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    Moola

    It will depend on how much time you spend in the Casinos....good luck, and ENJOY !

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    per misterman's post he will not be hitting the casinos.
    smart guy!

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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.

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    It will depend on how much time you spend in the Casinos....good luck, and ENJOY !

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    Yeah I will definitely try (keyword try) and avoid the casinos. Now what is the best way to bring money over there since i dont think that i can use my atm card over there. At least that is what it says in the aruba book "can only use cards that have either the plus or cirrus sign on it" and my card has neither. Someone b4 said something about travelers checks i have never used them b4, are travelers checks the best way to do it?

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    in the left hand column of this page, (in the blue) click SEARCH insert the words "travelers checks" into the box and you will guided to a bunch of travelers checks threads.

    most folks if bringing trav checks, also bring cash.

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    If you bring travellers cheques, the casino will cash them for you without charging you a fee. So you may not be able to avoid the casinos!!
    I would check with your bank about your ATM card. They may be able to get you one that would work here.

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    When on vacation, it is important to be realistic with your budget. I have spent 10 nights in Maui on a $1,000 budget, and had a tiny bit money left over. The entire time I was there, I laid on the beach/pool and bought my own drinks. Instead of tours, I just drove the rental and explored the island on my own. The last time I visited the island, I spent over 1,000 on activities alone.

    The same can be said about anywhere you visit. I figure out how much I will spend on my most expensive day. Lets say 50 on meals, 50 for 30 min of Jetski, 40 on bar, and 25 misc. That comes out to $130 per day. I would then multiply that by the amount of days you are there and that comes out to 775.

    If it were me, I would probably keep a few hundred for "just in case." I would hate to have the entire family go out for some activity and not be able to attend because I didn't bring enough cash.

    All-in-all, there is no magical equation. All the preparation in the world cannot predict unforeseeable anomalies. If money does get tight, remember that it doesn't cost a dime to soak up some sun.

    Enjoy your vacation!

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    Spending money

    Ok so there is six of us going..and none of us have ever been there before. We have heard plenty stories that say that Aruba can be pretty expensive...moreso than the other islands...

    We are all adults (no kids) that want to explore the island, frequent many happy hours, and don't have an all-inclusive plan...how much money would be ideal to bring????

    Keep in mind, at home I don't eat three square meals a day....so I don't figure I will there either...but I do like my fruity drinks ...

    I said 1000 per person but they seem to think that is a bit much? Am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunlover31 View Post

    I said 1000 per person but they seem to think that is a bit much? Am I wrong?
    Not sure how long you're going for?

    I would have $400/day for group of 6. Take less and take your credit card!
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    $150-$200 per day.Drinks on the island are very expensive,and so is food.You may even consider a little bit more.

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    My husband and I don't have a credit card. So that is not an option. The other four guest may have one, not sure though. We do have a debit card though.

    We will be arriving Monday midday and leaving midmorning Sunday.

    So is that 400/day per person? If so, I totally underestimated..
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