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Bill
11-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Curious, How many shirts and shorts would you take for 9 nights? I always over pack so this year I say NO! to over packing.
5 dress Shirts
5 Shorts
5 beach shirts
3 swim trunks
2 pair socks
10 underwear
5 Undershirt?

Arubalisa
11-08-2009, 08:09 PM
Sounds perfect to me. :)

Andrea J.
11-08-2009, 08:49 PM
bill
take a couple of pair of socks to wear to bed
seriously

paul got sunburned on the tops of his feet once and sleeping and the feet rubbing on the sheets in bed make for much discomfort the sox did the trick
you must be getting excited
feeling better?

Bill
11-09-2009, 07:45 AM
bill
take a couple of pair of socks to wear to bed
seriously

paul got sunburned on the tops of his feet once and sleeping and the feet rubbing on the sheets in bed make for much discomfort the sox did the trick
you must be getting excited
feeling better?

Always take advice!
2 pair socks:p

Feeling better. Aruba couldn't come at a better time.

Arubalisa
11-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Always apply sunscreen to top of feet AND top of ears.

Been there done that. ;)

Bill
11-09-2009, 09:28 AM
Always apply sunscreen to top of feet AND top of ears.

Been there done that. ;)

And for those of us who need it......Top of head:p

Arubalisa
11-09-2009, 09:33 AM
And for those of us who need it......Top of head:p
Well then...you need one of these :D
http://www.arubabound.com/photos/us/charlienjerry_wateri.jpg

aruba here I come
11-09-2009, 10:39 AM
And for those of us who need it......Top of head:p


sorry but this made me giggle out loud! :o;)

luvsun
11-09-2009, 10:45 AM
i didn't see pajamas on your list?!

Bill
11-09-2009, 10:51 AM
i didn't see pajamas on your list?!

Well I just don't know what to say:o

Andrea J.
11-09-2009, 01:29 PM
"mental picture............." bill all ready for bed, wearing his sox.

Sunny Beaches
11-09-2009, 05:12 PM
Thats it :eek :D

Bill
11-09-2009, 08:01 PM
"mental picture............." bill all ready for bed, wearing his sox.

That scares even me:doh:

arubamark
11-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Bill your list looks pretty good to me I do about the same just a little less since I am only 6 nights. I never pack undershirts unless I bring a dress up outfit. I pack more toiletries then anything, my DW calls me metro Mark, she says I am a little to metrosexual. Good hygiene isn't so bad though is it?

We are getting closer brother. ;)

TEAMARUBA
11-10-2009, 05:14 PM
Hey Now !!!!

Chadd
11-10-2009, 07:31 PM
I usually shoot for 1.5 changes of clothes times the number of days.

aruba here I come
11-11-2009, 08:58 AM
I always over pack! stupid I know.. But I have to have those "just in case" :rolleyes:

Thanks for the mental picture! :eek:

Bill
11-14-2009, 03:55 PM
Curious, How many shirts and shorts would you take for 9 nights? I always over pack so this year I say NO! to over packing.
5 dress Shirts
5 Shorts
5 beach shirts
3 swim trunks
2 pair socks
10 underwear
5 Undershirt?

Did it except 7 shorts. Ready to go!

Judy L
11-19-2009, 08:30 PM
I leave tomorrow at 5 am and am still changing what I can do with out.50 lbs sounds like a lot but the new suitcase weighs 17 lbs.My shampoes and that type stuff weighs 10 so doesn't leave much for shoes let alone clothes.Oh well after 30 + trips to aruba I should know I over pack

mgenestra
11-22-2009, 08:38 AM
Hey Bill,

Where are you leaving out of? We are leaving Nov 27th out of Philadelphia and going to Aruba for 9 days as well. I've started to pack as well and my suitcase is full already and I haven't put my PJ's, and workout clothes in the suitcase. :confused: Thanks for asking that question. I better take some things out of my bag. Don't want to get charge for my suitcase being over 50 lbs.
Where are you staying?

Bill
11-22-2009, 09:52 AM
We leave at 8am. Out of Boston. We are staying at the Aruban but spend the majority of our happy hours at th Lacabana. We arrive at 1:00 Aruba time!

cindyo
11-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Sounds like you're feeling better Bill....

