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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2012, 12:46:45 PM »
Not really what I meant.  Though I wouldn't recommend the Hyatt there.
The westin looks dinky from the outside but its really not bad inside, I enjoyed my stay there. They gave me a fridge and microwave within 10 minutes of checkin. Did you even have a balcony there?
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2012, 12:48:11 PM »
The westin looks dinky from the outside but its really not bad inside, I enjoyed my stay there. They gave me a fridge and microwave within 10 minutes of checkin.
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I also got upgraded to a nice Suite because it was booked under a plat account

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2012, 12:52:12 PM »
Good to know.
Any more tips or suggestions?

Anyone know if it's worth flying to Curacao for a day?

I guess it's too late now, but I would have said yes. There is a very old shul there that is worth visiting for historic reasons (though it is now used by Reform). You would also get a more Dutch flavored culture there and less touristy.

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: October 24, 2012, 01:23:53 PM »
The westin looks dinky from the outside but its really not bad inside, I enjoyed my stay there. They gave me a fridge and microwave within 10 minutes of checkin. Did you even have a balcony there?
Thanks, just updated the TR,
"99% of the rooms in the Hyatt have miniscule balconies, barely enough room to stand on.  Forget about relaxing while lounging on a balcony here."
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: October 24, 2012, 01:26:17 PM »
Thanks, just updated the TR,
"99% of the rooms in the Hyatt have miniscule balconies, barely enough room to stand on.  Forget about relaxing while lounging on a balcony here."
In that case Westin balconies seem bigger.
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: October 24, 2012, 01:28:33 PM »
Wow, glad I didn't hop over to AUA to use my suite nights...
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2013, 07:11:28 PM »
Jeff Zidell's favorite Hyatt is the HR Aruba?!?!
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2013, 10:00:11 AM »
Did anybody have a good experience at the Hyatt in Aruba?

Mxchanging my amex points for Hyatt and there is no other property in the Caribbean, I was thinking about hi but I only have from Sunday until Thursday. Anybody have any other ideas?

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2013, 03:48:53 PM »
Did anybody have a good experience at the Hyatt in Aruba?

Mxchanging my amex points for Hyatt and there is no other property in the Caribbean, I was thinking about hi but I only have from Sunday until Thursday. Anybody have any other ideas?

go to the marriot and take the timeshare tour the hotel will give you a nice deal its much much cheaper
the hyatt is very nice though

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2013, 04:56:39 PM »
Did anybody have a good experience at the Hyatt in Aruba?

Mxchanging my amex points for Hyatt and there is no other property in the Caribbean, I was thinking about hi but I only have from Sunday until Thursday. Anybody have any other ideas?

I would suggest you sell your Amex points use the $ for great rates I can get you at the Radisson Aruba, probably the best hotel there.

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2014, 11:49:28 AM »
What did you guys use for cell service while you were there?

Pick up a local SIM? Roam on your US carrier?

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2014, 11:55:10 AM »
What did you guys use for cell service while you were there?

Pick up a local SIM? Roam on your US carrier?
Disconnected and enjoyed our vacation.
Whatsapp over wifi for important communication

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: March 09, 2014, 06:53:52 PM »
Does anyone know if hon king market sells BBQ grills?

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: March 10, 2014, 04:56:28 PM »
This supermarket delivers. You order online. http://www.lingandsons.com/

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 10, 2014, 04:58:57 PM »
The Chabad Rabbi mentioned they have kosher frozen chicken at times. They sell out.

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 01, 2014, 12:42:55 AM »
I went to Aruba with my parents in January, basically my first time being strictly Kosher on vacation. I am a newcomer to the Heimishe/Chabad world, and I have had too many experiences of doing the non-Kosher dairy and fish thing, and winding up with a drop of (or significant amount of) trief. I went to a market and had them vacuum-seal my food, and they were very careful to only have me order food that wouldn't spoil. I thought I wouldn't have enough, but between the generous portions, and the even more generous hand of the Chabad at Aruba, I only had to go to a restaurant one night. Let me explain what I did here; the french fries were probably not Kosher, but I brought heschered aluminum foil to the Hadicurari restaurant and had them make a fish. Somehow I got paper and plastic, and drank a soda out of a plastic cup. We stayed in the Marriott Surf Club, which was not a typical resort and rather expensive, but it was very helpful (if not necessary) to have the full kitchen and dinning room. The local markets had lots of Kohser foods, just not Glatt meat, Chalov Yisroel, or Pas Yisroel products. What is left, in that case? The basics, such as condiments (jelly, peanut butter), water, etc. Aruba should hopefully only become more Kosher as time goes on, and, other than eating in the room alone, I would recommend it.

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 07, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
Thinking about a trip beggining of sep.got 15k rountrip tickets on sthwst & used companion pass for the other:).Few questions about Aruba & would love some help from the forum:
Which hotel is the nicest? Radison, ryu, Hyatt or marriot? Is there decent wifi in any/all of them? Can u buy American food products? Is the driving tough?

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 09, 2014, 05:48:15 PM »
Hyatt is the BEST out of all of them. Until the Ritz opened down the road, it was the finest property on the island. As for the driving, it is a little tough, as the island is kind of sparse for infrastructure. Honestly, unless you have children and are going to be doing activities all day long, all across the island, I would not recommend that you rent a car, especially in a foreign country. You can buy PLENTY of American food products on the island. It is a truly lovely place.

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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 09, 2014, 06:48:35 PM »
Just don't go expecting Hawaii. Service at hotels isn't close to comparable, beauty isn't comparable, rental cars are tiny and old, cell service is tough, kosher food is limited.
I guess I was too spoiled by Hawaii to enjoy.

But it is a while lot closer to the east coast.
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Re: Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2014, 12:09:07 AM »
Hyatt is the BEST out of all of them. Until the Ritz opened down the road, it was the finest property on the island. As for the driving, it is a little tough, as the island is kind of sparse for infrastructure. Honestly, unless you have children and are going to be doing activities all day long, all across the island, I would not recommend that you rent a car, especially in a foreign country. You can buy PLENTY of American food products on the island. It is a truly lovely place.
Thanks for all the info. I was told radisson is nicer, so I guess it's up for debate.. I like to do activities and have driven in foreign countries before so will probably rent in the end. Can you buy kosher non-chalov Yisroel milk?