This will be our first trip to Aruba. We were invited by our good friends from Virginia, who are frequent visitors. We are really looking forward to our visit and hope to do a lot of snorkling, fly fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, eating, drinking and partying. Hope we are coming to the right place.
Welcome to the "Forum." Once "hooked" on Aruba, you will come back time-after-time. It lives up to it's names, "One Happy Island," and "Paradise. The people are very friendly and you will find all the things that you mentioned easily.
As to whether it is the right place to go..ABSOLUTELY!\