(Closed) Anyone been to Aruba?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Laguna Hills, CA


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thelittleone:  Hi my fiancé & I went to Aruba a few years ago. We stayed at the Occidental Grand All Inclusive resort. I don’t think it is adults only, but we rarely saw any children at this resort. The location is perfect, service is excellent & we had a great time!

Post # 3
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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thelittleone:  the riu palace antillas is opening up soon, and wil be an all inclusive adults only resort. I believe there is another hotel on island that’s adults only but I can’t remember the name of it. It’s not all inclusive. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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thelittleone:  ARUBA IS AMAZING. We absolutely LOVED IT.

However, you will have a hard time finding a kid free hotel that is also all-inclusive. We really wanted all-inclusive as well, but we read a ton of reviews of Aruba that told us not to, as the restaurants are really great (which is true).

We ended up staying at the Bucuti & Tara (only adults only resort – though not all inclusive – breakfast is included) and it was SO SO SO SO nice. We are already planning our next trip back.  

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

If you haven’t already taken your honeymoon, we are staying at the new Riu Palace Antillas in November.   It is adults only and all inclusive, and you have daytime access to their other all inclusive resort (which is next door).  It was the Westin resort, and Riu did a remodel on it, so it should be like new 🙂

Post # 6
301 posts
Helper bee


Pam11114:  I would really LOVE to hear about your honeymoon once you are back. I am considering this resort for our late October or November 2015 honeymoon (wedding date Oct 3 2015).  I hope you have a fabulous trip and a lovely wedding!!

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015


We are considering Aruba as well – Fiance’s parents are donating a week of hotels from their vacation club to us.  We are thinking of doing a week with their club, and then another 3-5 days at an all inclusive.

Post # 8
746 posts
Busy bee

When traveling to Aruba one of the unique things about the island is their food scene. A great way to experience the local culture as well as amazing dining is by picking a dine around plan instead of an all inclusive plan. This will give you the freedom to dine around at many local restaurants on Aruba and experience a wider variety of cuisine than an all inclusive could offer. 

One of our favorite resorts on Aruba for honeymoon couples is Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, an adults only resort that offers rooms steps from amazing Eagle Beach in a boutique setting instead of a high rise hotel. 

To find the perfect honeymoon contact a trusted travel professional to create an amazing honeymoon experience. 

Post # 9
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We didn’t do an all-inclusive for the restaurants reason as well (stayed in Aruba over Thanksgiving 2014) and we probably will never do an all-inclusive when we go back. The food is just too good!!

We visited Bucuti and Tara while we were there because we had a beach dinner at their Elements restaurant. It is a cash-free resort, so keep that in mind, you’ll probably rack up a good amount of credit card international charges, but it would probably be worth it to stay there. It was amazing while we were there for all of 3 hours, and it is kid free. If/when we go back we will definitely look into staying there if it’s not crazy expensive.

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