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Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

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Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

I have never been to Aruba. I am staying at the Radisson. Is it easy to get around from there? I see online mixed opinions about it being centrally located. Will we be near a main strip of restaurants / clubs/ casinos? Will we have to go to Oranjistad for that? Will it be easy to get around when we get there?

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1. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

The Radisson IS in the center of everything on Palm Beach. You will have everything you need close by and wont need to go to town..easy to get there though if you wanted to.

Cumming, Georgia
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2. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

On Palm Beach within walking distance the hotels with casinos are:

Marriott Stellaris

Holiday Inn

Hyatt

Occidental

Radisson

Riu

Westin

The only thing I can think of that the Radisson is NOT centrally located to would be a full size grocery store. That would be a short taxi ride away.

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For walking to restaurants, shops, casinos and other hotels, you can't get more centrally located. Not sure where you read a review otherwise, but I don't think they were correct. Plus Aruba is very easy to get around by bus or taxi, so you're not really restricted to one area anyway.

Have fun!

jl
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4. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

I don't think you can get any more centrally located than the Radisson, so I'm not sure why anyone would think otherwise. Except as mentioned, perhaps its proximity to a grocery store?

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Thanks for all your tips! I am looking forward to it. I heard somethign about a full moon party but all the info online seems dates from a few years ago. does this still happen? if so where? Full moon is this sunday, if not anyone know where we can go on sunday for a birthday? thanks.

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Full moon was at Nikky beach club but not happening anymore.

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We booked 10 days in Aruba for our honeymoon last Sept-Oct. First off 10 days is too long, I think we saw ever inch of that small island. We spent the first 3 nights at the Radisson. Great customer service and nice amenities. They also have some entertaining Maccaws that will say some really off the wall things to you. I swear they would make "Cat call" whistles when women walked by. This part of the island feels like a tourist area like any other tourist area you may have been. It is a very safe, laid back place. I was walking around at 4 am at one point. One thing to note is Aruba is not the party place that Cancun is. Its very very laid back. If you are a beach person, then I would recommend you stay on Eagle beach. It is less commercial and more natural. It is very surreal like a movie. Also for your off road trip on the island call Arias. He is a fellow New Yorker that runs tours and has B&B in Saventa, which is mid way down the island. I would recommend his B&B for a guys trip, but it is not located on the beach or in a resort area. Arias was a great source of information in general. We stayed the other 7 days of our trip at Aruba Surf Side Marina which is just south of Oranjestad. This B&B over looks Pinchos Grill which is completely on the water. The price we paid was amazingly good here for off season. You can walk to the harbor and the shops from here. Pinchos was featured in "The Batchelor" reality TV show at some point. Pinchos is expensive so and I only recommend eating there once. If you look at pictures of Oranjestad you will see the 3 story pink building in most of those pictures. This the Royal Plaza Mall. The two spots overlooking the street is Iguana Joe's and Mojitos. Eat at Joes (good price) and drink at Mojitos. I still talk to some of the staff I met at Mojitos on facebook. They are great people. There is alot more I can tell you. You can send me a message if you have anymore questions. Almost forgot, you want to take the Sunset Catamaran booze cruise with Pelican.

http://www.clubarias.com/

http://www.arubasurfsidemarina.com/

Edited: 19 June 2013, 05:54
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8. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

10 days being to long is only one posters opinion. Our favorite trip was our 10 night trip and we did almost zero sight seeing that trip....as we do on almost every trip at this point.

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9. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

How long you stay, what you do, etc. is all a matter of personal preference. We stay anywhere from 10-17 days on our Aruba trips and don't feel that it's too long when all we want to do is relax, hang out with friends we only get to see twice a year, and do a few activities like snorkeling or exploring Arikok Park at our l. Aruba is where we recharge our batteries - other destinations for us throughout the year are where we see/do new things.

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10. Re: Radisson Aruba Eat/Fun/Nightlife

IMO, 10 days is not too long for everyone. As they say, different strokes. And I'm with JayD - I'm not there to sightsee the entire time, it's a relaxing beach vacation for us.