Aruba Trip Reports

Wyndham Resort (now Westin)

October 12 - 19, 2002 by Stacey

First I would like to say I love Aruba and this was our 2nd trip to Aruba. We were traveling on a Charter flight with TNT Vacations. I do not recommend TNT vacations to anyone! We were supposed to leave Boston Logan at 5 a.m. after several hours we were told there was a delay due to a minor mechanical problem. Around 8:30 a.m. we were told that we needed a new plane and not to expect leaving Boston until 6 p.m. The plane did arrive but we did not end up leaving Boston until 9 p.m.

We finally landed in Aruba at 4 a.m. on 10/13 and then shared a Taxi (due to the many passengers waiting for Taxi's) to the Wyndham.

Wyndham By Request - I am a member which pretty much means nothing. There was no express check in for By Request members so we had to wait in line to check in. Also we were not given any special pillows etc. that was requested and finally got a small bottle of wine/cheese/crackers (for one person) on 10/13 around 3 p.m.

The Wyndham had also screwed up our rooms several times. We were first given a room with Twin Beds on the 8th floor right next to all the construction noise. Then switched to a King Bed Room on the 6th Floor but still next to the construction noise. Finally given a room on the 14th floor but the balcony door was extremely hard to open, the shower curtain was dirty, and when they began working on the elevators we were right next to the elevator shaft so we heard constant banging. Every time we tried to contact the front desk we were told we'll call you back and never would. Finally after speaking to the Manager we were given a credit on our room.

Other than that our trip was really good! Great weather! Great sights! Great Pictures! Visit the Hyatt's fruit smoothie stand - Elisabeth is great! Pago Pago, Ruins del Mar, Blossoms, Iguana Joe's, The Terrace....all were great! Cafe Bacci was good last year but this year it was horrible....the food was cold, and there was 2 waiters for the entire place on a Friday night. If you are looking for Lladro's go to Gandlemans (downtown) and ask for Twina!

If anyone has any other questions feel free to email me!