So, I really want to get back to Aruba for my 60th birthday in November. If I go, this will be my 4th trip to Aruba, last trip being about 5 years ago. I will be traveling solo and prefer to do AI for safety/comfort reasons. It seems single travelers always get the short end of the stick and, therefore, have to pay more. Okay, from a business perspective, with the loss of the double occupancy, I get it. I don't mind paying a little bit more. But I priced out a trip yesterday for about 6 days, including airfare and hotel. On one site, it would cost me almost $4,000!! On the site I regularly use (cheapcaribbean.com), the cost is about $2,500.
For those of you who travel/have traveled solo, do you have any tricks/tips for keeping the cost down?
DISCLAIMER: Because this is my 60th, I'm upping the ante and splurging by staying at the Riu Antilles. I like the thought of an "adults only" AI resort. The cheapcaribbean.com price is palatable, but if I can get the cost down to under $2,000, I'd be even happier.
Thanks in advance!