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#1 PantherMan89

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

So I'm planning a trip for this may and so far I think it's going to be to aruba. Looking for any suggestions of things to see/do or where to stay. I'm also up for suggestions for other places in the Caribbean but leaning towards aruba at the moment. And yes I know about Natalie holloway. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Avoid Dutch playboys

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Don't be a horny drunk blonde.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Dammit, I come to make a Natalie Holloway reference and there are already 3. This is bullshit.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Don't go to this beach:

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Not sure what beach that is in Aruba, but not exactly a nice backdrop.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

I heard Kokomo is nice.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Don't go to this beach:

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Not sure what beach that is in Aruba, but not exactly a nice backdrop.



I went to Aruba over a decade ago and I think that is a desalination plant in the background. I'm pretty sure Aruba gets all of its fresh water from desalinated sea water. I might be mistaken but that beach might be around a little manmade lagoon. They built a sea wall about 25 yards offshore with one gap in it to allow the ebb and flow of water. Nice place to snorkel if this is the same beach. But I could be wrong and that could be a sewage treatment facility that burns used tires for power.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

I went to Aruba over a decade ago and I think that is a desalination plant in the background. I'm pretty sure Aruba gets all of its fresh water from desalinated sea water. I might be mistaken but that beach might be around a little manmade lagoon. They built a sea wall about 25 yards offshore with one gap in it to allow the ebb and flow of water. Nice place to snorkel if this is the same beach. But I could be wrong and that could be a sewage treatment facility that burns used tires for power.

it is an oil refinery, so says google. If that is indeed a desalination plant then there is another beach at Aruba with a big nasty oil refinery. I know they plan to shut it down, but not sure when.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Yeah, I guess the flames shooting out of one of the stacks should have been a clue.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

I've been twice and both times stayed at the Mariott

A few cool things:

Resort had a casino, parasailing and renting a jeep to go to the natural bridge. Cool place.

That photo I believe is from the more local side of the island


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