Aruba Journals

Aruba - June 2002

A June 2002 trip to Aruba by lotsatoysny

Quote: This was just a hang-out celebrate birthday with friends trip. Food was great. Enjoyed the outdoor activities. Beaches were beautiful. Stayed in efficiencies about five minutes from town. Will definitely go back.

Caribbean Palm Village Resort

Hotel | "Caribbean Palm Village"

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Best Things Nearby:
Beaches

Best Things About the Resort:
We had a great poolside view.

Resort Experience:
We had two efficiencies together to form a huge two-bedroom suite. I remember the building was pink. Reminded me of Florida and Valentino's is right on the premises. Very neat and clean.

  • Unit Type: 2 Bedroom
  • Activities: Not Available
  • Amenities: Good
  • Unit Satisfaction: Very Good
  • Family Friendliness: Not Available
  • Service: Not Available

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 19, 2004

Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Noord 43-E Palm Beach Road
Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-586-2700

Valentino's

Restaurant

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Food was great. Coming from NY where we have great Italian food, this was a pleasant surprise. It was a nice, attractive restaurant, good staff service and tasty dining. It was just as good as being in NY.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2004

Valentino's
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Oranjestad, Aruba
+297-586-2700

El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Restaurant | "El Gaucho (Argentine Grill)"

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OMG I can't say enough about this place. Definitely make a reservation. If you plan on weekends, well in advance. Like when you first arrive. It is a steakhouse to rival that of Peter Lugurs. Waiters take orders without even writing them down. Our waiter took orders for 6 all cooked different and everything came back flawless.

The restaurant is located down some side street a bit off the path, but sooo worth it.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2004

El Gaucho Argentine Grill
Wilhelminastraat 80
Oranjestad, Aruba
+297-582-3677

Tony Roma's

Restaurant

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Ribs, ribs, ribs! We used to have one of these in New York. They are famous for their ribs. The frizzled onion loaf is good, too. It has all around great food and is somewhat like an Applebee's or Chili's. The menu has pretty much American cuisine. If you're into the Applebee's/Chili's thing, you will love this place. It can be crowded during peak hours.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 22, 2005

Tony Roma's
Adriaann Lacle Boulevard 28
Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588-7427