Archive for December, 2010

Obie’s Things to Do: Aruba

Thursday, December 16th, 2010


Pellican Pier – Informal bar/grill, my favorite place for a grouper sandwich at lunch time, 5 times a week. Fantastic view and I love the atmosphere. At the Holiday Inn out into the water.

Marandi – Large tiki covered “hut on the water”.  Try the capriccio appetizer and Grouper.  Hard to find, on the water near the airport, 297-582-0157

Chef’s Tables – Top notch food, ask for the capriccio appetizer. Turn at Adventure Golf, Bubali Street.  297-587-8140

Madame Janette’s – Top notch food, again try the the capriccio appetizer.  Turn at Adventure Golf.

Simply Fish – Watch the sunset.  On beach at the Marriott Hotel.   297-586-9000

Papiamento, 297-586-4544

Flying Fishbone
– East of Airport about 5 miles toward St Nicholas on the water, Savaneta 344.  297-584-2506.

Screaming Eagle – Sister to Flying Fishbone.  On Eagle Beach,   297-587-8021

Cuba’s Cooking – Downtown, Cuban food is fair but live music most nights. Wilhelminastraat #27, Ornjestad. 297-588-0627

Le Petite Caf̩ РCook/serve on hot stones. Several locations.

Charlie’s – Seedy, lots of atmosphere, great BBQ shrimp.  In St. Nicholas, 297-584-5086

Pincho’s – 297-583-2666

Que Pasa – 297-583-4888

Activities / Clubs

Sunset Sail and Snorkling: The Mi Dushi, 100 year old wooden sailing ship. Also the Jolly Pirates has two sailing ships.

Snorkeling trips: Many variations, one to three stops plus lunch, dinner

Mi Dushi (my favorite), De Palm, Pelican, etc.

ATV excursions: My favorite is Rancho Desperado, fewer rules.  Swim in the natural pool, also Watanabe tours

Horseback riding: Again Rancho Desperado

Mambo Jambo – Late, Salsa club, live bands weekends. 297-583-3632

Garufa Lounge – Live Salsa, downtown.  297-582-3677

Xsizzle – Supper club with live music. Hot weekends near Marriott @ Paseo Herencia. 297-586-3800

Take a ride into the desert side for a picnic; need four wheel drive