Welcome to the board, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. My husband and I first visited Aruba for our honeymoon 28 years ago (yikes...but we still feel like honeymooners!). We've gone mostly in the late winter and spring but have also gone in August, and have never encountered mosquitoes. In all of our visits, I think my husband has had two bug bites on the beach, and I've had none (knock on wood).
You will not have trouble with mosquitoes unless there has been rain. As a general rule I travel with a small can of OFF! bug spray. It has worked as "insurance" for many years since we have never used it.
last time we were in aruba was dec 9 - 23.
it was quite rainy (quite unusual)
one night at dinner we did get quite a few bites.
someone told me years ago that fabric softener sheets helped keep the mosquitos away. we had found it good advice, except this past trip, not so much. we did rub the fabric softener on our arms and legs. (kept us soft and smelling nice too )
bring a can of off and you will be fine.
hubby and i have traveled to many caribbean islands and the mosquitos are minimal in aruba, compared to other places.
remember, mosquitos are a problem only when there has been rain and there is standing water around.
QUOTE=mbstiefel;217745]Thank you andrea for clearing that up for me. And it was you who I was thinking of when I mentioned the mossies.[/QUOTE]