We were in port from 12:00pm to 11:30pm. Picture perfect day other than the wind! Wow was it windy!
We wanted to go to Eagle beach, which we did... In a taxi for 5.00 per person one way. It is about a 7 minute taxi ride.
Chair rental was 5.00 per chair, although I think there was other chairs there for Public use.
Unfortunately, it was so windy that we got sand-blasted on the Beach. The beach is huge...very wide with lots of room, not crowded at all. We stayed there for about 2hours and then took another taxi....just stand on the sidewalk and a taxi will come by. It was 4.00 per person back to the ship. The taxi driver said that it is starting to be the windy season in Aruba, but today was exceptionally windy. We loved the shopping, lots and lots of stores, outdoor market, etc and very friendly.
Because we were there over dinner, we asked the taxi driver where to go and she suggested Driftwood. We went back to the ship, got ready and headed back out to go for dinner. Driftwood was about a 7 minute walk from the ship. It was packed when we got there and it only took us 15 minutes to get our table. Driftwood also operates a fishing charter so the catch of the day is what was caught on the charter that morning. There was grouper and swordfish.
After a glass of wine, one appetizer, one bowl of soup, two main courses, the total bill was 79.00....all in all it was a great meal for the price which we felt was totally reasonable.. We walked back to the ship after dinner and felt totally safe.
I do have to say that most shopping closes between 5 and 6pm.