Post # 1
My Fiance and I finally decided on where to go for our honeymoon after two months of complete indecision!
The winner is ARUBA. It’s within our budget, there is a higher chance of beautiful weather in October, we can walk the island and feel safe and we heard that the food is pretty good.
Now, here’s the indecisive part, which we’re sooo good with! Lol.. Where do we stay?? We’ve narrowed it down to the Radisson and the Hyatt but can’t seem to pick one. We got prices from our travel agent and they’re almost the same however, the Radisson comes with a breakfast plan and the Hyatt doesn’t.
Has anyone been to these two hotels? Can you tell me your experience? I want to know the good and the bad! And if you have any suggestions that would be great too! If you know of any websites that show better pictures than their respective web pages.
Post # 3
@Bella_D: it’s so funny I feel like Aruba is popular this year I know a lot of couples doiing aruba.
We almost did Aruba…but we decided to go to mexico to save money and then stop at Disneyworld for about 4 days (i have never been before)
Post # 4
@KingsDaughter: You and your future hubby are going to have a great time! I agree with Mexico being a great price. It was also on our list. We looked into Los Cabos and a resort on the Cancun side call The Excellence which we’ve heard nothing but great things about. Our travel agent came back with a crazy price for Los Cabos plus my Fiance is not the best flyer so connecting flights were a no-go. I agree that a lot of couples are going to Aruba but that’s ok with us! It’s time away from home and work! Lol
Post # 5
My fiance and i went to Aruba last summer and stayed at the MVC Eagle Beach hotel. It’s definitely a no frills hotel, but it was right across the street from the beach in a quiet location away from the big hotels/casinos. It was a very short bus ride away when we felt like venturing to the more touristy area. It was also walking distance to some of the bigger, fancier resorts so we could check out some of the restaurants. The hotel was also walking distance to Passions on the Beach restaurant (dinner on the beach with amazing sunsets!).
Aruba was absolutely beautiful (amazing beaches, warm ocean, and gorgeous sunsets), but I will say the food was pretty mediocre and expensive for what you get. We ended up eating at the restaurant at our hotel 3x because it was actually good and decently priced! We rented a car and drove around the island, which was one of the highlights of our trip! If you’re looking for a place without a ton of culture then Aruba is for you. We wanted something easy where we could just unwind on the beaches without feeling guilty for missing out on seeing/doing/experiencing the culture, etc. Everyone pretty much spoke English. Lots of Americans there.
Hope you have a wonderful time!!
Post # 6
@vpowln: Thank you for the links! Passions sounds like a great thing to do. Who can resist a beautiful sunset dinner with your hubby? I know I couldn’t. It’s definitely not about being fancy. We just want to beach it, walk around, check out local areas and then dinner. We’re pretty simple and it doesn’t take much to keep us entertained. Lol..
Post # 7
If you like both the hotels, I would go with the one that has better resturants maybe, but the breakfast included is a nice time saver too 🙂