My husband and I first went to Aruba as part of a cruise destination. My girlfriend and her husband were with us and we were tired of the tour packages with the cruise and so decided to just rent a jeep tour ourselves.......The first thing we noticed was the tradewinds and the sand in our faces on the beach. The second thing we noticed was the lack of people trying to braid our hair,or well us bracelets or seashells or whatever.....We had lunch at a local restaurant and everyone seemed so nice we decided to give it a real try the next year and stay a week.....HOOKED !!!!! We loved it so much we bought that year and have been going every year since.