Bill
11-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Sounds like you're feeling better Bill....

OMG! I cant explain how much better I feel. I was worried there for a while.

Bill
12-06-2009, 08:47 PM
Still brought to much:doh:

sunworshipperII
12-27-2009, 05:19 PM
Hope your having a great time.

mnwild
12-30-2009, 07:12 PM
We leave in two days and I can't wait!!!
By the way the hat pic is one of the cutes I have seen and I do photo keepsakes for events so I see a lot.
I'm getting soooo excited.
Thanks to everyone for all their posts and help!

Bill
12-30-2009, 08:09 PM
We leave in two days and I can't wait!!!
By the way the hat pic is one of the cutes I have seen and I do photo keepsakes for events so I see a lot.
I'm getting soooo excited.
Thanks to everyone for all their posts and help!

I know it's going to be hard MNWILD but please, please try to have a great time!!!

CandyC55
01-25-2010, 07:25 PM
This will be our first time using our timeshare at the Surf Club any thing we should bring with us from home cause I'm not sure what is included or what will be there for us to use obviously we will need to get groceries but we come in on a Sunday arriving about 3:30pm so no time to grocery shop is the store at the Marriott reasonable to pick up a few things??

Bill
01-25-2010, 07:50 PM
This will be our first time using our timeshare at the Surf Club any thing we should bring with us from home cause I'm not sure what is included or what will be there for us to use obviously we will need to get groceries but we come in on a Sunday arriving about 3:30pm so no time to grocery shop is the store at the Marriott reasonable to pick up a few things??

I would hold off to Monday and go to one of the big stores. I bet the Marriott would be outrages but if Im wrong Im sure someone will correct me. Grab a pizza and balashi;) or somthing to hold you over until Monday.

CandyC55
01-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Thanks for info Monday will be the shopping day...

cindyo
01-26-2010, 01:47 PM
This will be our first time using our timeshare at the Surf Club any thing we should bring with us from home cause I'm not sure what is included or what will be there for us to use obviously we will need to get groceries but we come in on a Sunday arriving about 3:30pm so no time to grocery shop is the store at the Marriott reasonable to pick up a few things??

Candy, Ling and sons could do a delivery for you. Just order on line.
Things we have stuffed into the tiny spaces of our suitcases: block of cheddar cheese, goldfish, granola bars, h20 drop ins, pkg. wraps, lb of coldcuts, 1/2 dz dd bagels...all of which carry us over till we can get to the grocery store.
Don't forget your tubes for the lazy river.

CandyC55
01-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks Cindy. Is there a size of tube for the lazy river??

Windy
03-05-2010, 04:29 PM
"mental picture............." bill all ready for bed, wearing his sox.

You go, Bill! :D:D:D

Haven't heard from too many of us girls re what to pack. My first time to Aruba, I took clothes for dinners out that I never wore. Found out that the whole island is pretty casual. Leaving in 12 days, and of course have managed to collect quite a clothing pile of possiblities!! My Dad always used to say "Put your clothes in one pile, and your money in another. Now, take half of the clothes, and twice the amount of money!" :)

sunnysmiles
03-05-2010, 05:23 PM
You go, Bill! :D:D:D

Haven't heard from too many of us girls re what to pack. My first time to Aruba, I took clothes for dinners out that I never wore. Found out that the whole island is pretty casual. Leaving in 12 days, and of course have managed to collect quite a clothing pile of possiblities!! My Dad always used to say "Put your clothes in one pile, and your money in another. Now, take half of the clothes, and twice the amount of money!" :)
LOL I love that!!

Arubalisa
03-05-2010, 08:20 PM
My Dad always used to say "Put your clothes in one pile, and your money in another. Now, take half of the clothes, and twice the amount of money!" :)
Is he related to my grandmother ;). Very very smart man.

Windy
03-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Is he related to my grandmother ;). Very very smart man.

He was an amazing awesome man!

