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Thread: 2nd visit -how is it in July ? Wind @ RIU? Advice for travel w mom

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    Hi everyone --


    I stood @ The Raddison about 1.5 years ago in the fall & LOVEDDD it...totally fell in love with Aruba ! That visit I went with my now fiance. I found the island to be very romantic & sooo relaxing.



    I am looking @ staying @ the RIU since my mom likes to have all our meals planned out & wanted to know how it is in July. I will definitely miss going to Madame Janettes

    (we are probably going july 22 to 27)


    Also I am a little concerned about the wind issue @ RIU (as I have read on TA it gets windy here)...I wonder if we go down by the Raddison end of the beach it won't be as bad? I am surprised since when we stood @ The Raddison there was no problem with wind whatsoever.


    Any advice you can give me would be much appreciated. I want to make sure my mom has the best time ever!! (For example good activities to do with mom, etc).




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    wow harsh!! 85 views and no responses!!

    anyone? bueller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut100 View Post
    wow harsh!! 85 views and no responses!!

    anyone? bueller?
    The Riu is not discussed very often here in the forum. If I had to discuss that is the reason why you have not had any responses. Sorry.

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    lol, thanks so much for replying anyway! now i don't feel so unloved hahah!

    i will be sure to post a review when i return!!

    10 days woooo !!!!!!!!
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    Never been to aruba--let alone the Rui- But everything I read about Aruba-- its gonna be SUPER hot and you will need that wind.
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    Hi: We stayed at the Riu this last April and it was a bit windy, but it was welcomed, without it I think it would be too hot. You will love the Riu property, it is beautiful, the food was the best AL that I have had. We did go out though 3 times to sample the food as it was our first trip to Aruba, we are not doing AL on our next 2 trips Nov and April

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    Performed a search on the forum for "Riu" and found:
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/riu-palace-29521/#post103588

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    Question

    >>>> " it was a bit windy, but it was welcomed, without it I think it would be too hot."
    ----- Ditto. Usually most of the resorts are like that. You will welcome the wind if it gets hot.
    >>>> "(For example good activities to do with mom, etc)."
    ------ Did not say age of mom. Can she swim?
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 07-11-2008 at 11:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lv2travel View Post
    Hi: We stayed at the Riu this last April and it was a bit windy, but it was welcomed, without it I think it would be too hot. You will love the Riu property, it is beautiful, the food was the best AL that I have had. We did go out though 3 times to sample the food as it was our first trip to Aruba, we are not doing AL on our next 2 trips Nov and April

    Donna
    thanks so much for your reply...i am definitely going to miss going to madame janettes this time around! but i am traveling w my mom & i don't think i could go to madame j's without my fiance! that place is sooo romantic!

    the one thing ive been concerned w is the wind specifically @ riu..ive read it's much windier there.. but it seems like ppl might have exaggerated a tad.

    arubalisa i scoured the search too

    what are some good mom-centric activities? i think most of our trip will be sitting on the beach, one day trip downtown to the shops & possibly one tour.

    10 days to go !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut100 View Post
    what are some good mom-centric activities?
    If she is a first time visitor to the island, perhaps see some sights?
    Aruba's Finest Land Tour http://www.kinikini.com/kk/servlet/Tours#TR_0

    "Sites to be visited- California Lighthouse
    - Alto Vista Chapel
    - Natural Bridge
    - Ayo Rock Formations
    - Bushiribana Ruins
    - Balashi Gold Mill Ruins
    - Oranjestad - Down Town (drop-off upon request)"

    With a finish at 1 pm and the ability to be dropped off in Oranjestad it would be a good opportunity to have some lunch and do some shopping after your tour.

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