9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2017 12:10 PM by shaunfromcolumbus,ohio RSS

Aruba

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The people of Aruba are wonderful. If you love the water the beaches are beautiful. Never go to Aruba all inclusive otherwise you will miss some fantastic restaurants. Our favorites:

1. Papiamentos - Romantic/request poolside

2. Flying Fishbone - Romantic/request table on the water

3. El Gaucho's - Best steak on the island

4. Madame Janettes - request table in the outside garden

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    bobster Platinum
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    All those are great and Chef's Table is a newer one to try.

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    adventureplus Gold
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    We are looking forward to experiencing the food and ambiance while in Aruba (April). Any other recommendations besides restaurants for "must do" activities or places/things to see? 
    Any quant lunch places that didn't make your list of favorite dining places?

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    c5wilson Gold 1 Reviews
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    Glad to hear about this places to eat.  We were disappointed with the quality of the food at the Marriott Resort, but that was the only thing we were disappointed in.  What a great time!

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    mrvker Platinum
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    We visit the Flying Fishbone every year during our week at the Surf Club.  I was quite dissapointed last year when it appeared they DOUBLED the number of beach tables.  It is VERY crowded.  The Flying Fishbone's website shows the old seating layout. 

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    willieb Gold
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    I can only partially agree; We went to Flying Fishbone this year and noted that they've opened up an 'upstairs' dining area, above the bar.  But the location--quite literally on the beach--is hard to beat.  Service is good, food is about the best on the Island.  Prices are high...but worth the $$.  Be sure to get directions before attempting to drive to Flying Fishbone--it's a long way from Marriott.

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    laila Gold
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    We felt it was too far to go from the Marriott about a 30minute cab ride to Flying Fishbone.  We really liked Yemanja right behind the Renaissance and Madame Jeanette's patio.   There are lots of local places to eat so we didn't do the all inclusive.  We had great times at the Renaissance happy hour.  Two for One drinks 4;30-6pm daily.

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      shaunfromcolumbus,ohio Gold
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      What type of place is Yemanja? Interesting name....

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      jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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      Yemanja is one of my favorite restaurants

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    shaunfromcolumbus,ohio Gold
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    Good advice to not go to an all inclusive in Aruba. There is so much to see and do, and the safety of the island is really good. It would be a shame to spend it at an all inclusive.

     

    I like your restaurant list. It has been many years since I was there but several of the places you listed sound really good.

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