This topic comes up every once in while.

Tourism is very much a competitive business and Aruba has succeeded in making itself the most desirable destination in the Caribbean. But that comes at a price. There is simply more of everything; more flights, bringing more people, staying at more hotels, with more traffic; and more and more etc. Is there a limit to this beyond which Aruba loses its appeal? Probably, but they are still a long way from that.

On the matter of charm, I have said this before, here and elsewhere, but I'll say it again. As always, it is only an opinion. It is not for Canadians or American to demand that Aruba remain in a time warp so we can enjoy its colonial charm.