(Closed) Has anyone been to Aruba?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes. I’ve been to Aruba.  However, I did not stay at that hotel. 

As for suggestions, I would recommend that you go on a snorkeling trip.  I loved it, and the fish are beautiful. Water sports also look like fun, although I did not do any of them.

My other comments are: 1) you will have to get past the smell of the oil refineries as you’re traveling to your hotel, but you won’t be able to smell them once you are at your resort; and 2) do NOT eat lobster cooked on a hot stone. My mom and I did this at a small restaurant off of our property, and we ended up with food poisoning. Ick.

Post # 4
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746 posts
Busy bee

Didn’t stay at Occidental, but did tour it on a work trip.  It’s located in Palm Beach where you’ll find tons of nightlife & dining options.  Try one of the snorkeling/scuba diving excursions (they depart from a pier around the Westin or Radisson (near the Occidental).  They’ll anchor over a shipwreck and it’s pretty cool!  Also, you can rent an ATV & explore the island.  Also, dinner at El Faro Blanco (the lighthouse on the NW tip of the island) will give you some amazing sunset views w/great Italian food.  Enjoy!

Post # 5
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Bliss Honeymoons:  +1 on El Faro Blanco. I had a nice romantic dinner there…with my sister! LOL 

OP, Aruba rocks. I went once, loved it, going back in a few weeks. Still trying to convince Fiance to elope there in fact!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not yet, but we’re going on our honeymoon. From the looks of your wedding date, if you’re going right away we’ll be there the same time!

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