That is a NO Brainer for me. We have been to alot of Islands, including Mexico. 18 consecutive years in Aruba. Wonder WHY. Out of the hurricane belt for one and most important the Arubans. I will NOT tell you anymore. Find out for yourself. BOOK it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Renaissance Island is wonderful - relaxing and breathtaking, and I like sitting and watching the planes come in and out
I went to Puerto Vallarta last September and stayed in Paradis Village...I gues its Puerto Nuevo or something like that. Anyway, there is NO....did I say, NO?? comparison! I was SO disappointed when I was in Mexico. I expected it to be more like Aruba, and it wasn't at all. But, I will say, we were told it was a bad time to come, as 5 different rivers all flowed into the Bay of Bandaras, and the water was yukky. You couldn't even see your hand in the water!! We did take a boat trip across the Bay, and the water was definately clearer, but nowhere near as beautiful as Aruba is.
In september we went to the Bahamas specifically, port lucaya near freeport. While the hotel was wonderful, and the snorkeling was fantastic, the rest of the trip suffered in comparison to any of our trips to Aruba.
Since 1980, and throughout the many changes, we still love going downtown in Oranjestad.
Good morning Ellesmere,
I don't think there is anything more to be said here. We love Aruba, as it was and as it is. The people, the beaches, the weather, the restaurants and bars, the casinos, and just the general ambiance of the place.
All of us think you'd love it. The next part is up to you. At the risk of sounding so un-Canadianly blunt, either go to Aruba, or don't!
the national parkland (Arakok)
Eagle @ Palm Beaches
Hi Ellesmere: We are returning to Aruba this February for the 14th time! ---If you stay at the Divi, the beach is practically empty even in high season. The locals are wonderful people, there is almost no crime, the restaurants are varied and reasonably priced, the island is easy to navigate, and the climate is close to perfect. Once you come to Aruba, I know you'll shop E'Bay for a timeshare as soon as you get home!