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Andrea J.
09-19-2020, 09:18 AM
I am reading all over the place of the new curfew hours.
10p - 5a

Our Aruba.com site has been updated the curfew hours/ruling
https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#measures
https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#measures
What I have read on other sites is that the curfew is now from 10p to 5a.
That means that restaurants, bars, casinos will be closing at 9.

For those of us that spend time with our Aruban friends, this poses difficulties.
For those of us that dine out a bit later in the evening, this too poses some difficulties.

Typically we dine out at 6 or 7 pm and are back at the timeshare unit by 8 or 9.
I guess we will be making adjustments so we get out casino time too.

Check with your resort too.

We all have to follow the curfew in place that begins today.

Pegmeister
09-19-2020, 09:37 AM
For us, the new curfew would not be an issue. Our casino time was mostly late afternoon and we are early diners. It’s always nice to sit out on your balcony in the evening with a glass of wine and munchies or coffee and dessert. Alas we will not be in Aruba this year but those who choose to go can still have an enjoyable vacation.

robin
09-19-2020, 09:52 AM
It is rare for us to be out after 10, so for us it is not a problem. They had moved to 10pm curfew before we left in March and it was odd seeing few cars on the road and the lights out early at Screaming Eagle.

I wonder if people in resorts will have be in their rooms or if they just have to be on the property by 10.

WaltVB
09-19-2020, 09:56 AM
So maybe a good thing will be that the curfew will save us money. We like to go out later for dinner, drinks and fun and with the bars closing earlier we just won't be able to do as much. But we're still going!

schexc
09-19-2020, 10:14 AM
It won't change anything for us either. The only time we're out after 10, is if we're having a late night at the Ritz and that usually doesn't end well anyway. The wife will have to give her customary donation earlier:mad:

brady bear
09-19-2020, 10:15 AM
Early to bed; early to rise. makes us wealthy, healthy and wise..
We do eat early; and always back by 10p
So curfew will not be any issues on us.

Andrea J.
09-19-2020, 10:21 AM
typically we go to the casinos after 8 pm.
if we are losing we are outta there in 45 min.
if we are winning we are there longer.

i think that we may reverse our "plan"
the casino will be late afternoon and dinner will be at about 6:30 or 7.

what I see as a problem for us is a late evening ice cream cone at the Marriott lobby.

Pegmeister
09-19-2020, 10:51 AM
typically we go to the casinos after 8 pm.
if we are losing we are outta there in 45 min.
if we are winning we are there longer.

i think that we may reverse our "plan"
the casino will be late afternoon and dinner will be at about 6:30 or 7.

what I see as a problem for us is a late evening ice cream cone at the Marriott lobby.

You could switch it up and have a cone before going into the casino!

Traceyd14
09-19-2020, 11:39 AM
We like late afternoon or early evenings in casinos because they are typically less crowded. I am wondering if this will change with the curfew in place. We tend to have early dinners and make our casino stop on the way to and from dinner. The hardest thing for me to digest is the ban on live music. That would be the only reason we would be out later in the evening.

Aruba4ever
09-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Its a deal breaker for me. I never head out till after 9pm or so and I really enjoy gambling AND hanging out with my friends.

ArubaAngela
09-19-2020, 01:26 PM
I was supposed to be there this week and postponed. We like going out for dinner around 7 then hitting the casino until wee hours, depending on our luck!! I was ok with the Casino closing at 11 pm, but to be home by 9 doesn’t appeal to me at all. I hope they will be re-evaluating this in a couple weeks to see if it makes a difference. Let’s hope the numbers start to go down.

cpjones
09-19-2020, 01:44 PM
Its a deal breaker for me. I never head out till after 9pm or so and I really enjoy gambling AND hanging out with my friends.

I'm with you Jay....! We both have 'stumbled' back to our respective rooms well into the wee hours....!

EDMLS1358
09-19-2020, 02:12 PM
I am reading all over the place of the new curfew hours.
10p - 5a

Our Aruba.com site has not yet updated the curfew hours/ruling
https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#measures

What I have read on other sites is that the curfew is now from 10p to 5a.
That means that restaurants, bars, casinos will be closing at 9.

For those of us that spend time with our Aruban friends, this poses difficulties.
For those of us that dine out a bit later in the evening, this too poses some difficulties.

Typically we dine out at 6 or 7 pm and are back at the timeshare unit by 8 or 9.
I guess we will be making adjustments so we get out casino time too.

I am still unclear if Restaurants and bars on hotel/resort properties have to follow these guidelines.

We all have to follow the curfew in place that begins today.

We are scheduled to go in 2 weeks, do you have any info on whether Aruba is thinking about closing its borders again. We don't want to get stranded there if it happens while we are on island.

Andrea J.
09-19-2020, 02:25 PM
As of now, there is no discussion that has been shared to me on closing borders.
There is much speculating going on with numerous Fb groups.
People are being ridiculous spreading "speculation rumors".

As far as being stranded.................when the island "closed" in March and people were advised/instructed to go home....the airlines did an exceptional job of getting folks back to where they originated from. (yes I know that some folks did not get exceptional service getting home, but I believe ion the scheme of things, those numbers were low)





We are scheduled to go in 2 weeks, do you have any info on whether Aruba is thinking about closing its borders again. We don't want to get stranded there if it happens while we are on island.

B Likes To Travel
09-19-2020, 06:20 PM
Not a real issue for me. If I’m ever in the Casino it’s for no more than an hour and I tend to dine no later than 8. Hopefully the curfew helps with the numbers.

Aruba4ever
09-19-2020, 06:45 PM
Yep, I have done the drunk walk of shame late at night, many nights....heck most nights if we are being really honest while in Aruba, lol.


I'm with you Jay....! We both have 'stumbled' back to our respective rooms well into the wee hours....!