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    Don't know why Im worrying about what to wear so much. Just never been to aruba or an AI resort and I only ever wear jeans (dark blue generally) when at home. I tried a pair of linen trousers on at the weekend and didnt like them so bought some smart black jeans but now think I will be too hot if wear them. Also struggling with what shoes to take! All this to eat in the a la carte restaurants at the hotel. I wish id realised that trousers were required and I would have probably booked somewhere else!

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    You can wear jeans. My husband takes a pair of dockers and mixes up the shirts. He only has the dockers on long enough to eat, we then go up to the room and change back into shorts. It's really not that bad.

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    I used to take 3 pair of dockers with me and as time goes on I have reduced to 2 and now 1. I wear nice shorts-not jean shorts or cargo shorts- and a nice shirt to dinner with leather sandals (not flip flops) almost every night to almost any restaurant on the island. I know it seems odd to be eating a great meal at a great restaurant like MJ's, Pichos, or Marandi (all outdoors) in shorts, but that is part of what makes Aruba so special and different than some of the other islands. It is usually still very warm at dinner time and I have yet to have had my attire commented on at a restaurant. My Aruba motto is "no shoes, no socks, no clocks"-there's plenty of that waiting when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Aruba View Post
    Yes women can wear shorts but men have to wear slacks. I have seen men with jeans, I think their "thing" is long pants for men in the evening at the restaurants. My hubby just takes a pair of dockers and wears differents shirts--don't want to pack heavy.
    Pat

    Oh and right after he eats, he changes back to shorts. No big deal for us. Enjoy your stay!! We do, and can't wait to get back.
    Pat
    Long pants are still required for men at the Occidental's ala carte restaurants?

    Are long pants required for the Occidental's dinner buffet?

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    No long pants for the buffet, just the ala carte restaurants.
    Pat

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    any long pant's including jean's are fine. also the buffet no cut off shirt, sleeveless..
    in the past many were going to dinner with beach wear....

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    Are you staying onsite for the whole stay?

    We are venturing out a night or two to try other places. Many within walking distance--and no dress code.

    Are you staying in the hotel rooms or via vacation club rooms?

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    timeshare

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    I love our trips to Aruba for one simple fact... I don't wear anything other than flip-flops and shorts the entire trip. I usually do bring a pair of jeans and/or linen pants just in case. But in 5 trips I think I only wore them once.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
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    In the past we never even took long pants, closed toe shoes but this time staying at the Occidental-- and if we want to eat on property we gotta adhere to a dress code.

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