Hi all -
Great forum. First time poster. My sister and I went to Aruba last year for the first time in April and had a WONDERFUL time - we weren't able to stay but for 4 days - too short for sure. We stayed at the Renaissance and enjoyed it pretty well - explored some of the island although not as much as I would have liked too - she's not much for adventure.
ANYWAY.... my point is. I want to take my boyfriend back there and we're looking at our schedules and it appears that mid-October might be the only time we can go this year or we'll have to wait until march/april of next year. (I don't think I can wait that long!)
Here's the thing. I NEED a vacation BAD. He's about to go surfing in Costa Rica with his buddies in two weeks (a trip he takes every year)...but told me to see if I could plan something for the two of us.
So how's the weather in mid-October in Aruba? What about the surf conditions, are there some places I could take him to surf? (It's not a must). We definitely want to rent a jeep, and do some snorkleing. Not much for the big touristy crowds - more of a "off the beaten path/expolorer" type couple - but also need my time under a palapa with some drinks and downtime.
Don't want to stay at the Renaissance again, looking at the Hyatt. Thoughts on that?