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    Renaissance Island

    Hi all,

    First time poster, long time lurker. This forum is great.

    We have been to Aruba 5 times and have stayed in various places. I have never stayed at the Ren and I am thinking about trying it. Ren Island seems like it is right up my alley but the other thing that is up my alley is peace and quiet. It looks like Ren Island is very close to the airport runways. On the wiki map it seems to be about 500 meters away. Is the noise from the planes a bother when on Ren Island?

    Thanks,

    Spalsh

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    Nope...don't even notice it. Though it is fun to watch them land on the other side of the island. The times are pretty consisitant, most arrivals are afternoons and they fly over the island, most departures don't.

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    Agreed, no distubances from the air traffic. Actually the only time I do notice a little is the day b4 we leave reminding me that we will be going soon. No worries, you will have all the peace and quiet you want!

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    marriott renaissance - beach?

    i know that many of the forum members are owners at the ren (i guess it was once a timeshare?) and perhaps they can help answer my question....

    i know the beach is accessible only by the boat. what i wanted to know is if there's any facilities at the beach such as a bar, beach chairs, umbrellas, waited service, showers, towels, and restaruant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    i know that many of the forum members are owners at the ren (i guess it was once a timeshare?) and perhaps they can help answer my question....

    i know the beach is accessible only by the boat. what i wanted to know is if there's any facilities at the beach such as a bar, beach chairs, umbrellas, waited service, showers, towels, and restaruant?
    FattyPatty,
    It is a hotel on 2 &4th floors and suites which are 1,3 and 5th floors. It is a hotel and timeshare. It was once the Sonesta Suites and now its a Marriott property.
    The island has a restuarant, beach chair service, tennis courts, gift shop, diving shop with Red Sails, showers, bathroom, nature trail, hammocks, shaded areas, great boat ride, towel service ( free) nice menu...an adult beach area and a family beach area, volley ball court, kyaks to rent, floats to rent,...sounds good, huh...it is !!! cindyo

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    WOW...that is a lot. thanks.

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    If the island is only accessible via boat, then do most people change into their swimwear at the beach or just ride the boat in their trunks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    If the island is only accessible via boat, then do most people change into their swimwear at the beach or just ride the boat in their trunks?

    Mixed bag, kids ride over in their suits. I wear my suit over with a cover up on. DH just wears suit and a T shirt. You see lots of people doing their own thing.
    Ride takes 10-14 minutes, sometimes you get a little wet. Thats the fun of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    DH just wears suit and a T shirt. You see lots of people doing their own thing.
    Is this the male version of cover up nowadays?

    Dh dresses the same way as well and always wondered if it were proper.

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    10-14 min ride? that's a long time for such a small island. i guess the island is pretty far the hotel. i presume the boat works like clockwork?

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