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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:10 pm 
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What does your resort, hotel, or timeshare include for government fees, etc. in your bill when you check-out and about how much is that total for the week? And what hotel/resort are you posting about?

I realize there are energy charges, an environmental surcharge, a tourism tax, and perhaps a BBO and/or sales tax but I have no idea what those rates might be.

And if anyone knows what the percentages or per day charge is say, per room, per unit, per bedroom, per week or per day, or per stay please post that info.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:42 pm 
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I rent a house and pay only 9.5% tourist tax.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Divi Golf and Beach Resort, 1-BR 2-bath unit fees = $190 per week, if only staying one week. $15.00 less per week for each consecutive-stay-week.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 pm 
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dutchdushi wrote:
I rent a house and pay only 9.5% tourist tax.


9.5% of what dollar value, please?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:51 am 
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leftyjy wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
I rent a house and pay only 9.5% tourist tax.


9.5% of what dollar value, please?


Any dollar value, depends on how long you rent. In my case $ 1.135 a week for a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house with garden and pool. So it is about $ 110 a week.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:54 am 
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Aruba isn't bad compared to the gouging in USA and Canada and I hear Europe is worse . I was planning a trip to Las Vegas and found this .

HARRAH'S $30
HILTON GRAND VACATIONS SUITES ON THE BOULEVARD $25
HILTON GRAND VACATIONS ON PARADISE LAS VEGAS (CONVENTION CENTER) $25
HILTON GRAND VACATIONS AT THE FLAMINGO $25

Daily extra charge plus taxes of 13.38 %

Most major cities is over 15 % taxes plus hotel fee

Mexico is crazy also ! Fairmount Mayakoba is 20 us per person plus 18 % taxes daily .

Aruba has nothing to worry about when it comes to fees . :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm 
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Yes, Taxes and fees are getting quite expensive in Aruba. The total cost of visiting there has risen dramatically. Other Caribbean destinations may soon become viable alternatives. Hotel and timeshare costs and charges have surged big time over the past few years. I hope the Aruba tourist authorities and government don't price themselves out of an enjoyable destination market.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Good luck with that . Mind you St. Maarten has a 5 % tax :D but most are more expensive than Aruba when it comes to taxes and fees .


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:30 pm 
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This is what charges were incurred when I checked out of Playa Linda for a one week(7 night) stay in Feb 2018.
Basis is for a 1 bedroom unit which I own. Charges are in U.S Dollars.

Environmental Tax $15.00 for the entire week

Tourist Tax $10.30 per night x 7 nights $72.10


Total charges at check out: $87.10


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Example for Hyatt for an king with ocn/pool vw for 1 week in late May

Environment tax: $1.50 per day
Service charge: 15%
Occupancy tax: apps. 10.9%

That's all that shows up on the rate breakdown.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:23 am 
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pmarrier wrote:
Example for Hyatt for an king with ocn/pool vw for 1 week in late May

Environment tax: $1.50 per day
Service charge: 15%
Occupancy tax: apps. 10.9%

That's all that shows up on the rate breakdown.


I would assume the 15% service charge is from the hotel itself, and not a government tax or surcharge, though...?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:28 am 
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Correct

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:45 am 
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I neglected to post the charges incurred by guests/occupants (owners, renters, RCI'ers, II'ers, etc.) at Costa Linda.
Two bedroom suite: Occupancy tax $11.88/day, Energy surcharge $13.50/day, Environmental tax $25 per STAY.

Three bedroom suite: Occ. $11.88/day, Energy $18.96/day, Env. $25/STAY.

With all the flexibilities available with lockoffs via original three bedroom units and the new Frangipani two and three bedroom units, listing those charges for one and two bedroom lockoffs presents a complex mystery.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:20 pm 
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trying to figure out what the point of this thread is. should I be looking for another vacation place because these taxes make aruba unaffordable? personally, i'm more worried about all the palapa/public beach stuff going on at various ocean front resorts. now that might make me start searching for a new vacation spot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Jimmy, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe if they add more fees all the people who say they are not coming back will actually go elsewhere and solve all the beach issues at the same time!


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