This is our first trip to Aruba. DH and myself are excited, but are in need of assistance. Is it best to stay in a hotel resort so you may have better access to the Eagle or Palm Beaches? We wanted to rent a villa with a pool(Paradera area), drive around the island and visit the other beaches, but I'm now concerned over parking and Palapas access. We are still renting a car, but I'm stressing over where to stay because of this issue and our beach time.
I know Aruba is very windy, so an umbrella may not be the best option. There's nothing like an umbrella blowing down to kill your beach fun. We love to go to the beach, hang out and swim for several hours. Are non hotel guests allowed to reserve Palapas, and how is general parking handled for the beaches that are amidst the resorts?? TIA!!