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    Advice on Spending Money

    Hi everyone - one more month then I'll be in Aruba! I really can't wait. I was wondering how much cash should I bring with us? I'm going with my fiance and we have the following events booked - ATV Mania, Kukoo Kunuku, and Sunset Sail but I have no idea how much money we should bring all together.

    Any input or advice will be greatly appreciated!

    Mandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellesorrisa View Post
    Hi everyone - one more month then I'll be in Aruba! I really can't wait. I was wondering how much cash should I bring with us? I'm going with my fiance and we have the following events booked - ATV Mania, Kukoo Kunuku, and Sunset Sail but I have no idea how much money we should bring all together.

    Any input or advice will be greatly appreciated!

    Mandy
    $2000, mostly in Traveler's Cheques.

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    Thanks. I'll take a look at the tags you listed.

    We already have a room at the all inclusive Tamarijn resort and all of the activities have been paid for upfront. I figure that maybe $1000 will be enough. $300 in cash and the rest in traveler checks. Does that sound good?

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    $1000 should be more than enough.

    We stay at the Tamarijn for 12 nights and bring $300 for tips and incidentals. We do not gamble, but will eat dinner off property some nights, but will use American Express. (We also travel with one other credit card, not all places accept AMEX).

    Traveler's checks are fine. There is also an ATM at the Tam just to the right of the front desk.

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    don't worry about cash. just bring what you're comfortable with. most places accept credit cards. also atm are almost everywhere....although i try to use the ones that are within the banks themselves and not the atms in the lobbies. i've heard of so many horror stories in nyc with info being swiped in non-bank atms.

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    Money

    Hi,
    Just got back from Aruba, brought just over 1000 with me, dont really have much to show for it, after it was gone, came home with $50, yee haw!!! Only spent 90 at the casino. Went shopping a couple of times.. Did have two kids with me but they didnt use much.. So I would bring more than $1000, Id rather be safe than sorry.. Its always nice to have it, if you need it.. You might want to try some Restaurants out.. I stayed at the Tamarijn it was my 10th trip there, but I like to shop.. And it doesn't take long, and it goes quickly. My stay was for 10 Nts. I spent $40 on phone cards just to call home. And plus, even though they say you dont have to tip, their just like anyone else, they like tips too.. Lots of great ladies in the day shift for breakfast and Lunch. And we cant forget Andrea, John, Edwaurdo,carmen,felix.. And one of my Favorites Angella.... Have fun, and soak up some more sun for me!!!

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    I would suggest a Capital One Credit Card as they do not charge a foreign fee.

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    In the past our Chase Visa Credit cards were never charged a fee in Aruba.
    Warning: Would not use a Debit card in Aruba or any place our of the country except at your resort front desk and at a bank ATM.
    At restaurants usually use American Express Travel Checks and/or cash as somtimes card #'s are used again and not by the card holder.
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 05-13-2009 at 10:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFrederick View Post
    In the past our Chase Visa Credit cards were never charged a fee in Aruba.
    Warning: Would not use a Debit card in Aruba or any place our of the country except at your resort front desk and at a bank ATM.
    At restaurants usually use American Express Travel Checks and/or cash as somtimes card #'s are used again and not by the card holder.
    Good Advice! I use Credit Cards minimally while in Aruba.

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    I think regarding foreign fee charges on your credit card, you need to contact the individual company to inquire as to the fee they charge.

    In addition, it is always a good idea that you inform the company you will be using the card in Aruba. I know my grandmother recently had an issue using her Chase Visa in the Caribbean. They would not allow her to use her card until she contacted them directly to inform them that it was indeed she who was using the card in the Caribbean.

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