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    First time Mike

    We will be visiting Aruba for our 40th anniversary last week of Oct for 4 days
    due to our limited time, looking for helpful information / recommendations on :
    1) Using scooters to travel around the island
    2) 3) restaurants (dinner) we should not miss
    3) submarine tours
    4) best casino(s)
    5) sunset cruise
    Thanks for any help !!!!
    Mike

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    We've enjoyed the sunset cruise on the MiDushi & have gone on it several times. We love Madame Janette's for dinner, but are trying Mirandi for the first time next week & are looking forward to it as we've heard good things about it. (Romantic, great food, etc. - we'll do that on a day when we rent a car though because it's a bit of a drive - expensive cab fare - to get there from the highrise area). ENJOY! (sorry, can't help w/any of the other things

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    Thanks for your assistance - enjoy your visit !!!

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    submarine tour click link for submarine atlantis link

    What are some good restaurants to eat at? here are some restaurant suggestions

    i have no information on scooters :-(

    best casinos..............my husband like marriott and alhambra

    tranquilo and octopus and jolly pirate have a nice sunset cruise.

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    My favorite restauants are:

    Mirandi-near airport
    Yemanji Woodfired Grill- downtown
    Que Pasa-downtown

    There are other fine restaurants as well.

    see www.restaurantsaruba.com for ratings, comments, websites, etc. You can usually make reservations online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpnsonme View Post
    We will be visiting Aruba for our 40th anniversary last week of Oct for 4 days
    Happy Anniversary

    1) Using scooters to travel around the island

    My opinion and mine only. Take the time to read
    April 16 2010 - Sad Day in Aruba

    We have taken an ATV tour and enjoyed it immensely, but I would be very leery of heading out on my own, assuming this is your first trip to the island, on unfamiliar roads.

    I have to add,
    I do not recommend scooters at all. Between the condition of the roads (think bad pot holes) and your safety amongst the drivers (of the cars), and various animals, your life is more important.

    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/scooter.html


    For a first time visitor, stick with an organized tour. At least this way you get the history of the island and will know what you are seeing. If you are not into being with a group, tours can be booked privately. A guided jeep tour will give you all the highlights there are to see on the island.


    Granted, a motor scooter is not an ATV, but which is more stable on the road

    2) 3) restaurants (dinner) we should not miss

    Restaurants including reviews
    www.aruba.com/ThingstoDo/restaurants.aspx


    Lots of great ideas:

    If you had to pick three

    www.aruba.com/forum/f12/if-you-had-pick-three-39202/


    #1 Restaurant-What do you think?

    www.aruba.com/forum/f12/1-restaurant-what-do-you-think-44782/


    Ok how about a top 10 restaurant list

    www.aruba.com/forum/f12/ok-how-about-top-10-restaurant-list-36837/

    Book Passions as soon as your plans are firm. They have limited seating so book up quickly and WELL in advance. One of our forum members almost got shut out for her last visit in June.

    Our personal favorites include, in no particular order:
    • Passions
    • Screaming Eagle
    • Windows on Aruba
    • Marina Pirata
    • Chefs Table
    • Sunset Grille

    5) sunset cruise
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/sunset%20cruise.html

    Last edited by Arubalisa; 10-11-2010 at 11:40 PM.

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    My favorites would be
    Mirandi-
    Yemanji Woodfired Grill- downtown
    Wacky Wahoo
    Madame Jannettes

    Marriott Casino I think is the best, I won a lot a few years back

    Jolly Pirate has a great sunset cruise

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    the link for the atlantis submarine adventure. http://www.atlantisadventures.com/ca...tivities.cfmmy husband and son have done it in st thomas, grand cayman and aruba.

    most folks enjoy it.
    some don't.
    it is somewhat expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaw View Post
    My favorite restauants are:

    Mirandi-near airport
    Yemanji Woodfired Grill- downtown
    Que Pasa-downtown

    There are other fine restaurants as well.

    see www.restaurantsaruba.com for ratings, comments, websites, etc. You can usually make reservations online.
    The above are all owned by same folks so you may want to mix in a few other owners.. IMHO with 3 dinners I would also highly recommend Mirandi for the food and local (deck over the water), Passions for good food with the sand in your toes and Screaming Eagle (owned by the Flying Fishbone folks).
    Aruba where the toughest question each day is "where to dine tonight".



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    Congratulations on your 40th!

    With such wonderful advice from Arubalisa and Andrea, as well as other members of the forum; you don't need more. These people have wonderful suggestions and information right at their finger tips; as well as personal experience.

    Again, have an absolutely wonderful 40th...you have definitely chosen "Paradise" aka "One Happy Island," and it is a wise choice.

    Ed

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