Is 1 week too long for Aruba?

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Oct 24th, 2003, 09:41 AM
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Is 1 week too long for Aruba?

Hi! I was looking for a warm place to spend my 10th year anniversary (12/16) with my husband. I was also looking to save money by using my miles from Delta. I was hoping for Granada but Air Jamaica is not allowing any award tickers for December. I have been in Virgin Islands, St. Marteen and Anguilla (loved the latter) so the only other choice in Delta was Aruba, which I was able to get for that time period. I would arrive 12/11 and leave 12/17. I do not like resorts or high rise hotels so I was planning to stay at Bucuti. We do not gamble either, and I am just afraid, I will bored after 3-4 days. Usually, when we go to the Caribbean, we split a week between two islands; e.g., St. Martin/Anguilla; St. John/Tortola. UNfortunately there does not seem to be any cheap transportation between Aruba and other islands. I do like the beach and supposedly Eagle Beach is beautiful but is one week too long? ANy ideas?
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Oct 24th, 2003, 10:03 AM
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Too long?!? No way, too short is more like it.

If you're one of these people who can't sit still even on vacation, Aruba should be okay for you too. Plenty of things to see & do, many many great restaurants & nightlife. Don't miss the Natural Bridge & Natural Pool, for example. Explore Aruba and, hey, try to relax as well.

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Oct 24th, 2003, 11:20 AM
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Aruba has alot of things to occupy your days....If you stay at Bucuti, you will be on a huge beach to start...I enjoy going to the grocery store and getting foreign items and magazines I cannot find the in the U.S., strolling through stores, movie theater, etc. I think you will have a great time.
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Oct 24th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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There's lots to do in Aruba. Plenty of organized tours (e.g. jeep tours, horseback riding, day sails, etc.) You can easily get around with a car. Enjoy.
 
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Nov 5th, 2003, 08:21 AM
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Just got back from my honeymoon in Aruba. We spent six days, would have liked a few more. A week is fine. I am not into nightlife, so I always went to bed fairly early so I could get up and make the most of my day. We rented a jeep for three days ($180) and drove all around. I definitely liked driving my own jeep instead of taking a tour. With your own vehicle, you can stop and look when ever you want. With the tours, they zoom by and hit there speicified destinations, nothing more. My wife and I found hidden coves and smaller natural bridges by driving ourselves. Must do: Natural Bridge, Lighthouse at sunset, drive northern coast from Lighthouse to Natural bridge (bring bathing suits), Natural Pool (if you dare). It is really ruff getting to the Natural Pool, but worth it. It took us two days to find it, ended up following a tour group in. Do not do: any of the caves, they charge you almost $20 to tour. I thought they were supposed to be free. E-mail me if you have other questions.

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Nov 5th, 2003, 09:04 AM
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We don't like to gamble and our 7-night trip to Aruba was definitely too short.

Our favorite activities included swimming and snorkeling at Baby Beach (drove there in a regular car) and sailing/snorkeling excursions (there are several available).

Because of the casinos' presence there are some Vegas-style shows (on a less grand scale, of course) that are fun even for us non-gamblers.
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Nov 19th, 2003, 06:53 PM
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Thanks for the info.! It has been such a stressful month that I cannot wait to get into my beach chair and do nothing . . . A week would be too short now!
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Nov 19th, 2003, 07:01 PM
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I usually get a bit antsy on vacation after several days, and last year we spent 10 days in Aruba and was crying when it was time to go home. You'll love it. Plenty to do as the previous posters have said.
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