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    We spend most of our time on the beach but we do like to go shopping and see some sights. We also like to kayak, paddle board, and other water sports. I am very partial to a place that has a good coffee shop close by. Do you prefer the all inclusive resorts?

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    On the other hand, we're older and prefer the high rise area. It's crowded, kinda loud, with lots to do. What are you looking for?
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    Thanks for the information, I was actually looking at that resort and have been in contact with them. Are the restaurants and customer service good there?

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    Welcome to the forum..... What resorts are recommended...? It depends on what you're looking for! We're older and choose Manchebo Beach Resort in the low rise area.... it's exceptionally quiet, huge beach, lots of palapas and almost no children. Quiet an laid back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobuckley View Post
    Thanks for the information, I was actually looking at that resort and have been in contact with them. Are the restaurants and customer service good there?

    Manchebo is one of our favorite spots. The staff is exceptional and the resort is laid back. Our first time staying there I thought the rooms were kind of small but it really wasn’t an issue. Ike’s is open for breakfast/coffee and the views are beautiful. We have been very happy with the restaurants and it’s a short walk to the casino and a few other restaurants/shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobuckley View Post
    We spend most of our time on the beach but we do like to go shopping and see some sights. We also like to kayak, paddle board, and other water sports. I am very partial to a place that has a good coffee shop close by. Do you prefer the all inclusive resorts?
    We own a timeshare and have never done an all inclusive. I find the coffee in Aruba to be pretty good everywhere, I'm not a coffee snob, but really like the Dutch blends. There are less waves in the high rise area, so paddle boarding and other water sports are a little easier. The shopping in Palm Beach certainly meets our needs, there are lots of restaurants and it seems there is something for everyone.

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    Palm beach is terrific for few waves.........Eagle and Druif Beaches have a little more waves.
    Manchebo is terrific...........but also there are NO bad hotels on Palm, Eagle or Druif.

    Coffee.........we bring a pound of Dunkin and buy a Douwe Egbert in Aruba and alternate coffee every morning.
    There are numerous coffee shops around...........Juan Valdez, Dunkin, Starbucks etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobuckley View Post
    Thanks for the information, I was actually looking at that resort and have been in contact with them. Are the restaurants and customer service good there?

    Yup... Absolutely outstanding! Frankly, for shopping and lots of watersports you would probably like Palm Beach better. Manchebo is really laid back. Regarding all inclusive.... we'd never do it cuz there are so many fantastic restaurant options..... but all inclusive works well for lotsa folks too.
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