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How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

Modesto, California
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How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

How close is a grocery store to the Marriott Aruba Surf Club? We are trying to decide if we can walk to get groceries, take a bus or taxi, or need to rent a car. Other than the grocery store, we do not plan on leaving the resort so we do not want to rent a car for the whole week.

Cumming, Georgia
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1. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

It is definitely not walking distance. There are four grocery stores in a cluster about half way between the airport and the Marriott.

You could either take the bus to the store and take a taxi back to the Marriott or take a taxi round trip. The taxi fare ROUND trip will run $20-$22.

New York City, New...
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2. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

BTW, you really should explore the island, even if for one day. It would be a shame to get to Aruba and not see any of it. Perhaps rent a car for one day from the airport, stop at the grocery and the next morning explore a little. This will save $$ as you would not have to take taxis from the airport and to/from the grocery.

Aruba is a very safe island and it is great to get out of the resport.

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3. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

We stay at the Surf Club in Feb. and took a cab to the nearest grocery store but when we realized it was not that far, my 15 year old grandson and I walked home. No you can't have multible heavy bags but if you like to walk it is more than posible.

Hamilton, Canada
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4. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

Labmom05....If you are taking a taxi from the airport your driver

will stop at the Major grocery stores ; that are on the way from the airport. The waiting time fee is an extra on top of your taxi fare.

In Feb. past it was $3.00 for 5 minutes. Current taxi fares are

listed under Arub.com & give you exact amount from point to

point regions. Taxi drivers in Aruba are great & use this list ;

they are also very honest , accommodating & informative.

Have fun!

New Jersey
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5. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

labmom -- if you are planning to go to one of the larger supermarkets - like Ling & Sons, from the high rise area (Surf club), it's too far to walk.

Ling & Sons website recommends taking a taxi, bus or car if you are coming to their store. Their website also says that if you are staying in the low rise area, you can probably walk there.

Modesto, California
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6. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

Thanks for the info. We have already made arrangements with Bully to be taxied to and from the airport so stopping at the grocery store is something I can check into.

7. Re: How close is the Grocery store to Marriott Aruba Surf Club?

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