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    Amount of "moola" to bring

    Im going to aruba pretty soon (april) and i was wondering what is a good amount of money to bring i will be there for 5 days and i was thinking like 600 dollars is that a good amount? Also should i try and get the money exchanged b4 i go? or is U.S. dollars generally excepted around the island.

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    do not change your $$ to Aruban florins $$ are readily acceptable
    $600 is that to include watrsports, liquor, meals, gas, taxi, tips?
    we need to know what your likes and needs are.
    are u staying at all inclusive?

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    I'm staying at my aunts timeshare when they go down. I am planning on going to nightclubs and doing some watersports i.e the banana boat and jet skis and whatever else i get talked into doing. But more then likely ill be at the clubs and bars with my cousins. I am definitely going to try and avoid the casinos since i am by no measure a betting man. Now im thinking that 600 wont be enough lol. Im not to sure about the whole taxi thing though cause i will more then likely be sharing the fare with the fam.

    I dont mean to go off topic but how are the clubs and bars. I am more into the hip hop music but i can tolerate pop, and rock music.

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    the drinks at bars/clubs are not .......no $1 beer night anywhere.

    if you are not going to be doing any dining out i think you will have enough $$.
    when one adds restaurants, tips, and all of the other stuff into the mix, it may have been tight.
    re: the clubs and the music scene.
    scope out other threads on this board (nightlife section)

    andrea

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    I recommend taking $400 cash, $600 traveler's checks and a credit card that you likely won't need. Call credit card company with your travel dates. Casinos and hotel desks will cash travelers checks.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Misterman...I would add another 200 to your total. Water sports aren't cheap, drinks etc aren't cheap...For a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teens we spend about 200-225 per day and that is with no water sports etc..

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    Andrea Does Garufas still have the $5 or $6 martini's on Friday evenings???? My children loved the Friday night martini special and said they have a lengthy list of flavors/liquors. They also said next time they wouldn't eat too much before going as they walk around with different complimentary appetizers (meats served at el Gaucho) Thanks Marl

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    i have never been in garfuas. :-(
    if i had the choice, i would have a couple of martinis and pass on dinner.....
    vodka martini with olives and the olives stuffed with blue cheese.

    are we off topic or what?
    hahaha

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    Well actually no I don't think we are too far off topic....This would be a place that misterman could go for a minimal cost.... cheap martini's and comp. appetizers... Trying to think of places he may like that would be fairly inexpensive and fun.....So what do ya think???lol

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    i think misterman sounds like a young guy (or younger than me anyway)
    so here is a thought
    PAMPAM restaurant and lounge.
    Pam Pam is inland a bit and they have a nice restaurant and a lively bar.
    The P'erle DOr apartments/motel is right next door to pam pam.
    In those apartments are DUTCH grad students that are doing their internships in the hotel/travel/tourism/food and beverage industry. The bar is loaded with 20 somethings in mid to late evening.
    Paul and i went there for dinner late one evening and we felt like "ma and pa kettle" surrounded by them. I thought it was fun. Maybe misterman will too.

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