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    Coming to Aruba tomorrow...

    Well I just got back to the good ole US and now taking the wife to Aruba for our first time. I know its last minute and all but any info to know would help. Where I was for the past 7 months didnt have much internet access so havent been able to do much research. Will be staying at the Marriott Resort. Going to be there till mid next week.

    This is to be a reconnecting romantic trip for us since the wife and I have been apart those 7 months. Any romantic ideas are welcome. As well as any information on good places to eat breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    Thanks again.

    B

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    Dinner by Torchlight on the beach at Radisson Resort. Very romantic. You can check it out on there website. Great food. Have a great trip.

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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum!

    tagged thread re: beach dining

    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/beach%20dinner.html


    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/rest...0romantic.html


    also too please visit the culinary category.
    lots of reading there.


    a great breakfast spot about a 5 minute cab ride from marriott is LINDAS on palm beach rd.

    Quote Originally Posted by AFTiger View Post
    Well I just got back to the good ole US and now taking the wife to Aruba for our first time. I know its last minute and all but any info to know would help. Where I was for the past 7 months didnt have much internet access so havent been able to do much research. Will be staying at the Marriott Resort. Going to be there till mid next week.

    This is to be a reconnecting romantic trip for us since the wife and I have been apart those 7 months. Any romantic ideas are welcome. As well as any information on good places to eat breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    Thanks again.

    B

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    A couple's massage may be a nice idea if you can find a place you are comfortable with. I hope you enjoy every minute of your trip. Aruba is a beautiful island.

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    Welcome to the forum

    romance in aruba
    As Andrea suggested in this thread, if money is no object, check out the "Oyster Dinner Sail" on the Morningstar.

    1. A bottle of Verve Cliquot, only the best for this occasion, at sunset from the California Lighthouse or anywhere else along the beaches of the west side of Aruba.

    2. Dinner on the beach at the Flying Fishbone or Passions at the Amsterdam Manor Resort or on the terrace at the Sunset Grille- make sure you request the table on the northwest corner of the terrace here. Sunset can be beautiful at any of these locations, we prefer after dark with the tradewinds rustling through the palm trees and stars overhead.

    3. There are many secluded spots in Arikok National Park where you can take a picnic lunch. Some of the scenery is truly breathtaking. If you are there at the right time of the year, the cactus and some other plants may be in bloom. Many of us do not get to experience "true" peace and quiet in our daily lives. You will be able to find it here. The White Sand Dunes, Boca Prins, Dos Playa- if you are really ambitious, hike to the SECOND beach at Dos Playa. NO ONE will EVER know you are THERE. The Natural Pool gets "enough" tourist traffic, but this might be a nice spot to share with your loved one. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and spend the afternoon.

    4. We also think that Rodgers Beach is a beautiful, beautiful spot. Sit, lay or face the direction opposite of the oil refinery and you won't know it is there. You can spend the entire day there. Less people during the week...There are times during the week where you will be the only ones there.

    5. Stop for after dinner drinks at Mira Solo at the Radisson or the Lobby Bar at the Hyatt. At both of these spots you can sink into cushioned chairs and count the stars overhead while listening to live music.

    6. Sunset at Dockers Pier bar at the Hyatt. There are a few pier bars along Palm Beach, but this is the smallest (i.e., most intimate).

    7. You won't be totally alone, but there is a stretch of beach between the Phoenix and Westin Aruba Resort. There are rarely any people there during the week. There are also secluded areas along Eagle Beach.

    8. Horseback riding at sunset...

    9. A bottle of wine anytime on your balcony.

    10. If you are spiritual, Alto Vista Chapel and Lourdes Grotto are spots that will move you.

    11. Breakfast in bed or out on your balcony is always nice.

    12. A bottle of chilled champagne along with an arrangement of tropical flowers waiting in your hotel room upon check-in.

    13. At night, when you and your partner turndown your bed, surprise them with a gift certificate for a massage the following morning. Better yet, order an in-room couples massage.



    For dinners...

