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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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We will be in Aruba the beginning of May for the day. Does anyone have any suggestions for beaching, day rooms at an hotel, or the like? I know other places do day passes. Thanks for the help
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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:09 PM
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Just an addendum to the above. How is the shopping?
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Old January 25th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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baby beach is big and beautiful, shallow water for a while to get to the snorkle areas. the whole island is awsome, i have wonder pics that i still look at, its like the pics arent real free to go on beach. i dont know about day passes or shopping
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Old January 25th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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Baby beach and Rogers beach are ok for snorkeling. Depalma Tours has their own island with much better snorkeling. Shopping is all contained around the dock. I don't remember there being any great bargains.

It is always breezy in Aruba. That said, the breeze picks up in May.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Aruba beaches

There are very many beach options in Aruba. Baby Beach is one and Depalm Island another. Perhaps better is to head out to the area know as the High Rise Hotel area. All beaches are public. Ask cab or bus driver to drop you off near the Pelican Pier where there are facilities you can use during your stay at the beach.
Aruba is probably the number 3 shopping port in the Caribbean. Get away from the shopping right adjact to the port and go downtown by the Renasance Hotel. There are two great indoor shopping Malls. Walk through and behind the Malls for the great shopping on the main streets behind them. Aruba is a safe Island to tour on your own.
De Palm Tours offers many shore excursions that are available off their web site.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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We'll be in Aruba for a day in April and want to go snorkeling on our own (no tour). We hear Malmok Beach is great (better than Baby Beach). Any thoughts?

Thanks much.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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Just got off 1/12/2004 Summit with a stop in Aruba.All beaches are open to the public,even those that are bordering hotels.We taxi'd to the Hyatt Regency hotel and used their beach.The only thing is you can't use the lounge chairs or thatch sun shades. You can dine in their restaurants and Bars.Another option is Eagle beach.Alltaxi fares are regulated andcost $10 one way per taxi.

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Old January 29th, 2004, 02:38 PM
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Where do you go to rent lounge chairs and a shade umbrella?
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What about showers and bathrooms? I was told that Pelican Pier rents that stuff is that true?

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Old January 31st, 2004, 07:21 PM
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Hi, Malmok beach is great. Get off the ship and cross the street to the
bus terminal. For $1 each way you can go to Malmok beach. No facilities, but
great snorkelling. Our friends took a snorkelling tour for $90 and were swimming
at the same place as us. The bus runs back and forth every hour. Public
transportation in Aruba is wonderful.
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