Including timeshares and private homes, hotels, apartments.........
Where would you stay?
Would you have children with you?
I would probably opt for the Bucuti or Costa Linda. Bucuti if it were only Paul and I and the CL if we had our grandchildren with us.
Bucuti, i think without much disagreement is the most lovely property on Aruba. I consider many things into loveliness.....the rooms, the staff, the beach, the grounds.
The drawback though, for those with walking/mobility issues, the hike to the water from your spot on the sand is a bit of a hike.
I have an acquaintance with knee issues that had to check out of Bucuti (and Bucuti was gracious about it) and moved to the Hyatt due to the issue of walking on the sand. (Bucuti staff made the arrangements to Hyatt and made a full refund to the woman and her husband)
If I had Kevin, Becca and the kids with me.......I would rent a timeshare unit at Costa Linda.
The beach is terrific as are the units, the pool and the grounds.
Like the Bucuti it is on a nice stretch of Eagle Beach, but the CL area of the beach is narrower and not as much walking.
Bucuti and CL are convenient to restaurants and casinos and some shopping at the Alhambra.
(and i am a LaCabana owner and love that place too...although it comes in 3rd)
I asked Paul what his thoughts were.............and without a blink he said Ritz.
I asked why? He said because i like their casino and valet parking
He then added he would love to walk up and hang out at the windsurfing area to watch, and the Ritz is perectly close to that area !!!