I will be arriving in Aruba June 6th (can't wait!). This will be my first time back as an adult. As a kid I remember my parents and I rented a jeep and expolored the rural side of the island. I remember the natural bridge, the Fontein Cave, and a few other things. It was a great memory and I would love to repeat the epic journey. My wife and I are renting a jeep from Aruba Royal and I plan to drive around on the back side of the island. I would like to check out some caves and coves and whatever else we might stumble upon.
If I recall correctly I remember we got lost and basically wandered around until we found civilization again. My mother must have been convinced we were going to be cannabilized my native savages as we were racing the sunset to find culture again.
It appears history repeats itself since my wife already has the preconcieved notion that by driving on dirt roads there will be no way to determine direction we will get lost and never be found. So to calm her mind (and mine too), what is the easiest way to get too and from the wilderness?
Do you just drive on a big loop of the island? Is it better to cut through the center of the island to get to the back side? How do you experts do it? And yes...a jeep tour would be nice but we would like to do it at our own leisure during our week stay. Thanks again!