I remember years ago when I started traveling to Aruba and actually felt like I was on an Island.
It is just my opinion of course, but I think the island is becoming too overcrowded with building. Previously the local restaurants were always crowded (which is good) and now it seems that there are so many new restaurants that most places are not that busy. I went to Madame Janette's last night without a reservation and was seated withing 1 minute of arriving. On Saturday night, we went to Iguanna Joes (which is usually jammed) was also pretty empty. One of my favorites downtown (Villa Germania) is gone! Many of the retail stores are going out of business along with some restaurants downtown. I guess that is what happens when there is over building. Hopefully the government will realize it's too much.