Been reading the forum for over a year – figured I would do my first post. We have just booked for our 5th stay in Aruba for Dec 13 – 20. This will be our 3rd time at the Renaissance Marina – All Inclusive.
We fly in from Toronto, Canada. I know there has been some discussion about All-inclusive vs. Non All-Inclusive and just for us the pricing isn’t worth it to do non all-inclusive. Also we are in our mid-20s so it’s nice to bring spending money and not have to worry about budgeting our meals/drinks. That being said every time we have gone to Aruba we venture out and look at the menus of the restaurants but we have always been happen with the food at the resort – why spend the $$ on something we can get for free at the resort.
Our first hotel we ever stayed at was the Renaissance, and I always go back to it. I have also stayed at the Tamarijn Aruba, and last year we stayed at the Riu Antillas for the week before Christmas. We also tried Curacao in April of this year, and were a little disappointed. Many times throughout the week we said “it’s nice, but it’s just not Aruba”