Posted April 8th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Last edited by Arzeena; April 8th, 2011 at 07:27 PM
Aruba is very beautiful. We had a longer stop in Aruba instead of the 8-5 stop. We strolled around the shopping areas, took a tour around and in the afternoon went to the Westin at Palm Beach. The tour van driver dropped is there and we got a cab back to the port in the evening. Used their beach and facilities.(it is $20 for the whole day, generally) but they did not charge us anything since we were going to be there only for about 3-4 hours). Some friends went to Eagle Beach and Baby Beach. Had dinner at a local restaurant near the port. Can't remember the name
Plenty of shops near the port. Expensive, upscale stores, jewelry stores, plus touristy things, all within walking distance of the dock.
We saw the Casibari Rock formations, the California Lighthouse and some vacation homes for the filthy rich, among other things on the tour.
Internet cafe, phone facilities, etc are right in the port area. Rates were reasonable.