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,
>>> "we also have found that some resorts also charge a fee for cashing traveler's checks (lacabana 5%)"
----- Mine doesn't. There is a per day limit and must be a registered guest.
Some charge cards are now charging that foreign transaction fee even though Aruba's shops/restaurants/resorts run your charge through their charge machine in US$$. US$$ used throughout the islands and most places have prices in US$$. The few that don't will convert for you and take US$$.
Most resorts want a charge card when checking in so should have one. Even if going AI you will have charges for phone calls, make tour charges through resort, buy preium drinks.
Last edited by TomFrederick; 10-02-2009 at 08:57 AM.
We just got back from are 11th trip,We went threw the travelers check thing are first few times ,but you really dont need them.We stay at the holiday inn and just put are stuff in the room safe to your own numbers.I think if you use comman sence and dont flash large amounts ive never had any problems.you can use credit or atm also.have a great trip the water is unbeleavable right now you wont want to get out.
they want you to keep them tucked away for a rainy day...so they can make interest.
why should amex make money on your money? andrea
...or they figure you will lose them once you get home and out of sight out of mind. Remember as a youngster the few vacations we took, 'rents always bought TC's. Whatever was left at the end Mom spent at the grocery store upon our return home.