Recent posts by dougjp | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

OK getting serious if we can Pastor you may have in fact discovered a gem here. Like going back in time.Admiral George Bridges Rodney said; "this rock, only six miles in length and three in breadth, has done England more harm than all the arms of her most potent enemies, and alone supported the infamous rebellion."

The island’s tourism office has a nice web site with an interesting virtual tour, although if you click on Oranjestad Beach, I don’t see any sand However the 360 from Signal Hill does show a runway with no potential problems landing or taking off, albiet rather short:

www.statiatourism.com/

I know, the devil made you do this? And sucked me into responding too ;D Its already moving up the chain! More posts than Bermuda, Curacao and St. Kitts, and you can land big planes on those islands!

First things first, maybe we should find an aerial shot of the runway, an A320 filled with AI tourons may not work here What’s at the end of the runway, the caribbean sea or a mountain? Is there enough braking power in a A320 for this place?

Oddly enough, I can’t find any photos. Maybe people are too occupied gripping the arms of their seat to take pictures?

Stayed in that exact unit many years ago and think the recommendation is an excellent one. I remember the room quality, size and decor was impressive. I thought it was excellent value for the money and a preferred spot to stay as its more relaxing than the big hotels. Keep in mind an ‘oceanview’ does exist, however this mini-hotel is across the road from the beach. Now the road isn’t a main one, its (was) lightly travelled and not a problem.

Aruba is one of the easiest islands for us to adjust to, including driving. One thing I remember was in the capital its quite congested with few parking spots available. Not a problem elsewhere. And never leave anything in your car, not the trunk or glovebox either. Sorry it was too long ago to remember specific spots to go to for dining.

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