Will be on Aruba 10/25/08 is there anyone there now that can tell us what the water is like,beaches and is their alot of mosquito's?
Danny, according to various reports, some of the beaches are back to normal, others are still being worked on as we speak.
There are mosquitos around, so pack the bug spray. Otherwise, it looked like it was a lovely day today, so go and enjoy!
Make sure you get a travel size bug spray for your purse for when you are out and about - went to a resturant on Sunday and got eaten alive - assumed they had bug spray but they didn't. My poor husband (aka mosquito magnet) got eaten alive. Had to dash out during the meal and get some spray.
While we were just there it was much more humid then usual. Every 5 minutes you would have to jump in for a swim. Beaches were being reapired at Ren while we where there, lovely to hear the noise all day long when you finally get a break and go on vacation, hopefully it will be better then others. Plus they are replacing all the doors on the rooms so there was more noise with frilling and hammers, then the sawing of pavers and power washers for the place outside where they serve breakfast. Overall it was a noisy week but beaches are almost back to par. I had no problems with the bugs but some people did. I guess my BAC was elevated which kept them away. Bring some just in case.
what's with the bug problems? the last time i was there in august we didn't notice any bug infestation other than at flying fishbone...is this a phenomenon that occurs during the winter months or has the wet humid weather from omar caused an increase in bugs?
I noticed more of a problem inland. The only problem we encountered was at Madame J's which we have to leave early because my 2 year old was running on the rocks and slammed his face in to a chair. Not really a place for the young ones imho.
It was a Tropical storm when it passed over Aruba before it became hurricane.
This can happen when the direction of the winds turn east west/north,so not the scary those people,tropical cyclones are very rare when it comes to Aruba and the down wind islands,but yeah mosquito's increase in number when their is a lot of still standing pools of fresh water.
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