We stayed at the Aruba Surf Club last year and had a wonderful time. This year we are taking friends. I have emailed the concierge several times for information and have received no reply. How did you all contact the resort for information before your arrival?
My family and I will be staying at the surf club in may '09. We are new Timeshare Owners. What pre-arrival services do you reccommend? Should we rent a car? Where do you shop for groceries? Thank You for your information!
They have a couple great grocery stores there. Ling and Sons IGA and Super Food! Huge store...tons of awesome fruits and veggies, dutch food, great beer and wine section....lovely meat....Getting hungry!
As a new owner, it's worth checking out the owner web site at mvci.com
Marriott Owner Services 1-800-845-4226
Aruba Surf Club Front Desk 011-297-586-9000
While renting a car in Aruba has it's advantages, the rental fees plus the cost of gas makes it more practical to rely upon local transportation. There is a shuttle between the Surf Club and Stellaris Casino.
Another option for getting around Aruba is the bus. They are frequent, reliable, and an interesting way to meet a few locals. There are LOTS of other tourists on the bus and I had no issues feeling safe -- even on the days I ventured out alone. You can also take one down to the grocery stores, do your thing and have them call you a cab to get back to the Surf Club. Cab back is under $10 and much easier once you pick up all your stuff. I've used a couple of different grocery stores, but tend to prefer Ling and Sons.