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Thread: News re: DePalm Island RENOVATIONS

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    News re: DePalm Island RENOVATIONS

    https://www.facebook.com/depalmisland
    check out the notice on FB too

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    We did a afternoon trip a few years ago, I wasn't particularly impressed. It was actually not crowded at all too, I would have downright hated it had it been crowded.

    However, maybe an adult water park would pique my interest again.
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    Headed down in a few days, is de Palm Island worth spending the day?
    we have a teenager as well. We have been before but well over 9 years ago.
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    Paul/Andrea May Trip 2019
    click above link and read post #73 which is my review from when we were there in May.

    you may enjoy it.
    Paul and I did......to a point.
    we were there from opening til about 2 pm

    I am glad that we spent "found money" on it and if we went again, we would not go on a weekend (it was packed) and we would not go when a cruise ship is in.
    when we were there it was indeed crowded.
    we did enjoy seeing the baby flamingos.
    the food was better than mediocre.
    the drinks were good.
    the snorkeling was awesome.

    if it fits your budget, and you are looking for a way to entertain the young'un, make it a day event!
    (check the cruise ship schedule and avoid cruse days and weekends)
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    Thank you for the information! Helps a lot.
    We have done the island tour twice and thought about the jeep tour to the natural pool. De palm Island sounds like there might be more to do.
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    sometimes, doing the tour to the "natural pool" leads to disappointment ....... if the water is too rough folks are not allowed to enter the natural pool, plus making your way down and back up the steps/rocks are slippery and treacherous.

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    Thank you for the information! Helps a lot.
    We have done the island tour twice and thought about the jeep tour to the natural pool. De palm Island sounds like there might be more to do.
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    Your information really helps. I am leaning more towards de palm Island.
    thanks again!




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    sometimes, doing the tour to the "natural pool" leads to disappointment ....... if the water is too rough folks are not allowed to enter the natural pool, plus making your way down and back up the steps/rocks are slippery and treacherous.
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    I’m on the fence about visiting DePalm island on my upcoming trip. I love the idea of the renovated water park for my kid but it seems like a big time commitment out of my day. We went a few years back and I was underwhelmed. We couldn’t find seating near the waterpark and the beach was rocky.
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    It was a one and done for us- we thought it was the biggest waste of money we ever spent in Aruba. Have you ever gone to the inflatable water park by Barefoot? That looked like it could be fun and it wouldn’t be a whole day commitment.
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    that inflatable park looks difficult to maneuver - for those that are not nimble, agile and strong.
    not great for little kids.....maybe age 9 and up?

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    It was a one and done for us- we thought it was the biggest waste of money we ever spent in Aruba. Have you ever gone to the inflatable water park by Barefoot? That looked like it could be fun and it wouldn’t be a whole day commitment.
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