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Thread: Hi everyone, first time poster here with a question about the Renaissance Island

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    Hi everyone, first time poster here with a question about the Renaissance Island

    My wife and I are staying at the hotel and are planning to go to the island at least once during our stay at the hotel for 4 nights (we are staying in Aruba for 17 nights total), my question is:

    do we get the cabana? is it really worth it?

    and for those who have RECENTLY reserved the cabana what was the cost and what was included.

    I ask this here because we are getting so many different responses elsewhere and we figured this is a great place to find out the real info.

    FWIW, I have been checking out this site for years and finally decided to join because of this one question, we have been to Aruba several times but never stayed at the Renaissance or visited the island.

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    Hi David, welcome to the forum. We haven't been to Renaissance island in years, but others will chime in I'm sure. Last time I saw the prices it was more than I would want to pay unless for a very special occasion.

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    Welcome to the posting side. We usually stay at the Renaissance Ocean Suites for a few nights at the end of our trips. The island is a quick and pleasant boat ride away. While I enjoy the island, I also enjoy the pools at the Ocean Suites and there is a small lagoon for swimming there as well. The cabanas on the island are a relatively new addition to the island within the past couple of years. I thought it would be fun to rent one for the day last year. Unfortunately, being 2020 are trip was cancelled. The cabana was $400 and if I remember correctly, it just included water and a fruit tray. You can order lunch or snacks which are not included. Here’s a link for reserving, you need to have a confirmed reservation at the Renaissance in order to reserve. They usually book up months in advance. Not sure how it is now: https://renaissancearuba.ipoolside.com/

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    welcome to the Aruba.com community forum!

    like walt, we have not been to Ren Island in a few years.

    those that rent the cabana's seem to feel that it is well worth it.
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    I own a timeshare at Renaissance so I'll chime in. Renaissance Island has two sides, the adult side and the family side. There are cabanas on both sides. I think that they are way overpriced. Most people that I know that rent the cabanas also leave a hefty tip for the cabana attendant at the end of the day.There is plenty of shade ( palapas and Palm trees) on both sides. We never rent one, but as Andrea said, a lot of people enjoy them. My thinking is that I could go out to dinner four times for the price of a cabana for a day. It's definitely a personal choice.
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    yes......it is the equivalent to 4 nights of dinners!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hatteras View Post
    I own a timeshare at Renaissance so I'll chime in. Renaissance Island has two sides, the adult side and the family side. There are cabanas on both sides. I think that they are way overpriced. There is plenty of shade on both sides. We never rent one, but as Andrea said, a lot of people enjoy them. My thinking is that I could go out to dinner four times for the price of a cabana for a day. It's definitely a personal choice.
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    Thanks for the welcome messages!

    I did not realize the cabana's were THAT expensive! I was thinking the price would be somewhere around $100 base and maybe a higher price for extra's, I think my wife and I will skip it and maybe play an extra round of golf instead.



    Quote Originally Posted by David0526 View Post
    My wife and I are staying at the hotel and are planning to go to the island at least once during our stay at the hotel for 4 nights (we are staying in Aruba for 17 nights total), my question is:

    do we get the cabana? is it really worth it?

    and for those who have RECENTLY reserved the cabana what was the cost and what was included.

    I ask this here because we are getting so many different responses elsewhere and we figured this is a great place to find out the real info.

    FWIW, I have been checking out this site for years and finally decided to join because of this one question, we have been to Aruba several times but never stayed at the Renaissance or visited the island.

    Thanks
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    Yes, the cabanas are really expensive. I figured if I skipped the casino that day it would even out our budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Yes, the cabanas are really expensive. I figured if I skipped the casino that day it would even out our budget.
    Well that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. You always win at the casino







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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Well that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. You always win at the casino

    Ha ha ha!! I have been lucky the last few trips but it’s always best to plan on the possibility of losing.

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