About How Far Away From The Radisson ? Thanks
thanks, in as much as I would love to go here, really didn't want to rent a car,(although still a possibility - between myself and husband we get lost finding our way out of paperbag -sad, but true ) is there a place similiar to this, closer to where we'll be, again thanks, you're always such a big help
http://www.passions-restaurant-aruba.com/ Passions is on the beach at the Amsterdam Manor, just a short taxi ride from the Radisson. $8 each way ($3 more on Sunday).
There is also beach dining at the Divi Phoenix's http://www.sunsetbeachbistro.com/ Sunset Beach Bistro. This would be within walking distance of the Radisson. One of their big draws is their $30 pp prixe fixed menu (appetizer, entree, dessert). According to www.restaurantsaruba.com the reviews are not as good as Passions.
We chose Passions for our anniversary dinner in June so will definitely report back on how it went. My Mom and Dad ate there in August and enjoyed it and have friends who like it there as well.
Hi again arubalisa,
have a reservation for the sunset bistro, but after viewing the Passions menu, i probably will change that, like that better. I was watching the travel channel this weekend and they showed something at the Hyatt - where you can sit on the beach ( 2 chairs and a little table ) watch the sunset, have some wine or appetizers ( no dinner ) , have you heard of this before, am going to look into. Also, i saw that the Hyatt has a wonderful brunch, even though my package at the radisson includes breakfast, thought it might be something different to do one morning, have you ever ?
I have seen the show you are referring to. The Hyatt has a few offerings. http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp
There's no better way to start your evening than reclining in teak Adirondack chairs overlooking the beach, nibbling on gourmet hors d'oeuvres and sipping a glass of your favorite wine. Consider this your own private happy hour, complete with a tuxedo-clad waiter to take care of every detail. Select your menu from an enticing selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, wines, champagnes, chocolate dipped strawberries, or even a Monte Cristo #2 Cigar.
Sunset Service is located on the beach in front of the Palms restaurant. Proper attire: Black Tie to Black Bikini, whichever you prefer!"
"Pampered in Paradise
Imagine dining in your own private paradise, with the sea at your feet, tiki torches creating a glow on the sand and a private butler to see to your every need. Often imitated, but never quite the same, this incomparable romantic event will charm you from the moment you are escorted to your private tent on the beach. The name truly says it all - there is no other dining extravaganza to compare to our own Pampered in Paradise. Relish the flavors of your perfectly prepared four-course meal, served in a leisurely, unobtrusive manner that allows you to relax, enjoy each bite, and create memories to cherish for a lifetime."
"Footprints Beach Grill
Celebrate another perfect day in paradise with an unforgettable dinner at Footprints. This exclusive restaurant – only five tables are available each evening - offers fine dining while you wiggle your toes in the soft white sand. Enjoy the sounds of the sea as the attentive staff serves a delicious four-course dinner, featuring their renowned grilled entrees with your choice of beef, ribs, fresh seafood and more. Finish a delightful evening with a tempting dessert and your favorite cocktail or wine from the hotel’s extensive selection.
Friday through Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. "
Still waiting for dh to surprise me with a
"Picnic in Paradise
Whether you're planning a romantic evening picnic for two in your guestroom or a fun family bonfire on the beach, we’ve got everything you need to take our fabulous cuisine with you. We’ll take care of the details, making sure you have every provision necessary, so all you have to do is enjoy! Stop by Shoco Market Cafe for a complete selection of items to fill your basket, from healthful starters to decadent desserts. Every picnic includes:
- One liter of chilled bottled still water
- Camembert cheese with fruit
- French baguette and pistou
- Deluxe basket with dinnerware for up to four persons
- Picnic blanket
- Coleman battery-operated lantern
Daily 6:00 p.m. to Midnight"
We have not been the Hyatt Brunch in a number of years, but it was very good, though expensive. We also enjoy the breakfast buffet at the Radisson. A good option would be to save most of your money and have a late breakfast at the Radisson, call it brunch and order (for a charge) a couple of Mimosas or glasses of champagne. Also won't take too much away from your beach or pool time. Just an idea...
Here is a nice write up on the Hyatt's sunday brunch which you may enjoy http://www.vacationclub.com/resorts/ab/resortFeatures.jsp
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ARUBALISA, THANKS THAT HYATT BRUNCH REVIEW LOOKS VERY VERY GOOD, I KNOW I HAVE THE FREE BREAKFAST AT THE RADISSON, BUT FOR A CHANGE ONE MORNING AM THINKING I MIGHT GIVE THAT A TRY
ALSO, WANTED TO ASK YOU, CHECKED OUT THE FLYING FISHBONE, WHICH ALSO LOOKS GOOD, IS THAT FAR AWAY FROM THE RADISSON AND WHICH DO YOU THINK IS NICER PASSIONS OR FLYING FISHBONE ? I CURRENTLY HAVE A RES. AT PASSIONS, BUT WOULD MAKE A CHANGE, I THINK THEY'RE KIND OF THE SAME AS FAR AS TABLES ON THE BEACH, YES ?