Hello all! Wife and I just booked our first trip to Aruba. We like trying different vacations spots, so this year we chose Aruba. Will be there just after Valentine's Day for just shy of a week. As background, we have already been to most of Mexico, USVI, BVI, Anguilla, and St. Martin.
One thing we like to do is rent a car and discover remote beaches and other treasures these islands have to offer. Haven't decided on a car or a jeep, but we'll definitely get something. What are your recommendations on beaches that are "must sees?" Wife likes the calm shallow beaches where she can lounge in the water without too much wave action. We are not familar with the island at all, but will probably have it memorized before we go from all of the research we'll do. The hotel we will be based out of is the Manchebo (sounds like that beach is a good one (for starters)). Also understand tha Eagle Beach is popular from all the hotels located on it. Any other picturesque locations we might stop at? Just bought a decent DSLR camera for Christmas, so we might try some photography also. Let's just say, if we rent a car, we're going to use it!
Thanks for all of the reviews on this forum. We used it to book our room and make a list of restaurants we'd like to visit. Can't wait to get out of this -3F weather we have now.