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Linda Feb 29th, 2000 03:58 AM

La Cabana Beach and Racquet Club in Aruba
My husband and I are going to La Cabana Beach and Racquet Club in Aruba soon. I would like to hear what other people have thought of this facility. <BR> <BR>Thank you

karen Feb 29th, 2000 06:34 PM

Hi Linda: We stayed at LaCabana and loved it. The location is great, walking distance to the highrises at Palm Beach and walking distance to Manchebo beach and Alhambra Casino.Loved walking the boardwalk at Palm Beach.We chose the breakfast and 3 dinner show package and it work out great. The pool area is very nice at both areas of the hotel.The casino is were the nightlife is. The rooms are very large and the fridge is great to have, we did not cook to many meals though. I would stay there again. There are splashier places but this is a very nice place to stay.Have a great time and make sure to walk around the Hyatt it is spectacular.Karen

Rick Mar 1st, 2000 08:02 AM

We stayed at La Cabana a couple of years back and also loved it. FYI, in case you are worried about the hotel being across the street from the beach, dont, it is literally 100 feet or so to cross to get onto the beach. Aruba, although an arid island and not very "green" is very nice, safe and the people were friendly when we were there. Watch out for the time share sellers, they are everywhere, just tell them you already have one if you are not interested and they will leave you alone. The pool is great, good poolbar, and large resort. Convenient to also have the fridge for stuff you may buy. Have fun!!!

JanGail Mar 3rd, 2000 10:48 PM

Karen and Rick are right-- La Cabana <BR>is a very nice resort. It is a timeshare <BR>resort with kitchen facilities. While <BR>we were in Aruba last July, we took <BR>a timeshare tour. We found the <BR>apartments and studios to be very <BR>nice: tile floors, living area and <BR>bedroom areas decorated in <BR>Caribbean style with tropical pastels <BR>of pink, blues and greens. TV in <BR>living area and in the master bedroom. The resort offers studios, <BR>one, two and three bedroom <BR>apartments as I recall. The kitichen <BR>appears to be well equipped with <BR>dishwasher, refrigerator, range, etc. <BR>I believe I also saw a washer and <BR>dryer in one of the hallway closets. <BR>The resort has at least two pools that <BR>I remember-- one of them has a <BR>slide popular with the kids. Speaking <BR>of kids, the resort has an excellent <BR>reputation for their children's program. <BR>Rick is right about the road-- to <BR>compare it with the U.S. it would be <BR>better described as a service road <BR>rather than a regular road or highway. <BR>For more information about La <BR>Cabana, go to their website: <BR> <BR>La Cabana is within walking distance <BR>of these hotels: Bucuti, the Manchebo, Costa Linda, Amsterdam <BR>Manor. It is also within walking <BR>distance of these restaurants: <BR>the Pirate's Nest (at Bucuti), the <BR>French Steakhouse (at Manchebo), <BR>and Chalet Suisse. It is also within <BR>walking distance of the Alahambra <BR>Casino & Bazaar. <BR>Have fun in Aruba!! <BR>JanGail <BR>

Randy Mar 4th, 2000 11:52 AM

Agree with all of the above. It is a good location, the "service road" between the resort and the beach is no problem. We have stayed twice at the resort and although it does draw lots of families, it was always very clean. We'd stay there again. Pools are very nice. Had great prime rib at the Captian's Table (just off the main registration area) and also had fun at the Friday night Caribbean Festival Dinner--lots of great costumes. While on Aruba, think about the Eagle Jeep Tour. It's an all-day tour that takes you all over this small island. Lots of fun!

Joe Mar 14th, 2000 06:42 AM

La Cabana is the place to be. We stayed there 6 years ago and are going back with other families in a few months. The suites are very nice, the grounds are well maintained, and the pools are fantastic! My only complaint would be that they do not have enought cababas on the beach. But besides that, it is my top choice!

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