Aruba Beach
Aruba Nights Island Guide
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Senior Member wildewoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    160

    Planning our 3rd Trip - What Month??

    We love Aruba so much that we are now planning on going a 3rd time!! We were there the last week of September first days of October & was surpsired at all the rain!! 2 excursions were cancelled - we still had the best time ever.

    So - when is the best time to go to Aruba?? We want to avoid children & large crowds.

    We will stay at the Surf Club again - it is just fabulous in my opinion!!

    Thanks so much!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Keep in mind the weather you experienced was NOT NORMAL or typical for Aruba. Just about every single person on this forum would vouch for that.

    Having said that, if you do not wish to risk a repeat during hurricane season (remember the rain you experienced was just as much to blame on La Nina), perhaps try a quiet month such as May before the kids are out of school.

    May on "average" has a third of the amount of rainfall that September does and five times less rain than October. Keeping mind that under NORMAL circumstances the rain falls in the form of showers and overnight. The biggest change you will notice will be that it will be windier than September.

    May weather
    Average high temperature 89 F.
    Average low temperature 79 F.
    Average temperature 83 F.
    Average water temperature 81 F.
    Average wind speed 19 mph
    Average maximum wind speed 35 mph
    Average rainfall .55 inches (20.3 inches annual)


    Let's all hope by late spring La Nina is a bad memory.

    Weather
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 01-02-2011 at 05:13 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member wildewoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    160
    Our first trip was in May & it was wonderful!!

    Early May then - before the kids get out of school?

    Any holidays in May we should avoid??

  4. #4
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Quote Originally Posted by wildewoman View Post
    Our first trip was in May & it was wonderful!!

    Early May then - before the kids get out of school?

    Any holidays in May we should avoid??
    End of May = Memorial Day which makes for a long weekend for some Easterners as well as traditionally, the Soul Beach Festival http://www.soulbeach.net

    For peace and quiet I would personally stick with the beginning of May.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Cple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Our favorite place on the island, is the great beach at the Boca Grandi. The water is the best, and its very quiet.
    Posts
    252

    We love the first 2 weeks of May. The weather is usually perfect.

  6. #6
    Senior Member arubaislove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    On a lounge chair..In a hut..Somewhere on the beach..
    Posts
    128
    Our best trip there was in May also, weather wise. Just avoid Memorial Day at all costs. Go in the very beginning of May if you can. We went Memorial Day, and the weather was amazing there were kids every where!

  7. #7
    Senior Member KATH2ME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Radisson, Gilligans
    Posts
    975
    we will be there 5/17 - 5/25, looking forward to beautiful weather also

  8. #8
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,912
    our best weather trips have always been in may and early june.

    we have been there for mother's day, memorial day and flag day ;-)

  9. #9
    Senior Member wildewoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    160
    Now I just need to book it!! And start making plans!!

    Has anyone ever stayed for 2 weeks? Too much??

  10. #10
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,912
    my husband says 11 days is perfect.
    i say 2 weeks is perfect.

    the only reason we get itchy to come home is because we miss the dog and cats.
    (disclosure our son and his wife are in maine and we always miss them)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO