also too.......this thread has taken on a "where to stay" theme, so i am going to move this whole thread to WHERE TO STAY HOTELS
Originally Posted by TiffyJS
Thankyou for the great advice it's really helpful to be honest we do like to go out in different restaurants and actually get the feel of the place which you can lose in AI resorts. Because we are from the UK there are only certain well known travel agents who deal with packages and only offer a small selection of hotels. I've looked online at various sites, finding flights and then accommodation but some of the AI packages work out a better deal. Guess it's a case now of just choosing which hotel we prefer and find the best deal even if it is AI we would definitely venture out to the restaurants in the evenings
myself and my husband stayed at the Divi links which was all inclusive. we are returning this year and staying at the Divi all inclusive. it's a lovely spot on the beach. quiet relaxed atmosphere. Food is ok with varios specialist restaurants as part of the deal. whilst spending time in aruba before in 2010, we ate at the hardrock cafe in the high rise area. also went on a island tour with a caribean lunch thrown in. Various opportunities even if you are AI.
you will love Aruba. Druif beach is stunning.