(Closed) Barbados vs. Aruba vs. Curacao

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should we honeymoon?
    Aruba : (9 votes)
    45 %
    Barbados : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Curacao : (6 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m not going to be much help but I went to Aruba back in 2002 and I know for a fact we did not stay at an all inclusive. We stayed at the La Cabana. I went to Barbados on a cruise the year prior.

    I fell in love with both. I know it’s not fair to say that I prefer Aruba over Barbados because I was only there for a day but Aruba is such an aawesome place.

    One good thing is that all of those islands are out of the hurricane belt. So you don’t have to worry about anything happening.

     

    Post # 4
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I went to Aruba back in 2009, and I loved it! I stayed at my FSIL time share, but it was apart of a huge all inclusive resort (divi is the resort name). It was really nice and a lot of fun, but was very expensive.  Aruba is known for its food in the town and I feel like we reallly missed out by staying on the resort and eating every night.  Also just something to keep in mind just bc it is “outside the hurricane belt” does not mean they don’t get effected when hurricanes are in the area.  FSIL went last yr in September and it rained everyday.

    Post # 5
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    746 posts
    Busy bee

    Unless you’re really into diving, you’ll likely get bored in Curacao.

    Both Aruba and Barbados can be fun, but it really just depends upon what you want to do while you’re on your honeymoon. Do you want an island where you can get out and wander around? Do you want to go ziplining? Do you want to park yourself by the pool all week? They both offer very different experiences.

     

    Post # 7
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We went to Curacao, and had a blast.  We stayed here: http://www.kurahulanda.com/lodge

    We didn’t do the all inclusive, but they offer it.  And there is a distillery (Blue Curacao liquor is famous.  And comes in other colors, too – we never knew that.)  Distillery website is here: http://www.curacaoliqueur.com/

    The diving is supposed to be amazing, but I disagree with the poster above… We don’t dive, but we still had an amazing time.  Never bored.

    Here’s a pic I took from the path on the ocean side of our room:

    Post # 9
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @mrsbride2b:  We went last July, for 8 days.  We toyed with the idea of renting a car, but didn’t, because the lodge had a sister hotel in Willemstad, the capital. (We were at the Lodge Kura Hulanda, the sister place is the Hotel Kura Hulanda).  So, whenever we wanted to go to town, we just grabbed a ride on the shuttle that runs between the two.  The distillery is in Willemstad (whereas the Lodge is out in Westpunt, about 35 minutes away).

    Looking at the map (because we didn’t visit the distellery) – it’s actually within walking distance of the hotel!  I wish I knew that then… we totally would have gone.  It’s on the Punda side of the bridge, which is the side with the government buildings and lots of good shopping.  Willemstad is a beautiful city… all the buildings are painted various pastel colors, and it’s really pretty.

    I’ll write more later… I have to get going, I’m hosting a shower for my friend who was my MOH.  But any other questions, feel free to ask!  I’ll be back on the computer this evening.

    Post # 10
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    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My FI And I just booked our Honeymoon and we’re planning to stay at the Avila Hotel (not all-inclusive though) in Curacao. I had an Aunt who visited Curacao, she stayed at Breezes which is All-Inclusive and she loved it. 🙂 Good luck with your decision!

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee

    We have the same situation! wedding sept 10 2011 too and thinking of going either to Aruba, barbados, bahamas, bermuda – can’t make a decision because flights seem to only go on the weekends and annoying as there are hurricanes going on at the same month.

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