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Dress Code ??

mt. laurel, nj
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Dress Code ??

Leaving Saturday for 8 days with my wife and 2 daughters (8 & 6). Are dress shorts and Tommy Bahama type shirts w/ shoes appropriate for any and all restaurants?? Really don't want to pack dress pants. Any guidance appreciated...........

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1. Re: Dress Code ??

I would say absolutly. Although I have heard that maybe you might need pants for the very fancy restaurant at the Hyatt. My husband will only wear shorts and has never had a problem.

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I typically wear a golf type shirt and Dockers to table cloth restaurants...T'was the way I was brung up, especially when my wife makes the effort to look nice for me.

If you saw my knees, you would understand! ;}

Paramus, New Jersey
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2girlsdad,

You are right on with the dress code for the restaurants in Aruba. Dress shorts are fine and comfortable. It is not an island where you need to get dressed up.

PLMike,

Aren't those same knees exposed on the beach....or are you wearing pants there too...lol

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Mary...at 4'11"/390....most folks can't see my knees when I am in my speedo! ;}

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4'11, 390.. Good for you, you've dropped a few pounds, yes??

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If you choose to eat at Maltihide or the restaurant at the Renissance Casino (I think L G Smith's) I'd wear long pants. I'm retired and most of the time wear a tee shirt and hiking shorts, but I do like to shower and put on fresh clothes for the evening, either khaki shorts or long pants and a golf shirt. We love outdoor eating in Aruba.

Have fun and don't just stay at your hotel. FWIW you may want to rent a car at the airport and save taxi fares and have a way to get around. Unless you're a great packer (not many suitcases), you may have to take two cabs and that would go a ways toward renting a car.

Kent

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Unless you are staying for 2 months I would highly doubt you would need 2 cabs for luggage and renting a car is definitely a preference thing. Some people just don't want to be bothered and rather take taxi's or the very economical and safe bus.

That being said, if you are like me and cannot deal with buses and really want to get around the island, it will save you money if you rent a car.

The way we like to be out and about, it would cost us about $40 to $60 a day in taxis if we didn't rent.

Dress shorts are fine for LG Smith's...currently I think Chez is the only restaurant the requires long pants on men.

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forgot to mention...if you decide to rent a car, due to taxes, it is more expensive to rent at the airport. So if you want to save additional money, rent a car from a company not at the airport. Most will meet you at the airport and shuttle you to their office which is just minutes away.

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PL Mike, Thanks for bringing comic relief to this forum....and you too Ross for chipping in to. Very funny!!!

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