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    Status on the Island life

    What's happening on the island? I am coming in July 31st and staying until August 9th. I love Aruba this will be my 15 trip. Thanks for letting me join this forum. Pete Hughes
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    Life on Aruba is slowly coming back.
    Lots of things are open and still many are not.
    Baby steps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lrhsfb41 View Post
    What's happening on the island? I am coming in July 31st and staying until August 9th. I love Aruba this will be my 15 trip. Thanks for letting me join this forum. Pete Hughes


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    Thank you! Moomba beach open for dinner and breakfast still?
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    they are OPEN
    unsure if breakfast is open
    here is their FB page link
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/MooMbaBe...=page_internal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lrhsfb41 View Post
    Thank you! Moomba beach open for dinner and breakfast still?


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    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Life on Aruba is slowly coming back.
    Lots of things are open and still many are not.
    Baby steps.
    We are going in Oct. please keep us informed as to whats open/not while you are there.
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    I decided to head up to the Marriotts around noon today. I did not see anyone at the bars or restaurants. Most pools had 2 or 3 people in them. About 2/3 of the chairs are gone. They really spread you out. Very few on the beach. I drove up on the strip tonight at 7 pm. From the Riu to the Holiday Inn, there was about 12 different families walking and seen either 2 or 3 tables at all the restaurants that you can see eating from the road. I drove up to the Renaissance Mall and there were a few more people at that mall eating. I know a lot of people are debating if they want to come to Aruba or not. I would say GO FOR IT!!! This is a once of a lifetime experience to not have to wait in lines or make reservation. Its like going to Disney with 2 % of the people there. I am sure week by week, they will be picking up but I really feel sorry for the locals. I seen they took the Denny's sign down. Thats to bad.
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    well, apparently Denny's never had a chance.

    I agree with the GO FOR IT plan.

    the Aruba locals are really in very tough shape financially.
    they need business to start up as soon as it is safe.


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    Its beyond slow so far at 2 of my favorite restaurants. Less than 10 people at BLT on day one and less than double that amount at Casa Nonna the following day. They are not open the same days to try and "build" business in one spot nightly. I am hoping business gets closer to normal as the weeks go bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent-ArubaBob View Post
    I decided to head up to the Marriotts around noon today. I did not see anyone at the bars or restaurants. Most pools had 2 or 3 people in them. About 2/3 of the chairs are gone. They really spread you out. Very few on the beach. I drove up on the strip tonight at 7 pm. From the Riu to the Holiday Inn, there was about 12 different families walking and seen either 2 or 3 tables at all the restaurants that you can see eating from the road. I drove up to the Renaissance Mall and there were a few more people at that mall eating. I know a lot of people are debating if they want to come to Aruba or not. I would say GO FOR IT!!! This is a once of a lifetime experience to not have to wait in lines or make reservation. Its like going to Disney with 2 % of the people there. I am sure week by week, they will be picking up but I really feel sorry for the locals. I seen they took the Denny's sign down. Thats to bad.
    It sounds a lot like the last week we were there in March as everything was shutting down.

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