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Aruba January "hell week"

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Aruba January "hell week"

My husband and I are traveling to Aruba, staying at the surf club 1/12/17-1/19/17. Unfortunately I guess I did not do my research, and am only now finding out about "hell week." I am definitely the type of person that this will ruin my vacation. We are a young couple in our late 20s just looking to get away, relax, have fun. I would like to know 1. Are all the stories really true? Is it really THAT bad or is some of it an exaggeration?, and 2. Does anyone have any tips on how to avoid this/them all together??? Ugh thanks in advance.

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new york
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61. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

Hi- Hell Week which takes place not just in Aruba, seems to coincide with the New York State Regents Exam Schedule. There are Private School who do not give these exams and have a Winter Break. Regents Week is January 22-January 25. i personally would not travel to Aruba from around January 17- February 3, 2019.

Edited: 19 October 2018, 10:11
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62. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

Oh no! We just booked from Jan 26th to Feb 3rd, 2019. We are staying at the Manchebo and then the last 2 nights at the Adult only Marriott hotel,

I think we may be ok, because of our choices. Thoughts??

Any idea if the private beach from the Marriott will be affected?

Newton, MA
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63. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

The groups that cause the problems stay in the two Marriott time share complexes although there may be some spill over to the Marriott hotel area.

Minneapolis...
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for Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach
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64. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

Oh no! We just booked from Jan 26th to Feb 3rd, 2019. We are staying at the Manchebo and then the last 2 nights at the Adult only Marriott hotel, I think we may be ok, because of our choices. Thoughts??

Any idea if the private beach from the Marriott will be affected?

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You will be fine with Manchebo. Hard to say how many will be booked at the Marriott hotel versus the Marriott timeshares.

LaGrangeville, New...
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65. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

Carrie - itts sound like you are booked at Marriott dowtown hotel the Renaissance ? If so you are fine. I have stayed at the Marriott hotel during this week and its a nightmare. They 100% spill over and the kids come at night to the casino and lobby. You could not pay me to go back this week.

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66. Re: Aruba January "hell week"

Yes we are at the renaissance. Thanks for your input!

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