>>> "Bad idea?"
----- Yes! Having spent many many years going to Aruba and reading many Posts on the different Aruban BB's credit/debit card #'s do get used again after you use a card.
>>> "Is this a big problem?"
----- Its not a big problem but you do see Posts about charges on cards not their's. Since card was not used you PROTEST the charge and it is removed.
But on DEBIT the $$$$ come right out of your checking. How many days does your bank take to return your $$$$.
Would say its safe to use DEBT at resort front desk and at a bank ATM. At restaurants I always use American Express Travel Checks.
>>> "Far to many issues out there...."
----- Even in the States a $1,200.00 charge was placed on my wife's charge card from a place like 20 miles from where she was on a trip out West. Since card not used we called on the phone and charge was removed and new card issued. The credit/debit people can tell when a # is enterred into charge machine and card not used.