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    Red face Looking forward to our winter getaway

    Good Morning!

    Myself and 2 friends will be in Aruba for a week in January. We have rented a house in Sereo Blanco, and are planning to bus everywhere. None of us have been to Aruba before, so we are really looking forward to exploring a new island. We have been researching like crazy, and I think we've filled up every day with different activities already! Seeing as our first full day on the Island will be a Sunday - and as I've read on here the bus service is on a less frequent 'Sunday Schedule', we've decided to buy day passes to the Occidental Grand and then spend the rest of our days exploring all there is to see and every beach we can!

    Looking forward to lurking around the forums to pick up more helpful tips !

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    Welcome to the aruba.com community forum. I bet you will have a ball in January.
    The bus service although less frequent is still pretty frequent on Sundays.

    One thing to remember when bussing it to and from the beach.... Make sure you are all dry and sand free.


    Enjoy and make sure that you check out Getting Around, Activites, and Culinary categories.
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    Good Morning!

    Myself and 2 friends will be in Aruba for a week in January. We have rented a house in Sereo Blanco, and are planning to bus everywhere. None of us have been to Aruba before, so we are really looking forward to exploring a new island. We have been researching like crazy, and I think we've filled up every day with different activities already! Seeing as our first full day on the Island will be a Sunday - and as I've read on here the bus service is on a less frequent 'Sunday Schedule', we've decided to buy day passes to the Occidental Grand and then spend the rest of our days exploring all there is to see and every beach we can!

    Looking forward to lurking around the forums to pick up more helpful tips !

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    Welcome to the forum...... be sure you leave lots of time for the beach!

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    Also note that a lot of places are closed on Sundays and some restaurants are also closed on Mondays. I would suggest that you rent a car for Sunday and go get lost for the day. . . . You could go to a few beaches and also see the sites inland on the island. You could also go to an inland restaurant for dinner on Sunday night. . . . The buses are good but do not go to some of the places you may want to see. . . . . Just a thought. . . .

    Tom and Stanley (the Aruba Guys)

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    Hey, welcome to the forum. You sound raring to go, but Aruba is pretty laid back and things move slow. Remember that statement. It seems as though you have a plan, but try to leave plenty of beach time. All of the beaches are public, so you have your pick of some wonderful spots. We like to go to Baby Beach on a weekday when the crowd is smaller to snorkel and grab a burger at Big Mama's.

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    Welcome to the Forum and your very wise decision to go to "Paradise," aka "Aruba. You will love it.

    Ed

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    Welcome to the forum!!

    It's so exciting to plan a visit to Aruba! I can't wait to watch you fall in love with One Happy Island
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Hi!

    I too will be making my 1st visit in January with family and friends and can't wait! Celebrating my 50th I wanted to be someplace beautiful and exotic and Aruba immediately came to mind. I am gathering info on different things to do. One thing I came across is the Bon Bini and Carrubian Fests. Can anyone tell me about these festivals? The description was somewhat brief...is there a cost to attend? When and where does it take place? Thanks in advance

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    Bon Bini Festival Tuesday evenings at Ft Zootman
    check out the above link

    the Bon Bini is $5, located at Ft Zootman downtown about 2 blocks south of the parliament building.

    Carrubian Festival is free and is based on Aruba Carnival...tons of food vendors and carnival theme.....in San Nic!

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    Welcome to the forum, you will have a fantastic time in Aruba. I went in 2000 and I have been going every year ever since it is the most relaxing vacation you could ever have.
    Next Aruba trip in

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