Aruba Trip Reports

Casa Del Mar Resort

August 2 - August 8, 2004 By Kathleen

We went to Aruba for week 32, to the Casa Del Mar Resort. Aruba is truely as it's slogan says, "One Happy Island"!

The weather is spectacular, the beaches gorgeous, and the people very friendly. We stayed in an oceanview 2 bedroom unit and really loved spending our breakfasts on the Covered Patio.

We dined at Amazonia our 2nd night there and were completely pampered (and stuffed), the staff and food are both 1st rate. Enjoyed a great meal at Driftwood with the freshest fish I have ever eaten!

Had a fantastic time on the Jolly Pirates snorkle adventure, and enjoyed all of the fabulous shops in town. Snorkling was fun but we thought the colors were most spectacular in Hawaii.

We didn't have alot of luck in any of the Casinos but really had fun trying. The Alhambra Casino and shopping area were across the street, so we walked there after dinner or before going elsewere every evening.

Aruba is very convenient to get around, we rented a car for 3 days and used cabs and the super efficient bus system the rest of our stay.

The only down side was that only 1 of the 3 elevators at our resort were working. This made it not just inconvenient but at check-in and check-out times, nearly impossible to get up or down; we waited over 20 mins twice.

We are looking forward to returning to this paradise. May next time we'll try the highrise area.