"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - - Marcus Aurelius
33rd trip to Aruba - May 2016
San Fran/Napa Valley - Sept. 2016
Barcelona, Mallorca, and Andorra - Nov. 2016
When we were at the Surf last January, my father had reserved us a palapa if not directly in the front row, just behind it. If I am not mistaken, he did have to pay for it that particular day. When my husband and I were just the last two left at it, the rest of our group had gone up to clean up for happy hour, a member of the staff was taking down the chairs for the night-no biggie as we had removed the chair tags already. Then a strange, and somewhat rough looking man came over, asked the staff member if he could sit at our palapa and he said "sure" ok, no one asked us. My husband and I just looked at each other and were like Ok, who the heck is this guy?? So we stayed for a few more minutes but as the man was kinda dirty and sketchy, we left.
What I am trying to say is, yes it's a public beach, but we had PAID for that spot on it and he shouldn't have been allowed to sit there. At least while we were STILL there anyway.
Hi, I'm new to the forum. I really enjoy reading all of the helpful information. We made our first wonderful trip to Aruba back in February. I have a question about the palapas at Druif Beach at Divi Village. All of the palapas are lined up in two rows adjacent to the road. Its very noisy and distracting back there. Someone told us there used to be a lot more there before a strong storm destroyed a lot of them a while ago. Does anyone know if this is fact or fiction? Also, are they planning to add more palapas on that beach?