Rental Listings are finally caught up.  If you have requested a listing and it is not on the list, please let me know.

I can begin listing Rental for 2022 next week.  Please send me your request if you have a unit to rent in 2022. I will have the 2022 ready to go next week.

Please make sure you know how to rent your unit.  It requires a Rental Agreement and then a Member Guest Form to the renter and to Karina.

To place a RENTAL LISTING please provide the following information or your unit will not be listed:

  • Week Number
  • Unit Number
  • Dates of the Week you are renting
  • Price
  • Your Email & Phone Number


Please take a minute to read this update.  

If you have TRADED or ACCELERATED or MOVED a week of Timeshare, the Unit Number is not Guaranteed.  It is impossible to give each person their actual unit number.  The remainder of 2021 is almost full.  Units are assigned based on availability.  We are not allowed to request a specific unit number and again we will most likely not get our same unit.

Units are assigned by unit type and floor.  If your existing unit is on the 1st or 2nd floor, you will get a 1st or 2nd floor unit.  If your existing unit is on the 3rd or 5th floor, you will get a 3rd or 5th floor unit.  Floors 1&2 are considered the same and floors 3 & 5 are considered the same.  Again, units are assigned based on availability, what is owner occupied and what is available.  Because of all the units that were moved from 2020, there are a few situations where you may have received a different floor in an effort to move everyone.  This is the exception, not the rule.

Next-if you submit for a Trade or Acceleration for next year, the same rules will apply.  We may not request a unit number.  Karina will always do her best to give you your unit-IF IT IS AVAILABLE.  Moving forward from today, please do not ask her the unit number you will have.  This is the rule and because of a few recent situations, she will no longer give out Traded or Accelerated Unit Numbers until you arrive.  Again-this is the RULE but she has been lenient in trying to accommodate everyone.  Now she has to go back to the Royal Palm Club Rules because of situations that have occurred.

You may request a Trade or Acceleration one year in advance.  Requests for the following year do not begin until October of the current year. 2022 request will begin in October 2021.  Maintenance Fees must be paid in full for all units you own prior to receiving approval. 

Please remember to notify Karina at least two weeks in advance to let her know if you will or will not be arriving for your week.  Just send a quick email.



A few reminders today:

There are no more last minute Trades or Accelerations at the Riu.  Karina needs the paperwork 60 days prior to a Trade or Acceleration.

Once a Trade is made, it cannot be Traded again.

Timeshare may not be Deposited unless you belong to Interval.

Timeshare may not be moved to another year.



I do not have access to my computer yet.  Everything needs posted from a Desk Top.  Another member is going to take over rental posting but I have not had time to teach her the process.

I only post rental every 1-2 weeks.  There are no immediate postings.  If you need an immediate posting please join Redweek.  You can post and manage your rental from this site.

If you rent your unit, you have to let me know.

If you request a rental to be posted, you have to provide all of the information.  Week, Unit, Dates, Price, Email and Phone.





Aruba Breeze Condo at Eagle Beach

One of our Members owns a lovely condo at Aruba Breeze at Eagle Beach.  His unit is often available for rent.  Below is the info:

· Submitted: Feb 11, 2018

· Stayed: January 2018

· Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Outstanding Condo, perfect location

This condo is exactly what you see in the online pictures. Very modern unit, large for 2 couples. and everything you need to enjoy your vacation. The french doors open to a waterfall pool on the left and also one that is situated steps away from the unit. This was a nice seating area in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee. As well, their is a covered bbq area with an outdoor dining table. The water is drinkable out of the tap and the unit also supplied ice so that we were able to cool our beer on our trips to the beach. With that the condo also supplied a nice sized beverage cooler and lawn chairs so that we were able to take to the beach. The beach is one of the nicest beaches i have seen in the caribbean. Eagle beach is a 10 minute walk from the condo. The beach is a long span of white fine sand with turquoise warm waters. I can say the only downfall of Eagle beach is the wind but without the wind you would most likely cook to death so settle for the wind! The condo is situated in a very secure area however Aruba itself is very safe. We took many walks at night and did not feel a bit unsafe. The area is full of shopping and restaurants. The choices are endless:) If your up to arubian food, try the heshi yeni and the awesome johnney cakes and of course the island breads. We rented a car so were able to scoot around the island to enjoy the capitol of Oranjested, Arushi beach, Baby beach, Mengel Halto beach. and Palm beach area. A half a block from the condo is a greek/Italian restaurant , Zuzuroh. A must to go and try this restaurant. Westdeck is also a must to dine, tons of live entertainment here and also around the area to enjoy. Nice grocery store to stock up for your vacation, a one stop shop to get all you need, good selection of wine, beer and liquor. Did some snorkelling at baby beach and Mengal Halto, some fish, its ok but not great but still fun to be in the water. All in all, we will be back, great island, nice friendly people and the most stunning beaches all at your finger tips as the island is so small ….all I can say is one happy island! Thanks for the wonderful stay, it was enjoyed by all!

Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare Facebook Group Page

I created a Facebook Group Page for us. If you use Facebook and would like to join here is the link:

I post Riu stuff on my personal page all the time and yesterday my kids convinced me to create a Group Page. Thanks to everyone who has posted so quickly. This page will allow you to post rentals/sales in another location, post pictures or just communicate with other members. There are several Aruba FB pages and it should be nice to have our own.

The website will not change. This is just an addition for all of us.



New Aruba ED Program/Embarkation & Disembarkation Online

Aruba has a new Embarkation and Disembarkation Program.  Prior to Aruba travel you can now fill out your documents online.  Thanks to one of our Members for sharing this info:
Aruba’s Online Embarkation & Disembarkation Program

Aruba is ready and waiting to extend its warmest greetings in welcoming you to the island and on your way to an unforgettable vacation experience. In the effort to facilitate your travel to Aruba, the Aruban Immigration Authority in collaboration with the Aruba Tourism Authority offer the first “bon bini” in the form of Aruba’s online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program.

This program offers you the opportunity to fill out the ED-card online as a convenient ahead-of-time alternative to the existing ED-card that is handed out on board all flights to Aruba. Just like the existing ED-card, the application of the online ED-card is free of charge.

Riu Palace Aruba The Amazing Staff

All of our favorite staff!

Baby Crib Rental Aruba

If you need to rent a baby crib to use during your timeshare stay, please contact Jasmin.  They have 3 crib sizes available.  In addition to babysitting services, Jasmin offers car seats rentals. stroller rentals and high chair rentals.

Exotic Seaside Retreat Homearama 2012 Norfolk VA

Thanks to everyone who asked me to share pictures of the Seaside Homes Exotic Seaside Retreat in Norfolk VA.  Our local Builders Association sponsors a home show every fall which showcases homes in one neighborhood and is open to the public for 16 days.  This year it returned to the neighborhood we build in for the 3rd time so as the grand finale to our show home days, we took on building a Bayfront Home. In the 30 year history of Homearama there has never been a Bayfront Home in Homearama. Our home sits on 120′ of bayfront right on the Chesapeake Bay.  We won 16 of the 18 awards with 13 being Gold.

For those of you who want to see pictures and the video, I am attaching the link to our website, articles and pictures.  The video is on the awards page.  Thanks to all who have asked to see the house.


House 10, the $1.695 million Exotic Seaside Retreat built by Seaside Homes, has many breathtaking features, but its crafty outdoor room created by landscape architect Jane Cantin really caught my imagination. The hard-scaped space, which borders an East Beach common area, offers an intriguing combination of privacy and breath-taking views. Furnished as a dining area for Homearama, it’s like a secret garden bordered with high evergreen hedges where you can retreat for privacy, but you can paradoxically see everything that’s going on around you. – Lia Russell, correspondent

Baby Cribs, Car Seats, Strollers & High Chairs for Rent in Aruba


How many times have you found yourself struggling to the luggage carousel at the airport with a pack-n-play,baby crib,car seat, and stroller? There is nothing more stressful than lugging baby equipment along with everything else you have to take to simply to leave your home. TBC-ARUBA has a full-service baby equipment rental company, delivers the comforts of home straight to your hotel room.
Our primary goal is to overcome the challenges parents face by providing an unparalleled service for babies and young children while traveling. 

Tender Babysitters Care currently operates in several Hotels in Aruba.
As a fully insured company, every staff member is background checked and many are National Child Passenger Safety Technicians.Every product and service Tender Babysitters Care offers is meticulously researched and tested prior to its offering,therefore ensuring an exceptional and safe experience every time. 

Our team is comprised of professional, entrepreneurial parents who understand first-hand the needs of our clients, allowing us to provide the personal service your family deserves! 

Whether you rent crib or a double stroller for your trip to an amusement park or the beach, you can rest easy knowing that you are using the highest quality equipment available. We offer a wide variety of popular name brand items,specializing in renting baby pack ‘n play, cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs, toys and much more. 

Don’t let the stress of travel slow you and your family down. Tender Babysitters Care is there for every step of your vacation. Request a quote today e-mail us at

Babysitting Services in Aruba

Tender Babysitters Care Aruba is a wonderful new babysitting service offered on the island.  Jasmin, who works in accounting at the Riu heads up this company.  For members with small children or grandchildren this will be a welcome service.

You may find Tender Babysitters Care Aruba online at:

You may also contact Jasmin directly at: