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    All inclusive hotels

    Do any of the all-inclusives have:

    mini fridge with beer,alcohol,soda,etc stocked?
    top shelf liquor included?
    snacks through out the day(hambugers, pizza, chicken tenders, etc)

    wondering if it is worth the price.

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    I will answer what I am able

    The Riu from what I understand has in room liquor dispensers. Do not know the quality of alcohol.

    The Tamarijn/Divi has
    at the bars- top shelf liquor, beer on tap- Balashi and Miller (?)
    in room fridge- but NOT stocked

    At the Tamarijn 11 am to 1 am
    SNACKS
    Chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce
    Mexican fries with tomato salsa, sour cream, cheddar and guacamole
    Onion Rings served with marinara sauce
    Roasted garlic bread served with tomato dip on the side
    Popcorn

    PIZZA: Thick or thin crust
    Margherita- Classic with tomato and mozzarella cheese
    Pepperoni- Mozarella and pepperoni
    Verduce- Vegetarian with mushrooms, tomato, peppers, onions and olives
    Tutti's- Pizza with ham, pineapple, jalapenos and mushrooms

    SANDWICHES
    Club Sandwich with cheese, turkey, lettuce, tomato and bacon
    Italian Club with mozzarella, salami, onions, tomato and oregano
    Tuna Salad on French bread
    Meatballs in tomato sauce on French bread

    At the Divi 11 am to 1 am
    All of the above plus
    FRENCH BAGUETTES
    French bread with cheese, tomato, cucumber, onion and ham or with tuna salad or with egg salad or with roast beef

    Sandpiper Bar 12 pm to 6 pm
    Grilled Sandwich- Ham, Gouda Cheese and Pine Apple on Ciabatta Bread
    Pasta- Spaghetti ala Carbonara
    Daily special Pasta
    Hot Dog- Served with Relish, Spanish Onion and Sour Kraut
    Hamburger- Served with your Choice of Dutch Gouda or American Cheese Onions, Pickle, Lettuce and Tomato

    Worth the price? Depends upon a Lot OF FACTORS...
    Where else do you stay? Timeshare and preparing most of your own meals?
    Resort with a meal plan? If breakfast only included how much do you spend on lunch and dinners? If breakfast and lunch are included, how much do you typically spend on dinners?
    Are you big drinkers?
    If you like to drink beer and soda, and you have a timeshare or hotel room with a mini-fridge, purchasing your own beverages at the supermarket could be less expensive.

    Pricing on resorts fluctuates depending upon the season and available specials...

    I know for us personally, the Radisson vs. the Tamarijn in June, with breakfast and a hefty beverage credit included, the Radisson was a bit less expensive for us than the Tamarijn would have been. We are not big drinkers. Some sodas throughout the day, two rounds of drinks at happy hour (2 for 1) and wine before dinner and we had trouble spending the whole credit.

    Right now, for July, the Tamarijn if booked through the right travel agent can be significantly less.

    I have seen varying prices for many Aruba resorts, but it really depends upon your dates of travel and of course air fare.

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    thanx for reply and info

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    If you are looking for upscale, the Riu is the best choice, not sure on the snack part though

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    The divi and the tam both have in room fridge but not stocked. There r a lot of bars @ those resorts with top shelf liquor, u do need to ask for it by name or u get the cheap stuff. Tons of snacks, pizza, burgers etc made to order, plus buffets that seem to run non stop, I think they shut down @ like 11ish. Check em oiut online u will like what u see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjl60621 View Post
    The divi and the tam both have in room fridge but not stocked. There r a lot of bars @ those resorts with top shelf liquor, u do need to ask for it by name or u get the cheap stuff. Tons of snacks, pizza, burgers etc made to order, plus buffets that seem to run non stop, I think they shut down @ like 11ish. Check em oiut online u will like what u see.
    Lol. Don't laugh anyone I'm such a child, but how would I order a "top shelf" say margarita or pina colada? My father also is a fan of gin and tonic. But whenever we order at restaurants we just call the drink by its name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bksalvadorean417 View Post
    Lol. Don't laugh anyone I'm such a child, but how would I order a "top shelf" say margarita or pina colada? My father also is a fan of gin and tonic. But whenever we order at restaurants we just call the drink by its name.
    "Top shelf" refers to the brand, so which ever cocktail you are requesting, specify the brand you would like them to use. Off the top of my head I do not recall the brand of rums served.

    I know the last time I was there I drank Beefeater gin.

    There is a bit more info at
    www.aruba.com/forum/tags/divi%20alcohol.html

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    Guess its time for research (aka Asking my dad)

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    hahahaha QUOTE=bksalvadorean417;226263]Guess its time for research (aka Asking my dad) [/QUOTE]

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    While the refrigerators are not stocked my DH has found a way around it. He fills up his 51 ounce "mug" with his drink of choice and grabs a couple of glasses to bring back to the room!

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