My wife booked the tickets the other night, we only got the idea to come back to Aruba a few days earlier. United still has a direct on Saturdays and we live close to IAH Bush airport so we got that flight, December 10th to 17th. Worked out to $441 per ticket. We are using miles from our Mileage Plus accounts to move up to first class. Having the direct flight is so much better than flying from Houston to Newark and having to get a hotel for the night and then flying to Aruba.
That's our week too. We are doing 8th-17th. Staying at Aruba Beach Club during your week. Where are you staying, any excursions planned?
We are staying in town at the Marriott Renaissance, not sure if we will be in the marina hotel or next to the water. My wife has pretty high status with Marriott and sometimes when we check in we find out we've been upgraded. We tend to like being in town and exploring and while we go out to the private island we also drive to other beaches and sights.
Still working out an itinerary. I tend to get out early to take pictures, my wife is planning on taking a real break from work and relax!