KATH2ME
03-06-2010, 10:57 AM
windy, I love that saying, whenever i start packing I over pack, thinking I need choices, but in reality, yes everything is very casual, and this year I am def. going to cut the clothes in half, unfortunately won't be able to double the money ( but will have a credit card )

Windy
03-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Yes, double the money would be nice, wouldn't it?! (my Dad always said that part with a big grin!)

cooliecanpro
05-10-2010, 06:55 PM
My brother can travel for a month with a small carry on. I pack too much to sit on the beach.

sunworshipperII
05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
I know its amazing my son can go to china for 2 weeks with a carry on and a backpack. I go to aruba for a week (with washer and dryer) and take 1 suitcase just for shoes and pillow.(I need my own pillow) and then a ton of clothes, something for at night dinner, something to wear in afternoon.. What afternoon I never get out of my bathing suit till its time to shower for dinner... So this year I will learn my lesson....1 suitcase .....to be cont..

CandyC55
05-30-2010, 11:38 PM
Ok SunworshipperII let me know how the packing goes as I will be returning to Aruba in March with high hopes of packing 1 checked and 1 carry on. I usually have 2 checked and 1 carry on. I'm with you this is the year for condensing. Who needs clothes for the afternoon I'm in a bathing suit... Do you think we can do it???

KATH2ME
05-31-2010, 04:38 PM
sunworshipper, I hear you, do the same thing, its crazy, bathsuiting all day, and something comfortable for dinner, its so sad that " we need choices ?

lrealnurse
05-31-2010, 04:48 PM
I am hoping to get through with just one checked and one carry on, we will see..
Lisa

Arubalisa
05-31-2010, 05:12 PM
I am hoping to get through with just one checked and one carry on, we will see..
Lisa
At the Tamarijn you will only need a bathing suit and coverup during the day. :) Only bring shorts for sightseeing or to wear at night.
:doh: Been there done that. :doh:

~Amy~®
06-01-2010, 10:46 AM
My husband says the same thing, too: "Less clothes, more money". :D

Over the years I've been getting much better at packing. I hate it when I pack something I don't wear or if I only wear a pair of shoes once.

We usually go to Aruba for 17 days every Sept. I now only need to pack one checked bag and one carry-on for 17 days - that's it. :)

Chadd
06-01-2010, 11:54 AM
My husband says the same thing, too: "Less clothes, more money". :D

Over the years I've been getting much better at packing. I hate it when I pack something I don't wear or if I only wear a pair of shoes once.
My goal is to come home with one clean set of clothes to use in case we miss our connecting flight home.

Arubalisa
06-01-2010, 12:17 PM
Okay ladies, how many pairs of shoes?

I wear sneakers (the heaviest by far) and pack a pair of shoes for room to beach or pool and one pair tan matches everything pair of sandals.

~Amy~®
06-01-2010, 01:15 PM
Okay ladies, how many pairs of shoes?

I wear sneakers (the heaviest by far) and pack a pair of shoes for room to beach or pool and one pair tan matches everything pair of sandals.

I wear my Nikes (sneakers) on the plane (they take up too much space in my luggage) and I bring one pair of flip-flops (for the beach) and two pairs of sandals (one dressy/high heel and one more casual - that go with everything.)

sunnysmiles
06-01-2010, 02:59 PM
I wear sneakers and bring one pair of nice comfy flip flops. The only time I wore my sneakers there was on the Green Zebra tour.

purpleangel
06-01-2010, 03:37 PM
I bring three pair of flip flops - one for the beach, and two for dinner/sightseeing. I've thought about bringing sneakers, but my feet hate to be confined when it's warm - a real challenge when I go for a run!! :rolleyes:

peapod
06-02-2010, 02:42 PM
I wear a good pair of flip flops on the plane, makes it very easy to take on and off through security instead of untying laces. I also take dress sandals for dinner, sometimes tennis shoes for shopping in town.
My husband says I pack to many but they really dont take up that much room. I always overpack on the clothes. They have a nice laundry and that Tam so I guess if I packed lighter I could always utilize that.

RFAMIGLIETTI
06-05-2010, 05:54 AM
Hi, This July will be our 8th year of going to Aruba. I can tell you that we go for 2 weeks every year and I don't even check a bag anymore. All you need are your bathing suits, a few pairs of shorts, tanks and a few sundresses. Don't forget to roll all your things in suitcase, they take up much less room that way. Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

Bill
06-17-2010, 03:04 PM
Hi, This July will be our 8th year of going to Aruba. I can tell you that we go for 2 weeks every year and I don't even check a bag anymore. All you need are your bathing suits, a few pairs of shorts, tanks and a few sundresses. Don't forget to roll all your things in suitcase, they take up much less room that way. Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

Ya, Id look good in a sundress:thumb:

lrealnurse
06-19-2010, 05:07 PM
We packed way too many clothes, think light. All you need are a few clothes that could fit in a carry on... 3/4 of the clothes that we brought were never worn..


