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    Best time to travel

    We were thinking of visiting Aruba for our first anniversary. But we wanted to know the best time of year to visit, when the weather is still summer weather but less people. We went to Hawaii in August thier peak time and we did not get to enjoy a private beach and almost got walked in each hotel cause they were so busy! Just wanted to think of dates and any other information we would need to know!

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    aruba's slow time would be from the end of sept to right before thanksgiving and maybe end of april to end of may..weather is always warm and sunny so there's never a bad time to be in aruba..i think the month of october is usually price wise a great month to go to aruba..

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    my thoughts

    best time mid sept - mid december
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    entire month of may

    never a bad time though really

    it is always summer in aruba.
    seriously!
    this is their cooler season and by cool i mean high 80s during the day and low 70's evening
    the trade winds keep it comfortable

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    I would say May would be great. As Aruba doesn't get hit by hurricanes, it will get rain when a Hurricane is passing in the area. The rainy season follows the hurricane season. I know that the rain in Aruba is not very much but if you want a little more security, I would recommend May.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    I agree with everyone, the slower season is a little more comfortable, but everyday is a great day down South!!!!

    Have Fun!!!

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    Thank you all so much.. We were thinking May or September so this helps confirm our plans.. I have never been but many friends have seen Aruba and love it... We are planning on relaxing on the beach and discovering the culture. Any suggestions? I work for a major hotel chain so we will be staying there. Any ideas for other activities that are unique to Aruba?

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    Ahh activities that are unique to aruba..........that is a tough one.
    I would venture to say the most unique is that "most fall immediately in love with the island and its people"
    But, that is not an activity is it?

    jeep safaris to natural pool/bridge/alto vista chapel
    snorkeling
    helicopter tour
    restaurant (for many of we foodies, the restaurants choices are too many...too may restaurants not enough days)
    beaching til sunset-then fine dining-then casinos-then dancing and drinking til dawn-then repeat.
    cemetary visits (they are unique and fascinating)
    horseback riding (i recommend laponderosa or gold mine)
    shopping- but do not to expect to find real bargains.

    i am sure there will be a load of other suggestions.

    Which hotel?

    andrea




    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer B View Post
    Thank you all so much.. We were thinking May or September so this helps confirm our plans.. I have never been but many friends have seen Aruba and love it... We are planning on relaxing on the beach and discovering the culture. Any suggestions? I work for a major hotel chain so we will be staying there. Any ideas for other activities that are unique to Aruba?

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    Best time to Travel to Aruba

    From what I understand, the beginning of January right after the Christmas Holiday's is a good time to visit Aruba. We own timeshare two weeks in May and two weeks in November. We have found the island to be pretty quiet during those months. September is also a very good time to travel to Aruba as well and you can get some pretty good hotel rates in September. My husband and I have been to Aruba in Febuary and found the island to be very busy. During the summer months, Aruba has a lot of European vacationers that want to get away from the cold in their countries. The island really picks up during the summer months. If anyone plans to visit Aruba for their summer vacation,I suggest you make your airline and hotel reservations a few months before. We have been visiting Aruba several times a year for 29 years and have visited Aruba every month of the year at one time or another. No matter what time of the year you visit Aruba, you will enjoy yourselves as there is a lot to do or you can do nothing at all and just relax on the beautiful white sand beach or swim in the beautiful turquoise waters or enjoy the wonderful restaurants that Aruba has to offer. There is something for everyone.
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    January at the Marriott is a "no no". They have a large group that occupies the majority of Ocean Club and I believe the Surf Club too. According to lots of people who work there, this is an unruly bunch that take over the beach. Lots of loud children and they leave the beach a mess. That is about all I will say on the matter!

    I would assume flight to Aruba in May and September would be cheaper too. But as stated, between those two months I would go in May due to the hurricane season that surrounds the island.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Andrea, I agree with most of your posts. Except maybe for the jeep safari part. In 2005 and 2006, my wife and I saw almost the entire island using our rental cars -- despite one being a tiny Daihatsu and the other a Toyota Yaris. We loved being on our own at our own pace finding our own way.

    Bernie and Maggie

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