My husband and I are thinking about visiting Aruba for the first time in the end of April 2013. It would be our first trip. We would stay at the Hyatt (we want to use points so it's the only hotel in Aruba that we are considering). I've done some research, but I want to know what the atmosphere is like.
We have previously traveled to Playa del Carmen, Cabo, St. John, Nevis, Bahamas (the One and Only near Atlantis), and Costa Rica (near Tamarindo). We loved Costa Rica and Playa del Carmen. My husband loved the Bahamas (mainly because of the casinos). I loved St. John. We do not like being confined to a resort, enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and snorkeling, and like eating at different restaurants away from the resort. It sounds like Aruba could be a good destination for us. I dislike crowded beaches, though, and that's my main concern, especially from what I've read about the Hyatt. We would not mind walking down the beach and camping out at a beach bar for the day. Would that be an option if the Hyatt was too crowded for my tastes? I know that what I'm asking is subjective, but I greatly appreciate any help! Thanks!