Thursday, October 29, 2009

US Citizens Residing in Aruba & Taxation

This is not good for those US citizens contemplating retirement in Aruba. Even worse of a nightmare for those already there. US citizens / Aruba residents - taxation

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sure Not Everyone Loves Aruba

First impressions are always important. Did our mother's not drill that into our heads?

My first visit to Aruba I hated it and could have cared less if I ever returned. I said, "what the heck is the big fuss all about"? I had parents who went to Aruba for 2 weeks every February and RAVED about this place.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Windows on Aruba

We had difficulty in booking an ala carte restaurant reservation one evening during our June stay at the Tamarijn so chose another option which the Divi/Tamarijn offers. For $30 per person you may have dinner at Windows on Aruba. You are able to order a three course meal off of their “regular” menu. There were I think two surcharges, one was for lobster. At $4 I did not think that was unreasonable. Drinks and alcohol were also not included. A concern for us was the dress code. When the restaurant opened, men were required to wear long pants. Since then it seems that the management has dropped this restriction to entice more diners. It worked for us. Dh no longer travels to Aruba with long pants.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Best Building at Tamarijn Aruba?

Aruba Bound
Buildings are only two stories and yes, all oceanfront. Here is a view from a room in 1300 building. First floor vs. second floor is personal preference. Some like the advantage of being on the ground floor and the ability to walk right out of your room directly on to the beach. Others think the view from the second floor balconies is better as well as enjoy a sense of security. Ground floor rooms all have security bars for the sliders.

For updated information see more about Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive buildings.