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Thread: Oranjestad- Be Careful Where You Park

  1. #11
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    May 2007
    Under a hut, walking Eagle Beach, lunch on the beach, Amstel Bright Beer on the beach, coffee in the morning on the beach, taking a dip in the sea,
    >>>> ".... "Never leave any valuables in a vehicle, especially in vacation areas"
    ------ Ditto! Even in the States! Even in your own parking area.

  2. #12
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    May 2007
    Thanks, a "heads-up" never hurts. As Andrea said, it is unfortunate, but there are thieves all over; and it is a shame that their actions may ruin a portion of one's vacation; hope the rest of your time there was o.k.


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    Feb 2011
    Eagle Beach, Baby Beach, Arashi Beach Tierra Del Sol golf course
    Quote Originally Posted by KSgirl View Post
    We are here in Aruba on our annual trip (May 26th to June 4th). We love Aruba and have found it to be a very safe, fun island. That being said, we experienced a part of Aruba today that we wish we had not. Today, our jeep was broken into in the parking lot behind the bus station in broad daylight. The person stole over $2,000 worth of scuba gear. After speaking with the police (who do not appear to be competent or care for that matter), we learned that this is very typical for Oranjestad. We proceeded to drive around to locate our bag, offering a cash reward. We found a very impoverished, drug infested area that was literally one block from the Old Fisherman restaurant (where we had lunch while we were being robbed). I recognize that for the first time in 15 years of Caribbean travel that we became too comfortable in Aruba but nonetheless, in the middle of a well used parking lot in broad day light was not what we expected.

    Beware to Aruba travelers.

    May 29, 2012
    Keep a copy of your police report. Take it to your homeowner insurance agent when you get home. Your personal property is covered anywhere in the world subject to your deductable. Stolen items are only covered if they are listed on a police report so be sure it is complete.

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