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    you will enjoy wandering around the renaissance marketplace.
    there are a number of restaurants and bars and entertainment outside at the end....usually most nights there is at the very least a guitarist/singer, and some nights full bands.

    a few of the restaurants/food places in the marketplace are:
    cubas cookin, Cilo, Dunkin, Starbucks, Hung Paradise, Hopi Bon, Spanglish (bar), Dutch Pancake house, Cafe on plaza, Baskin RObbin, (i think taco belle is gone)

    around the downtown restaurants:
    Iguana Joe, Paddock, Cooks, Yemanja, Que Pasa, Aquarius, Lg Smith.

    The walking crowd is heavy downtown on Fri and Sat evenings......til late!!


    QUOTE=all2surreal;237564]Alright well I think I know what to expect now when come time for us to board the water taxi to the private island. Thanks everyone for the advice.

    What's the crowd like downtown around the Marina resort come dinner time and afterwards? Is there popular spots we should check out? We want to stay out of the casinos and probably mingle about the streets. Thanks, Adam[/QUOTE]

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    1. Renaissance private island 2. Sunsets from our room 3. Baby beach 4. Alto Vista Chapel 5. Hiking Hooiberg 6. lighthouse and cunucu exploring 7. all the restaurants 8. Crystal and Seaport casinos 9. charlie's Bar 10. Downtown Orangestad.
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    I would add Casa Tua for casual dining. Great thin crust pizza. And, don't forget Driftwood for seafood. Ask for a table in the bar for a little atmosphere. Enjoy!

    HUFFDADDY

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    Hi. So the wife and I returned safely from Aruba from our 5th visit. The first week we were at the Marriott Aruba Surf Club, where we own a timeshare and then the second week we spent at the Renaissance Marina Hotel & Resort.

    I have to say that the most exciting thing about this trip was experiencing the private Renaissance island. I got a lot of help and advice on what to expect when going to the island within this thread. Here's my report back.

    In regards to the boat captains checking your carry-on; I believe they could care less. EVERYONE got on the boat to the private island with some sort of beach bag. There were people carrying straight up full Starbuck's coffee cups and bagels!

    Though, the only "bag check" incident we witnessed was after arriving on the island where the island manager was welcoming the guests off of the boat. He commented to a lady whom was with her daughter that they do not allow soft-sided coolers on the island. Then throughout the rest of the week they brought a beach bag with their stuff.

    I will say that on our first day to the private island we did not bring anything but a beach bag full of lotions. It was only after seeing people board the boat with us that same day, did we decide that he rest of the time we were bringing whatever we wanted in our beach bag. We were meticulous about cleaning up after ourselves, which the majority of the people there were amazingly not! Now I know why they want to stop people from bringing food and drinks. But it has to start with the boat captains not leaving it up to the island manager after you arrive on the island.

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    hope that you post your trip report in the MY ARUBA STORY section

    the island manager is setting the rules.
    the boat drivers, who did ask us and others to prove to them that we/they were not bring food/beverage, that they were only following the orders of the island manager.


    glad that you made out well!!

    Quote Originally Posted by all2surreal View Post
    Hi. So the wife and I returned safely from Aruba from our 5th visit. The first week we were at the Marriott Aruba Surf Club, where we own a timeshare and then the second week we spent at the Renaissance Marina Hotel & Resort.

    I have to say that the most exciting thing about this trip was experiencing the private Renaissance island. I got a lot of help and advice on what to expect when going to the island within this thread. Here's my report back.

    In regards to the boat captains checking your carry-on; I believe they could care less. EVERYONE got on the boat to the private island with some sort of beach bag. There were people carrying straight up full Starbuck's coffee cups and bagels!

    Though, the only "bag check" incident we witnessed was after arriving on the island where the island manager was welcoming the guests off of the boat. He commented to a lady whom was with her daughter that they do not allow soft-sided coolers on the island. Then throughout the rest of the week they brought a beach bag with their stuff.

    I will say that on our first day to the private island we did not bring anything but a beach bag full of lotions. It was only after seeing people board the boat with us that same day, did we decide that he rest of the time we were bringing whatever we wanted in our beach bag. We were meticulous about cleaning up after ourselves, which the majority of the people there were amazingly not! Now I know why they want to stop people from bringing food and drinks. But it has to start with the boat captains not leaving it up to the island manager after you arrive on the island.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 01-02-2013 at 10:22 PM.

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    my wife and I were at the ren ocean suites in October as we are every year..This time we were there for 19 days..We probably went over to the island 10 - 12 times during our stay..We brought one zipperd beach bag with lotions, food, magazines and then we used one of the divi bags that you get at the airport to put our soft sided cooler in..Usually we just bring the cooler out in the open but after reading all the posts we decided to be careful..Not once did a boat driver say anything to us and we were never stopped when getting off the boat on the island..We would then set up camp at a palapa and we had our soft sided cooler on a small table they have over there..Never ever were we bothered..We would usually have lunch at papagayos but our drinks were out of our cooler..I guess it just is a random thing..We always use the trash cans provided on the island..I treat the island as I would my home..Neat and clean..My wife saw a couple leaving their loungers to go back and they left all their trash behind and she called out to them I think you forgot something and when the woman looked back she pointed to their trash..The lady begrudgingly came back and cleaned up her trash, But I think only out of embarassment..Other people started clapping..It was kinda funny..I think people should be allowed to bring small coolers as long as they fit on your lap..You need to save money somewhere..
    scott and tricia





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