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    Your list of "must do's"

    staying at divi all inclusive with my husband.....looking for people's suggestions on things to do while we have our rental car (we are only renting for one day) We are looking to relax for most of our trip, but are going to be renting a vehicle for a day to drive around and check out the island....

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    If i had a car for one day this is exactly what I would do....visit california lighthouse, visit baby beach, drive thru the desert and hit flying fishbone....Day is done with that....

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    Hey, san nic...they asked for idea's for what to do with a car....
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    Quote Originally Posted by happycouple View Post
    staying at divi all inclusive with my husband.....looking for people's suggestions on things to do while we have our rental car (we are only renting for one day) We are looking to relax for most of our trip, but are going to be renting a vehicle for a day to drive around and check out the island....
    Cindyo has it down Get a map http://www.caribmart.com/arubamapbybb.html

    and start at lighthouse, cruise through tierra del sol (you may end up buying a house), check out the former natural bridge, take a drive through the park and along the north and east coasts. stop at baby beach for a cool off dip, swing into Charlies for a road beer and on your way back, make a slight detour to flying fishbone so you won't miss the turn when you go to dinner. Have a drink at brisas and head back to your room. Nap, shower, and head back to flying fishbone for sunset dinner. Stop at Seaport casino for a while, drift into the Paddock for a few drinks on deck while watching cruise ships depart; go back to your room and pretend you are on your honeymoon

    ENJOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycouple View Post
    staying at divi all inclusive with my husband.....looking for people's suggestions on things to do while we have our rental car (we are only renting for one day) We are looking to relax for most of our trip, but are going to be renting a vehicle for a day to drive around and check out the island....
    We enjoy visiting the other side of the island and always marvel at the stark, wild beauty. We usually take a trip to the lighthouse and take in the views from there. You might enjoy climbing through the Bushiribana Ruins as well as a visit to Alto Vista chapel and the Peace Labyrinth behind it. You also might want to visit the donkey sanctuary or the ostrich farm, Casibari Rock, the caves or Arikok Park.

    We always rent a vehicle for our entire stay because we like to explore the different areas of the island, meet the locals, and experience the true Aruba.

    Wherever you decide to explore, you will enjoy it. Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle dave View Post
    Cindyo has it down Get a map http://www.caribmart.com/arubamapbybb.html

    and start at lighthouse, cruise through tierra del sol (you may end up buying a house), check out the former natural bridge, take a drive through the park and along the north and east coasts. stop at baby beach for a cool off dip, swing into Charlies for a road beer and on your way back, make a slight detour to flying fishbone so you won't miss the turn when you go to dinner. Have a drink at brisas and head back to your room. Nap, shower, and head back to flying fishbone for sunset dinner. Stop at Seaport casino for a while, drift into the Paddock for a few drinks on deck while watching cruise ships depart; go back to your room and pretend you are on your honeymoon

    ENJOY

    Uncle Dave has most of it right...I would just skip the nap (sleep when you get home, trip flies too fast as is) and not drive all the way back to Flying Fishbone....too long a drive. Agree with just about everything else. Also...plenty of free maps in travel brochures at any hotel.
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    Just to add another tip: stops while in Arikok National Park http://www.aruba.com/whattodo/arikok1.php at Boca Prins and Dos Playa.

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    Robo is correct, it is a long drive to FF; took 45 minutes on a Monday from our house and that was taking the back way and avoiding dowmtown. However, we enjoy dressing up a little bit more than the normal island wear when we go out to the nicer places for dinner so a shower and change of attire works for us.

    The afternoon nap is something we enjoy, we tend to stay out late; can't tell you how many times we have been the last two players at Seaport Casino and then a late night swim in our pool so a little siesta always does the trick. If we had a car for only 1 day I would plan accordingly to make the most of that day.

    By the way, EHampite, we love hanging out on the north coast, while the protected beaches are certainly beautiful, we enjoy the wildness of the other side; plus it is way more private.

    Happycouple, if you do venture out to the wild side, it would be well worth it to take a cooler with plenty of water and whatever else you may want to drink and you can most likely get by by with one of the maps that robo mentions although I do love the greater detail mine has and it has served me well for five years now.
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