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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 27th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,346
Posted By phillyboater
Re: storage lockers

The yearly fee for the container is $67.00. Cash only. May want to shop at the local hardware store for containers. I thought their price was a little high, but bought from them anyway for...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 24th, 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,018
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Is more4less still in business?

Contacted at more4less@setarnet.aw and received immediate reply. They are in business. Can contact thru website or above email. Note it is. Aw.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,018
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Is more4less still in business?

Have reservation for Nov and was confirmed less than 2 weeks ago. Check your spam folder to see if replies went there.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 29th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Kiosk at Aruba airport?

You are correct leaving Aruba has a large duty free shop on the first floor and more on the level with the gates. I believe they were talking about arrival. Small kiosk in baggage claim with...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Kiosk at Aruba airport?

I believe that you will find it open. However last trip in November did not have 1 bottle of Vodka or Bourbon in the entire store. Selection was limited and prices did not seem that good. I think...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 27th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By phillyboater
Re: first trip and planning things to do

We took the semi sub last year. Trip was just ok, but water was not very clear due to storms. Daughter took sub several years ago and she did not recommend due to cost.

If you are into...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,439
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Aruba vs SXM

Yes the Trade Winds blow almost all the time. The majority of the time they are comfortable, not what you would call strong. Spring time usually has higher winds. In many trips to Aruba we have...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,016
Posted By phillyboater
Re: First trip to the island!

We buy several bottles of water and refill frequently. It is necessary to carry some water with you especially when exploring.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 14th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,016
Posted By phillyboater
Re: First trip to the island!

Following is a link to WIFI hotspots on Aruba. A few are free, but most are at $35 per week. Not sure what the cost is at the RIU.

Welcome to the board and enjoy your trip. I can almost bet...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 7th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,889
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Fruit in aruba

Charles
Understood your post completely. Looking for the history and photo op. Thank you. Assume you are referring to Boca Prins Restaurant. We love it. Great location and great food. Love the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 6th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,889
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Fruit in aruba

Charles is this in the vicinity of Fontein Cave? Can you give directions if not?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By phillyboater
Re: I guess I should ask

Yes it is 5:00pm at AM beach bar. Two for one drinks. Great way to meet other Aruba Lovers that post on the BB's. In November we had about 30 at the BB party. Made some great friends.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By phillyboater
Re: A glimpse at a real betico croes

Great story Charles. You have captured what I see in many of the Aruban citizens. We should all take a lesson from your story.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Just curious....

Usally Tulip as we spent 1st week at PBV. This year 2 weeks at CDM so will have to do something different. Imagine it will be Matthew's as we love it there.
Forum: Aruba Safety Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,761
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Car break-in attempted at Eagle Beach

Most Visa and Mastercard provide rental coverage for almost any issue for no charge. Of course you must use their card to rent the car and decline additional insurance from the rental car company. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 17th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Going to Aruba in october

We have almost always gone in early November. This year Nov 5 to 19. Except for last year the weather has always been great. Sometimes heavy rain at night, but normally no more that a 10 minute...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 13th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Deep Sea

All I can add is that I too have had the pleasure of meeting Sherry and Murray. Unfortunately not in Aruba but in Atlantic City. I am honored to say that I consider them friends.

One other...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, December 25th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,047
Posted By phillyboater
Re: A warning

I get TC at credit union. $1.00 fee no matter how many you purchase.

AAA Cards issued instead of TC have a fee to buy, and to reload. Don't recall the fees, but remember I thought it was too...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, December 23rd, 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,047
Posted By phillyboater
Re: A warning

Many banks and credit unions still sell AMEX Travelers Cheques. They are also accepted in Aruba with ID. Supermarkets, hotels, timeshares and casinos will cash. Sometimes with a daily limit. Have...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Sunday, December 5th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Paradise Beach Villas Week 45 for Sale

Just Reduced. Don't forget 2011 maintenance fee of $613 already paid. Will consider splitting transfer fee with buyer.
e-mail larry.genetti@verizon.net
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Thursday, November 18th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By phillyboater
Paradise Beach Villas Week 45 for Sale

Unit 208, Week 45 for sale. 2011 maintenance fee already paid. $4,000.00. e-mail larry.genetti@verizon.net
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 14th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,440
Posted By phillyboater
Re: BIG waves at Bucuti!!

We are at CDM abd walked beach today. Yes, waves are pretty big and strong. Good news is it appears the beach is coming back. From Buciti to PBV it is doing real good. Rocks still showing at CDM...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 22nd, 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,877
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Car Rental

I have rented from Royal and have no complaints about service. There cars are older, but run good. Jeep Wranglers from them are another issue. Very old, many with no windows at all. Would go...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 14th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Adam's Ale

Water is basicly distilled water created from the electric plant. It is then run accross stones to give it some taste and add air. It is great. (Not real scientific but I hope you get the idea.) ...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,799
Posted By phillyboater
Re: the best?

