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  1. Hatteras51

    Day in Aruba

    The airport is definitely busier on the weekends, especially Saturdays.
  2. Hatteras51

    Day in Aruba

    It used to be called Nikki Beach. Baby Beach is about 40 minutes from the cruise port, passed San Nicolas.
  3. Hatteras51

    Day in Aruba

    Amsterdam Manor quit renting loungers to cruisers a couple years ago. It is located around the corner from the sewage treatment plant, and often, the stench from the plant reaches Amsterdam Manor. Lately, it has been horrible. I don't recommend it for lunch or dinner anymore. I was just in Aruba for 3 weeks and it was very bad the majority of the time.
  4. Hatteras51

    Day in Aruba

    The trolley only runs from the cruise port to Main Street, which is downtown, to encourage cruisers to shop.
  5. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time. If you decide to do it again, I suggest just booking a room at the Marina hotel and saving yourself some money. A lot of people who stay at other hotels in Aruba do that.
  6. I know a lot of the staff but I don't know anyone named Mildred. I wonder if you were directed to Renaissance's central reservation people instead of someone who works directly at their Aruba resorts. The Marina rooms usually run at least $100.00 per night cheaper than Ocean Suites. I hope that you were able to enjoy the facilities at OceanSuites while you were there. It is very nice.
  7. Wow, someone definitely gave you some wrong information. Marina hotel guests definitely have access to the island. I own a timeshare at Renaissance Ocean Suites and just got home yesterday from spending two weeks there. We went to the island most days, and the boat stops at the Marina hotel on the way to pick up passengers at Ocean Suites. It was full of Marina guests on every trip, and we talked to many of them. I can't imagine why anyone would tell you that, unless it was a language miscommunication.
  8. Contact Black Pearl and see if they can help you. Tranquilo is great but they are a sailboat.
  9. Hatteras51

    Beach Bar Info

    Reflections on Surfside Beach is not all inclusive but has everything that you are looking for.
  10. I'm in Aruba now, for 3 weeks. The walk will take about 30 minutes, counting the walk out of the cruise port. There's no construction in the way, and a nice sidewalk. We walked it the other day. However, they are gearing up for Carnival right now, and there are lots of tents and obstacles to step around for the next few weeks.
  11. Thanks for including your review. I think that the natural pool is so overrated. Sometimes it is closed, and people drive all the way out there for nothing.
  12. There's a very nice, small beach club called Reflextions, close to the port. It usually isn't crowded. They rent chairs, umbrellas, have a small pool, good food.
  13. Hatteras51

    Hotel day pass??

    Occidental was sold to Barcelo a few years. That is the same hotel that the op was referring to in this post.
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