Starting to get excited for our quick, little trip to Aruba. This is trip will only be 5 nights/6 days, but that is better than sitting home. We are flying direct out of NY, so that will be nice.
This trip will be special:
1) My two kids, ages 11 and 6 will have the Easter Bunny visit and put some plastic eggs outside our room for them to find.
2) The kids have no idea that we are returning to Aruba (just came back in Nov). After school on Tuesday, I plan to have them sit on the coach and say something like “We are going to NY right now for an overnight stay b/c tomorrow morning we are going to Aruba! It will be like one of those old “we are going to Disney” commercials. So I hope, that will be so fun.
Our last two trips to the Island have been for 15 days at the Divi AI, and 12 days at the Tamarijn AI. This trip will be unique b/c we are staying at a hotel that many said I should avoid. The Mill! I booked the cheapest hotel at the time, it will be fun. A cool part of this trip is that we get to eat out.
I played it smart and I have booked 5 dinner reservations. I am not sure of the order but we have 7 or 7:30 reservations each night. I read that Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter could be hard to eat out, so I figured I better pre-book. We could always cancel if we decide to eat out. I had each restaurant reply via email that I will bring with me incase they become forgetful.
1) El Gaucho, 2) Yemanja, 3) Que Pasa, 4) La Trattoria (light house), 5) Madame Janette
For Breakfast we play to try Salt and Pepper and Linda’s Pancake House (God rest her soul). I am sure we will eat BF at the Mill one day. We hope to eat lunch in.
I reached out to Bully today to see if he is free to pick us up on Wednesday and take us to The Mill.
I am also thinking about Jolly Pirates, the 2:30 to 5:30 snorkel trip. The morning trips seem way to long and a bit more expensive. Kent/Aruba Bob thinks it could be an issue with my son who is only 6, he is not the best swimmer so I figure we may have to stick to the traditional snorkel experience.
Also we may rent a car for a day. We paid about $80 in November for a day, so maybe the mill will have a good option for us. I guess I should look into it. I figure we will need to grab several taxi cabs, so I cheap little car for a few days maybe best. Hmmm. I also read were people rented a vehicle for a week for about $200 or less. I will check that out.
Counting down, until our mini vaca