Hi, peeps! Happy July 4th Eve for those who celebrate. I hope that most of you have fun plans for tomorrow and/or are planning to watch some fireworks whether it’s in person or on TV. My room mate Britt and I are actually having a July 4th get together and we just finished up running some errands for the party. It’s going to be a blast; hot dogs, hamburgers, beers, mimosa’s, and tons of snacks 😉 Let’s just hope the rain holds off!
As promised in last night’s post, I have some more pictures from my vacation to Aruba to share with you. I also wanted to provide you all with some information of great places to eat/stay/go out while in Aruba if you ever plan to go 🙂 ! You can find all of this info at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the facts!
We stayed at the Marriott Surf Club Time Share. My parents were kind enough to let us use a week of their time share and this made all the difference in the world for us. Aside from not having to pay for a hotel, the time share is basically a huge apartment. There is a master bedroom with a master bathroom, balcony, and view of the ocean.
There is also a smaller bedroom which still has a balcony and a view of the pool/ocean. We had a TV room, dining area, and kitchen with all of the amenities (full sized fridge, coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, etc). And last but not least, the time share includes a washer/dryer which was amazing considering there were SIX of us going to the beach each day and out at night.
The first day we arrived in Aruba, the girls and I went to the supermarket and stocked up on snacks, breakfast/lunch foods, juice, and alcohol. We wanted to try to eat all breakfasts and lunches in the apartment since we had plans to eat out 4-5 nights of the week. While we purchased a good amount of groceries, we probably could have bought more as we ran out of lunch food after the third day!
The restaurants we ate at were as follows: Madame Janette’s, Blossom’s (a sushi/hibachi restaurant), Flying Fishbone, and Papiamento. The girls and I loved pretty much everywhere we ate, but our favorite place was Madame Janette’s.
At night or for happy hour, we hit up the following bars/lounges: Pelican Pier for happy hour (right on the water and $4 drinks from 4:00-6:00!), Senor Frogs, Gusto, Soprano Bar, Mojito’s, and to be honest I forget some of the other places 😛 ! One of the nights we went bar hopping on the ‘Koo Koo Kunuku’ bus which was sooooo much fun.
If anyone has additional questions, please feel free to email me at StephSnacks@gmail.com!
Goodnight everyone, and Happy 4th of July 🙂