If you read my blog you know I’ve been to Aruba several times.
I’ve also stayed at Riu Palace Aruba twice.
When I read the TripAdvisor Forums last week about the fire at the Riu Palace Aruba I was horror struck.
Seeing the smoke coming out of the turret in online photos I couldn’t believe it.
Then I kept reading.
I read firsthand accounts of people that were there.
They heard no fire alarms. NOTHING!
How can that be?????????
This wasn’t a small fire. The fire has shut down the resort. Guests are relocated to other hotels and new guests are not being accepted.
Read that again: NO FIRE ALARMS.
I am more than a little nervous about my upcoming trip to Montego Bay.
I have emailed my travel agent and she assured me she spoke to my hotel in Jamaica and they are up to code.
But guess what? I bet they thought their guests at the Riu Palace Aruba would be safe………and they were not.
The good news is my hotel in Montego Bay is not a high rise and i think is only three or four stories high. Last year I was on the first floor and will hope for that again!