Pardon me if this is a repeated posting as I may have included something like this in a past trip report. Has anyone else encountered issues or seen the rude behavior of the chair rental company Pair-A-Dice at Moomba Beach? I am asking because I have a friend on island right now who saw their deplorable behavior towards cruise visitors visiting the beach this week and reported the incident on the Aruba Facebook page.
If you are not familiar with Moomba Beach – there are two sets of Chairs. One that is owned by Moomba Beach and are free to use; they like you to order from their menu if you use their chairs but it is not required. One is owned by a Pair-A-Dice.
My issue is that they yell at and bully cruise people into paying for their chairs even though they have already paid for the shore excursion via the trip they booked. I have seen & heard this argument on many occasion and my friend there now just saw it again this week. God forbid you move one of the free chairs into what they consider their territory. Then the real harassment begins. I say cruise people because it is easier to spot them when they arrive via bus & with their cruise bag & towels; but I have seen this behavior time and time again from this couple over the past severl year.
We all know that the beaches in Aruba are public and that anyone can use any beach anywhere and that it is perfectly understandable for people to own a business renting chairs to earn a living. Lord knows I have happily paid my fair share at Baby Beach and am thankful that I have a place to sit while there. My issue is with the downright rudeness of this couple and the way they treat vacationers. I am sure that this is not an experience the ATA would want a first time visitor having. We cannot be the only people to notice and report this ongoing issue.
Thanks for letting me vent and get that off my mind.