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November 22nd, 2009, 10:52 AM
Last time we cruised to Cozumel, we were able to get a daypass to the El President Intercontinental which included a room from 9-6, a restaurant credit and full use of the beach and pool. Does anyone know if any of the resorts in Aruba offer something similar? Thanks.
November 23rd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Lots of info
The only way which you will get a hotel room is to instead book a room for the day, but no resort specifically offers that as a "package".
November 25th, 2009, 07:22 PM
We went to the Radisson. For $16pp we had use of the pool, a hut with lounge chairs, towels and use of the facilities. right on Palm Beach. Taxi was $14 for 4 people. Will go there again next year.
November 29th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Hi, did you book in advance with the Radisson?
I've emailed them twice but had no reply.
December 1st, 2009, 01:35 AM
I believe the general practice with the Radisson is that they will not confirm your visit far ahead of time and their acceptance of outsiders is also based on how busy their resort is (obviously they do not want to be overrun and put out their own guests). I would say you will have more luck in shoulder or off season, but could very well likely be turned down over holiday weeks. Hard to say for sure. I was asked to write back about 10 days prior to our visit.
(I won't be writing back - not because of the price which I consider very reasonable - but because I have elected to go to Eagle Beach over Palm Beach).
That being said, I would have picked the Radisson for sure if going Palm Beach because I thought it offered the best value for a very well rated resort (per Trip Advsior).
December 1st, 2009, 11:51 AM
we emailed the Raddisson directly - here's the email:
Unfortunatley, they are all booked for the day we're in Aruba (12/31) so we have to find another plan
December 4th, 2009, 06:00 PM
I did not hear from the Radisson. I am thinking of doing something non-beachy like checking out the caves. DS is taking earth science, so maybe we'll do something like that.
January 14th, 2010, 07:08 PM
I e-mailed the Radisson before we went there on Christmas day, and we received a confirmation back from them. (5 people @ $16/person for use of the palapas, chairs, & restrooms)
Both of our taxi drivers were rude. The woman who checked is in at the front desk was not personable. I felt that on all the other islands, everyone went out of his/her way to be nice and welcome us to the island. In Aruba, it felt like everyone just wanted our money.
Nachos were $14, and a Coke and beer were another $10. The service at the bar for food was very slow.
There are too many wonderful places out there with friendly people. I don't plan on returning to Aruba anytime soon.