Besides what other forum members already mentioned, I would add to be extra careful with the sun. The sun in Aruba is VERY strong and can be sometimes underestimated.
Thank you all for the replies, I hope the weather cooperates and it turns out awesome! We will be there a week, so we should have some time to explore... although doing absolutely nothing but beach and water sounds pretty good too! We are in Kansas, so 'ocean' is a luxury!!
One other question... I run a lot, is that something I can do in Aruba? Should I bring my workout stuff? I couldn't tell if sidewalks existed, but it appears a run out the lighthouse and back was around 6 miles from the hotel, so that would be about what I'm looking for. Treadmills suck the life out of me.
You will probably want to run as soon as the sun comes up as its too hot any later than 8 am. I always want to try to go to lighthouse and back but the traffic makes me nervous. I go from playa Linda to Amsterdam manor and back which is exactly a 5k. That section of road has enough of a shoulder to run comfortably. If you are in the high rise area and want a shorter run (2 miles) you can run the beach sidewalk to one end, then the street back. Enjoy!
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