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    entertaining the teens

    Hi All!

    We are staying at the Marriott Ocean Club as I write. We are happy with the accomodations and have no issues during the day. The beach is great and palapas are easy to get.

    The problem is the evenings. My 15 and 17 yo boys are bored. There is nothing going on here at the resort and they are not interested in hanging at the mall.

    We find it is 9:30-10 and they are in the room watching TV and on the computer. They are not the most outgoing but my older one has spent hours walking around looking for teens to hang with and it is so quiet. I know the teens are here but I have no idea where they are at night. The pools close down at 10 and it is a ghost town.

    Any suggestions on how to make the evenings more fun? They are not really complaining but I can tell they are bored.

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    Places to visit...I have 2 teens here with me right now. Here are a few things they have liked...
    1. Movies, 2 theaters
    2. Busters Garage, sports on TV, and also a hot tub there
    3.Bowling, yeh, sounds stupid, but there is an alley here
    4. Senor Frogs, water slide
    5.Casino, my 2 teens just stroll in, no questions asked
    6.Starbucks downtown, lots of kids hang there
    7. Magic Show at the Westin, I believe its a 9 pm show
    Thats about it...cindyo
    Last edited by rob o; 04-20-2010 at 09:05 AM.
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    I have boys that age and we stay at the Surf Club. Part of the issue, is the time of year you are in Aruba. There are times throughout the year where the island and "hang outs" are crawling with "kids". Obviously, these are the most expensive times, Christams/New Years, Presidents week and the first few weeks of March (Spring break for many).

    The usual places are Moomba's (especially on Sunday night) which is just about next door. Buster's Garage also is another place but most of the time the kids arrive between 10 and 11pm. I guess they go out for dinner with parents and then head off on their own. That is what our kids do. Another is the casino's, although your kids are younger.

    The boys can meet some at the beach volleyball court at the SC.

    Hope this helps.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    There are times throughout the year where the island and "hang outs" are crawling with "kids".
    Obviously, these are the most expensive times, Christams/New Years, Presidents week and the first few weeks of March (Spring break for many).
    Summer also brings many many families to the island. AND is more affordable for some folks.
    Aruba for Families

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Summer also brings many many families to the island. AND is more affordable for some folks.
    Aruba for Families

    Agreed but this is not summer time so I can understand that there probably aren't as many teens around.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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