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not staying at..are DAY PASS available to private island

OK..any help? Would love to check out ...sept2-11????

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1. Re: not staying at..are DAY PASS available to private island

If you are not staying at the Renaissance Marina Hotel or the Ren Ocean Suites the cost to go to the private island is $99.00 a person which includes lunch and a float. This is only available if the 2 hotels are not sold out. I have stayed at both properties before checking into my timeshare. Once I had a massage on the private island when I didn't stay at either Renn property. It cost me over $300.00. Really it's not worth it to pay $99 a person for the day.

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It's not that big of a deal - the water is as beautiful as it is everywhere on the island. The areas where you sit are man made coves.... The boat ride might be the best if you time it when a huge airliner is landing - because it goes right over your head. Hit Palm/Eagle beach - just fabulous!

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DK Campbell... LOL maybe to you😄

Own there and the private island is heaven. No lines or waiting for palapas or loungers

Great bar

Fabulous staff waiting on you

Newly renovated restaurant with great pizza oven

Many hammocks to relax in

Red Sail shop to buy "stuff" in

Family side and adult side

Imop it's definitely worth it and definitely a big deal😄

Minneapolis...
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Not worth the price if you're not staying there when there are other great beaches available. Been there once and although nice, not worth the cost.

Another option would be DePalm Island which is at least all-inclusive and a better bang for your buck.

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... or an alternative day pass and better "bang for the buck" in my opinion, would be the day pass at the Occidental. From TA's sister website www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1100

Occidental Grand Aruba

What You Get for Your Money: Passes, which are $76 for adults and about $38 for children, offer access to all amenities, meals, snack and drinks, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price does not, however, include use of a room.

How to Get There: Occidental Grand Aruba is a 15-minute taxi ride from port.

For More Info: Visit Occidental's Web site or call 800-858-2258.

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I loved the private island at the ren and hated the overcrowded DePalm island- couldn't wait to get off of it but couldn't as they only leave 2x a day so once you r there you are stuck there. At the private island the lunch was so yummy,you got a free drink and there was way less people. Also I think the boat leaves every 10 minutes so when you want to leave you can. At DePalm the drinks were yucky( other than beer) the food was yukky and I observed the lounge guys checking out people's personal property when they left their stuff while swimming.you can snorkle at both places and my husband loved the snorkeling at RENs private island. If you want peaceful RENs private island was very nice!

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When we were at DePalm Island last Nov. we had the place almost to ourselves. No cruise ships were in that day (this is key) and it was a quiet, relaxing day. We snorkeled and did the SNUBA (snorkeling was included but we had to pay extra for SNUBA). Had a leisurely breakfast in the morning, read on the beach area while having a few beers, lunch at the buffet restaurant was decent (we skipped the snack bar).....and we left when we were ready (took about 10-15 minutes waiting for the boat.)

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Everyone is entitled to their opinions here

Frankly the less people the better on Renn island anyway. Stay away all of you😄

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A day at Renaissance Island is so relaxing. I love the calm water and the quiet atmosphere. We've gone several times when we added a couple days onto our vacation staying at the Ren before or after our timeshare stay, so we we didn't have to pay the $99 - used Marriott points to stay at the hotel. It think it's 30,000 Marriott points per night, or if you're a Marriott Rewards member it's $152 a night for a room -- but that wouldn't include your drinks and lunch on the island.

Is it worth $99 per person. I think it is - at least once. I think the same way about having dinner at an expensive restaurant. If the food is great and it's a unique experience (like Carte Blanche or 2 Fools and a Bull), I think it's worth it.

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