I was reading this thread and got sidetracked on the "Bully" reservation. Whats that? My fiance and I are getting maried this sat (july25th) and will be in Aruba July 27th-1st.
Bully is a taxi driver. He is a native Aruba who is honest, dependable and just an all around nice, hardworking family man. The perfect gentleman actually. His nickname is Bully but he is rather like a huge teddy bear.
You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org He can answer any of your questions. If you choose to reserve with him, he will meet you inside the airport, just outside of Aruban customs with a sign with your name on it.
I just got back yesterday. You'll want to rent a jeep for a full day or maybe two. You CANNOT skip out on going down the dirt roads of the northern coast! And not just to the natural pool. Get some bottled waters and food and spend a day just riding and stopping in cool looking places along the northern coast! And yes, you will need and use the 4x4 function! Other than that, I'd just rent a car. You can get a car for 60% less than a jeep. I rented one from Budget and found the one and only person on that island who is a complete . The girl who runs the little hut rental stand across fromt he Hyatt was completely rude and out of line for no appearant reason. So much so that I almost threw her the keys and went elsewhere with my business, but it was the only unrented jeep I could find.