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Aruba Nights Island Guide
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    Absolute Must Does for Aruba Newbie

    It's been 15 years since I've been to Aruba, and this coming March will be my husband's first time. What are your must do recommendations for an Aruba newbie? Tours, restaurants, etc? We love adventure, the ocean, good food, and exploring.

    Thanks!

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    In no particular order...restaurants...

    1. Wilhelmina's

    2. Kitchen Table
    3. Carte Blanche
    4. 2 Fools and a Bull
    5. Yemanga
    6. Elements
    7. Flying Fishbone
    8. "The Restaurant" at Tierra Del Sol
    9. Fred

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    Rent a Jeep and just drive - discover the caves, gold mine ruins, natural bridges, conchi (natural pool)
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Do you recommend a particular rental company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmitchell_travelplanner View Post
    Do you recommend a particular rental company?
    I use Aruba Royal. They are not really known for brand new beautiful vehicles and I like that. lol My daughter rented a really nice Jeep thru them in August and she had no complaints.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I use Aruba Royal. They are not really known for brand new beautiful vehicles and I like that. lol My daughter rented a really nice Jeep thru them in August and she had no complaints.
    I'm not worried about a fancy new vehicle, but do definitely want to rent a jeep for the week. I'll check them out, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I use Aruba Royal. They are not really known for brand new beautiful vehicles and I like that. lol My daughter rented a really nice Jeep thru them in August and she had no complaints.
    I'm not worried about a fancy new vehicle, but do definitely want to rent a jeep for the week. I'll check them out, thank you

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    must dos

    visit the bugaloe beach bar for happy hour

    win at the casinos

    take an island tour (as jacki suggests DRIVE)

    aruba bob snorkeling

    some say the trolley ride is awesome

    balashi tour

    sunset sail on tranquilo, octopus or morningstar

    snorkel with tranquilo

    parasailing

    a drive thru the arikok (in a car not off roading)

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    Aruba has changed a lot since you were there last. I'm sure you'll find lots to do, but our number one must do is just relaxing on the beach or poolside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    Aruba has changed a lot since you were there last. I'm sure you'll find lots to do, but our number one must do is just relaxing on the beach or poolside.
    Ditto that.... lazy days on the beach... a coupla Brights at Pega Pega, Bugaloe or your choice of beach bar... more lazy time on the beach and then a wonderful dinner at Madame Janette's, Elements, Barefoot or any other of a multitude of wonderful places to dine.....

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