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I believe it’s between $10- no more than 20 a day depending on room size.


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Government fees / taxes
 

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What are the daily fees for owners at the Aruba Surf Club in a 2 bedroom.Thanks
A government fee of $3 USD/night, a $15 Levy fee, and timeshare taxes of $11.88/day for two- and three-bedroom units
 

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A government fee of $3 USD/night, a $15 Levy fee, and timeshare taxes of $11.88/day for two- and three-bedroom units
Same for a one bedroom?
 

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First time going here next week. All recommendations welcome.

anyone have experience with this rental car company? Looking to rent a soft top keep or convertible.

 

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A government fee of $3 USD/night, a $15 Levy fee, and timeshare taxes of $11.88/day for two- and three-bedroom units
Glad I don’t own here. I wouldn’t be too happy paying that each night on top of HOA fees.
 

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First time going here next week. All recommendations welcome.

anyone have experience with this rental car company? Looking to rent a soft top keep or convertible.

Yes we have twice. Good prices older cars. We call it rent a wreck.
If you plan on taking the Jeep to the other side of the island it is the best option in our opinion. Old and beat up is better than shiny and new when you plan on Mr. Toads wild ride in the sand dunes. We had a blast. Driving skills required and match my DH’s skill set.
 

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Yes we have twice. Good prices older cars. We call it rent a wreck.
If you plan on taking the Jeep to the other side of the island it is the best option in our opinion. Old and beat up is better than shiny and new when you plan on Mr. Toads wild ride in the sand dunes. We had a blast. Driving skills required and match my DH’s skill set.
I plan on visiting beaches that have clear water for some sort of snorkeling and relaxation. Don’t need to off road much I guess
 

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Be sure to check out Baby Beach then. Aruba snorkeling in not impressive in our book but still enjoyable. Baby Beach is a good 45 minute drive from the Marriott.

Not sure you’ll be happy with Royal if you don’t plan to off road or aren’t looking based solely on price.
 

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Be sure to check out Baby Beach then. Aruba snorkeling in not impressive in our book but still enjoyable. Baby Beach is a good 45 minute drive from the Marriott.

Not sure you’ll be happy with Royal if you don’t plan to off road or aren’t looking based solely on price.
I was able to get Alamo mid size for 225 for the week. I remember the snorkeling isn’t the best, truthfully, I’ve been to Aruba once 15 years Ago and was not a fan. There must be something wrong when going to Aruba is a “last resort”. If USVI were still open I’d be there! As long as I’m not at home for the week that’s all that matters.
 

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I was able to get Alamo mid size for 225 for the week. I remember the snorkeling isn’t the best, truthfully, I’ve been to Aruba once 15 years Ago and was not a fan. There must be something wrong when going to Aruba is a “last resort”. If USVI were still open I’d be there! As long as I’m not at home for the week that’s all that matters.
We've rented from Tropic every trip and had a great experience. Interesting as we much prefer Aruba over the VI.
 

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TopDrive has been very reliable for us
have a great trip!
ps- I assume you’re familiar with the CoVid testing and insurance requirements
 

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We've rented from Tropic every trip and had a great experience. Interesting as we much prefer Aruba over the VI.
I can’t say I prefer VI over Aruba since I’ve yet to visit WSJ. I’m hoping the water by the resort isn’t so cloudy. That truly ruins it for me. If I have to leave the resort for clear water beaches, it kind of defeats the purpose of going so far. The constant “breeze” also is a bit much. Last time I laid on the beach I felt like I was getting sand blasted the whole time. I’m just happy to get away so I’m giving it another shot! Hoping this time around I fall in love with it.
 

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I can’t say I prefer VI over Aruba since I’ve yet to visit WSJ. I’m hoping the water by the resort isn’t so cloudy. That truly ruins it for me. If I have to leave the resort for clear water beaches, it kind of defeats the purpose of going so far. The constant “breeze” also is a bit much. Last time I laid on the beach I felt like I was getting sand blasted the whole time. I’m just happy to get away so I’m giving it another shot! Hoping this time around I fall in love with it.
On the flip side the cooling breeze makes summer heat pleasant. Def a plus for us!
 

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On the flip side the cooling breeze makes summer heat pleasant. Def a plus for us!

