I am a Mom in a group of 3 families that is very keen on traveling to Aruba in the beginning of February. We have been trying to decide between renting a villa with a cook or going to a resort/AI. Everyone seems so knowledgeable on this site, I thought I'd ask people's opinions! Any suggestions or direction would be great. There are 9 in our group with 3 younger teenagers. We would also love to explore the island- love to snorkel, beach walk, golf and eat!
I am sure where ever you pick will be great. And you will get recommendations for both options. Although many will say that AI is not necessary in Aruba. Only because we own a home on the island I think that villa stays are a great idea. You get more of a "local" feel. Assuming you get a home with a pool it makes it much easier with the kids/teens I think. But then again at a resort they will have others there own age to socialize with and quicker access to many activities.......hmm........don't know if I am helping your decision.