Hi all! Aruba was our first outside the USA trip nine years ago to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We picked the Tamarijn because it was AI and we were afraid to traveling somewhere needing to use a lot of cash or credit cards... After being to Aruba I realize how silly that is there, but we really fell in love with the Tam ocean front rooms and the staff there. We travel each year between 7 and 12 days depending on deals and usually arrive late February. We found missing president's week is a blessing.
I like to take a bicycle ride every morning and I can easily cover from the lighthouse, Noord, Paradera and Santa Cruz with the free bikes at the resort. Last year I rented a real bike and was finally able to see natural bridge, Alta Vista, and San Nicolas. I make a point to stop and chat with people on the back roads off the beaten path and I still cannot believe how friendly the people of Aruba are. We occasionally talk of trying another island and they we realize the people, weather, safe water and resort life are as good as we can expect anywhere.
I like the advice from this forum and I like to check in each week for memories of our favorite place on earth!
Craig and Lori