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    1st trip to Aruba Need advice!!

    Heading to Aruba in June for the 1st time with my sisters, nieces 18 & 6 and nephews 11 and 10. So excited! We are renting a home near Tierra del sol. Since we are arriving on a Sunday after 2:30pm I need ideas with getting some food and beverages to hold everyone until we can go grocery shopping on Monday. Are there any convenience stores open in the area or a place with some take out food. Any tips would be much appreciated!!
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    Jackie

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    Hi Jackie! Welcome to the Aruba.com community forum!

    I always bring snacks and certain foods with us to Aruba to keep in the room. PB, jelly, granola bars, coffee, oatmeal, etc.

    Are you renting a car?
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Hello to you!
    We are renting 2 cars. Haven't decide which place to use yet. Thinking maybe Budget or Royal...... I was thinking about bringing some food with like you mentioned. I was hoping to find a gas station or something similar just to get something for the kids and some beer for my brother in law. I have a feeling he is going to need it after a long day of travel with the kids! Ha
    Thanks for your reply!!

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    Hi Jackie, welcome! If you aren't in the process of renting a car right now, hurry! We have used Avis, Royal and More4Less for cars with good results. I usually book the car several months out, they go quick. As far as groceries, you might be out of luck till Monday morning. There are several threads on grocery stores, try searching for them in the search box at the top of the page. However, there are shops and stores around and near the resorts where you can get beer and munchies and such. There are all kinds of places open to eat in or take out on Sundays. If you have a car you should be all set. Get ready, you're going to have a great time.

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    on the street where the Tierra del Sol is, right down the street is a small Korean market that has bread, milk, beer, eggs, chips, etc. If you are looking at the tierra del sol, it is to the right of it on the same side. we stay at the Gold Coast (across from Tierra) and usually arrive on a Sunday. I always go there. They take US dollars. Actually, I make runs there during the week all the time for the basics. If you are looking for meat, maybe not. But they have wrapped cheese, ice, some frozen stuff, cereal, milk, paper towels, etc. Its a pretty good small market. It doesn't look like much but its open 7 days and we've been going there for the last 3 or 4 years during the week to pick up bread or milk or coffee or just things we need without going to the Super Foods. And they are very nice.....

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    SPF sunscreen of 30 or more. Enjoy! Plenty of good restaurants and fine supermarkets. Consider taking some duty free liquor if you plan on imbibing!

    Since you're not at a resort be advised that all beaches are public, but the resort lounges are not. Also consider Arashi Beach and Baby Beach, not resort affiliated. Moomba Beach in-between the Surf Club and Holiday Inn is a place to rent a spot in the midst of the large resorts....with access to water sports.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Pizza Bobs at the Costa Linda is open Sunday. See the menu at www.costalinda-aruba.com . They have more than pizza. The pizza is excellent. There is a Dunkin donuts, ice cream shop, Subway and a minimart at the Alhambra casino Mall. I don't know the hours of the market though.

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    Thank you for all the great ideas! More questions to come I'm sure, but first I'd better get on this car rental!
    I'm getting more excited every day!!!

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    This is exactly the info I was looking for!! Thanks you so mucn!!!!!!!

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    The supermarket on the main road to where you are staying, is called Ting Wees ..sell everything that can keep you going overnight .

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