My fiance and are in the planning stages and are hoping to get married in Aruba July 2010. We are looking at three resorts: Westin, Marriott and Occidental Grand. Does anyone have any recommendations, tips or criticisms they would like to shar? Thanks.
I am fond of the Marriott properties as I am an owner at the surf club.Palm beach for me is the best place for a wedding and we were just there 2 weeks ago and did not find either of the 3 marriotts to crowded.The Westin looks quite nice also but it is down a bit from The Marriott.Either one you cannot go wrong but I would go to the Marriot.Jimbo
Westin being a bit down - is there a disadvantage to this? Is it windier or not as pretty? More crowded?
The Westin is located on the southern end of Palm Beach, but not the end. The Divi Phoenix timeshare is the last resort property on that stretch. The area is much windier than the other resorts along Palm Beach. We were told it has something to do with the way in which the tower is positioned.
We own at the Surf club and if I were to do a wedding I think (from all the pictures) I would have it on the private island. Stay on Palm Beach and enjoy it but the whole wedding thing looks amazing and really beautiful on the private island.
As for the Westin area, the beach is windier than the rest of Palm Beach and that is a negative, unfortunately.