My wife Jean and I recently returned from our first Aruban vacation (April 26th-May 6th). We stayed at the Bucuti Tara suites and rented a vehicle to get around.
Everything about our vacation was wonderful. The beach at the Bucuti is picture perfect. We also spent two entire days sunbathing and snorkeling at Baby Beach.
Jean spent quite a lot of time reading this forum before our trip and we found the information she gained here extremely helpful. She actually met one of the moderators, Andrea, while we were on vacation - very nice person.
All in all, this was one of the best vacations we ever had. We understand now why people are so hooked on Aruba and plan to return as soon as possible.
Here's a link to some of our photos: http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/wdonovanjr/
Nice pics and welcome to the club. My favorite thing to read is "now I know why people are hooked on Aruba." I tell people all the time that after Aruba, you don't need to think about your future vacation plans, just make the reservation for another run to the rock.
Nice pictures. we actually were there the same time. we stayed at dutch village and bought some meals at tamarijn. Ha Ha, we are in one of your pictures at the little craft market they had at the tamarijn. won't tell you which one though!! we might stay at the tamarijn next trip.