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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    Traveler's Checks

    I always use Travelers Checks in Aruba and typically have not had any problems.

    When I need cash, I usually have been able to exchange the checks for cash at the hotel lobby. Last year, this was not always the case.

    Any suggestions as to where I can "cash in" traveler's checke for cash in Downtown Oranjestad? Maybe the Casino?

    Believe it or not....I've never noticed a bank....probably because I've never looked for one.
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    yes casinos!
    there are banks up towards the grocery stores
    and down near the rotarty near the talk of the town........a block or two toward the airport
    andrea

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    Smile Traveler checks

    I have never had any problem cashing them at any casino,Linh and sons for close to amount spent usually a $100 check I was told the bank may charge you for cashing.Also even the desk in most any hotel I have stayed in will be happy to change $100 or so.Now in Florida that is a completely different story.They want to fingerprint you and two-three forms of idea and they make you wait until they call back to where they are from like AAA,Visa,or American Express to check #s on checks.I still feel now that most mastercard companies are charging 3% extra on your bill for any charges in Aruba that I will use them going out to dinner at most places my next trip. I did in Feb 09 with no problem.

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    >>> "Last year, this was not always the case."
    ---- Have always had no problems cashing American Express at my Resort.
    Where were you staying? Now restaurants just won't cash them but over 20 years have never had a problem using them to pay my bill.
    Understand somewhere in Aruba there is a American Express office. If you use them could go there.
    Yes casinos will cash them. Might need ID.
    >>> "I was told the bank may charge you for cashing"
    ---- Never went to one but heard that also.
    There are a few banks on the main road coming out of downtown as you get to the markets.
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 03-13-2009 at 07:27 PM.

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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFrederick View Post
    >>> "Last year, this was not always the case."
    ---- Have always had no problems cashing American Express at my Resort.
    Where were you staying? .
    Renaissance..... it's not that they wouldn't cash them...it was a matter of them sometimes saying that they didn't have sufficient cash on hand.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    The casinos have cash. The Crystal Casino has lots of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim L View Post
    The casinos have cash. The Crystal Casino has lots of mine.
    Don't feel too bad Kim, they have plenty of mine as well !!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    Hey Rob it happen to us a few times as well...
    So when the reception desk is empty we always went to the resort Casinos.
    Never had a problem with them.

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    Travelers Checks

    If I take travelers checks will the casinos cash them, is there an exchange rate? How much in travelers checks should we take?

    Should I still have a credit card with me for emergency stuff?

    We leave this coming Monday. !!!!!!Yes!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteSideOut View Post
    Should I still have a credit card with me for emergency stuff?
    No experience in the casinos, but...

    we use only credit cards on the island.

    We also travel with a couple of hundred dollars in $1's & 5's for incidentals and taxis. Taxi drivers appreciate not having to make change from large bills.

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