(Closed) Aruba All Inclusive Resort…. Anyone ever been?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@shannonh32:  We stayed at La Cabana. It’s not all inclusive so I can’t really help you there. But, Aruba is an AMAZING island. It’s one of my favorites. It looks like a different world..it’s so neat! I’m jealous..have fun!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

bump! we are wondering the same thing!

@MlleBrielle:  was it expensive to eat if it wasn’t an all inclusive resort?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t been yet, but we are planning to go to the Divi Divi. Everyone says is the nicest resort with the best beach.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh I don’t know then, thats what I heard from people. We won ours so that’s why we are going. We just need to find a fight

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are going to Aruba Sept 16th-22nd and staying at the RIU Palace, its all inclusive. Our travel agent recommended it saying she has never had a customer complain about a RIU resort. We also looked into the Divi but out agent had never heard of it and didnt have much info on it so we were kinda scared to book there. But really you cant trust the reviews on the websites, sometimes people from different hotels can get on there and write bad reviews to get the rating down. When are you planning your honeymoon?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@FutureMsVW:  we went out to dinner every night and for the most part ate lunch at our hotel. We went food shopping. So I would say it was about the same. Food is more expensive down there all together

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance and I booked the Occidental. We heard great reviews from several people. Trip Advisor is great except most people are inclined to only write about the bad things not the good things. I know a few people who stayed there themselves and loved it. We are doing all inclusive knowing how expensive food can be on an island. We plan to have breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks at the resort and wander out for dinner a few nights too. Where are you looking primarily?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Fiance and I booked the Occidental from Sept. 23-30th. We couldn’t decide between the RIU and the Occidental, I’m sure both are nice! I can’t wait!

We plan on venturing out for a few meals, but figure that with the all inclusive we won’t have to if we don’t feel like it. Since it’s our honeymoon and all! 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

this may or may not be helpful – we were told that since there were so many great restaurants on the island, that it made more sense not to go all-inclusive. so, we stayed at bucuti and went to the flying fishbone, the screaming eagle, barefoot, marandi, etc. the island is very navigable.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All inclusive in Aruba is too overpriced and the local food is sooo much better. Try Aruba Cunucu Residence. It is a small local place, not all inclusive but only a few rooms. You can rent a car off the manager Henk and drive the Island and go and eat wherever you want and they even give you an eating out guide with prices.

Great little place, off the beaten track but still close to the beaches and downtown. I found this http://www.flipkey.com/palm-beach-resort-rentals/p268538/

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We stayed at the Marriott. I would say no to an all-inclusive all together, personally. Food and drinks are not expensive there at all. Cabs are super cheap. Depending on where you go to dinner and the hotel, you can always walk. We went to the grocery store so we saved money on breakfast, snacks, and mixers. Also bought booze at duty free in the airport, then bought a cheap cooler.  This way we had drinks on the beach, instead of going to the hotel bar. We did spurgle every night on dinner and I still don’t think that we spend a lot of money. We loved Aruba and can’t wait to go back!

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