Just read this on another board - wondering about what
you thought about this - looks like they are trying
My wife will never go to Aruba if I ever let her read that article.She feels safe and for now thats all she needs to know.She doesn't walk by herself during the night but does walk every day from the Marriott to Phoenix.If crime keeps going up on the island......QUESS WHAT....
ARUBA WILL BE A DESERTED ISLAND....KEEP IT SAFE..
for posting that.
and btw, your tigger looks just like my middy. could be twins.
my wife wouldnt let us walk to moomba from the stellaris the last time around due to the recent robberies and muggings, etc....it was a nightly ritual for us to grab a few drinks there and walk the shore line back to the hotel before hitting up the casino.
seriously, what a shame to have the island's safe image tarnished by a few thugs.
I still feel safe walking around the back of the hotels as long as I'm not alone and it's not really late. I also tend not to bring a purse at times so there isn't anything to lure them.
Andrea - did you get your cat in Aruba? It's such a small island I think that they are all related. LOL! Our kittens are getting bigger and are going to go up for adoption soon. I'm so sad - they are so cute and funny! Max could be
a "model" cat - he's poses like a "picture" - Mick say's he's the spokesmodel
for all the kittens in Aruba!
I also do not use a purse when we go out,,,,anywhere on the island....for several reasons...if we go to a bar/club I do not have to worry about watching it..which btw I also do not take a purse while at home for the same reason....and if you have a purse hanging off your shoulder the temptation is there for someone.....why offer it if you do not have to???
I bring pants/shorts with pockets and never have to worry...
The biggest shame is that we even have to have this discussion in the first place.....The biggest thing to remember is that common sense should be your guide no matter where you are.....if you do something to invite trouble it will happen not matter where you are.
ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME
i am beginning to wear a fanny/waist pack more and more.
i had usually only used it in aruba or other places for just vacationing.
lately i have been uising it and leaving my purse at home.
i got a nice brown leather waist pack a few yrs ago at a leather shop and i love it! it holds stuff i need.........
as michele says...........don't have a purse hanging off your shoulder
[quote=danadog56;141935]I also do not use a purse when we go out,,,,anywhere on the island....for several reasons...if we go to a bar/club I do not have to worry about watching it..which btw I also do not take a purse while at home for the same reason....and if you have a purse hanging off your shoulder the temptation is there for someone.....why offer it if you do not have to???
I think that people got a false sense of security on the Island. Everywhere there are problems. I wish that somewhere could be totally free of crime.
Police presence is a GREAT thing. It's just like New York City. I don't like to go there because of the traffic, but the tourist areas are pretty safe.
Just be safe and do not walk alone at night, especially a female.....
Decided to take down my timer!
After reading this message about police presence at Palm Beach, I have to say that I find it disturbing. I have been going to Aruba for many years and have always felt safe. I not only keep returning to the island because of it's beauty but because of the reputation the island has for being safe. When the times comes where the crime gets out of hand, I will no longer visit the island. I live in NY where safety sometimes has become an issue. I don't want to feel the same way on vacation. I am Puerto Rican born and raised in NY. I do not visit Puerto Rico for the reasons of feeling unsafe. I went to Puerto Rico a year ago and when I saw the streets being patrolled by army personel with machine guns, I said that is it for me.
We are all on this forum to share happy stories and our knowledge of the island. We would hate to have to share horror stories of crimes that we would witness when being there. The Aruba Goverment needs to step it up and provide a safe island for tourists that spend there hard earned money in Aruba. Without tourism, Aruba would be non existant. It's the returning tourist that have helped put Aruba on the map. Lets hope that it is not taken away from us.
Be safe while vacationing and always use common sense when out at night.
We are going down with 35 family members in a few weeks. Hope this is under control by then.