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The Renaissance with All-Inclusive Plan

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The Renaissance with All-Inclusive Plan

Haven't seen any postings about the Renaissance Hotel. What do you think of their private island? The food if you opt for the AI plan?

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1. Re: The Renaissance with All-Inclusive Plan

Absolutely loved the private island accessed by water-taxi, a 10 minute ride. There are several small beaches, two large ones, a "family" beach, an "adult" (topless) beach, restaurant with service on the two main beaches, water sports, tennis, very enjoyable.

Didn't take AI plan, too many fine restaurants in town and Island wide so can't help you with that, thought the hotels have some find dining of their own for sure.

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Stayed at the Ren several times. Loved the island and the fact that good food was close by. Have taken the "breakfast plan," and a few years ago they offered a "drink plan." Never did the full all-inclusive as it was too pricey.

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We stayed at the Ren this year at the end of our timeshare week. The only problem I had and it was the same with our stays at the Divi Golf-I like being on the Beach. If that's not a problem for you, then this is a great place to stay right in the middle of everything. We stayed during Carnivale so it was great viewing for us. The private beach is beautiful and the boat ride is a very nice. I don't know if I'd do AI-the food was good, but there are so many places within walking distance, I'd rather get out and try new places.

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What were the prices in the restaurants like? Do you think a car is necessary to see the sights like Natural Bridge and Baby Beach or are cabs reasonable? Thanks for your reply!

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How long is the boat ride? How often do the shuttles go out? What restaurants do suggest nearby? Can you snorkel from the island? Thanks

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Water-taxi ride is about 10-12 minutes from the Suites...all day long every 20-30 minutes...

Driftwood - fresh seafoods

El Gaucho - steaks

http://www.driftwoodaruba.com/

http://www.elgaucho-aruba.com/

Rent a car for one or two days to see and explore the island.

The bus will take you to the low-rise and high-rise areas for $2.30 p.p,r/t

Edited: 25 May 2010, 20:46
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The water taxi is right from the building you stay in and it comes every 15-20 minutes. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to get over to the private island. They also serve food and drinks there so you don't really have to pack anything unless you'd like to save some money.

The LGSmith Steak House in right in the same building as is the casino-there's a breakfast/lunch place I can't remember right now-something like aquataine?????

We walked one night to El Gaucho for a fun dinner and unfortunately I read that Rumba behind this building has recently closed.

A taxi ride is not the best to see the natural bridge, but you'd be closer to visit the Old Man and the Sea restaurant or Flying Fishbones-both popular waterside dining. Another highly recommended down there is Marandi. Great shopping too!!

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We did the AI plan a couple of years ago. Its nice not having to carry money around, except tip money. You just hand over your card and they make out a bill. We totalled up the amount to see what it would have cost and we averaged $300 per day, eating and drinking what we wished. Oh I do love those cocktails. We ate at LG Smith's 4 times - can recommend that. Yes it can be a bit repetative eating at the same places but if you want to stay to a budget its a good way to go - on the plus side you dont have to wait till happy hour to get your drink each day LOL.

Have a great trip.

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can you pay at the hotel to get AI plan?

if so how much does it cost?

thanks

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