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kids in aruba

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kids in aruba

HI, we are planning a trip to aruba and were told a great place for kids is the holiday inn. better than renaissance, which seems to be more honeymoon style. we are looking for a family resort thats not ai mandatory. kids are 11 and 8

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I would say the Holiday Inn, the Marriott, or LaCabana would all be good choices for kids.

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Radisson or Hyatt, too.

I've seen children at most of the resorts.

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depends on your budget - we stayed at HI with kids about 5 years ago b4 the renovations and additional restaurant and zero entry pool and had a great time! great beach and location - it's right next to hyatt which is really nice but pricey - and no all-inclusive option if that interests you.

hope this helps :)

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The Ocean Suites at the Renaissance do allow children ~ The units come complete with a kitchenette ( some units have full kitchenettes ~ stovetop, fridge, micro wave, kitchen utensils, / while others only have a partial ~ microwave, fridge).

The units are 1 bedroom suits ( pull out sofa in living room) & do allow for rooms to be connected.

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Haven't been back to Aruba in years & now thinking of taking two 11 yr olds girls w/ hubby. Like to have plenty for girls to do & also love the convenience of an AI; but didn't think Aruba was big on all-inclusives .... Any suggestions ? Looking for active family resort w/ some evening entertainment, maybe waterslides, etc...

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IslandGirl68--You might want to consider the Tamarijn Aruba AI for your family. We took our kids (teens) there last year and had a great time. There's lots of activities--snorkeling, sea kayaking, rock wall climbing, windsurfing, tennis, bicycling etc. All of the rooms are right on the beach, so you can walk out of your room and you're there! There is, of course, the buffet, but you can also choose to eat at any of the restaurants at the Tam or its sister property, the Divi Aruba (about 3 or 4 choices now). There's also a snack bar that serves sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and excellent pizza (at least according to my kids). The do offer a KId's Club which your kids might enjoy and they have bingo, game days, and arts and crafts. Finally, the best part is that there's no charge for kids who stay in their parents' room--what a deal!!!!

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Hi Tanktops,

We just retrurned form a week in Aruba with our two children ages 8&9. We stayed at the Hyatt and really liked it. There were a ton of families there and the pool was great. It's also in walking distance to a lot of water sports and kid friendly restaurants.

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Do the kids stay and eat free or just stay free. I was under the impression that the lodging was gratis but you pay for the food.

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