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#35991 - 03/13/01 04:18 PM laundry
AC Beach Bum Offline
Since everyone seems to be pretty tolerant of the most mundane requests for info....here is one:

I plan on traveling very light(from what I hear, bathing suit, flip flops, tanks, and shorts are all that's necessary); is there a laundromat type facility on the island in case I need to recycle rum punch drenched items towards the end of the week?

My hotel is as modest as they come, so I'm assuming I won't have the luxury of washing my clothes there:-)

This is the least of my concerns but with the multitude of fruity drinks and BBQ's I thought I'd ask.

8 days to go!!

#35992 - 03/13/01 05:42 PM Re: laundry
Debbie Offline
I couldn't tell you where it is, but I distinctly remember back during the hurricane time, that some people had lost their washing machines and were taking their clothes to some wash place....... I know there is one. Ask your hotel anyway. Some do their own sheets and stuff and may have a washer on the premises. Our place last year did a load of kids clothes for us, and also did our dirty beach towels. (We brought our own... I highly suggest it. Some places don't want you taking the bath towels out to the beach or on the boats etc. They get lost or ruined.)

#35993 - 03/13/01 07:58 PM Re: laundry
Scooter Offline
Try Nellie's Laundromat located on Pescador Drive. Very reasonable and will deliver.

Have a great trip.

#35994 - 03/14/01 01:08 AM Re: laundry
Dallas Dave Offline
Scooter is right. We used Nellies for a long time before I finally bought my child bride our own machine.

#35995 - 03/14/01 01:11 AM Re: laundry
Marty Offline

#35996 - 03/14/01 02:24 AM Re: laundry
Wendy Offline
Nellie's is one block from Ruby's. Very close and they do a good job!

#35997 - 03/14/01 10:18 AM Re: laundry
AC Beach Bum Offline
Thanks all, Nellie's it is!! Although I will do my best to escape my usual "clean everything" mentality while on vacation.

Wendy, that's wonderful to know that the laundromat is so close to Ruby's, being that I will be staying at this wonderful hotel;-)

#35998 - 03/14/01 12:19 PM Re: laundry
M-A Gaffney Offline
Here's something you can do to benefit the locals . . . take a walk down to Boca del Rio. Look for the ladies that have all the wash hanging out. Pay THEM to do it for you. (they do a better job then Nellie's)

#35999 - 03/14/01 12:56 PM Re: laundry
AC Beach Bum Offline

That is an interesting idea. How is such a gesture received by the locals? I would not want to offend anyone.

What type of etiquette does one use when saying, " Would you wash my clothes for a few bucks?"

#36000 - 03/14/01 01:04 PM Re: laundry
margarita Offline
I am sure if you asked at Ruby's they will hook you up for laundry needs. When I asked at my hotel they knew someone who wanted the work.

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