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    rehearsal dinner

    Hi Everyone,

    Getting married in Aruba April 2016. Looking to plan my rehearsal dinner. I narrowed it down to Flying Fishbone and Passions. What would be the better choice.

    Thanks,

    Kristen

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    Where are you staying....? Passions is on Eagle Beach and much more convenient to the resorts than Flying Fishbone. Both have great reviews.

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    Passions would probably be the easiest for your guests since it's located in the low rise hotel area and everyone can get there easily by taxi, bus, or rental car. Flying Fishbone is quite a bit of a drive (you will need a rental car or pay a hefty taxi fare) and one that I would not want to make at night if I plan on drinking.
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    We will be trying Flying Fishbone for the first time on November so I can compare them after that visit. Passions is a nice sunset romantic site but I am curious if you considered Barefoot? I would rate it higher than Passions for food. The atmosphere at Barefoot would be better for a group in my opinion.

    Something to consider with these choices is transportation. Flying Fishbone is about 25-30 each way in taxis. Barefoot would be a little less. Passions would be convenient to all of the low rise hotels aND a less expensive taxi ridea from the high rise area. I would consider that when booking a group dinner.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    How many people for dinner?
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    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.

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    You need to consider transportation.
    You didn't say where you are staying.
    The cost of 5 people round trip to FF is going to run you about $60 round trip in s cab.

    perhaps if you tell us if you have transportation arranged or where you are staying we can answer you better. Also, how many people are you talking about?

    We have eaten at Passions 5x. Some we were thrilled with, others not.
    the most recent was NYEve. We were very disappointed as 14 peoples dinners came out at different times.
    I think the crowd that evening set them back.

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    I also recommend checking out Barefoot before you make your decision. We prefer the food there over Passions, and the atmosphere is beautiful. As others have said, Flying Fishbone will be a hefty taxi fare, or very long drive. Barefoot is just passed downtown, so the taxi is much cheaper.

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    I'm with you. Barefoot came to mind when I read her post.We've experienced better food quality and service there over Passions, but then enjoyed the view slightly more over Barefoot. As far as the Flying Fishbone goes...it was our favorite the first time we went. The second time my wife's meal was impassable and they did almost nothing to make up for it. We're not one's to complain and usually skip the finer dining and cator to the local fare, excepting what it is, but 1" fish bones and fish scale in the mash potatoes just don't make the grade. Sadly we'll never return. The restaurant took half off the entrie...seriously! If you like an overcrowded romantic setting it's tough to beat. Just my 2 cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    We will be trying Flying Fishbone for the first time on November so I can compare them after that visit. Passions is a nice sunset romantic site but I am curious if you considered Barefoot? I would rate it higher than Passions for food. The atmosphere at Barefoot would be better for a group in my opinion.

    Something to consider with these choices is transportation. Flying Fishbone is about 25-30 each way in taxis. Barefoot would be a little less. Passions would be convenient to all of the low rise hotels aND a less expensive taxi ridea from the high rise area. I would consider that when booking a group dinner.
    TRIP 15 OCTOBER 2018


    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.

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    Hi everyone,


    We are getting married at the Hilton and estimate about 25 people for the dinner. I would look into booking a bus for everyone if we did Flying Fishbone. Just not sure what has better food or is a better place for a large group.

    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristen F View Post
    Hi everyone,


    We are getting married at the Hilton and estimate about 25 people for the dinner. I would look into booking a bus for everyone if we did Flying Fishbone. Just not sure what has better food or is a better place for a large group.thanks again

    Good choice for staying at the Hilton.... we saw many wonderful sunset weddings on the beach when it was the Radisson. When we had dinner at Passion's this past summer there was a wedding party of 30+ for dinner..... all seemed to go great for those folks.

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