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fattypatty
04-30-2009, 12:01 PM
okay, i've been to aruba about 6x now. as i've stated before my wife and i are looking to go back in june to take advantage of the rewards points from jetblue. however, it's begining to feel like we've done it all when i know there's more to see. so, i'm going to ask you folks for suggestions.

this is what we've done thus far:

ayo rock, natural pool, depalm island, snorkeling, casinos, downtown, natural bridge, etc...

we've done the jeep tours but don't think doing it over on atv or horseback is worth the time....you're still looking at the same things.


are there any hidden things in aruba that i'm missing? perhaps non-touristy things?

Kim L
04-30-2009, 01:03 PM
How about just enjoying the sun, water, good food and relax.

~Amy~®
04-30-2009, 01:31 PM
Helicopter tour - it's fun to see the island from above.
Climb the Hooiberg - on a clear day you can see Venezuela

Look for local festivals that might be going on when you're there. We've been there a couple of times over Labor Day (May 1st) and that's when they have the Open House at the Dutch Marines in Savaneta - what a fun and interesting day that was!

Arubalisa
04-30-2009, 01:34 PM
Tranquilo and/or Jolly Pirates.

arubamark
04-30-2009, 01:35 PM
How about just enjoying the sun, water, good food and relax.


There ya go!!!

cindyo
04-30-2009, 02:59 PM
okay, i've been to aruba about 6x now. as i've stated before my wife and i are looking to go back in june to take advantage of the rewards points from jetblue. however, it's begining to feel like we've done it all when i know there's more to see. so, i'm going to ask you folks for suggestions.

this is what we've done thus far:

ayo rock, natural pool, depalm island, snorkeling, casinos, downtown, natural bridge, etc...

we've done the jeep tours but don't think doing it over on atv or horseback is worth the time....you're still looking at the same things.


are there any hidden things in aruba that i'm missing? perhaps non-touristy things?

Ah, so your really not fattypatty...interesting..LOL, you must be the DH..... So just go and relax..

arubamark
04-30-2009, 03:14 PM
Ah, so your really not fattypatty...interesting..LOL, you must be the DH..... So just go and relax..


That's funny I was thinking the same thing!

ArubaDolores
04-30-2009, 03:30 PM
If you are there Wednesday, June 24:

St. John's Day (Dera Gai). A folklore celebration with dance and music & lighting of fires.

fattypatty
04-30-2009, 03:53 PM
ah....charlie's bar is a place i haven't been to.

hooiberg climbing.....sounds interesting. do you go about that yourself? or, via a tour guide?

btw, we did the jolly pirates and the helicopter......sweated my head off in that one - the helmet + heat does not go well.

LOL...it is DH.

~Amy~®
04-30-2009, 05:14 PM
ah....charlie's bar is a place i haven't been to.

hooiberg climbing.....sounds interesting. do you go about that yourself? or, via a tour guide?

btw, we did the jolly pirates and the helicopter......sweated my head off in that one - the helmet + heat does not go well.

LOL...it is DH.

We go to Charlie's Bar on every trip. Make sure you sit at the bar - the bartenders know alot and have seen alot - they're always entertaining. They have ice cold Balashi on tap in frosted mugs and if you like spicy food be sure to try their Honeymoon Sauce. Not a cheap place but....we've never has a dull moment there.

You go on your own to the Hooiberg. You'll need a rental car to get there and there are steps on one side (about 590 of 'em). Go early in the morning before it gets hot and take water, camera, binoculars, and water with you. ;)

Andrea J.
05-02-2009, 07:09 AM
try the Senistive hikers tour, you will swet and get dirty though.

another fun/interesting activity is visiting the cemetaries.
boy, are they elaborate and very decorative.
we have been to a couple of the cemetaries a few times.
it is a nice peaceful adventure and very pretty.

andrea

Chadd
05-02-2009, 10:40 AM
You go on your own to the Hooiberg. You'll need a rental car to get there and there are steps on one side (about 590 of 'em). Go early in the morning before it gets hot and take water, camera, binoculars, and water with you. ;)
I watched a sunset from there, that's nice as well. When I realized that I left my camera in the car I was already at the top so no pix of that one.