Thursday, September 29, 2011

Renovation of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa Nears Completion

Aruba Bound
PALM BEACH, Aruba, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa today announced that its overall property renovation is set for completion in the middle of October 2011, with the Aruba Tower refresh as the final phase of the transformation.

The renovation is part of an extensive USD 26 million renovation project which began in April 2010 and included refurbishing the 355-room resort's three guestroom towers and key public areas. Guests will experience a new sense of arrival, with updated furnishings and a reception area in the open-air lobby. Guests can now experience magnificent views of the ocean, beach, and pool the moment they arrive.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Surfing In Aruba

For local experience on conditions and hazards, hook up with a local.

"Bula Surf Shop was founded in 2003 by David and Yair based on nothing more than a love for surfing. The shop serves the local surf scene (yes, there is surf in Aruba) and other people in the know. Come see us in the shop Monday - Saturday from 9:30AM (after our morning surf session) to 6PM (before our evening session). We're in the Royal Plaza mall on the second floor. Tel 583-8458. Email" On Facebook

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Aruba's Linear Park to be Ready for September 30

All those passing by the site of the Linear Park can admire the progress in the construction work. Minister of Tourism, Transport and Labor, Otmar Oduber expressed his satisfaction with the latest park developments which will contribute to the enhancement of Aruban landscape.

Last Thursday, palm trees were planted, growing higher everyday to provide shade. Soon, other plants will also grace the park, among them green malaya, date palm, Chinese palm, Fofoti, Carawara and Green Bottom, providing a pleasant oasis on the highway. Next week, street lamps will be installed, giving citizens a good idea of how the park will look when Phase I is finished.

Friday, September 16, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Expanded Airline Passenger Protections Take Effect

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WASHINGTON – New consumer protections for airline passengers established by the U.S. Department of Transportation go into effect today, and will make flying more convenient and hassle-free for air travelers nationwide. The new consumer protections, finalized earlier this year, include requirements that airlines refund baggage fees if bags are lost, increase compensation provided to passengers bumped from oversold flights, and provide passengers greater protections from lengthy tarmac delays.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Boca Bubu; A Local Aruba Site Worth Visiting

“Boca Bubu” A Local Site Worth Visiting

Every Summer vacation, once a week, we go on an outing with the kids to relax and to teach them a little of our culture. Last week Tuesday was no exception. We went to the Historical Museum and afterwards to the beach.

The kids wanted to go to Malmok, where there is a cliff they can jump off and into the water. Upon arrival there we met with Mr. Bubu Marchena working hard with sledgehammer and chisel in the hot sun. He told us he is busy constructing a staircase on the cliff to make it easier to enter and exit the water. This is the second time he is making this staircase, as in 1978 he constructed the original one but with time it eroded and disappeared. Many times he takes his grandchildren to swim there and he promised them to rebuild the staircase.

Friday, September 2, 2011