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RCI & Aruba

Discussion in 'Caribbean Timesharing' started by NHTraveler, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. NHTraveler

    NHTraveler TUG Member

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    Has anyone ever does this? If so, how was it? Any issues or things people should know before doing it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Karen G

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    What exactly are you referring to? Are you wanting to know how to exchange into Aruba through RCI or do you have a question specific to Wyndham?
     
  3. NHTraveler

    NHTraveler TUG Member

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    I've used RCI for a couple stays in New England, but never out of the country. My nephew and his new wife would like to go to Aruba, but all the package deals I have been able to find run from $4,000-$5,000. Most are all inclusive, which I really don't know much about. If I go through RCI, it looks like I could possibly get a unit for 7 days under $500. The flights from here for two people will be about $1,500. So they would be up to $2,000. Of course, they will most likely rent a car. A lot of islands have utility fees. Is Aruba one of them? Some fees were per night. And they would still need food. I don't know what resorts down there are good and what ones to avoid.
     
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    You need to be careful about which resort you reserve. Many are all-inclusive and will end up costing much more than the $500 initially stated. Read the resort description closely. The Marriotts, La Cabana and a few others are not all-inclusive but the Divi resorts mostly are...
     
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    I have done Aruba thru RCI. Divi Village Golf and Beach, Playa Linda and Aruba Beach Club. None of these are all-inclusive. All had kitchens.

    You'll have to pay energy fees and taxes at checkin (or checkout.)
     
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    We own seven Aruba Timeshares and usually rent out five every year. As with many properties the rental time of year drives the price. Go in July, pay $800/week, go in February and that same unit might be $2,400. Aruba has about 300 restaurants, many are really good to excellent which is why I would never go all inclusive.

    Edited: Advertising in this forum is not allowed. Parts of this post have been removed
     
  8. silentg

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    Oops!
     
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    Hello All - I'm trying to do a bit of Christmas gift research. My mother in law set up a week via RCI (but appears to be their vacation subsidiary - not actually RCI). It is for a studio at Sasaki apartments. I was hoping to get gift certificate for a nearby restaurant/spa....but doesn't seem like there is much in this area. Their website talks only about a taco bell and pizza hut within walking distance. There is a Superfoods nearby too.

    Does anyone know if there is anything else within walking distance of this place that would make a nice gift card for xmas?

    https://www.sasaki-apartments.com/location/
     
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    Madame Janette isn’t far from there, but I wouldn’t walk it!
     
  11. sandkastle4966

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    quinta del Carmen is closer and I think better than MJ. Walk it? maybe. I definitely would NOT walk to MJ, or taco bell, or pizza hut. you need a car at this location.
     

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