happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents
Thanks Randi, its also good to know they have multiple check-in days and not just one. As much as I have traveled thru the years, I have zero clue about timeshares. That flexibility of different days looks like it will be an important bonus for us because I am not sure I am going to "convince" the family we should be in Aruba Xmas day. My son wants to be with his cousins and I won't take that away from him, so it looks like we will leave on the 26th.
I really appreciate everyone's input, I will be sorting this out soon. While I wait to make my final decision, I will probably book a hotel room to secure my stay on the island and cancel if/when I find a spot that we think we will enjoy, assuming I can and I should be able to.
Playa Linda is always Sunday to Sunday. We came in a few nights early and even as renters they gave us a discounted "owner's rate" for our extra nights. You will likely have to move rooms if your stay is includes a Sunday that is not your check in or out day. They make it easy and move everything for you, but it's still a room change. And Christmas is a Sunday this year. We joked no way we could do New Years Eve in Aruba and fly home on Sunday the next day. Check out their website, so much information, including a 360 look around the rooms and a members bulletin board for finding rooms for rent by owners
7 trips in and still finding things to love. Trip #8 coming November 2017!
If I was flying on my own I could handle connecting flights, with a little one...we did that once and it was slow torture. We only fly Jet Blue at this point because its direct and the TVS are a huge bonus.
It is official, I won't be staying at the Ritz over next NYE- prices are out today and the cheapest room will cost me $14,700 WITHOUT flights, less than zero chance for me doing that. I thank everyone who has sent me ideas so far. My choice at the moment would probably be the Hilton at 700 per night....still ugly.
They have "dropped" their price already to a bargain of about $1100 per night, lol. I will be doing just that Andrea, I am waiting to see some prices for the timeshares before deciding what to do. At 1k per night I am not seeing a Ritz trip in the cards but only time will tell what we do.
I lied, they put their prices back at 1600 per night...If I wanted the 1100 nightly bargain I should have already grabbed it, lol.
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Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