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Monday, May 6, 2013

Barefoot in Aruba

Take off your shoes and feel the beautiful sand under your feet as you dine at the waters edge.
Sorry for grainy picture, our waiter from The Netherlands was having a hard time getting a good photo.  This was very dark, I lighten as much as I could to try and show you the setting.  The name of the restaurant is actually "Barefoot".  It's located on Palm Beech near the airport in Aruba.  There are tables in the sand at the waters edge.  Behind us you see a bit of deck area for those who don't wish to be right in the sand, and beyond is an inside area with floors to walk around; but where the tables are you can still take off your shoes and enjoy the sand.  Perhaps on a really hot night people like one of the indoor areas with fans better.
Truly an elegant night out.  Yes the couple you see, just got married and she is wearing her wedding dress with her toes in the sand.  Though they were "next" to us, you can see no one is crowded in, there's lots of room between the tables.  It's very private really, you don't hear others conversations.  A definite go to back to location. 
 Our waiter tried several times to get a better picture.  He was very sweet.  See the cute foil left over basket?  Everything about the meal, the service, the ambiance is truly perfect. 
If you can afford one really nice evening out, this is The One! 
This is the only night we didn't walk to and from dinner.  We were staying a The Marriott's Surf Club and could have taken a bus there and taxi back, but it was the one day we had rented a car.  Public transportation is reliable and affordable, but doesn't run late enough for a return trip, thus the taxi back was an option. 
***This is most definitely NOT a family restaurant so please leave the kids home.  It's a place for love to bloom. 

I had some fabulous tenderloin, hubby had some delicious seafood meal.  Sorry, was too long ago to remember what we actually had, plus the menu is every changing.  Just rest assured it was good, and we will be going back.

 *Heads up all who use google+, many of you may not be aware and wonder why folks aren't returning your visits and comments.  Google+ has a setting now that does not allow others to comment, in some cases your blog isn't even visible unless people register with google+.  You are losing people without knowing why, as many of you don't have means of contact.  I've been able to alert several, who did not of the problem and change in settings; some have been able to fix the problem.  If you're one who's fixed the problem, please leave the instructions on the fix so that we can pass along the information to help others.  Please leave it here the comments and or email me directly at sandycrochet at gmail.com*


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9 comments:

  1. Dinner in the sand. How nice! (Well, on tables is nice. Sitting in the sand and getting sand all over everything, not so nice.)

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  2. Truly a lovely place, Liz. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.

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  3. very nice and sweet photos! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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  4. That looks beautiful and tranquil. I've given you an award today on my blog in my Reflections post. Your A to Z posts were one of my favorites. :)

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  5. Aruba is lovely!
    I hope you like blog awards because I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You may accept or reject the nomination. Please click the link below for the details. Happy blogging!
    http://journalofmysoul.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/liebster-blog-award-nomination/

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  6. What a neat place! Dinner on the sand. That's delightful. Methinks saving up Marriott Reward points for Aruba is a good idea.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  7. Thanks all for the visits and comments, much appreciated. Rosanna thanks for the award, will pop over later and check it all out.

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  8. I've never been to Aruba, but it does sound like it's a place I would like. When I read your title, it reminded me that I have a book of poetry by Shelley Puhak called Stalin in Aruba. Thank you, Sandy. xoA

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