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Aruba in a day,what to do?

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Aruba in a day,what to do?

We are visiting Aruba for the day,jumping off holland America in Jan.never been before,buildings,beach,fun stuff?can anyone suggest local tour co.i like to use them more that the cruise ship offers?

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1. Re: Aruba in a day,what to do?

I would take a cab to the beach. I think Amsterdam Manor Beach rents chairs and they also have a great beach bar. Short cab ride from the docks maybe 10 mins about 20 dollars (I think).

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2. Re: Aruba in a day,what to do?

If you go back to the main Aruba forum page and look over to the right you'll see "Top Questions About Aruba". There are many topics, and down toward the bottom are 2 specifically regarding visiting for a day off a cruise ship. You'll find many suggestions there. Have fun!

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3. Re: Aruba in a day,what to do?

i agree.. i would walk around downtown for a bit. absorb all that jazz... then take a cab from the pier/downtown up to the bucuti or amsterdam manor (they are right next to each other essentially)... each has a nice restaurant to grab lunch and a couple drinks, right on the beach. Then you can sit out on the beach and relax. maybe bring a beach towel or one of those 1.99 bamboo mats that you can buy downtown.

great beach. Good lunch. beautiful views.

then go back to the lobby, and get a taxi back to the pier.

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