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Thread: 25 Anniversary trip - Hyatt?

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    25 Anniversary trip - Hyatt?

    Aruba in the 90's was our favorite island. Now, we would like to return for our 25th wedding anniversary. We like the location of the Hyatt, but are worried about tons of kids at the hotel. On the other hand, we are concerned if we stay at the Ritz, it will be too quiet....... Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    Welcome to the forum. We're more low rise people as we like the beaches better. They're a lot less crowded. Have you looked at the Bucuti? It's adult only, has a nice restaurant and there are more restaurants close by. That said, the Hyatt is in a good location. I believe the only real negatives I've heard is that you are not able to sit out on most of their balconies. The Ritz is very popular with one of the forum members here and I'm sure he'll be on to answer any questions you may have.

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    what time of year would you be heading to aruba?

    the Hyatt is in perfect location.


    the ritz.......it may be a little quiet, but it is magnificent.

    welcome to the aruba.com community forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoynow View Post
    Aruba in the 90's was our favorite island. Now, we would like to return for our 25th wedding anniversary. We like the location of the Hyatt, but are worried about tons of kids at the hotel. On the other hand, we are concerned if we stay at the Ritz, it will be too quiet....... Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    When walking through the grounds of the Hyatt, I have never felt overwhelmed by kids. We usually walk through the grounds one or two afternoons each trip. We have not stayed there, but always visit their lobby and casino area and have attended a beach party hosted there. I am sure that the time of year as it relates to school vacations or holidays will make a difference. The location is great. My only advice would be to book straight through Hyatt to ensure you get a full balcony if that is important to you, as some rooms only offer the step-out balcony with no where to sit. The grounds are beautiful there.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Have also looked at the Ritz. Can you walk to the Hyatt and the other hotel restaurants from the Ritz or is it a taxi ride away?

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    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Th...!4d-70.0436787

    i am guessing that the ritz to the hyatt and the palm beaach area is about 2/3 of a mile.

    i will defer to Aruba4ever.
    he is way more familiar with the ritz and walking back and forth to the palm beach casinos than i.
    i will direct him to this thread.

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    Welcome to the Aruba.com Community Forum Enjoynow
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    My thoughts exactly. We had always wanted to stay at the Hyatt, but when I found out most rooms have only a "french" balcony, I said no way. I spend a lot of time sipping drinks on my balcony. And yes, they have beautiful grounds and one of our favorite restaurants is located there. Love the casino at the Hyatt.

    Tracey, I didn't know there are rooms with full balconies, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    When walking through the grounds of the Hyatt, I have never felt overwhelmed by kids. We usually walk through the grounds one or two afternoons each trip. We have not stayed there, but always visit their lobby and casino area and have attended a beach party hosted there. I am sure that the time of year as it relates to school vacations or holidays will make a difference. The location is great. My only advice would be to book straight through Hyatt to ensure you get a full balcony if that is important to you, as some rooms only offer the step-out balcony with no where to sit. The grounds are beautiful there.

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    I have stayed at the Hyatt many times and now stay at the Ritz whenever I can. The Hyatt and Ritz are both great properties but I prefer the Ritz for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is the amazing service! Everyone from the bellman to the hotel manager are there to make sure your stay is incredible. The Ritz is about a 20 min walk from the Hyatt. If you are not traveling over the holidays there wont be a ton of kids at the Hyatt but there will always be more than at the Ritz. My only complaint about the Hyatt is the lack of a full balcony unless you get a more expensive room type than the typical room.

    The locations are subjective. I loved the Hyatts location for years and still do but not for me to stay there. Its right in the middle of it all and that is terrific if that is what you are looking for. We like it being a little quieter at the Ritz and everything on Palm Beach is just a short walk away or a $6 cab.

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