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big daddy don don
07-22-2009, 09:32 PM
We do not arrive in Aruba on Sunday until 3 p.m. By then the food markets are closed for the day. Does anyone know of a food market or somewhere else we can purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy before a late dinner?

Andrea J.
07-22-2009, 10:05 PM
unfortunately you will have to buy a bottle at one of the resort's conveninence stores.

OR

using some bubble wrap and cushioning with clothes...........you could put it in your checked luggage.

andrea

Liz - Aruba Lover
07-22-2009, 10:54 PM
As mentioned you can buy liquor/wine at resort mini-markets. Also if downtown Captain's Cooks market at Renaissance Marketplace sells wine/liquor. In the high rise section near Wendy's & Dominio's Pizza theres Shop 'n Go market. http://shopngoaruba.com/ (http://shopngoaruba.com/)

rob o
07-23-2009, 05:32 AM
Also if downtown Captain's Cooks market at Renaissance Marketplace sells wine/liquor.

Liz is correct. However, let me warn you....there is a reason that many of us from Renaissance call it "Captain Crooks".....very expensive. One-and-a-half to twice the price of Ling and Son for alcohol.

Kenny Maine
07-23-2009, 11:22 AM
We usually pack a few bottles of wine (like you said in bubble wrap - lots of it!) and bring them with us. We put it in the bag with all our shoes, snorkel gear, etc. just in case it breaks. We have never had a problem . . . yet!

qlaval
07-23-2009, 11:25 AM
...there is a reason that many of us from Renaissance call it "Captain Crooks".....

Never heard that one before but so true.... :doh: :D :D

Andrea J.
07-23-2009, 03:59 PM
is captain crooks the place where they follow you around and treat everyone as if they are a thief?

andrea


Liz is correct. However, let me warn you....there is a reason that many of us from Renaissance call it "Captain Crooks".....very expensive. One-and-a-half to twice the price of Ling and Son for alcohol.

Liz - Aruba Lover
07-23-2009, 04:10 PM
is captain crooks the place where they follow you around and treat everyone as if they are a thief?
andrea

Captain Cooks (crooks) is a few doors down from Waterfront Crabhouse. I didn't think that they were that expensive but I only bought sun lotion and batteries.

rob o
07-23-2009, 05:30 PM
is captain crooks the place where they follow you around and treat everyone as if they are a thief?

andrea


That's the one!

photosbyjulia
07-23-2009, 08:01 PM
is captain crooks the place where they follow you around and treat everyone as if they are a thief?

andrea


Yes, that is so weird...

Also, the Gas Stations are open and there is a small convenience store across the street from the Texaco on the Main Road "Sasakiweg" very close by La Cabana.

Andrea J.
07-23-2009, 08:03 PM
i HATE that place.
i went in there to get a soda and some crackers
paul was having a lucky streak on a penny machine at the casino nearby so i wandered.
the clerk in that store followed me around like i was a criminal and asked me to leave my purse at the register.

i decline.......ya right i am going to hand my bag over to a stranger.

i hate that store

andrea
That's the one!

qlaval
07-23-2009, 09:08 PM
...the clerk in that store followed me around like i was a criminal and asked me to leave my purse at the register...

Are you serious? :eek:

Like if tourists would make a 5,000 miles trip that cost more then $2k to steal a bottle of milk... :doh:

mjn109
07-24-2009, 09:00 PM
I'll be sure to stay away from that store!!! Thanks for the warning!

rob o
07-24-2009, 09:20 PM
Are you serious? :eek:

Like if tourists would make a 5,000 miles trip that cost more then $2k to steal a bottle of milk... :doh:

They might, given the price of milk at Capt. Crooks!

qlaval
07-25-2009, 12:56 AM
They might, given the price of milk at Capt. Crooks!

I've to admit that you've got a good point there....:rolleyes:

Bill
07-25-2009, 01:46 PM
Capt Cooks sounds like an adventure. Something tells me I could have a good time with the clerks. They will need a vacation when Im done:censored:

Arubalisa
07-25-2009, 05:39 PM
the clerk in that store followed me around like i was a criminal and asked me to leave my purse at the register.


Are you serious? :eek:

Like if tourists would make a 5,000 miles trip that cost more then $2k to steal a bottle of milk... :doh:
DOUBLE are you serious? :doh: :doh: :eek: :eek:

cindyo
07-25-2009, 09:13 PM
Capt Cooks sounds like an adventure. Something tells me I could have a good time with the clerks. They will need a vacation when Im done:censored:

Bill, the place is small. Let us know how you make out. Huge ripoff price wise.

Pangboy1
07-26-2009, 07:19 PM
I brought down a 750 ml bottle of Absolute in my checked luggage 2 weeks ago. I wrapped it in bubble wrap and put it in with some clothes -- no problem It arrived safe and sound. I also brought down some tequilla which I poured into a plastic Gatoraide bottle and in bubble wrap in a different checked luggage. Again no problem. The bottles at the resorts are very expensive.