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tacha 02-16-2008 02:04 PM

Someone ever went to those two island?? Ideas what to do... We rent motorcycles in Aruba... where do we go?? Any ideas??? Curaco seems to be a nice and cute city... what is there to visit... nice beaches at those islands??? Thank you!!!

penny3333 02-18-2008 01:29 PM

We went to Palm Beach last year when we were in Aruba. It was easy to get to, the cab driver dropped us off between the Rui and the Sheraton, and we walked down to the beach. There were good ammenities, nice clean beach, not much snorkeling. I haven't done a beach day in Curacao, just some sail/snorkel trips that were nice. There's a lot of good shopping in Curacao and some good bars to have a drink and watch the locals near the dock. The tour to the Curacao factory is a good tour as well. Best wishes and have a great cruise!

merjo 02-19-2008 05:54 AM

Aruba has some of the best snorkeling in the Carribean. You can take a cab to Baby Beach, where the snorkeling is great. It depends on what time of year you go there. I have been there in May and the water was much calmer than when I went in January and March. El Gaucho is one of the best restaurants on the island and well worth a lunch. If you rent a jeep, you can tour the entire island. One side of the island is all beaches and hotels and the other side is wild, dessert like, with only a road to follow, which can get pretty tricky. It is very beautiful and natural, and you don't swim on that side! Shopping is rather expensive in Aruba.

Dwayne 02-21-2008 03:28 AM

It has been several years since I have been to Curacao. We went to the Sea Aquarium and really enjoyed it. Here is a link.

Dwayne

tacha 03-15-2008 09:48 AM

soorry. you answered long time ago but.. we are leaving soon and looking back to info...
Can you precise me why the other side of the island is tricky?? And why can't we swim there? Where are the nicest beach that we can enjoy and swim in?? And thanks for the info of the restaurant, for sure, we'll try it..

thanks

RichC 03-16-2008 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by tacha:
Someone ever went to those two island?? Ideas what to do... We rent motorcycles in Aruba... where do we go?? Any ideas??? Curaco seems to be a nice and cute city... what is there to visit... nice beaches at those islands??? Thank you!!!
The last time we were in Curacao we wanted to rent a scooter & the guy wanted to hold our credit card for security. No way! http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...s/icon_eek.gif Maybe things have changed this year.

wise2u 03-20-2008 08:45 PM

I heard the northern coast of aruba is too rough and shark infested to swim in. (from a bar owner in aruba) we hung out near the pier, looked loudly for Natalie Holloway in the tourist malls, and went to the casino visible from the dock...penny slots and free drinks, good air conditioning....Curaco had a great market within walking distance of the pier, best island for wooden crafts. We did a great snorkel excursion with a sunken tugboat, very nice even though seas were choppy everywhere else that day.


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