Day by day, our Restaurant visits, in order, with my personal rating on a scale of 1 to 10:
Plaza Café – 4 food lacking this time, would be off our list if it weren’t so convenient for a first night stop….if Casa Tua is next door as planned next year….gone! Marandi -7 decent food, great setting Casa Tua Barcelona (downtown) – 8 good value Dutch Pancake House (breakfast) – 7 enjoyed it Madame Janette – 9 great food, second best meal of our trip Hard Rock – 7 reliable spot for a good burger Paddock – 1 service horrible, 50% of our party of 6 had stomach issues that night…won’t be back Pinchos – 8 great setting, food was good too Marina Pirata – 9 our first time there, very good meal, great setting, great value Casa Tua Italiano (Arawak) – 7 downtown Casa Tua food/service was better Hung Paradise – 8 better Chinese food than we get in Rhode Island, reasonable too El Gaucho – 6 steady, could be better for the price Madame Janette – 10, best meal of the trip…place as good as the hype Moby Dicks – 8 our first visit, good value, good food….fantastic chowder Amadeus – 9 our first visit, we’ll be back….great food and value Cilo (breakfast) – 5 a little pricey for breakfast….we will go back but it will be for dinner (an 8) or evening drinks (a 10)….both of which are a much better value than breakfast
Aruba by the Numbers:
30 – number of people we travelled with 14 – the number of nights we spent in Aruba this past visit 4 – size of our family 60 – dollars spent per person per day 114 – the number of degrees Farenheit on the thermometer on my beach bag in the sun Thursday 150 – the number of days we’ve spent together in Aruba since 1997 146 – number of days at Renaissance 3 – number of days at Westin 1 – number of days at Marriott Stellaris 0 – number of Palapas available on beach at Marriott Stellaris at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning….absurd and unacceptable (we did a one-day get-away from Renaissance which has prime spots available on their beach all day).
13 – rides with Bully or his brother in law, Hubert (who leads Bully’s “Bull Pen”) this trip…..Thank You gentlemen! You provide great service and you are good friends.
Note to Renaissance Staff – Frans, Lilliana, Tino, Leidy, Brian, Linda, Valerie, Zoe, Dolores, Marcia, Ina, Malushka, Jorge, Vanie, Chico, Rigo, Georges, Legino, Nelson, Elizabeth……and the rest. You keep us coming back. THANK YOU! YOU’RE THE BEST!
Welcome home,great report,short,sweet,and to the point.Glad every one had a great vacation.Hope the girls are OK being back home.If needed Mark and I can still make the trip..LOL. Welcome Home O Family