    The Hyatt
    http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/hyatt/hot...ex.jsp#2510189
    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.
    Hours: Open daily, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/hotels/aruba/Footprints_Menu_2011.pdf

    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.
    http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/ho...adise_Menu.pdf

    Sunset Service
    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!
    http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/ho...kages_Menu.pdf

    The Westin
    http://www.westinaruba.com/Azull-in-Aruba
    Azull
    With sugary sand beaches and the golden glow of a sunset as backdrop, Azull isn’t just a restaurant; it's an epicurean delight located in the most romantic setting. Tiki torches, cooling breezes and intimate beachfront tables complete this intimate experience. Master chefs prepare a blissful four-course dinner using superb ingredients to be shared with a loved one.
    Hours : Wednesday - Saturday
    Please note we offer only one seating at 6:15 PM to not miss the sunset experience.
    http://www.westinaruba.com/assets/u/azullmenu2011.pdf

    The Marriott
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...llaris-casino/
    Simply Fish
    Wiggle your toes in the sand at Simply Fish
    Beachfront dining while wiggling your toes in the white sand. That's Simply Fish! Offering daily a la carte menu is available from 6:30 - 10:30 pm
    http://www.marriott.com/hotelwebsite...shMenu2011.pdf

    The Radisson
    http://www.radisson.com/palm-beach-h...uaruba/dinings
    La Playa Torchlight Dinner
    Raise a toast at a table under the stars, with flickering torches, cooling breezes, your toes in the sand and water lapping the shore - the perfect dining option for a special occasion, a celebration or just an intimate evening with the one you love.
    Hours: Open daily 6:45 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays
    http://www.radisson.com/rad/images/h...unelaplaya.pdf

    Passions on the Beach Restaurant at the Amsterdam Manor
    http://www.passions-restaurant-aruba.com/
    Experience the most romantic dinner on the island at Passions on the Beach. Exquisite dishes, the soft light of torches all around you, sugary white sand between your toes, the soft sound of waves caressing the shore, and the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen...
    http://www.amsterdammanor.com/downloads/PassionDinnerMenu3.pdf

    Sunset Beach Bistro at the Divi Phoenix
    http://www.sunsetbeachbistro.com/
    Dinner from 6:00 pm till 10:30 pm (kitchen closes at 10:00 pm) daily
    Entertainment: Live romantic piano music every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, Live steal band and local dance show every Thursday, Live saxophone music every Friday
    http://www.sunsetbeachbistro.com/pdf..._menu_2011.pdf

    http://moombabeach.com/component/
    MoomBa Beach Bar & Restaurant
    Hosting a gigantic palapa on the white sand beach, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
    A laid back beach bar featuring a myriad of tropical libations, call drinks, beer and wine.
    A open-air seaside restaurant offering an array of tempting choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner offering no bad seat in the house.
    http://moombabeach.com/component/ind...d=28&Itemid=39

    http://www.matthews-aruba.com/
    Matthew's Beachside Restaurant Aruba at Casa del Mar
    http://www.matthews-aruba.com/docs/m...inner-menu.pdf

    Again please forgive what ever restaurants I inadvertently left off the list
    Our favorite for a romantic dinner under the stars is Passions on the Beach at the Amsterdam Manor. http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/passions.html

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    Welcome to the Forum. Though Andrea gave some splendid ideas; Arubalisa gave a huge amount of suggestions as well. You really can't go wrong with both of these splendid volunteer monitors assisting you and, of course, I have no doubt that you will definitely have a wonderful romantic interlude and enjoy "Paradise," as I often like to call Aruba.

    Ed

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    Just relax....it IS one happy island!

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    AFTIGER, am i correct that you were serving overseas?

    if so, thank you for your service!
    if i am wrong........ oh well i have been wrong before hahahahaha


    whatever you choose to do i aruba take time to not OVERDO. so many restaurants, so many activities.......take your time, enjoy your wife and each other's company.

    enjoy the beach, the weather and enjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by AFTiger View Post
    Well I just got back to the good ole US and now taking the wife to Aruba for our first time. I know its last minute and all but any info to know would help. Where I was for the past 7 months didnt have much internet access so havent been able to do much research. Will be staying at the Marriott Resort. Going to be there till mid next week.

    This is to be a reconnecting romantic trip for us since the wife and I have been apart those 7 months. Any romantic ideas are welcome. As well as any information on good places to eat breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    Thanks again.

    B

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    Andrea, yes you are correct I am in the military.

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    Welcome back to CONUS! I'll be getting back in April myself. Ready to leave this dust pit and head to Aruba in May.

    The others all gave you sound advice... you'll love it there.
    Aruba here we come!


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