Very true. I’m going in with excitement
 

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I can’t say I prefer VI over Aruba since I’ve yet to visit WSJ. I’m hoping the water by the resort isn’t so cloudy. That truly ruins it for me. If I have to leave the resort for clear water beaches, it kind of defeats the purpose of going so far. The constant “breeze” also is a bit much. Last time I laid on the beach I felt like I was getting sand blasted the whole time. I’m just happy to get away so I’m giving it another shot! Hoping this time around I fall in love with it.
Hopefully you will. Even within Aruba there are different vacation locations with their own style. Largely it gets divided up as the High Rise and Low Rise areas but there are others. We prefer the High Rise where the Marriott's are because of the ability to walk to many restaurants and the like. But for some resorts in the Low Rise area, walking to the Superfoods is workable as well, at least for 4. I don't snorkel or dive but I've seen quite a number of people who say that Aruba is their second favorite options in the Caribbean with the Cayman's normally being first. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
On the flip side the cooling breeze makes summer heat pleasant. Def a plus for us!
It is for us as well given the heat.
 

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Hopefully you will. Even within Aruba there are different vacation locations with their own style. Largely it gets divided up as the High Rise and Low Rise areas but there are others. We prefer the High Rise where the Marriott's are because of the ability to walk to many restaurants and the like. But for some resorts in the Low Rise area, walking to the Superfoods is workable as well, at least for 4. I don't snorkel or dive but I've seen quite a number of people who say that Aruba is their second favorite options in the Caribbean with the Cayman's normally being first. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
It is for us as well given the heat.
Do you know if the 2 bedrooms are all the same? Are they lockouts? Only one floor plan for two bedrooms on the Marriott website
 

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Do you know if the 2 bedrooms are all the same? Are they lockouts? Only one floor plan for two bedrooms on the Marriott website
They have a two bedroom portion of the three bedroom which is only ocean side category. Otherwise I believe all the two bedrooms are lock off’s.
 

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They have a two bedroom portion of the three bedroom which is only ocean side category. Otherwise I believe all the two bedrooms are lock off’s.
Gotcha. So is there a way to request a specific room for the ocean view?
 

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Gotcha. So is there a way to request a specific room for the ocean view?
SC has 4 view types OF, OS, OV & GV in order. OF & OS will be Lighthouse Tower, OV & GV will be either Compass or Spyglass tower (further back). 3 BR are only OV in the Compass Building I believe. SC is pretty hard line in giving you what you have reserved either directly or by exchange and the last 3 years or so MVC in general has been much more hard line that in the past to the point that at some resorts you'd be forced to move rooms though with Covid that'd be less likely. You can make a request directly with the resort or through MVC, I'd do it with the resort. Historically I've gotten a plan it now email and responded then we went from there with some limited back and forth, but this year those have been different so you may want to call (they are on Atlantic Time if it matters). What do you have reserved specifically?, you should be able to figure it out fairly easily. If it's a direct reservation you'll have a specific type of unit reserved, if it's an II exchange, there was specific unit type deposited and you should be able to figure that out from the code in your II history. Odds are dramatically high you have a lockoff given the numbers and if so it'll be a King in the second with a sofa bed rather than 2 full sized beds in the second. It's also likely you have a GV or OV but I've had OS & OF as exchanges in the past.
 

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SC has 4 view types OF, OS, OV & GV in order. OF & OS will be Lighthouse Tower, OV & GV will be either Compass or Spyglass tower (further back). 3 BR are only OV in the Compass Building I believe. SC is pretty hard line in giving you what you have reserved either directly or by exchange and the last 3 years or so MVC in general has been much more hard line that in the past to the point that at some resorts you'd be forced to move rooms though with Covid that'd be less likely. You can make a request directly with the resort or through MVC, I'd do it with the resort. Historically I've gotten a plan it now email and responded then we went from there with some limited back and forth, but this year those have been different so you may want to call (they are on Atlantic Time if it matters). What do you have reserved specifically?, you should be able to figure it out fairly easily. If it's a direct reservation you'll have a specific type of unit reserved, if it's an II exchange, there was specific unit type deposited and you should be able to figure that out from the code in your II history. Odds are dramatically high you have a lockoff given the numbers and if so it'll be a King in the second with a sofa bed rather than 2 full sized beds in the second. It's also likely you have a GV or OV but I've had OS & OF as exchanges in the past.
One is a AC and the other is a getaway. The second bedroom said queen bed and queen sleeper sofa
 
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