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    Identifying guests at Resorts

    What methods (e.g. wrist bands and/or regular security personnel walk-throughs) would you like to see implemented at your resort to help ensure the people using the facilities ( pool, chairs, grills, etc) have business being there?

    At LaCabana and Tropicana, wrist bands are issued to identify guests and there are lots of security employees poolside and throughout the whole resort.

    At the Renaissance Ocean Suites, nothing but occassional security personnel walking around the resort.

    I haven't stayed in any other Aruban resorts in years....what does your resort do to identify guests and what do you wish they'd do?




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    I hate wristbands, and general wrist jewelry of any kind. It's seems for beaches and pools towels are the biggest identifier.

    The Surf Club uses wristband for their lazy river and they are the rubbery kind like you see for charities. Those aren't too bad.
    Many years ago when we did Holiday Inn all inclusive they had paper wristbands to used to identify you on the plan, not sure if they still do, but I always got mine loose so I could take it off. Not only was it driving me crazy, but it was tacky in my pictures.

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    I think its a good idea, since we own at Divi we use towels as identifiers but many folks bring their own towels so you assume they are part of the hotel. I am not sure I would be brave enough to go to a hotel's pool if we are not staying there....for instance, my sis-in-law always trades her TS for Aruba (she owns in the states) but always waits till the last minute and can never get any hotel besides Caribbean Palm Village. It is nice enough but no beach access. Last trip in April she wanted to go to Divi and use their amenities because she said since I am an owner there, there shouldn't be any problem. I was not happy about it, especially since we didn't have green towels to id us as guests......maybe since I own they may have not cared but I felt weird ......
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    Tracey said that she has the writsband put on loose so that she can take it off.
    That is a good idea. Wearing the wristbands are ugly but are a necessity.

    As Danadog mentioned, CPV is not on the beach, however they do have arrangements with Moombas for lounges to use and CPV also prvovides shuttles.

    If you are a perpetuity deeded owner at a resort (not a right to use program participant) then your resort should allow you to use the facilities even if you are not staying there. When we stayed at CPV we visitied the LaCabana pool 2x and all we had to do was show our id and Lacabana number. We got a day pass wristband.

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    Several resorts in Cancun and Punta Cana have switched from the paper wrist bands to an adjustable bracelet. While they aren't fantastic, they are removable

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    Paradise Beach Villas uses wrist band and also offers reusable programmable silicone wrist bands that can be programmed to open your apartment doors so you don't have to carry around/lose key cards.

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    Amsterdam Manor does not use wristbands unless you purchase the optional all-inclusive package. They use their towels to identify their hotel guests on the beach. I am VERY HAPPY to NOT wear a wristband. I have worn them at a few places in MX when we've done an all-inclusive resort and they're a pain. I'm like Tracy and have learned to tell them to make them loose enough so that I can slip them off over my hand when going out at night (we would still go out and about for dinner), etc. And yes, they definitely look tacky in photos.
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    ....how 'bout a forehead tattoo with the hotel logo......?

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    Divi has cloth type wristbands that I do not mind wearing (except one year ugly orange) I am probably just used to wearing them. I wear my fitbit next to it which is a pretty flower band so that helps. I make sure it is not loose as because if you lose it you have to pay $100 for a new one.

    While checking out other resorts last year, visited the Manchebo and fell in love with the empty, peaceful pool. One couple were lounging there and shouted out "hey we are from the Tam" noticed our wristbands. It was mid morning and they told us they go there every day and lay at the pool. I did not say anything to them but was shocked that anyone would be so bold! I am not even sure how they get away with this.

    I never had a problem walking thru any resorts to check out the premises with the exception of Occidental where they do not let you past the casino. One year I even told them I was just checking it out (years ago right after they switched from Allegro). I did not think this was good customer service for a potential new customer. I could see if I were trying to get a drink or food I just wanted to walk thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    Divi has cloth type wristbands that I do not mind wearing (except one year ugly orange) I am probably just used to wearing them. I wear my fitbit next to it which is a pretty flower band so that helps. I make sure it is not loose as because if you lose it you have to pay $100 for a new one.

    While checking out other resorts last year, visited the Manchebo and fell in love with the empty, peaceful pool. One couple were lounging there and shouted out "hey we are from the Tam" noticed our wristbands. It was mid morning and they told us they go there every day and lay at the pool. I did not say anything to them but was shocked that anyone would be so bold! I am not even sure how they get away with this.

    I never had a problem walking thru any resorts to check out the premises with the exception of Occidental where they do not let you past the casino. One year I even told them I was just checking it out (years ago right after they switched from Allegro). I did not think this was good customer service for a potential new customer. I could see if I were trying to get a drink or food I just wanted to walk thru.
    Always had the same problem with the Occidental..... 'til we just went straight back thru the shop area and down the steps thru the pool area.

    As far as the folks at Manchebo pool from the Tam.... landfill.... NJ..... etc.......

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