After my first stay in Aruba in mid-February 2011, I decided it would be an excellent place for me to go with friends from my 40th birthday. I was looking at coming to Aruba on Sat., 10/29/11 and leaving sometime in the next 5 to 7 days (between 11/3 and 11/5). I checked to see what interesting events might be going on while we were there and found that the Aruba International Bike Week (arubabikeweek.com) falls right along those same days (it's 10/30-11/6).
Now I'm becoming concerned as to how relaxing a trip this will be. In Feb. we stayed in a hi-rise hotel...and although it was an amazing time, the beaches were heavily populated. So I wanted to stay at Eagle Beach this time because it seemed much less populated...and I really liked the Oceania condos. I'm not familiar with the Bike Week event and how popular it is, i.e., how big a crowd it draws and how it changes the landscape of the island.
Can someone tell me if during my Oct./Nov. stay I'll be dodging motorcycles to cross the street to the beach and if that beach will no longer be the serene landscape I encountered in Feb.?? I want to get on top of securing our accommodations ASAP, but I don't want to spend my 40th on an island that is temporarily so VERY different from what I saw in Feb.
Any guidance/information you awesome forum folks can share would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :-)