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pollyands Jan 3rd, 2004 08:15 PM

Antigua, Aruba, or Barbados?
 
A few single women looking for a place with fabulous beaches, watersports, a nightlife, and safety. Money is not an option. Anticipate traveling in mid-July. Thanx in advance.

schmerl Jan 4th, 2004 02:16 PM

I would say Aruba. It's definitely the safest of the three, has great beaches, watersports and nightlife. The other two islands are more lush since Aruba is a desert island.

jedivader Jan 5th, 2004 11:00 AM

Aruba is the choice if you want safety and beaches. Spent my honeymoon there in October. We drove all over the island, people are very friendly.

IslandGrl Jan 5th, 2004 11:13 AM

I totally agree with Aruba. Lots of fun for singles, safe, gorgeous beach, lots to do. Stay on the Palm Island highrise strip for the action.

nfahey Jan 5th, 2004 02:53 PM

Another vote for Aruba. I spent my honeymoon there in Sept '01 and we loved it so much we returned in July '03. We had a fabulous time on both trips.

pollyands Jan 5th, 2004 04:35 PM

Thanx all for your responses! One more question, is Aruba too couple-ish? and can single women have a great time?

jedivader Jan 6th, 2004 09:55 AM

Can't really say. We stayed at the Tamarijn which was nothing but couples, families and senior citizens. We are not into nightlife so I can't vouch for the bar/club/singles scene.

BigMike Jan 6th, 2004 01:24 PM

Not really too couplish once you get downtown. There are lots of cruise ships that dock downtown, so you still get a good mix of single party people.

Robrook Jan 6th, 2004 01:34 PM

One of the great things about Aruba is that it appeals to a wide variety of people -- all ages, all situations. I think it would be great for a group of singles because it's relatively safe and there's lots to do.


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