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    Restaurants...Too Many ? Makes choosing difficult?

    Aruba has its share of awesome restaurants.
    Many of us think or even say...........too many restaurants, not enough nights.

    Do you find that choosing a place for your dinner is becoming a chore? (too many selections?)

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    Good morning Andrea, and everyone else,

    You are absolutely right on! The very active dining scene is one of the many attractions we love about Aruba. To be sure, certain kinds of cuisine go in and out of fashion; restaurants open, some quietly, others with great fanfare, and close for a variety of reasons.

    There are always old favourites to enjoy and new discoveries to be made.

    I think for many first time Aruba visitors, the dizzying choices of dining options catch many by surprise; especially if their previous Caribbean dining experiences have been limited to all-inclusive resorts at other destinations. The array of restaurant choices could be one more factor that turns newcomers into repeat Aruba visitors.

    Many times we have made lists of the places we want to eat at, then by day 2 of our week-long stay, we've found a place we've never heard of before.

    Lots of choices, enjoy the variety. Yes, I wish we had more time on each vacation to try more places. Not to worry. We'll be back!


    Glenn

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    hey there glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Good morning Andrea, and everyone else,

    You are absolutely right on! The very active dining scene is one of the many attractions we love about Aruba. To be sure, certain kinds of cuisine go in and out of fashion; restaurants open, some quietly, others with great fanfare, and close for a variety of reasons.

    There are always old favourites to enjoy and new discoveries to be made.

    I think for many first time Aruba visitors, the dizzying choices of dining options catch many by surprise; especially if their previous Caribbean dining experiences have been limited to all-inclusive resorts at other destinations. The array of restaurant choices could be one more factor that turns newcomers into repeat Aruba visitors.

    Many times we have made lists of the places we want to eat at, then by day 2 of our week-long stay, we've found a place we've never heard of before.

    Lots of choices, enjoy the variety. Yes, I wish we had more time on each vacation to try more places. Not to worry. We'll be back!


    Glenn

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    There are many restaurants choices and too few days in Aruba. The fun of all of this is trying a new place. Next visit you may add another. Some will be your favorite, some not so. Just to be able to travel and enjoy our lives is amazing.

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    We've actually come to grips with the too many. We've developed a list of 'must goes' for each year and just wing it for the rest.... frequently trying a new one or three.....! As long as we do 'our must goes' we're fine with anything else...!

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    I make a list every trip and we rarely seem to stick to it. We have our favorites but at times we'll give up a favorite to try a new place. This trip, no matter what, we're going to try Legends and Alfies!

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    I do the same Peg but then end up crossing most of them off to go to my favorite places multiple times each trip. I have not made any plans for next month with the exception of when I am going to BLT for the 1st time and Legends...all other meals are up in the air at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I make a list every trip and we rarely seem to stick to it. We have our favorites but at times we'll give up a favorite to try a new place. This trip, no matter what, we're going to try Legends and Alfies!

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    I make a list all year long - adding & revising as new restaurant open or are "found" or close. Then we finally get to Aruba, happy hour hits and my list gets tossed as we watch the sunset on the beach and order a pizza!

    And then there are the other days where we get to hit our favorites and try a new one or two.

    There are way too many restaurants & it does make choosing difficult, but we love the challenge!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I usually start making a list about six weeks out of our go to places and then I ask DW if she wants to try something different, then start looking and reading the forum for anyplace we haven't been too. A month out I make my reservations, and bring copies with me, to be on the safe side. Saturday night is must at MJ's for the music, and usually one place within walking distance of the Hilton on the first and last night.

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    We don't make lists anymore as we found that we rarely followed them. What we have found that helps with the related stress, if that's an appropriate comment, is to stop in on a whim, make no reservations and spend longer periods of time on the island.



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