Post # 1
We are in the process of trying to figure our where we will be going on our honeymoon this October. Since this is “hurricane season” the safest island is Aruba and I would love to hear your input, where you stayed, what you did and how you liked it.
Also how far in advance did you book and did you go through a travel agent? I’ve never booked through one and Im not entirely sure how it works?
Post # 3
I’ve been to Aruba once with my FI and his grandparents. It was their timeshare, so I have no clue about booking, but we definitely had a great time! We stayed at La Cabana, which isn’t an ideal honeymoon resort, but it was great for a family trip.
There’s tons to do while you’re there. You can do all sorts of water sports and excursions. We rode jetskis (which i had never done before) and we went on a dinner/booze cruise, which I highly recommend. We had a great time!
There was plenty of shopping and dining, there are a few casinos throughout the island, and theres even a movie theater. It’s really easy to learn your way around too, which is nice. We took a taxi back to our resort from a casino one night and felt completely safe.
We’re going back for our honeymoon but we’re unsure of where we’re staying. If I were to recommend a general area on the island for you to stay it’d be close to the major hotels (Marriot, Radisson, Westin). It’s a great area with restaurants and shops right there.
A helpful website to visit (if you haven’t already) is visitaruba.com. They have a map of where all the resorts are so you can get an idea of how the island is set up.
Hope this helps!