- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
We are grad students on a budget. His parent’s graciously offered us their points to fly anywhere airtran flies (bermuda/aruba/jamaica/key west being the vacation spots). We are left with a $2000-$2250 budget, not including airfare. Fi and I would like to go to Aruba, as it is outside the hurricane belt. I see hotels that would be about $1200 for 5 nights, standard room that look beautiful. We’d be going in the offseason, and would like to stay 5 nights. I think we’d rather sacrifice an ocean view for a nicer hotel on the water.
Anyone been to Aruba? Is this budget do-able? Any tips on a particular hotel (I’ve been eyeing the Radisson)? When to book? (we’re definitely still in the planning stages… no booking for a while).
I’ve heard food and drinks are expensive? Any advice on how expensive? What price would make a meal package “worth it”? Radisson has a $300 breakfast + lunch package.
What’s the likelihood of an upgrade for honeymooners during the offseason? I’ve always heard about lucky couples getting upgrades, but I’ve never been that lucky!