Aruba in September

Jul 9th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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Aruba in September

Hi - Mu husband and i want to get away for a week but not sure what the seasonality/weather will be like in the 1st 2 weeks of September in Aruba. Will we be putting ourselves on the island during the rainy season?
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Jul 9th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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You should be pretty safe. Aruba is located below the hurricane belt, so it almost never gets hurricanes. You may have a few rainy days if a hurricanes is north of the island, but you can get bad weather anywhere. As far as guarantees go, though, Aruba's the best you can do! We went the first week of October for eight days and had a grand total of four minutes of (light) rain.
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Jul 10th, 2007, 04:51 AM
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We went the first week of Setpember last year (2006) and the weather was perfect. Nice and sunny with tradewinds to keep us cool. (not overly windy) We had 20 minutes of rain the whole week. We walked to the butterfly farm it rained and then it was gone.

It was pretty crowded for the Labor Day weekend, but come Tuesday most everyone left and it was great.
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Jul 10th, 2007, 04:56 AM
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thanks so much for the info. We'll be booking everything tonight!

any recomendations on restaurants? we'll be staying at the Westin
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Jul 10th, 2007, 05:04 AM
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The restuarants are the best part of Aruba! Our three favorites were:

Driftwood (downtown, fresh seafood)
El Gaucho (downtown, best steak ever)
Amazonia (Palm Beach, rodizio churrascaria)
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Jul 10th, 2007, 02:11 PM
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We went AI at the Holiday Inn and enjoyed it, but our favorite outside resturant was Le Petit Cafe. Stone cooked steak and lobster for $29.00 p/p. It was wonderful.

We also went to Texas de Brazil. We enjoyed it. Just eat the salad with your meal so you don't get too full. We signed up before hand on their web-site and received a 2 for 1 coupon. It was worth it.

We also enjoyed the Tropical Havana show at the Wyndham. we were suprised that the included meal was very tasty.

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Jul 11th, 2007, 04:45 PM
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thanks for the great suggestions. we just booked our flights and hotel and can't wait for a little r&r
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Jul 12th, 2007, 04:10 AM
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Dana,

Out of curiosity, what did you choose?
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Jul 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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Dana...
8 years going to Aruba, here are my suggestions..make sue to make reservations.

Chef's Table..a must
Que Pasa..wonderful
Madamme Janette's
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Jul 17th, 2007, 03:43 PM
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We are staying at the Westin.
I am not a seafood lover so any other restaurant suggestions are welcome
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Jul 18th, 2007, 03:20 AM
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Just so you know, all of the above suggestions except Driftwood (including all those from KVR and noridog) are NOT seafood restaurants.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Le Dome for Sunday Brunch - FAB!
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Jul 19th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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We stayed at the Wyndham (now the Westin). They had a great chinese place.

Peace, Greenie
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Jul 25th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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how much does it cost to get to the airport to the hotel?
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Jul 25th, 2007, 08:38 AM
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I don't remember...so it couldn't have been that painful! I think it was only around $15-20.
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Jul 25th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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not too bad at all. Coming from the NYC area, $20 is a steal!
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