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    Which All Inclusive Hotel

    Hello,

    so I have been asking around a lot but I figured I'd ask here since everyone seems so much more informed My boyfriend (26) and I (22) are going to Aruba in September 2016 (a long ways to go) and we're saving our money now but we're not sure which hotel to go with. I was told not to go all inclusive which we have thought about but I think its something we might do for our first time there since our main priority is to just relax and sit by the beach for 12 days and not worry about having to pay for drinks (which is what I'm mostly worried about).

    Which All Inclusive Hotel does everyone prefer? I was looking at the Manchebo (sp?) and it looks very nice, and do the beach drink service which is a must for my boyfriend. I like their hotels as well and the spa that they have. I also read that the beaches in front of the hotel isn't as crowded either and very nice. I also heard theres a casino close by as well.

    Was definitely eyeing the Bucuti and Tara hotel but its out of our price range but I would love to go there instead lol

    Any advice would be helpful as this is my first out of country trip and I'm trying to plan and research as much as I can since I want to book the trip on cyber Monday

    Thank you!
    Last edited by ellylee88; 09-09-2015 at 01:04 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum. As you try to figure out where you want to stay, my feeling is start with whether you want to be in the high rise or low rise area. Once you know that it's easier to pick a resort. The high rise is more active, the beaches are busier but there is also more night life and plenty of restaurants to walk to. We always stay at the Divi AI. The beach is phenomenal, quiet and not crowded. There is never an issue getting a palapa. My feeling on the Divi is that the restaurants are good but not outstanding. We always take a few nights off resort to try area restaurants. Another nice thing about the Divi is they run frequent sales. The last few years they have run a 50% off sale (does NOT include air) on Cyber Monday that we always take advantage of.

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    Divi AI has the most beautiful beach and very romantic for a couple. Their motto is "barefoot elegance" The pool area is beautiful and right on the beach. The Divi is in the low rise area of Eagle Beach, You also have the Tamarjn their sister resort, low rise and a two minute shuttle ride to that resort. You can eat at both resorts 9 restaurants and enjoy all the bars that both resorts have to offer.
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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum.

    i too love the manchebo. it is near everything (marketplace, casino, bus stop etc)

    also i agree wholeheartedly with peg re: the divi.
    divi is about 150 yds from the manchebo.

    you cannot go wrong with either.

    enjoy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ellylee88 View Post
    Hello,

    so I have been asking around a lot but I figured I'd ask here since everyone seems so much more informed My boyfriend (26) and I (22) are going to Aruba in September 2016 (a long ways to go) and we're saving our money now but we're not sure which hotel to go with. I was told not to go all inclusive which we have thought about but I think its something we might do for our first time there since our main priority is to just relax and sit by the beach for 12 days and not worry about having to pay for drinks (which is what I'm mostly worried about).

    Which All Inclusive Hotel does everyone prefer? I was looking at the Manchebo (sp?) and it looks very nice, and do the beach drink service which is a must for my boyfriend. I like their hotels as well and the spa that they have. I also read that the beaches in front of the hotel isn't as crowded either and very nice. I also heard theres a casino close by as well.

    Was definitely eyeing the Bucuti and Tara hotel but its out of our price range but I would love to go there instead lol

    Any advice would be helpful as this is my first out of country trip and I'm trying to plan and research as much as I can since I want to book the trip on cyber Monday

    Thank you!

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    Thank you so much everyone! I was able to narrow my choices down from everyone's comments! I definitely want to do low rise and my boyfriend being the more outgoing and social person that he is, I figured he would want high rise but he told me he wants to just relax at the beach so he prefers low rise as well. I guess its all up to what we both are leaning towards and what better deal is offered when the time comes.

    Is September a good time to go? I've been wanting to go earlier as well since I'm not quire sure I can wait so long for this trip but I heard good things about being in Aruba in September.

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    As you can see from some of the recent posts, September is a great time to go, especially for relaxing at the beach. It is a bit less crowded after all the kids are back in school on the island as well as other countries. The weather is always great and Aruba is outside the hurricane belt so no worries there There is an electric music festival every September if you are into that.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Our friends were at the Riu in February and absolutely loved it. Nice property.

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    occidental, great beach, nightlife in the middle the main strip.
    My kids are your age, believe me the low rise area, divi, is quiet.
    My kids, nieces and nephews would be stir crazy on eagle beach.
    All the action is on palm beach, all the clubs are located here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellylee88 View Post
    Thank you so much everyone! I was able to narrow my choices down from everyone's comments! I definitely want to do low rise and my boyfriend being the more outgoing and social person that he is, I figured he would want high rise but he told me he wants to just relax at the beach so he prefers low rise as well. I guess its all up to what we both are leaning towards and what better deal is offered when the time comes.

    Is September a good time to go? I've been wanting to go earlier as well since I'm not quire sure I can wait so long for this trip but I heard good things about being in Aruba in September.
    You can always go Palm Beach once or twice. I would recommend Moomba on the beach or Bugaloe on the pier. You can get there by taxi for about $10 from the low rise...then you have the best of both worlds...a nice relaxing stay on the beach then a little upbeat social atmosphere too.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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