We have our own gear and are curious to know of any place within walking distance that anyone would recommend for some good snorkeling. It is our first visit to Aruba. We do plan on taking a sail/snorkeling tour, but how about on our "off" time?
You will love Bucuti, but there is nothing to see snorkeling. I suggest renting a car and taking a drive. There are many locations you can find on any island map (many toward the California Lighthouse).
I will also be honeymooning at Bucuti in October. We were overwhelmed when we began searching through the endless list of possible accommodations, but were sold on Bucuti upon reading of your environmental efforts! It’s important to us to support others who share our “environmental awareness”. See you in a few weeks!