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... meal in the Horizon Court buffet when the movie finished around 8.00-ish - poached salmon and salad with a few chips and some fresh pineapple to finish for me and Doug had a salmon quiche and a bit of fried chicken and a few chips.
Back to our cabin to drop off our goods and chattels before going to the Explorer’s lounge to see the Liars Club with senior officers from the ship which was very funny with Kelvin putting on ...
... The number of performing groups is amazing. The breaks in between for technical changes are well organized and short. That everyone has to participate in Carnival is shown by a group that hoists their keyboard player in a wheelchair onto the stage. And that in a country where I haven’t seen public supplies for people with a handicap as yet.
... and sea creatures.
Much later in the day, we visited Mangel Halto. Mangel is not a beach. You go there for the snorkeling. Again, it was worth checking out despite the fact that we didn't get to see turtles. Reportedly, turtles frequent the area. We weren't lucky enough to see them at that time. Bummer! As a consolation, we hit Zeerover again for some oil-delicious fish fry.
... Aruban Florins. We docked at eight o'clock this morning, and departed about 5:30, only half an hour late. That was after a few frantic announcements looking for a wayward passenger. I wonder if he made it back, or if he'll be making Aruba his new home.
Somewhat contradictorilly (is that a word?) we found Aruba to be extremely humid, and very dry at the same time. The air is hot and ...
... job. The catch is that they must take the job and then pay back all the welfare money paid to them whilst unemployed!
David Cameron are you listening?
Once off the coach, I had developed a bad headache and had to abandon my plans ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paradera Park
Paradera Park was like an oasis in the middle of a beautiful island. The property is spotless and the gardens are lush and perfectly maintained. If you are looking for the services of a +++* resort but want absolute tranquility and privacy - this is the place to be. Our room was well appointed and the apartment is central to the island. A car is a must and provides so much more opportunities to explore the island with freedom. It was a wonderful service, which Paradera Park arranged for a driver to meet us at the airport, take us to the property and then on to the car rental location. We were out of the airport and sipping wine by the pool in less than an hour. Debby has a very good understanding of the local restaurants (and seems to be able to work magic with reservations). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would, without hesitation, recommend this spot. Say hello to Jamie, the resident beagle who provides great entertainment. Enjoy your stay,,,,,Susan and Paul, Ontario Canada
Paradera Park Apartments rocks! We had a great time in Aruba.
Paradera was Great
We spend a week at the Paradera Park Apts. over the New Years Holiday. We couldn't have been more pleased. Of course, the apartments were very clean and attention had been paid to the detail. They are not like the luxury all inclusive hotels, but that's not what we wanted.
The pool and garden were lovely. The owners were extrememly helpful with dinner reservations and sight seeing trips.
We have visited Aruba several times and will return again to the Paradera Park Apts.
We just returned from our honeymoon in Aruba and the Paradera Apartments was a true find. Debbie and Hank are the perfect hosts. Mary, the housekeeper, keeps the rooms and the grounds very clean. The studio was plenty of room for 2 people. The kitchen had anything you would need for vacation cooking.
I spent 6 nights here at the beginning of November, based entirely on reviews posted here. I can only echo all the positive comments. The hosts were marvelous--very friendly and full of practical information. The grounds are beautiful and well kept; especially loved the pool. Stayed in a studio with my boyfriend, and there was plenty of space for two. The beach chairs and cooler provided allowed us to explore more isolated beaches in comfort. You'll need a car, but it's worth it to enjoy the less-developed areas of the island.
We have booked our trip to Aruba in August and read all the wonderful reviews from other visitors about Paradera Park Apartments. We were very excited. Well, it was all true and more! We were greeted by Debby, Henk and immediately felt at home away from home. The studio was more than enough for the two of us. It was always clean. We loved having our own little kitchen and ate our breakfast every morning on the patio overlooking the beautiful palm trees where lots of birds and iguanas live. They provided us with hours of entertainment. Our hosts were full of knowledge about the island and gave us excellent tips on what to see, where to go to the supermarket, and what restaurants would suit our desires. For the 6 days that we lived at Paradera we just felt so relaxed and taken care of which is exactly what we wanted to feel on our vacation. Debby and Henk (and Jaime) we thank you for a wonderful, extraordinary experience and we will be back one day! (probably with lots of friends and family members so get ready).
Ingrid and Frank have passed on the management to their lovely daughter Debbie and gentleman Hank with excellent results.For four weeks I enjoyed all the comforts of Paradera Park with the added benefits of thoughtful and highly motivated owners.The rooms are very confortable, cleaned daily by a honest and consciencious maid and located in a safe and user friendly section of Aruba.Although a car is mandatory you are centrally located(10 minutes) to all the beaches and much closer to the other intresting tourist destinations.The place is quite with a very inviting pool, surrounded by lush palm trees and plants.It is great to have a safe in the room and 24 hour internet access.The price is much better then other places who try to trick you with a price that is actually per person double occupancy. This price is for the room regardless if there is one or two people.You will enjoy the feeling that your vacation is most important to them. When I return to Aruba I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Just got back a few hours ago from a ten day stay in Aruba at the Paradera Park Apts. What a great place and a wonderful value!
My husband and I went to Aruba to work and vacation! We forgot to print out the directions.....so we were lost for about an hour ....but we had fun just being lost! People wanted to help but there is really no rhyme or reason to the addresses in Aruba....even the locals can't figure it out! But we finally found our way....Ingrid gave us a map and a quick lesson on "how not to get lost"! (We still got lost....I am not a very good navigator!)
We recently spent two weeks at Paradera Park apartments. having been to Aruba 15 times before and having always stayed at the large hotels, this was a hidden gem. About 8 minutes by car from both Eagle and Palm beaches, Paradera Park is a small (14 unit) two story building. The grounds around the pool were beautiful. Ingrid will go out of her way to help you with any of your requests. We must also put in a thanks to Mary the housekeeper who works non-stop. The rooms were always immaculate. Mary added nice touches to our balcony by adding seat cushions and tablecloth to the table and chairs on the balcony. As well, the price is right! Around $105 including taxes per night. The only drawback is you must have a car. Ingrid can arrange rentals for $199/week through Value Car Rental.