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DirtDude

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Aruba Wed, 08/24/11 3:57 PM (permalink)
Earthquakes and hurricanes aside, I am supposed to go to Aruba for about a week. Anyone have some favorite restaurants there? Someone on here must have been to Aruba before. Or at least somewhere to avoid, I can't see myself making return trips that often!
 
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    kevincad

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    Re:Aruba Wed, 08/24/11 4:26 PM (permalink)
    DirtDude


    Earthquakes and hurricanes aside, I am supposed to go to Aruba for about a week. Anyone have some favorite restaurants there? Someone on here must have been to Aruba before. Or at least somewhere to avoid, I can't see myself making return trips that often!


    Never been, but I did find this:
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147247-Aruba.html
     
     
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      joerogo

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      Re:Aruba Wed, 08/24/11 4:43 PM (permalink)
      DirtDude


      Earthquakes and hurricanes aside, I am supposed to go to Aruba for about a week. Anyone have some favorite restaurants there? Someone on here must have been to Aruba before. Or at least somewhere to avoid, I can't see myself making return trips that often!

       
      DirtDude, Aruba is the safest place to be during hurricane season.  It has never been hit by a hurricane, only gets about 2" of rain a year and has a constant temperature and trade wind.
       
      A MUST place is Madame Janettes.  Here is some other info, but don't miss Madame Janettes.
       
      Rent a jeep and have a blast.
       
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        DirtDude

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        Re:Aruba Wed, 08/24/11 9:48 PM (permalink)
        Thanks kevin and joe, very useful posts, they should cover what I need perfectly.
         
        Joe- the people that own house we are renting said to get a car for the week to get around the island. Do you need a Jeep to get into the rougher terrain?
         
         
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 12:13 AM (permalink)
          DirtDude

          Thanks kevin and joe, very useful posts, they should cover what I need perfectly.
          Joe- the people that own house we are renting said to get a car for the week to get around the island. Do you need a Jeep to get into the rougher terrain?

          Jeeps are more fun than cars. Feel the breeze, enjoy the Sun, enjoy something different!!!
          Anyone can rent a car---
          A true adventurer rents a Jeep!!!
          Better yet---Rent a Motor Scooter!!
           
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            joerogo

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            Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 5:10 AM (permalink)
            DirtDude, If you want to tour the West side of the island and the National Park(desert)you will need 4-wheel drive.  All dirt and sand roads.
             
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              Sfreader

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              Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 9:03 AM (permalink)
              This is my trip report from last October. It includes every restaurant we visited: http://www.mightymac.org/aruba/
               
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                The Travelin Man

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                Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 9:14 AM (permalink)
                joerogo

                DirtDude, Aruba is the safest place to be during hurricane season..... 

                I guess that depends on whether or not DirtDude is a blonde female.  If so, Aruba may not be that safe a place.
                 
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                  HDtravlr1

                  Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 9:18 AM (permalink)
                  It has been about twenty years since I visited. Drive around the island for sure.
                  If you are a scuba diver or can snorkel be sure and see the World War II ship wreck the Antilla. It can be seen from the surface. It is a 400 foot German cargo ship that supplied German U-boats. Wind Surfing is very popular in Aruba with the consistent wind. I remember well the Divi Divi trees that are pointing to the west because of the constant trade wind.
                   
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                    psurudy

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                    Re:Aruba Thu, 08/25/11 2:24 PM (permalink)
                    I own a timeshare in Aruba. May I suggest Madame Janette. You have dinner in an outdoor garden with twinkling lights. Fof steak-El Gaucho Argentinian beef. For local cuisine Nos Canucu (try the Keshi yena). Seafood try the Old Fisherman and Wacky Wahoo.
                     
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                      Cavalier858

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                      Re:Aruba Wed, 09/14/11 3:30 PM (permalink)
                      Texas de Brazil
                       
                      Eat until you tell the wait staff to stop serving you various meats.    The salad bar is well stocked.
                       
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                        phatphil

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                        Re:Aruba Sat, 09/17/11 12:35 PM (permalink)
                        just keep an eye on all females with you so they dont get swept out to sea lol
                         
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                          Sfreader

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                          Re:Aruba Tue, 09/20/11 8:56 AM (permalink)
                          DirtDude's trip is already over.
                           
                          How about a trip report?
                           
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                            DirtDude

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                            Re:Aruba Thu, 09/29/11 3:56 PM (permalink)
                            Ooops, I put some pics up for my family but I forgot to post them here. Found some good food, thanks for all the suggestions. Madame Janette's was a really cool place to eat at. I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. I'll try and get some photos up this weekend.
                             
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