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Thread: Bringing Valuables to Aruba.........Keeping your stuff Safe and still "yours"

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    Bringing Valuables to Aruba.........Keeping your stuff Safe and still "yours"

    Let's face it, bringing our stuff to Aruba is a given.
    Our stuff could include Smartphone (some of which are $1000), iPads (again some are over $700) laptops, cash, jewelry, clothing, purses etc...

    Let's talk about how we keep our valuables safe.

    Pam (Walt's wife) found a container in the water (one of these waterproof storage things) that had cash, credit card and id in it.
    Pam and Walt were able to find the owner! They were the heroes of the day!

    When you book your Aruba vacation, do you ever consider that a room safe is included in the place where you are staying?

    If you are booking an Air BnB or VRBO or privately owned place, it is imperative that you find out about how you can keep your "stuff" safe.

    Most, if not all resorts do include room safes.

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    For me, a room safe is a must. Of course, if a thief really wants something they’ll find a way to get it I guess. We have never had an issue while in Aruba
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    For me, a room safe is a must. Of course, if a thief really wants something they’ll find a way to get it I guess. We have never had an issue while in Aruba
    Ditto....! …..and 'knock wood'.....
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    We bring older phones that can hook to wifi. Our newer, connected phones stay in the safe in the room most of the time. The old phones are great for the beach; who cares if they get wet or destroyed by sand? And if it floats away or a thief gets it, it's not going to run up a bill, it's no longer connected. We also load music on it for driving around or beach time.
    For beach time, we keep minimal cash locked in our bag with us at the beach and one of us has a credit card.


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    For the beach we have a pacsafe ( thanks andrea). For our rental house, we have a safe.

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    Safes are great, don't forget to lock your passports in them. I put my passports, money, DH's wallet and keys and my jewelry. I am guilty however or leaving my laptop around, I don't think it would even fit in the safe. I said it last year but this year I really do want to but an IPAd. I do try to hide it in a bottom drawer but probably not to smart, so far no issues.

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    We keep our money, cc, passports etc...all in the safe. When we go to the beach we use one of the free lockers available to the Boardwalk members at Vela sports to toss our key and money into. Its another one of the many benefits of the Boardwalk.

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