We are far away but still connected through Aruba Today! We know many of you as our loyal readers and friends and we know you just love Aruba’s hospitality. The most striking is that all of you mention the great service and the bond with the waiter, the receptionist or other staff in the hotel and restaurants. We have asked you to send us a picture of that favorite waiter or housekeeper or other hotel staff together with a personal message to them to publish this in our newspaper. We will also do our utmost to find this person and make sure she or he will get this message. Many of them may have lost their job or do not know when they will restart their work. They must miss you and the daily interaction that is why we would like to reach out and make a connection.
Send your text and picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send us a PM on Facebook but pictures are best by email.
Have a look at the wonderful messages we have received so far. Thank you for sharing!
Mike and JoBeth Kavanaugh: “We stayed at the Bucuti and our favorite helper was Russell. I do not know if that is how you spell his name, but he was so great at helping us navigate so many things. We live in Louisiana, in the United States, and I also appreciated that he took the time to tell us stories of the island so we left feeling like we had ownership in our visit. All across the island, we were met with great service, laughter and everyone going over and above to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We cannot wait to go back to Aruba, we have a trip planned July 2020, we will see!”
Love, Nancy Fletch: “The following photos are from our favorite people at Costa Linda resort. Maria is our housekeeper on the 5th floor in December when we are there. She is pictured with my husband Chuck. Edwin who manages the bar walked me down the aisle when Chuck and I renewed our wedding vows this past December. And Rossy Deveaux who has been our favorite beach beautiful girl who is just amazing! We love all the Costa Linda staff so much. Hope to see you all in December. Stay safe. Stay healthy. We are Aruba strong.”
Dez Dody: “The first photo is Shirley, food and beverage at the Divi Links. She always has a smile and makes the best Brown Lady’s! The next photo is Nadime from the Old Mill, now Courtyard by Marriott. Nadime also greets you with a smile and a warm heart. She helped make my husband’s birthday special! My husband ended up having emergency surgery this year when we visited the island. It was a rough week for me but Nadime was an awesome support person during that time. We have been coming to Aruba for 10 years now. We always tell people that one of the reasons we keep coming back is because of the people in Aruba.”
“Some of the front desk girls from La Cabana during Halloween.”
John and Dianne Warner: “Attached is a photo of Rigo, one of the Renaissance’s Captains. We just can’t pick one favorite captain. Without all of them our vacation would be incomplete! Please tell Rigo we look forward to seeing him again soon. Also give our best to Sandro, Richard, Andrew, and Ivan, as well as Benji, the mechanic. Wishing the Island a speedy recovery.”