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    Question Are the trade winds in june a blessing or a hindrance?

    My daughter and I are vacationing in Aruba in June, 2012 and staying at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. I understand that the hotel has a private island a couple of miles offshore which looks simply gorgeous. My question is that I have read about the winds in May and June in Aruba and was wondering if anyone has ever had their vacation ruined by these winds and wished that they had gone to Aruba at another time when the winds weren't as strong. Our hometown is Maryland and we don't experience winds that often -- we mainly have snow in the winter and extreme humidity in the summer. Do these winds help the heat in Aruba or are they a nuisance, making it impossible for someone to read a magazine while sunning, constantly blowing your hat off or worse yet, blowing sand everywhere, including in your face? I would appreciate a comment from anyone who has been to Aruba in June and stayed in or around the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. When perusing pictures of other vacationer's pictures, I notice that no one was using an umbrella as they do in Jamaica and Hawaii when the sun is at its highest during the afternoon. Is this because of the winds -- making it impossible to use an umbrella -- constantlly blowing it over??? I would appreciate any comments on the winds in Aruba around the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.

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    A blessing, most definitely. Our experience with the winds is that you will WELCOME THEM! Aruba can be hot and sticky without them. When they're blowing at 15 - 20 every day, the weather is wonderful. When they stop, not so nice. Since they blow just about every day, the palapas and beach umbrellas are built to withstand them.

    We're going in July and hope that they blow like they did last July at about 15 mph.

    Here's a link to a wind speed chart for the island.

    http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/...stic_aruba.htm

    Enjoy your vacation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsphr View Post
    A blessing, most definitely. Our experience with the winds is that you will WELCOME THEM! Aruba can be hot and sticky without them. When they're blowing at 15 - 20 every day, the weather is wonderful. When they stop, not so nice. Since they blow just about every day, the palapas and beach umbrellas are built to withstand them.

    We're going in July and hope that they blow like they did last July at about 15 mph.

    Here's a link to a wind speed chart for the island.

    http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/windstatistic_aruba.htm

    Enjoy your vacation!
    Thanks for the link.
    When I went to look at the link it came up an error. When I mouseover the link here it appears with http: on the end

    windfinder.com/windstats/windstatistic_aruba.htmhttp://

    So for anyone curious like me,
    http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/...stic_aruba.htm

    If you go to the left column under "configuration" you can change C. to F., etc.
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    Lisa,
    Thanks for fixing the link. A few years ago, when speaking to a native, he told us to avoid July as the winds were "dead." We found this chart which showed that July was one of the windier months of the year, thankfully!

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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum

    with typical aruba winds one could not read a newspaper at the beach, but a book, or magazine or nook perfect , no problems.

    on occasion one experience sand blasting, but very infrequently

    we have been to aruba in most of the months and have found the winds to be a blessing.

    our aug, sept and october trips are less windy.

    the shade structures in aruba on the beach are called various names (shade huts, chickees and palapas) they are permanent structures and do not blow. the portable beach umbrellas that one could bring to the beach are useless in aruba's tradewinds and a become a deadly object flying in the air or along the beach.

    you will love renaissance
    my husband and i will be there for 2 weeks in may.
    Quote Originally Posted by Midge2914 View Post
    My daughter and I are vacationing in Aruba in June, 2012 and staying at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. I understand that the hotel has a private island a couple of miles offshore which looks simply gorgeous. My question is that I have read about the winds in May and June in Aruba and was wondering if anyone has ever had their vacation ruined by these winds and wished that they had gone to Aruba at another time when the winds weren't as strong. Our hometown is Maryland and we don't experience winds that often -- we mainly have snow in the winter and extreme humidity in the summer. Do these winds help the heat in Aruba or are they a nuisance, making it impossible for someone to read a magazine while sunning, constantly blowing your hat off or worse yet, blowing sand everywhere, including in your face? I would appreciate a comment from anyone who has been to Aruba in June and stayed in or around the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. When perusing pictures of other vacationer's pictures, I notice that no one was using an umbrella as they do in Jamaica and Hawaii when the sun is at its highest during the afternoon. Is this because of the winds -- making it impossible to use an umbrella -- constantlly blowing it over??? I would appreciate any comments on the winds in Aruba around the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.

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    Last year we went in September. We had 4 days without wind. It was quite hot and uncomfortable. I played golf on one of those days at Tierra Del Sol. Normally the wind blows pretty hard there and does make you "play the wind". This time no wind, but there were billions, with a B, of gnats. They were everywhere. You would be riding in the cart and suddenly hit huge clouds of them. They got all over your body, in your hair on your face. Keep your mouth closed. Yuk! You would set up for a shot and a cloud of them would just envelope you. The course plays easier without the wind, but I prefer the wind to the gnats. Then there were the mosquitos. Never saw mosquitos there before. The wind is usually too strong for them. Not nearly as bad as the gnats, but visible. Wind is a definite blessing.

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