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    Thinking about Aruba for our honeymoon

    Hi,
    My name is Chris and my fiance and I are considering Aruba for our honeymoon in March/April. I have loved everything I have researched about the island but I have been told by someone who recently visited that it is extremely windy and when sitting on the beach, the it blows so hard the sand blows in your face. Is this the norm? I am a beach lover and love to spend hours relaxing on the beach and I don't mind it being breezy but this might be a less than ideal situation for me if there is sand blowing. Anyone have any comments on this?

    Also, we enjoy listening to live music and visiting local bars. Are there alot of options for this?

    I would love to hear what you all think!

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    hi chris and welcome to the aruba.com community forum.
    best wishes on your upcoming wedding and honeymoon.

    as for sandblasting.......we have encountered it only once or twice in many visits.
    the breeze is usually just perfect , but not so much that it blows sand.
    folks do complain about bad hair days and for the bad hair days i recommend using much product to keep your hair in place.

    i honestly do not think that the breezes are a deal breaker. the breezes are wonderful. i hate sandblasting wind and that is very infrequent.

    the Bugaloe beach bar has live music sometimes and the do have a facebook page for more info.
    also too check out Moomba.
    Lacabana's pool bar has live music late afternoons and great drinks.



    Quote Originally Posted by CMH View Post
    Hi,
    My name is Chris and my fiance and I are considering Aruba for our honeymoon in March/April. I have loved everything I have researched about the island but I have been told by someone who recently visited that it is extremely windy and when sitting on the beach, the it blows so hard the sand blows in your face. Is this the norm? I am a beach lover and love to spend hours relaxing on the beach and I don't mind it being breezy but this might be a less than ideal situation for me if there is sand blowing. Anyone have any comments on this?

    Also, we enjoy listening to live music and visiting local bars. Are there alot of options for this?

    I would love to hear what you all think!

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    Welcome to the forum. We’ve never had an issue with blowing sand and we do put in a lot of beach time, spending the bulk of the day on the beach or in the water. If you’re Beach people, Aruba is perfect for relaxing in the sun.

    As Andrea said, Bugaloe has live music. They also have a karaoke night, as well as, a salsa night. I’m sure others will post with a more extensive list of night spots.

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    Our first trip to the island was our honeymoon in March 2011. It was perfect! The wind can be strong some days but we have never experienced it being uncomfortable with blowing sand, although I have heard this mentioned before. There are plenty of places to listen to live music, especially in the Palm Beach area. You may want to check out You Tube for Joyride Band and Equator Band or Honeypot in Aruba to get an idea of some of the popular styles. There is a piano bar that's fun. Even the Hard Rock Cafe has live bands some evenings with outside seating.
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    Thanks so much for the information. Just what I wanted to hear! I'm sure I will be exploring more of this site and you may see me with more questions.
    Have a great day!

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    Soooooo....where do you think you might like to stay.....? What's important to you (other than a bunch 'o beach time) for your honeymoon stay......? ......and.... welcome to the forum.

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    Hi Chris, welcome to the forum. If you're looking for nightlife I recommend the Palm Beach area. As mentioned Bugaloe and Moomba both have live music several nights a week, Bugaloe is over the water and Moomba is right on the beach.. also Legends has a band on Friday night.

    It can get pretty warm in Aruba and the wind and occasional cloud can sometimes provide welcome relief. Depending on where you are the breeze may be a bit strong, but it should not keep you from considering Aruba. So visit this site often and ask all you can, we love informing folks about "our" island. Congrats on your upcoming wedding and honeymoon!

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    The sand blowing can happen if there is a strong gust, but it is rare and passes. We don't spend as much time on the beach as some of the other forum members, but if you enjoy the beach then Aruba is the place to be. You'll have a great time!



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    Good morning Chris,

    Congratulations to you and your fiancÚ on your engagement and your upcoming wedding. Long life and much happiness to you both.

    I think you will be very pleased if you choose Aruba as your honeymoon destination. Many of us here on the forum go back to Aruba again and again. By way of background, I have been going to Aruba on and off, since 1980. A lot of changes have taken place there, but what place in the world hasn't experienced change of some sort?

    Aruba is warm, safe, stable, clean, and friendly with gorgeous beaches, wonderful shopping, a lively dining/bar/casino scene and just a tremendous feeling of comfort. It was like that back in 1980, and it still is! Enjoy yourselves.


    I would make this suggestion and as with any suggestion, it is just my personal opinion and it is made so you can enjoy Aruba many restaurant offerings. I would suggest that there is no need to book into an all-inclusive place or sign-up for an all-inclusive plan. All-inclusive places are great in destination where, once you step off the property, issues such as language, sanitation, limited dining options and a general feeling of unease come into play. In Aruba, these are non-issues. You may find you do not have enough days on your honeymoon to try all the places you want to try.

    Sun, swim, jet-ski, shop, eat, drink, dance and do all of these in what many of us consider about as close to paradise as you can get. Oh, did I forget to say, have fun!


    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Good morning Chris,

    Congratulations to you and your fiancÚ on your engagement and your upcoming wedding. Long life and much happiness to you both.

    I think you will be very pleased if you choose Aruba as your honeymoon destination. Many of us here on the forum go back to Aruba again and again. By way of background, I have been going to Aruba on and off, since 1980. A lot of changes have taken place there, but what place in the world hasn't experienced change of some sort?

    Aruba is warm, safe, stable, clean, and friendly with gorgeous beaches, wonderful shopping, a lively dining/bar/casino scene and just a tremendous feeling of comfort. It was like that back in 1980, and it still is! Enjoy yourselves.


    I would make this suggestion and as with any suggestion, it is just my personal opinion and it is made so you can enjoy Aruba many restaurant offerings. I would suggest that there is no need to book into an all-inclusive place or sign-up for an all-inclusive plan. All-inclusive places are great in destination where, once you step off the property, issues such as language, sanitation, limited dining options and a general feeling of unease come into play. In Aruba, these are non-issues. You may find you do not have enough days on your honeymoon to try all the places you want to try.

    Sun, swim, jet-ski, shop, eat, drink, dance and do all of these in what many of us consider about as close to paradise as you can get. Oh, did I forget to say, have fun!


    Glenn
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    Agree with 'don't need to do all-inclusive'..... way too many fantastic dining options!

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