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    Huge... bigger than anything on Eagle Beach.... and I think bigger than anything on Palm Beach.... UGH!

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    Aruba is going to end up being just a congested island. I hope not, hate to look for another place to vacation since we love Aruba but if they keep building, that's what's going to happen. Why don't they build on the other end of the island? That's empty. I think the eagle beach area and palm beach have enough. I'd hate to see the little open space left there getting all gobbled up.

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    The other end are the towns of of San Nic and Savanetta. Those neighborhoods house thousands.
    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    Aruba is going to end up being just a congested island. I hope not, hate to look for another place to vacation since we love Aruba but if they keep building, that's what's going to happen. Why don't they build on the other end of the island? That's empty. I think the eagle beach area and palm beach have enough. I'd hate to see the little open space left there getting all gobbled up.

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    Manhattan Island is about the same size as Aruba and look what happened there.....!

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    I just hate to see Aruba get too crowded. It is crowded now but in an open way (if that makes sense). Also, though I don't stay in the low rise area, there is that real island charm to it there. the high rise is "metro" but not in a bad way. but the low rise has that real "island" feel to it. just don't want to see aruba lose that. I understand the need for people wanting to go there. Let's face it, great people, beautiful weather, tons of restaurants; it is truly an dream island vacation.

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    It's a large lot. If they build in a u shape, then 100 per floor is possible especially if they are just hotel rooms.

    There are a lot of small condos in the area. It would surely overshadow them.

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    100 rooms per floor, I've never seen or heard of that. sounds fishy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    It's a large lot. If they build in a u shape, then 100 per floor is possible especially if they are just hotel rooms.

    There are a lot of small condos in the area. It would surely overshadow them.
    Right - LaCabana is just over 100 room per floor & they are all timeshares with kitchens.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Aruba is my favorite place, and as my hubby put it last trip, "it is part of the tapestry of our lives" (he comes up with this stuff all the time), but unfortunately that doesn't give us any say in what goes on there. We do, however, have a say in whether or not we will continue with that part of our "tapestry" or start a new thread.

    This topic comes up every time there is mention of a new hotel or timeshare. In this case I'm on the side of leaving the low rise area a low rise area.

    For years many of us that have visited since the 80s/90s have wanted the new construction to stop. We liked the high rise and low rise areas how they "were". I've tried to accept the boom in new buildings, restaurants, hotels and shops, but I often miss the "old" Aruba. I liked it when the only fast food restaurant was a Wendy's which was downtown. I liked it when there was only a field of flora and fauna across from the Holiday Inn/Playa Linda/Americana. I liked it when there were fewer boats on the water everyday. Simply put, I liked it "simpler". But we do keep going back.

    I have a few questions:
    -Does the Aruban government think more rooms are needed? I assume someone is tracking the statistics, occupancy, etc.
    -Has ATA or any other group taken surveys of the tourists? Even though it is not our island, we are their support system; keeping us coming back is in their best interest.
    -What do the Aruban people think? Who takes their concerns into consideration?

    I like Eagle beach how it is, and a huge resort/hotel/timeshare will change the whole "feel" of that area. I'm not a fan, but again, who am I to say?

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