving the island as well as your parents' health. They were both such sweet people when we met them and I know how much heartache this all must cause you and Mick. The best...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,009
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Aruba gets tram

Nice idea, but I will believe it when I see it. I think 2012 is a very optimistic date. This is Aruba.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 23rd, 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,603
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Rumba's

Sad about Rumbas - ate a lot of breakfasts there while staying at the Ren. We're just not crazy about Matthews. Had some good breakfasts there at first but as of late, not much better than iHop...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 4th, 2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,193
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Another development

LOL - I read the first post and totally panicked. I only skimmed the rest. My husband was mortified. Yay for Pizza Bob's - just for that, we may go twice this year!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,193
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Another development

Pizza Bob's was always our first night tradition! :( We were always just too tired of airports, lines and planes to do much and loved walking over, plopping down in the chair, ordering Balashi and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 15th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Thanks for the history, Sandra! Our first trip to Aruba wasn't until 1989, so I guess we missed the Chinese Gardens all together. I'm surprised it's still listed on the map.

I haven't been to the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

A few maps show it. I was looking at the map reference to the cave at
http://www.arubavacationhouse.com/images/arubamap.gif

but it is also shown here
Aruba Map from Caribbean-On-Line...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

They need to update their online map then :) Thanks for the info - saves us from trying to find it!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 13th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By aaahruba
Chinese Vegetable Garden?

On one of the online Aruba maps, out by Boca Prins, I noticed an 'attraction' marked 'Chinese Vegetable Garden'. We've driven out to Boca Prins many times over the years and I do not remember any...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,409
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Caves

We went to Guadirikiri Cave a couple of years ago and there was a guide there in what looked to be a state park type uniform. There was no fee, but he did take you through the cave and he was...
Forum: Where to Stay Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,001
Posted By aaahruba
Re: BEWARE - Sunflower Villa - BEWARE

You are much more patient than I. If I were feeling critters crawling around on me all night that first night there, that would have been the LAST night and I would have informed the host...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 23rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Deli France

Yep, agreed, great atmosphere and cheap for the 'american' breakfast but we were disappointed with the food in early October last we were there. Not much better than cafeteria at best.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Deli France

We don't think too much of the breakfast at Matthews - nice spot but nothing special. We like DeliFrance. They've got these awesome breakfast 'cookies' they give you with their coffee and they're...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 24th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Zeerovers?

Thank you for the video! We head out tomorrow - can't wait!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Zeerovers?

Good burgers! And I liked collecting the cigar boxes from the little place next door :)
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 18th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Zeerovers?

Thank you - sounds like Zeerovers will be a fun stop!

Nos Cunucu is open again? Are there different owners?? We LOVED Nos Cunucu! I know the daughter went to University in Holland and she did a...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 18th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By aaahruba
Zeerovers?

We leave for Aruba next week and plan to do things a little differently this time around. With the advent of the American franchises descending on Aruba, we're going local. We're going to try the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 575,835
Posted By aaahruba
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

17 days and counting!!!!!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By aaahruba
Re: Appetizer Night @ The Promenade

Love the Promenade. The four appetizers and dessert are enough for us but you can't go wrong with their dinners either!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 24th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By aaahruba
31 more days!

Haven't posted much lately - real life has superceded cyberlife lately. New job and pottery studio keep me really busy.

We're arriving the week of Sept. 25th and can't wait! We didn't go last...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 6th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By aaahruba
Re: renaissance island

We rented a timeshare there last March. It was nice to see and stay. Great snorkeling. Wouldn't pay to visit if I wasn't staying at the resort - especially if they 'give' you lunch. Mediocre food for...
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