Hi Everyone. We have booked our air from Newark to Aruba 6/25/11 - 7/2/11. There is a total of 9 people in our group. Seven adults and two kids (6 & 8 at travel time).
I am in need of a kitchen/kitchenette would work too or even a refrigerator and microwave....
I would like to stay at one of the high rise hotels on Palm Beach that has an all-inclusive option.
The group is broken down as follows: my husband and myself w/2 kids. My sister and 2 nephews(20 and 22) and a nephew with his girlfriend (both 23). We would all like to stay together but I am having a hard time finding a 3 bedroom. Please help.......
For nine people your best best is going to be a timeshare with 3 bedrooms.
Even with the Ocean Club and Surf Clubs, a unit which sleeps 8 is not an issue, but units sleeping more are more difficult to come by.
2 bedroom units with 2 people sleeping in one bedroom and four sleeping in the 2nd and 2 people on the sleep sofa will only sleep 8.
At the Westin you could do 3 rooms adjacent to one another or two one bedroom suites and an adjoining room. The one bedroom oceanfront suites would be on opposite corners, not next to one another. Oceanview one bedroom suites would be on different floors, the last I knew there was on one oceanview one bedroom suite per floor.
If you are considering a hotel such as the Westin, imo, contact a travel agent experienced with Aruba's hotels who could not only get you the best room configuration, but the best pricing.
Would it have been better to do an all inclusive package if this family wanted an AI resort instead of separate airfare? At some of the AI don't the kids stay/eat free? However, since the air us already booked, the advice to rent a 3 bdrm timeshare makes sense, or a private villa/house as they'd like a kitchen. Sone of the high rise hotels offer varying meal plans anywhere from breakfast only to all meals but am I correct in that there's no kitchen but a mini fridge only can be rented?
I'd really like to know what you end up doing and what the best option is as I'd like to plan a vacation for next year with a group of friends and our children.