(Closed) Aruba honeymoon

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Bee
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Hey! Mr. Mary Jane and i are not going to Aruba, but your resort was one of the places I researched when we were thinking about Aruba as a location! It looks like a really good one. Might I suggest checking out some of the reviews at Trip Advisor (if you haven’t already)? it has a nice high rating there. I generally find that the 3 and 4 star reviews are your best bet for honest recounts of what people did there. They will usually tell you what they liked and didn’t like, and that can help you get tips for what you want to do (or avoid) while you’re there!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147249-d150690-Reviews-Tamarijn_Aruba_All_Inclusive-Palm_Eagle_Beach_Aruba.html

Also they have lots of ‘traveler pictures and videos’ which I generally find very helpful – it’ll help you know what to expect when you get here.

Post # 4
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have also decided to go to Aruba! We are trying to decide whether to do all-inclusive or not. If we go all-inclusive, it will be the Tamarijn. At the moment, we are leaning a little more toward the Bucuti Beach Resort. Would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on those places!!

Post # 5
Bee
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

@rplatzer – I looked at Bucuti beach also! (Seriously y’all, if there’s a resort in the Carribean or Mexico you want to know about, odds are I probably researched it!!) 

Ultimately with that one, I think we decided it was a little too much money for our 10 day stay, given that it wasn’t all-inclusive and we would need to buy our own food/drinks/other things in addition to the room cost (unless we got the meal plan — and really $100 a day for that isn’t SO bad). It looks like a REALLY nice hotel though and was one of my top pics for Aruba non-allinclusive!

Post # 6
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We went to Aruba a couple summers ago for a week vacation. We stayed at the Marriott property with a lazy river. All the hotels on the beach seemed great. We did a snuba tour which was super fun. I do not remember the exact name of the company but we went to a shipwreck and one other site. We also did the booze cruise at night (just okay). And, the most fun excursion was the jeep tour. That company had bright yellow and black zebra like stripes. My Fiance even got to drive one of the jeeps. That tour was awesome because you see a side of Aruba besides the beach – a lot of desert, and even a small town. We loved that trip. Wear a bathing suit under your outfit and bring water shoes as the terrain is rough. Have fun! We loved Aruba. You will not need a rental car. We took a taxi to the market for our kitchen. We walked to dinner every night. It is a great island.  There is also a fun Karaoke bar downtown.

Post # 7
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32 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi Bees – Aruba is one of my family’s favorite places… well really our most favorite.  A few years back my parents decided to buy a timeshare at the Marriott Surf Club, and I’ve been to the island a couple of times, and I’m going back in April!  I can’t wait… Here are some things that stand out to me..

On my parents 2nd visit to Aruba, they stayed at the Bucuti Resort and loved it.  My parents don’t really like to stay at all-inclusive places because they like to enjoy the local food and the atmosphere of different restaurants. 

Restaurants you must go…
Rumba’s. It’s off the beaten path in the “city,” but Americans own it and the food is great.  We have to go there at least once if not more when we visit.  For a high-end excellent dinner, go to “Le Dome.”  Great good and service – very fancy.  Another really romantic restaurant it at the lighthouse on the island.  The scenery is all you need there.  There are other fabulous places… those are just the ones we frequent when we go.

Good luck on deciding… Aruba is wonderful!  It’s super safe and the people are so friendly.  It’s easy to get into town and around the island.  You’ll just love it!

Post # 8
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We JUST booked our honeymoon at the Tamarijn – so excited. I’ve never been there but it seemed like a great deal with so much to do.

 

Post # 9
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re going to Aruba for our Honeymoon, too!  Many friends have told me to go to the “Flying Fishbone” for dinner.  Tables are out on the beach.  I can’t wait!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi, I have a question for those who have booked, what was the price did you get for the all inclusive? I’m looking at Aruba for our Honeymoon may 30-June 4, and the prices i’m seeing is is $2500 for both of us including airfare. Is that good? the Tamajin is one of my top picks as well as the Occidental. Also is it ok to book in March or should I hurry and do it now?

Thanks

Post # 12
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Actually its about the same we are only going for 6 days 5 nights your difference of $600 covers your two extra nights. I’m hearing Aruba is really affected by hurrican season

Post # 14
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ crash806 thanks I will check it out. Actually that’s what I meant Aruba isn’t affected that much, lol

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@beachbride – we will probably be there the same time! We’re staying at the Westin Aruba, but we almost booked the Divi, the sister resort of the Tamarjin before deciding to go non-inclusive. Can’t wait to hear more recommendations!

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