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Thread: Jacki's family trip 8/7 - 8/21/2020

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    Ace you should give it some more thoughts.
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    I'm gonna give it some more thought and discuss with my doctor next Friday as I'm going in for a physical then I have to discuss with Ms Daisy, the 2 home attendants, my brother. We shall see...




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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    Maybe we will run into one another.
    Arrive Monday the 21st till Oct 1st. So so looking forward to
    just some needed R&R.
    Where are you staying if you don't mind me asking?




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    [QUOTE=ArubaAce;364068]Where are you staying if you don't mind me asking?[/QUOW

    We are staying at the Lacabana; decided to rent a small car too.
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    Not sure if I mentioned this, but if you are a pool dweller you should know that the chairs are not put out at the tables each morning. You ask for the chairs that you need and they will be brought to your table & sanitized individually. Same with the beach.

    I beg of anyone who is visiting the island to throw these pool & beach chair guys a few bucks. Yes it is their job and they are thrilled to be working again, however, they are busting butt and making sure we are taken care of to the best of their ability. A very small gesture goes a Very long way.

    I saw a family not tip at the pool and then complain after their chairs were put out "I didn't ask for no one to wipe down this - he did that on his own". Well, no he obviously didn't, he was instructed to do so TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE! I went over and apologized on their behalf and gave him $2 - didn't put the slightest dent into my wallet but sure as heck put a huge smile on his face. $2! Same with the grocery cart guy who is wiping down each cart before you take it. Same with the cab drivers and tour hosts and on & on & on.
    Loving Aruba from NJ
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    Excellent tips and point.

    Even under normal circumstances, I always tip them a buck when they set up a chair for me at the Palapa. I usually ask for a beach chair and the small chair to sit and read. I figure a buck a day for a week is $7 and will not break the bank. I can lose that easily at the casino in 2 minutes. :>)




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    Eagle Beach seems lovely, and the staff at La Cabana seem helpful.

    I wish that you could come to Palm Beach and do a review there. You seem engaged in all the activities and destinations in the island, and the heartfelt description of your active engagement in Aruba beach life is helpful.

    I just wonder what you would think of Palm Beach. I mean, you and I have quite the opposite personalities. I am single and an introvert and my vacation consists of laying all day on the beach wrapped in a towel so in don't get sunburnt. Then I relax all evening in the hot tub, until I am as relaxed as a jellyfish. I really rely on the friendly resort staff to take care of me. If it weren't for the trained resort staff, I don't know what I would do. I probably would go to Cancun, instead. I don't like change, and I don't like new experiences. I go to Cancun all the time. And last year I thought that I would be adventurous and try Aruba. So last year I stayed on Palm Beach, and it was okay, and I'm giving it one more try. So, I'm happy to read about your big family experience. It helps me feel brave to try Palm Beach, again.
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    I believe that many folks that are now loyal to Eagle Beach area aka Lo Rise, is because they do not like the hustle bustle of the Palm Beach aka Hi Rise area.I also believe that Palm Beach is terrific space to be. The resorts, casinos, the restaurants and the shopping are terrific. I have stayed at both and I far prefer the Eagle Section. The beach is much wider, there is much more space and the area is quieter in general.


    Different strokes!

    While you are in Aruba, take a cab or a drive down to Eagle Beach and rent a lounge and experience a bit of life on the other side.

    I think that the Manchebo resort would be right up your alley!
    Visit them when you are in Sept.
    that area gives a whole new meaning to quiet and detail.


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    Eagle Beach seems lovely, and the staff at La Cabana seem helpful.

    I wish that you could come to Palm Beach and do a review there. You seem engaged in all the activities and destinations in the island, and the heartfelt description of your active engagement in Aruba beach life is helpful.

    I just wonder what you would think of Palm Beach. I mean, you and I have quite the opposite personalities. I am single and an introvert and my vacation consists of laying all day on the beach wrapped in a towel so in don't get sunburnt. Then I relax all evening in the hot tub, until I am as relaxed as a jellyfish. I really rely on the friendly resort staff to take care of me. If it weren't for the trained resort staff, I don't know what I would do. I probably would go to Cancun, instead. I don't like change, and I don't like new experiences. I go to Cancun all the time. And last year I thought that I would be adventurous and try Aruba. So last year I stayed on Palm Beach, and it was okay, and I'm giving it one more try. So, I'm happy to read about your big family experience. It helps me feel brave to try Palm Beach, again.


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    That's interesting, because when I was on Palm Beach, I inquired at a concession booth about a waverunner, and was told that a boat would pick me up and take me to Eagle Beach for the waverunner. So that made me think that Eagle Beach would be busier than Palm Beach. I never did get to Eagle Beach. I'll have to give Eagle Beach another chance.

    I just find Aruba a fascinating beach destination, because it is in the Caribbean, yet outside the hurricane belt, especially with this weed's two hurricanes. I feel relaxed about my booking in Aruba. I do like the beach, but it's not as soft as Cancun Beach, because when I was playing volleyball with the South American bikini girls, I made a bloody scrape of my knee when diving for the ball. I know, just a minor flesh wound. I returned for more volleyball the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTee View Post
    That's interesting, because when I was on Palm Beach, I inquired at a concession booth about a waverunner, and was told that a boat would pick me up and take me to Eagle Beach for the waverunner. So that made me think that Eagle Beach would be busier than Palm Beach. I never did get to Eagle Beach. I'll have to give Eagle Beach another chance.

    I just find Aruba a fascinating beach destination, because it is in the Caribbean, yet outside the hurricane belt, especially with this weed's two hurricanes. I feel relaxed about my booking in Aruba. I do like the beach, but it's not as soft as Cancun Beach, because when I was playing volleyball with the South American bikini girls, I made a bloody scrape of my knee when diving for the ball. I know, just a minor flesh wound. I returned for more volleyball the next day.
    Eagle beach has beautiful powder sand, a larger beach area (the resorts are across the street, so the entire beach area is beach) and does not have nearly as many boats so there is much less smell of gas in the air. The water is extremely calm.

    At night we do enjoy a few dinners in the Palm Beach area and then do a great amount of walking from bar to bar, casino to casino, walk the boardwalk on the beach and completely enjoy the area under normal non-COVID times, then return home to Eagle Beach to stroll the quiet streets & beach before bed. Aruba is the best of all worlds for all people.
    Loving Aruba from NJ
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