Lisa

Andrea J.
06-19-2010, 05:34 PM
exactly
from 8 am to 5 pm, bathing suit, cover up, flip flops, hat

from 6pm - bed, shorts and a decent looking top, sandals or sneakers.

bed....PJs or whatever.

the clothes that i wear in the evening for dinner or to the casino really could be worn again....cept for the stench of the smoke from the casinos.

We packed way too many clothes, think light. All you need are a few clothes that could fit in a carry on... 3/4 of the clothes that we brought were never worn..


Lisa

lrealnurse
06-19-2010, 06:49 PM
exactly
from 8 am to 5 pm, bathing suit, cover up, flip flops, hat

from 6pm - bed, shorts and a decent looking top, sandals or sneakers.

bed....PJs or whatever.

the clothes that i wear in the evening for dinner or to the casino really could be worn again....cept for the stench of the smoke from the casinos.


two things that is essential sunblock and bug spray. we got bit even with the breeze, forgot the "Off" and we saw many people with huge bug bites, especially on their legs.... ouch...:eek:

Lisa

EricaLovesAruba!
05-06-2011, 05:08 PM
Are 2 suits enough? Or do I need to bring 3?

EricaLovesAruba!
05-06-2011, 05:10 PM
Oops sorry - I will be there 9 days

Andrea J.
05-06-2011, 05:40 PM
bring 3 bathing suits and delete a pair of shorts of slacks or capris.
;)
Are 2 suits enough? Or do I need to bring 3?

Arubalisa
05-06-2011, 07:57 PM
3 suits
1 to wear
1 will be damp
1 will be dry in case you need / want to change in the middle of the day

Imo, there is nothing worse than putting on a damp or wet bathing suit. :(With the humidity in Aruba, suits take awhile to dry. :rolleyes: Don't be tempted to put your suit out on your patio or balcony. Otherwise, wave bye bye and it will belong to the wind! :D A forum member here even tried suction cups to attach the suits to their slider and the suits disappeared :eek:.

Should we take a poll on whether or not you rinse you suit in fresh water before hanging up to dry? :confused:

Over the years, and through my experience in retail, I can attest to the fact that your colors will hold up better if you rinse your suit after each wear. Fresh water flush in the sink does the trick.

Also, to get more wear out of your suit at the pool, do not sit on those inviting steps or swim outs either ;), doing so will pill the bottom of your suit. :(

EricaLovesAruba!
05-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Good to know. Thanks guys! I decided to buy 2 more suits for good measure, so now I will have 4. And I will be buying more cover ups since I've only got 1.

I planned on wearing shorts most everywhere, too. I'm not a "dress girl." 8-)

Arubalisa
05-08-2011, 09:30 PM
And I will be buying more cover ups since I've only got 1.:oI can never have too many cover ups.:o I wear them over my bathing suit to breakfast and lunch and invariably spill something :o from a meal on them. :o If I am lucky it is not the first day of vacation, but..."Murphy's Law"...

EricaLovesAruba!
05-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Haha yeah no kidding! Always good to have backup in case of a spill. :-) I have been looking around for some cheap ones, Target, Wal mart, etc. Guess I will just find 1 style and buy 3 different colors! ha :-)

Arubalisa
05-09-2011, 05:09 PM
Haha yeah no kidding! Always good to have backup in case of a spill. :-) I have been looking around for some cheap ones, Target, Wal mart, etc. Guess I will just find 1 style and buy 3 different colors! ha :-):D I was just looking at them on jcpenney.com and all coverups are on sale :D :thumb:

EricaLovesAruba!
05-09-2011, 05:33 PM
Hmm...I will definitely be checking them out then, thanks for the tip!

EricaLovesAruba!
05-10-2011, 05:51 PM
OK! I now have 4 suits and 3 coverups, on top of shorts, tanks, etc. I think I am good to go! Target is a blessing! :-)