We just came back from Aruba yesterday. We stayed at RIU palace and were very happy about the room and the food. The only problem was that we could not book dinner at their best A la carte restaurant, the steakhouse Nautilus because there was a long line up at 8 am every morning. I don't know whether or not they have a system to identify the ones that double dipped ie: booking several times the same stay. The buffet is good.
They don't have a lot of umbrella or those straw hut shelters. People would go there and "reserve" them all day. I have seen people leaving the shelters but hanging their bags there to discourage others from using it. I find that practice very selfish. My sister and I found one and we did not see anyone sitting in it. As we were dragging the chairs in there, a female came over and used it. She told us that we should have asked because she was using it. We did not see anyone sitting in there to ask. She pointed to a male who was sitting way outside of it. I am wondering why these people who want to stay in the sun would like to "reserve" a hut. Any way, I think that the hotel should do something to discourage this practice.More
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