I think all time favorite is Matthews followed very closely by Cook's. Rick is just fantastic and Jorge the bartender is a real entertainer. Would probably be a tie if Cook's was easier to get to...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 6th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Please help first visit is in 22 days!!!!

First, we own at Paradise Beach Villas and love it. I think you will love the rooms, location, grounds and beach. Short walk to the beach. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Food, with weight...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 16th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,128
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Aruba in July at Holiday Inn SunSpree

Stayed at HI several times. Very reasonably priced hotel. Three towers. Rooms are nice and clean. It is not the Hyatt or Ritz, but rooms, pool and grounds are very nice and very safe. Merely...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By phillyboater
Re: DePalm Island Full day Tour

Went many years ago when there was no water park. Had a coupon and it was free. Had a small restaurant to buy food or drink. As said before, stayed a few hours and left. Snorkeling was pretty...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By phillyboater
Re: This is the hardest thing I have ever written

Liz,
So sorry to hear that you will be leaving Aruba. I hope that you will have success in finding someone to take over all the good work that you do. I am sorry we never had a chance to meet you...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Airfares???

Not sure of your dates in July but Jetblue out of JFK has some seats at $314 plus tax on Thursdays in July. Usually Tuesday afternoon is the best time to purchase airfares.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,890
Posted By phillyboater
Re: WIFI prepaid card

I think what you are saying is you need to purchase a Setar WIFI card. You merely input the number into your computer to logon. I believe the price is $35.00 per week. They are available at any...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 14th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By phillyboater
Re: parking?

Never had problem parking. Some time had to check by the Seaport and no spots. Then to lot behind bus terminal. If parking in the lot behind the bus terminal, be careful to observe street signs. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,164
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Palapas on Palm and Eagle Beach

Sherry
Agree with you on all counts, but need to add that if tourists would stop SAVING palapas that they don't occupy for 90 percent of the day, maybe there would be shade for all. And shade is...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
Posted By phillyboater
Re: NH...This could be big?

Hope this comes to a rapid and definite solution for everyones sake.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,597
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Fishing questions

Would suggest a fishing pole that comes apart or collapses and can be packed in your checked luggage. You may be able to carry on board by TSA regs, not sure, but airlines restrict you to one...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Bon Boni Festival

Just looked at Aruba.com website. In one spot it states that Bon Bini Festival is 1st Tuesday of the month. In another it states every Tuesday rain or shine? Sounds like it might be fun to attend....
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,536
Posted By phillyboater
Re: A few questions.

Surlee. Glad you had a wonderful time. You have posted some great photos. We enjoy snorkeling in Aruba more than any other activity. Go nearly every day we are there, and see something new almost...
Forum: Aruba Safety Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 49,882
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Crime In Aruba

Sandra,
I think I understand the question of Aquaman. I too noticed differences when following the news media some 2 1/2 years ago. Then again not sure the media coverage was accurate. By the way...
Forum: Aruba Safety Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 49,882
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Crime In Aruba

I agree with Sherry and Liz completely. Yes there was a rash of petty crime several years ago. Yes there was an uproar when Natalie Holloway dissappeared.

First, the Holloway incident as...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 27th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Arrests made for CC skimming

Is it too early to let the Government know how pleased we are and to keep up the good work? They have certainly started off with a bang.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 27th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By phillyboater
Re: "The Aruba Times"Newspaper

Sent my e-mail. Look forward to seeing paper.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By phillyboater
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 25th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Your Favorite restaurants???

Agree with Matthew's and Cook's. Also have to add Tulip to the list. While I have read mixed reviews, I have never been dissappointed at Tulip.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By phillyboater
Re: We own at the Aruban Resort & Casino - HELP

Don't have any definite answers, but maybe a little help. First, do the payments go to the resort or to a financial institution. If a financial institution then the resort already received all the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 16th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Local News

Enjoyed reading. Keep up the good work. Will look for future editions. Thanks for all the hard work.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,095
Posted By phillyboater
Re: New Zero Tolerance rule for drinking and driving

It is wonderful news to hear that the new government is getting tough on drunk driving. I hope this also includes getting tough on crime.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 10th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Surf Club Car Rental

Check with your credit card company. They most likely provide car rental insurance. If so you will save that cost. Most VISA, MC and AMEX cards provide insurance. AMEX also offers a premium...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 3rd, 2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Our Vacation Vault

We have also used bike lock to lock beachbag to Palapa. Means someone must dig to find goodies. Not as secure, but hope thief will go elsewhere.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 27th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,589
Posted By phillyboater
Re: New Flights Atlanta to Aruba

Just checked several dates PHL to AUA on Air Tran. Fare $660/person including tax. That is with stop in Atlanta or Orlando. US Air is just over $500 including tax for same dates, nonstop. Not...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By phillyboater
Re: Car Rental / Snorkeling / Liquor / All Inclusive

Here is a website that shows snorkel and dive areas in Aruba that can be reached from shore. Follow the advise about dangers and currents. Baby Beach, Malmok, Catalina, Arashi and Boca Catalina are...
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