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Husband and I will be visiting Aruba on cruise ship in November 2019. We want to rent lounge chairs and umbrella on Palm Beach. After an email to the Hyatt, found out they do not rent chairs out only to guests staying at hotel. Where is a good location? Also where we could  get lunch and drinks. 

Thank you. 

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On 8/2/2019 at 10:23 PM, jenjes3 said:

Husband and I will be visiting Aruba on cruise ship in November 2019. We want to rent lounge chairs and umbrella on Palm Beach. After an email to the Hyatt, found out they do not rent chairs out only to guests staying at hotel. Where is a good location? Also where we could  get lunch and drinks. 

Thank you. 

 

A few years ago I walked out to the port entrance found a taxi that I thought looked good. Told the driver I wanted a beach that rented chairs and she took us to a beach on Palm that rented chairs. She had a "side" deal with the hotel beach attendants. It was the Hyatt......

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When we were in Aruba a couple years ago we stopped by Palm Beach for an hour or so.  Didn’t get chairs as we were there such a short time but there were numerous places for chairs.  We were down near Bugaloe but I walked up and down the beach and passed a couple different vendors.

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I came on here to post the very same question, so was happy to see this thread, and hope we can get a specific answer.   My wife and I will have a port call in Aruba in January, our first visit to this island.  We are planning to go to Palm Beach.  We would like to rent chairs and umbrellas, and wondering where we should ask the taxi to let us off. 

 

Also, will we have any difficulty getting a cab back to the port?  Do you just hail one on the street, or are there taxi stands? 

 

Thanks for any info!

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5 minutes ago, Turtles06 said:

I came on here to post the very same question, so was happy to see this thread, and hope we can get a specific answer.   My wife and I will have a port call in Aruba in January, our first visit to this island.  We are planning to go to Palm Beach.  We would like to rent chairs and umbrellas, and wondering where we should ask the taxi to let us off. 

 

Also, will we have any difficulty getting a cab back to the port?  Do you just hail one on the street, or are there taxi stands? 

 

Thanks for any info!

 

Tell the taxi driver you want to be let off where you can rent chairs and arrange a pick up time. 

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14 hours ago, sft429 said:

 

$10 for beach chairs and $40 for an umbrella.  Sun must be intense... 🙂

Exactly why we’ll be spending most of the day at Reflexions on surf side beach.  $6 each for chairs and umbrellas... I know things are more in Aruba but that’s a little crazy to me.

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so If I find a cab driver...(wink,wink), how much should I expect to pay for chairs, an umbrella..

I want to parasail at Palm Beach if I can...unless someone can give me a better suggestion.

NOT paying that much...

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Hello- we went to the Hilton formally the Radison. I had booked through the website.  I believe it was 55 per person which include palapa, lounge chairs, towels and use of the pools.  While I booked this I got a mixture of responses. Some said for guests of hotel only.   I booked it followed up confirming days before trip. I didn’t pay in advance. You pay at front desk. Good luck. It was beautiful 

 

 

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On 12/28/2019 at 11:51 PM, jenjes3 said:

Hello- we went to the Hilton formally the Radison. I had booked through the website.  I believe it was 55 per person which include palapa, lounge chairs, towels and use of the pools.  While I booked this I got a mixture of responses. Some said for guests of hotel only.   I booked it followed up confirming days before trip. I didn’t pay in advance. You pay at front desk. Good luck. It was beautiful 

 

 

Thanks for the info! We will be in Aruba in February and may do this. How did you get to Hilton from the port?

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We took taxi from port to Hilton. We did have to wait a bit for return taxi. They do not let you in cab if they think at all you are wet from swimming.  

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jenjes3, 

Thanks for the update. Did you enjoy your experience? Did you feel like an interloper or welcomed?

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Hello- we felt very comfortable at the Hilton.  We recommend and we would go back. 

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Would you happen to have the link where you booked it?  I am having trouble finding it.  Thanks so much!

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Thank you so much!  Just booked it.  

 

One we more question.  Do they ask if you are staying at the resort or do they even care?  Just afraid of getting there and being turned away.

 

Have a great day!

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We said we were guests from cruise ship if asked. Again when I first booked, I was told different things. Sometimes no you ha e to be guest.   But I was able to book and waited to closer to the sailing date and confirmed with them they were holding two palapas.   Good luck.  When you arrive we went to pool and beach house to claim our towels etc. husband was told to go to front desk and pay.  Good luck- enjoy 

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Jenjes3,

 

How were you able to confirm with the hotel prior to arrival?

I have a Palapa booked but when I email their beach services link, no one responds.

I am concerned about arriving there And having to leave and find something else.

on the Adventure on 3-5-20.

 

Thanks!

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I wrote to them and they confirmed.  I would take your chances because they offer chairs to the public next to Hilton.   I read this somewhere.  Go to front desk. Say you reservations for palapa. Pay. You get receipt then take to beach and chair stand, the set you up/ provide towels.  You can use pool. Hope you have no problem.  

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2 hours ago, jenjes3 said:

I wrote to them and they confirmed.  I would take your chances because they offer chairs to the public next to Hilton.   I read this somewhere.  Go to front desk. Say you reservations for palapa. Pay. You get receipt then take to beach and chair stand, the set you up/ provide towels.  You can use pool. Hope you have no problem.  

Thank you for quick reply!

I will take your suggestion. So far it looks like we will be only ship in port that day.

If that is the case they could probably use the business.

Did you have access to restrooms?

 

Thank you again! 
 

Nancy

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19 hours ago, jenjes3 said:

I wrote to them and they confirmed.  I would take your chances because they offer chairs to the public next to Hilton.   I read this somewhere.  Go to front desk. Say you reservations for palapa. Pay. You get receipt then take to beach and chair stand, the set you up/ provide towels.  You can use pool. Hope you have no problem.  

Hi Jenjes3,

Finally got a reply from the Hilton.

palapa reservations are only for registered guests at the hotel only

 

Recommended we book a room for the day. I don’t think so!

 

Guess we will grab a taxi & take our chances.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Nancy

 

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