Showing posts with label Cruises. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cruises. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Walking Tour of Oranjestad

Walking Oranjestad

Additional Oranjestad info

Getting around downtown Oranjestad has never been easier or more fun with the addition of a state-of-the-art tram, inaugurated in 2012. Connecting the cruise ship terminal with the center of town, the tram passes through the Main Street, now totally remodeled and an attractive pedestrian mall. The tram makes six stops, at monuments and museums along the way, as well as at key shopping areas. In 2015 Oranjestad has welcomed the new cultural/historical project Paardenbaai Aruba, which features 8 blue horses showcased around the downtown area. Tram Route

The Aruba Tourism Authority has put together this project, including a map 

Paardenbaai Aruba

Meet the herd: Rosalinda, Saturnina, Bonifacia, Eufrosina, Celestina, Sinforosa, Escapia, and Ambrosio. Eight horses revisiting us from our memorable past, claiming their nearly forgotten place in history.

Courtesy the Aruba Tourism Authority

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Great Way to Experience the Hyatt Regency Aruba Without Staying There

Aruba Bound day pass-- $199 for 4 people

"What’s Included:

Your own private 'Room For a Day' at the resort for up to 4 guests
Three-level pool with slide and waterfalls
Use of poolside chairs and lounges
Use of beach, beach chairs and lounges
Children's playground
Kids Club
24-hour Stay Fit™ fitness center
Complimentary internet
Wheelchair accessible"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Government Announces NEW Attraction within Walking Distance from Cruise Terminal

September 1, 2011 marks the beginning of the construction of what will become the Historical Center of Aruba in its capital of Oranjestad. The attractive project, which is part of the current Government’s BoAruba (Your Aruba) program, aims at repairing and rebuilding historic buildings and monuments in the city center within walking distance from the cruise port’s main gate.

About 10 million dollars will be invested to build a National Historic Center which will serve as the core place that houses the collection of facts and data about Aruba’s history. The center will complete the current cluster of historical Government buildings that currently house both the Legislative and Executive branches of the island’s Government. The buildings will surround a common Plaza area that will be named after Aruba’s most renowned composer, Mr. Juan Chabaya “Padu” Lampe.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Passport Fees - Effective July 13

Link: New Passport Fees - Effective July 13

U.S. citizens will  be paying more for passport fees starting July 13.

New, adult passport will jump 35%
New minors under 16, passport will increase 25%

Existing passport fee
Adult fees increase almost 50%- $75 to $110.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Day at MoomBa on Palm Beach Aruba

Aruba Bound
For easy access to watersports and a day on the beach you would want Palm Beach.

Where on Palm Beach? There is MoomBa Beach between the Holiday Inn and Marriott Surf Club.

Another suggestion...

I would suggest having the taxi drop you off at the walkway which is the entrance to De Palm Pier. It is located between the Riu and Radisson Resorts.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Day At Palm Beach Aruba

Here is a breakdown for our extended family of 10 for a day at Palm Beach.

All of the Frills
2 big umbrellas $20 x 2 = $40
6 chaise lounge rentals $8 x 6= $48 (if the kids want to sit they can use their towels)
4 floats to pass the day away $5 x 4 = $20
Banana boat or tube ride for 4 kids $20 x 4= $80
Lunch (hamburger & soda $22.88 pp at the Radisson) for 10 people = $228.80
One hour rental of a Hobie Cat sailboat = $75
2 taxis for 10 people (2 x $20) roundtrip = $40

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Travel Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

Aruba Bound
Tired off standing on your home scale without and then with your suitcase to determine how much it weighs?

We have had a luggage scale for years and just upgraded to the digital. You only have to rearrange your open suitcases on the floor of the airport at check-in to realize how much you need one of these scales. They make great stocking stuffers and Dh and I have also bought them as Christmas gifts for other family members who are frequent fliers.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Will Not Leave From Home Without It

We will never travel again without it. Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover.

Dh took the one he and dd used in Aruba and took it to school to keep in his desk. I already plan on purchasing at least 2 more for our December cruise.