Post # 1
FI’s aunt and uncle are giving us a week at their timeshare with Marriott. We get to choose the location although it seems like for April when we will be able to go the only available resorts are in the South of Spain or in Aruba. What would you recommend? I’ve never been to one or the other.
Post # 3
go to spain! transatalantic is more expensive, so you should do it now before you guys have children, etc
Post # 4
Well I’m a tad bit biased but….SPAIN!!!
Going to Europe is a rare opputunity and it looks as though your wedding is already in a topical place. If you can swing it financially and time wise, I say go for it!
Post # 5
Be careful with Aruba at that time, it might be hurricane/rainy season :S
I’d go for Spain!
Post # 6
@KarenA: I didn’t even think about that!
Post # 9
Aruba is far south enough that it doesn’t get caught in hurricanes, plus hurricane season doesn’t start until June.
Besides that, it depends on what kind of honeymoon you want – do you want to do a lot of site seeing, or just relax? I don’t think there is much to do on Aruba, so that would definitely be more of a relaxing honeymoon. I’m sure in Spain you’d want to do a lot of sightseeing.
Post # 10
Just a couple of words of warning re Spain: although the weather will be getting better in April, it still won’t be hot, and you may get cool weather as well as rain. It’s also very much low-season, so unless you go to a big city like Madrid or Barcelona, you might find it is quite quiet; resorts on the Costa del Sol will be pretty quiet.
As far as Aruba goes, the weather should be good that time of year; it’s just outside hurricane season, and is one of the hottest and dryest months.
I’m not knocking Spain, and I know that for me it’s much less exotic as I live in England, so it’s only a 2.5 hour flight, and we can go for 3 nights for about $120.. But as I said, you are not guaranteed great weather, and might find it quite quiet and empty, depending on where you’re staying. But if you’d like any info, let me know; I’ve been to Spain a lot, and to the Costa del Sol (southern Spain) a fair few times, so if I can help, I will 🙂
Post # 11
Aruba is out of the hurricane belt so it will be fine any time. I don’t think the weather is super warm in April. We looked into going a May a year or so ago but changed our plans as the temps were only going to be in the low 60’s at that time. We are beach people. I am sure you can’t go wrong wiht either, just depends on if you want a beach trip or a sight seeing trip! Happy choosing 🙂
Post # 12
I’ve been on a few websites, and all cite the average high as 88, and the average low as 78; whereas Spain you can expect average highs of around 70 generally (though recently it’s been warmer; you may hit around 78-80 if you get lucky).
Post # 13
SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fiance and I LOVE LOVE LOVE spain.. we have been there each without eachother and once together and had an amazing time EVERY TIME .
Post # 14
Depending on when you go in April, the festival might be going on in Sevilla.
I love Spain, having spent a semester there in college and going for our honeymoon, but I’ve never been in the Spring so I don’t know what the weather is like then. I think it depends on if you want a super relaxing, lay on the beach and drink mai tai’s all day, or do lots of walking, sightseeing, etc kind of honeymoon. You cant go wrong with either choice!
Post # 15
@barbie86: Sorry I meant the weather in Spain wasn’t super warm in April in comparison to Aruba. My brain was thinking it, but my fingers didn’t type it!
Post # 16
Spain, in a heart beat. I realize this isn’t the true Aruba experience, but it was a stop on a cruise I went on and to be honest, it was just like any other gorgeous caribbean location. Really lovely beach, nice people, really cool divi-divi trees on the beach.
But Spain… oh man. Go there.