jtm: As you will soon notice, that Andrea and I, are just two of the many that sincerely wish you a warm welcome to the Forum. Hope you and your wife will spend many happy hours at what has been called, "One Happy Island, and, off course, "Paradise."
My wife and I just put a down payment on a new construction condo in Gold Coast. We bought it on our first trip ever to Aruba!
We fell in love and realized the weather there beats all of the Caribbean - we have been rained on way too many times in Mexico, DR, Bahamas.
So we hope for a lifetime of many weeks per year in Aruba, escaping the winters of New York and are glad to join your community.
We did the same thing! On our very first trip to Aruba in 2006, we put a deposit on a townhome at Gold Coast, in the 2nd stage of phase 1. At the time, the land was a huge cactus field, but we took a leap of faith, bit the bullet and bought.
We had fallen in love with Aruba the minute we stepped off the plane, and we haven't regretted our decision to buy since then. We took occupancy of our home in October 2009 and have been enjoying vacations there ever since. Gold Coast is a beautiful community and we've made several good friends.
We hope you enjoy your condo as much as we do. Perhaps we will run into each other during one of our visits. Good luck and enjoy!
Arashi Beach, Hyatt, Radisson, Shopping, Flea Market, Downtown, Palm Beach, Everything
we just rented a two bedroom townhouse at the gold coast on our last trip there. we loved it. hope to rent there again this year. it is located in the best part of aruba and near the best beach, arashi. enjoy! and welcome to the forum where you will learn tons & tons of info on aruba. and what you don't see on this forum, ask & I'm sure someone will have the answer for you.
Jtm, welcome to the forum I just joined yesterday, and congrulatulations for you choice of a new house on the island, choice that my wife and me shared some time ago, after our first visit to Aruba in 2010: so we just finished to build a new house in Bushiri (thanks to the support of relatives who live there), I will be back in february for last "finishes".
Enjoy your condo, very very nice place, and good luck!