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09-09-2009, 01:50 AM
My first rip to Aruba. Decided to come alone. If I wait for a partner I may never make it there. Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice. What WIll I do there for 7 days by myself? I am a mature traveler late 40's. Any suggestions appreciated.


09-09-2009, 08:58 AM
I did 2 trips alone a few years back. It was hard for me. I was anticipating meeting up with any single female, but that didn't happen. Looking back I was not in a good frame of mind. I guess you could say I was pathetic. I was suddenly single after 19 years of marriage. I met a lot of nice people though, all couples. The newlyweds I met once they found out I was going through divorce, avoided me like the plague. I can laugh about it now. The other couples I met, some I still keep in touch with. It's a Happy Isalnd for me now but watching postcard sunsets alone every night was very depressing. I'd still do it again though. Good luck

Sunny Beaches
09-09-2009, 10:21 AM
hey, grab a car or jeep for a couple of days, see the island lots to see for a small one. Stay out of the sand! California lighthouse, alto vista, goldmine,caves, natural bridge, Baby Beach, Charlies bar est. 1941, Zeerovers(local fisherman beach bar) tons of restaurants,bars,sand, & sun. relax and enjoy! Their native tongue is papiamento check it out on the net, just a few phrases will open doors you don't are there. Bon Dia, Con to Bi, Ayo .

09-09-2009, 12:57 PM
I made one trip there without my wife and went a few days early on another trip. I spent a healthy portion of those trips diving, it has become one of my passions.

09-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Hi Ray,
There is lots to do, and the people are friendly, as long as you like to talk and be friendly you will meet people. Casinos, bar/clubs, and San Nicholas is known for meeting people especially locals.
Its really up to you how much activity and how much going out you do, either way you will enjoy the island.

09-10-2009, 07:15 PM
i would have to say if i was you i would just go to the sopranos bar every single night until i met someone

09-11-2009, 10:33 AM
Ray, where are you staying? Believe me, you will meet so many people. Everywhere you turn there are people and everyone is so friendly. I've even met people walking in the hallway to my room. They liked the smell of my pizza, we got to talking and now we keep in touch via email. Not to mention the people you'll meet just being in the pool...it's like social hour. I'm going down a few days earlier than my husband this year and I'm looking forward to it!!

And Johny is right about the sopranos, good place to meet people and tons of fun. All age groups too which is nice.

09-11-2009, 10:57 AM
Ray, Just come to Aruba and Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing, is gonna be alright!

by the way, follow Sunny Beaches advise and rent a jeep or a car.
For a good deal....We try harder!

10-04-2009, 09:24 AM
I love it!!!! Mature man in his 40's... Just a spring chicken !!!
Go have fun.. Your not missing anyone back home, that's a good thing.. Enjoy the Island and the people you meet. Lot's of people to talk to, who know's, you might get LUCKY:) Going alone is better than taking someone with you that will drive you crazy, I made that mistake once...

10-04-2009, 10:10 AM
Ray, being alone is not that bad. You go to sleep when you want to, go where you want to. Remember, it's your vacation. You won't be hearing or asking where do you want to eat or where to go. Just enjoy and be glad your healthy. Enjoy nature and your life, but remember to respect nature and it will take care of you. Be Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10-05-2009, 11:33 AM
I traveled to Aruba solo in June (I'm also single). You'll be fine. As someone said, you can do what you want, when you want. Have fun!

10-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Ray, I too will be going to Aruba alone in April. And I can't wait!! I won't have to worry if reading my book on the beach is making someone feel left out. I plan on doing everything my ex never wanted to do. Go and just enjoy your time on the island.

10-26-2009, 05:34 PM
So how did things go? I just returned on October 25 traveling as a single woman. My trip was wonderful!

11-03-2009, 10:20 PM
Ray, I've travelled all over the world by myself and i'm a late 20's male (But have yet to reach the carribbean until next year) you'll be fine! I've met many nice people travelling alone that i keep in contact with, ok yes mainly couples but i have met other singles as well, Just be friendly, maybe do a few tours, And just think of it as everyone (Even couples) go to these islands knowing noone, so everyone is in the same boat (no pun intended), Just go in with a "have fun" attitude and i'm sure you'll never want to leave!

And look at it this way! By travelling alone YOU decide what you're doing that day, I've done guided tours in the past and it's quite comical when everyone else starts fighting and claims their partner or travel mate is ruining their holiday because they don't want to do this or that, and meanwhile you wont have that problem!

11-03-2009, 10:55 PM
I'm a single woman in my late (ugh...did I just admit that?!) 30's. I share a condo with people I know but tend not to "hang out" with them as we have very different interests. I like to go to the casino near the condo where we stay. I love that we go every May and it's usually the same people there at that time of year. I've befriended several couples and other singles who go the same weeks as us. I will be traveling alone Nov. 8-12th, so I'll just miss you. The locals are tremendously friendly as are the other travelers. I love Aruba and go several times a year. No need to bring sand to the beach. I'm single and will travel solo. I hope you enjoyed your trip. It's a fantastic island!! :)