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 Post subject: beaches? Groceries?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am 
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Ok sorry a lot of information i need. Again visiting in July. Was planing to bring peanut butter, almonds, coffee, honey, oatmeal, maybe bread (Im on a strict diet) condiments the envelope ones, other healthy snacks. Do I put in checked in bags or carry on? Do i need to declare?

Also not staying in a resort but see some beaches are attached to resorts can I buy something from their hotel beach bars am I allowed if not a patron there? what about chairs rentals?

Thanks again so excited


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 Post subject: Re: beaches? Groceries?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:44 pm 
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CurleyGal wrote:
Ok sorry a lot of information i need. Again visiting in July. Was planing to bring peanut butter, almonds, coffee, honey, oatmeal, maybe bread (Im on a strict diet) condiments the envelope ones, other healthy snacks. Do I put in checked in bags or carry on? I recommend checked bags. Do i need to declare? Never have so I don't believe so.

Also not staying in a resort but see some beaches are attached to resorts can I buy something from their hotel beach bars am I allowed if not a patron there? what about chairs rentals? Not touching this one.

Thanks again so excited


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 Post subject: Re: beaches? Groceries?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:11 pm 
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I usually pack such items in my checked bag. If I have something that will break easily, I'll put it in my carry-on but be careful about the 3 oz. fluids rule.

My experience is you can go to resorts and pull up a chair at their beach bars, however, if it is an all-inclusive (AI) that is a different situation. If still the policy, I know that at the Divi Tamarijn AI (if you are not staying there) you can purchase drink tickets at their front desk. It probably varies at each AI resort so best to inquire before going. (Don't confuse 'chairs at beach bars' with loungers/chairs under resort palapas.)

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Apart from AI and the Bucuti, I think you can order drinks everywhere. I bring some groceries in my checked luggage. This was never a problem. We bring cheese, coffee and almonds.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:46 pm 
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We just take some decaf coffee and filters.....everything else we just buy on the island.
I like to try new stuff that I can't get at home.


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 Post subject: Re: beaches? Groceries?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:53 pm 
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FYI Google "Lings Aruba"-one of the two big grocery stores frequented by tourists....they have pretty much everything you want.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 pm 
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There was a time when I packet food stuffs and it worked out fine. Then I started to see as happy1 said the two main stores and even smaller ones carry 90% of what I was so carefully packing in my checked luggage and worried about the 50 lb limits.
Now all I pack is a pound of DD coffee a few other food odds and ends and the rest I buy on Island. Don't really find the prices for the US type food items much more then I pay back home.

There is a couple who we have gotten to now over the years and she brings packed in dry ice in her checked luggage meats, burgers, steaks, meatballs, hot dogs. Stuff she freezes for a few months as well as certain pasta and other boxed items ans spices.

That seems like a lot of and way too much work.

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