Be prepared for a spectacular time in Aruba. It is absolutely beautiful
My first trip was in 2008 at the Riu, awesome accommodations for a first timer.
I am now planning trip 4 next month.
Why I believe so many fall in love with Aruba, is that it is adaptive to your goals in vacation. Young, old, families relax as their expectations are met. Something for everyone.
The adventurous traveler has much to experience.
Party buses, clubs. Oh yeah!
If you like laid back, beach days, Aruba beaches and sunset are to die for.
Upscale dining, plenty of choices.
Low key casual dining, plenty of options.
Timeshares with kitchen options, have great grocery shopping options.
Shopping, gambling, gotcha covered.
The Island isn't known as One Happy Island, for nothing. LOL
Welcome to the forum and to Aruba. We have only visited once and it was last year and that was enough to get us "hooked" we are returning again this year. You will love this forum. Everyone is so cordial and very informative. You will gain quite a lot of knowledge about Aruba.