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DSL24
02-19-2010, 08:22 AM
First time going to Aruba.. less than 1 month away.. I know it is windy, but will I need a light sweatshirt or jacket for the evenings? I would rather use the room for other items if not needed:o

Andrea J.
02-19-2010, 08:26 AM
probably .
that being said, there were a few times between jan 20 and feb 4 that i could have used one during the early mornings sitting out and securing my spot at the beach/palaypa.

some of the casinos and restaurants keep their air conditioning pretty cool and you may need a sweater or cover up inside.
pack it and hope you will not need it.
enjoy.

corona
02-19-2010, 09:04 AM
I always wear a light sweater on flights because I'm usually chilly on planes, and when I go to Aruba, I dress light for the gorgeous weather there rather than for the weather that I'm leaving. I'm not sure that I remember ever needing one anywhere on the island, but I'd rather have one available than not.

Snidely
02-19-2010, 09:43 AM
Niether of us pack sweatshirts or jackets. We do however pack something that is longsleeve and very light. For Mimi it's usually a light sweater, for me a cotton shirt.

Very seldom we've ever needed them outdoors. It usually happens when we'd like one because it's slightly cool, there back in the room.

There are a few restaurants however, where the temp is always on the cool side. Mimi always takes her sweater just in case.

sunworshipperII
02-19-2010, 01:55 PM
Something real light, its basically only in the restaurants or casinos you may need it.

Windy
02-19-2010, 04:10 PM
I layer a long sleeved white shirt over a tee on the plane, along with a windbreaker jacket for warmth leaving New England. I've used the white shirt for sun protection, never needed the jacket! I also pack a couple of pashmina shawls to use at night, but have only needed them for indoor restaurants, and we usually eat outside -- a nice tank top is fine fot that, as it really is HOT! I don't think I'd bother taking a sweater or sweatshirt.

John Masters
02-20-2010, 10:17 AM
I grew up on the Island and assure you that you will not get cold. The trade winds keep the Island cool. While growing up there I never wore anything but a T shirt and shorts unless I was dressed for church and those were to many clothes on for me. If your going to do the Island thing, T shirt, shorts, straw hat and flip flops. If your going to do the tourist thing, dress as you would at home in summer.

TomFrederick
02-20-2010, 11:13 AM
I have never needed any. Usually wear polo shirts at night. Now some women will feel a chill in restaurants and casinos if having arms/shoulders bear as some places do have good AC.

EHampite
02-20-2010, 12:26 PM
I always take a light sweater with me to Aruba. While I don't use it often, there have been a few evenings where it was nice to throw over my shoulders sitting outside, and as others have mentioned, to use inside restaurants and casinos where the a/c is on. Otherwise, have not had a need. :cool:

rob o
02-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Eleven trips....never took one, never needed one.

....Cindyo did, however.

Happy_Mom_13
02-21-2010, 11:31 AM
Very useful info -- so a light sweater might be needed indoors, but never outside. Sounds good to me! Makes sense just to wear one on the plane and not have to worry about using the space in the suitcases...

Arubalisa
02-21-2010, 11:50 AM
Very useful info -- so a light sweater might be needed indoors, but never outside. Sounds good to me! Makes sense just to wear one on the plane and not have to worry about using the space in the suitcases...
You are staying at the Tamarijn? BRING a sweater! Their Italian restaurant Paparrazi is the coldest restaurant in the Caribbean! ;)

Snidely
02-22-2010, 08:13 AM
You are staying at the Tamarijn? BRING a sweater! Their Italian restaurant Paparrazi is the coldest restaurant in the Caribbean! ;)

Ice Cream won't melt at your table!!!:)

Shnyda
02-22-2010, 10:38 AM
I always bring one and never use it. Sometimes the planes are freezing cold though and a sweatshirt would come in handy there.

DSL24
02-23-2010, 07:55 PM
I thank you! Flip flops is me