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Girls Getaway to Aruba...First Timers

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Girls Getaway to Aruba...First Timers

I am planning my annual Girls Getaway with 4 of my best chicas, Aruba won the vote! Even though none of us have been to Aruba. I have an "agenda" (it's vacation so I try not to keep it too structured but I'm the planning type). However I wanted to get the input of the experienced Aruba travelers.

Our trip is 6 days in November and we are staying at the Radisson. Thanks to the forum I've picked up on few tips. I have Bugaloe as a close place to eat and drink. Ling and Sons as a great grocery store for liquor and snacks...with the hopes of getting Bully to pick us up at the airport and take us there. Hard Rock Cafe for lunch then some shopping at The Village Mall. Kukoo Kunuku party bus tour. Confessions nightclub for some partying. Sunset cruise with Pelican Nest. Spa day at Larimar or Indulgence by the Sea. Smokey Joes for some ribs. Round it out with a beach dinner at Azull or La Playa Torchlight.

Since this is my first time to Aruba I'm relying on my online research to guide us to a great vacation. Any tips, suggestions? Thanks!

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You guys have to add ''GUSTO'' to that list. No cover and the best/friendliest staff i know of on the Island.

They do a half price happy hour from 9 to 11 if your going out early. You can do Gusto before you go to Confessions, they are very close to each other,then you will probably end up back at Gusto!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp8T47m1bdQ

He is a recent breakdown of some bars and clubs incase you want to do a little research.

Well things are much better in the nightlife department this past year. I think it has a lot to do with the explosion of EDM in the last 2 years.

If you are right in town then ''Local Store'' is a great open air bar on the strip, second floor. Bands/DJs or both, https://www.facebook.com/LocalStoreAruba HOUSE,TRANCE/REGGAE depending.

Confessions night club, www.facebook.com/ConfessionNightClubAruba , HOUSE/LATIN HOUSE/HIP HOP, on Palm Beach across from The Radisson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScRPQ6wsukE, It's hard to nail down what they are charging on a given night but, Usually a $20 (or so) cover but it gets you an open bar. Things seem to change night to night but all the info you want is on there Facbook page.

GUSTO! GREAT BAR AND STAFF, Perfect mix of local and tourist. http://www.facebook.com/gustoaruba?fref=ts EDM, TRANCE, HOUSE, Any night but with most places it's Starts to heat up on Wednesday through Saturday. Still, earlier in the week is still fun just not as crowded and the night might end at 1pm. This one is small but my favorite, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-H--J6j36E Across the street from The Radisson on Palm Beach. Maybe no cover or maybe $5. I have seen both.

Sand Beach, Across from The Hard rock on Palm Beach at Brickel Bay hotel. This is an open air bar with a stage and dance floor that has bands/DJs or both. https://www.facebook.com/sandbar.aruba…

Nikky Beach Club, facebook.com/pages/…327053684034748 Only go to Nikky if they are brining in Dutch DJs on the weekend that you are there. Check before you go or ask the bartenders at Gusto if there is anything cool happening. It's also a great place for beach/pool/drinks/food/music during the day.

Also go hang at Moomba beach bar on Sunday Starting around 7PM, could be a band earlier and a DJ later or both, This placee rocks till late on Sundays .http://moombabeach.com/component/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

There is always Senior Frogs http://www.facebook.com/senorfrogsaruba to break up the night. It's 20 feet from Gusto so you can always check out both throughout the night.

Do a little research and you will know what nights are promoting what your looking for, always ask the bartenders whats going on.

After hours spot, http://www.millresort.com/en their outdoor bar heats up from 1pm until sunrise most nights but weekends go harder! . It's mostly the local staff from all the bars and restaurants plus Dutch students. This is my crawl to the beach at 3:00 PM the next day spot. If you end up there you are pretty much kissing the next day goodbye but it's usually worth it, or not! Hope you all have a great time!

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2. Re: Girls Getaway to Aruba...First Timers

EDS, I could crawl with the best 40 years ago, now I live vicariously through your posts :) ....keep up the good work....will say hi to you in August when you are finishing up your night and I am starting my day with a walk and a Dunks on Eagle beach.

Edited: 16 June 2013, 10:53
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4. Re: Girls Getaway to Aruba...First Timers

Thanks! I will definitely check out Gusto. Thanks Mark! I will email you soon with our info. I have a few resort questions too but will just ask via email. We are excited about staying at the Rad!

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5. Re: Girls Getaway to Aruba...First Timers

Laryco will you buy me an iced

Coffee If I meet you before sunrise!!!!

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EDS, of course....

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