My first rip to Aruba. Decided to come alone. If I wait for a partner I may never make it there. Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice. What WIll I do there for 7 days by myself? I am a mature traveler late 40's. Any suggestions appreciated.
I did 2 trips alone a few years back. It was hard for me. I was anticipating meeting up with any single female, but that didn't happen. Looking back I was not in a good frame of mind. I guess you could say I was pathetic. I was suddenly single after 19 years of marriage. I met a lot of nice people though, all couples. The newlyweds I met once they found out I was going through divorce, avoided me like the plague. I can laugh about it now. The other couples I met, some I still keep in touch with. It's a Happy Isalnd for me now but watching postcard sunsets alone every night was very depressing. I'd still do it again though. Good luck
hey, grab a car or jeep for a couple of days, see the island lots to see for a small one. Stay out of the sand! California lighthouse, alto vista, goldmine,caves, natural bridge, Baby Beach, Charlies bar est. 1941, Zeerovers(local fisherman beach bar) tons of restaurants,bars,sand, & sun. relax and enjoy! Their native tongue is papiamento check it out on the net, just a few phrases will open doors you don't are there. Bon Dia, Con to Bi, Ayo .
There is lots to do, and the people are friendly, as long as you like to talk and be friendly you will meet people. Casinos, bar/clubs, and San Nicholas is known for meeting people especially locals.
Its really up to you how much activity and how much going out you do, either way you will enjoy the island.
Ray, where are you staying? Believe me, you will meet so many people. Everywhere you turn there are people and everyone is so friendly. I've even met people walking in the hallway to my room. They liked the smell of my pizza, we got to talking and now we keep in touch via email. Not to mention the people you'll meet just being in the pool...it's like social hour. I'm going down a few days earlier than my husband this year and I'm looking forward to it!!
And Johny is right about the sopranos, good place to meet people and tons of fun. All age groups too which is nice.
Kicking back and relaxing for two weeks, on the beach.. Jewelry Shopping and the Alhambra...........
I love it!!!! Mature man in his 40's... Just a spring chicken !!! Go have fun.. Your not missing anyone back home, that's a good thing.. Enjoy the Island and the people you meet.Lot's of people to talk to, who know's, you might get LUCKY Going alone is better than taking someone with you that will drive you crazy, I made that mistake once...
Ray, being alone is not that bad. You go to sleep when you want to, go where you want to. Remember, it's your vacation. You won't be hearing or asking where do you want to eat or where to go. Just enjoy and be glad your healthy. Enjoy nature and your life, but remember to respect nature and it will take care of you. Be Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!