Transportation between Anguilla and Aruba

Jan 16th, 2001, 09:44 AM
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Christie
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Transportation between Anguilla and Aruba

We are planning on going to Anguilla and Aruba for our honeymoon in June. Has anyone gone to two islands for a 10 day honeymoon? Does anyone know of flights that run between islands? And has anyone vacationed at two islands for a 10 day trip...we are wondering if it may be inconvenient to pack up and go to a second island.
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 12:02 PM
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You may have to fly back to San Juan to connect to a flight. I would see loosing the day transferring as a big negative but you could not have picked two islands that are completely opposite! If it were me, and Anguilla is my first "stop," I would definately stay right there! I have frequently combined two or more islands for extended stays but they are ones that are easily accessable - eg. Anguilla and St. Barths, for example, which connect by a ferry or between the USVI and BVI's or within the BVI's. We recently used Liat between Anguilla and St. Thomas and are planning some time on Barbados before going and coming from PSV. It would also be easy to transfer between Angullia and SXM. But, then, I don't enjoy Aruba since it is very commercial, Americanized (all those high rise a/c'ed hotels lined up along the beach) and extremely windy so that might also influence my decision!
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the info Karen. I know Anguilla and Aruba are very different. I had read such great things about Anguilla's resorts and food and really want to stay at Cap Juluca. My fiance is a bit cautious about going to an island that no one we know had heard of! Aruba was more for him since it has golf and more stuff to do. He thinks Anguilla is going to be kind of boring. What did you think of St. Barths and where did you stay? Maybe those could be our two islands...
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 04:10 PM
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From San Juan there are 4 daily flights to Aruba American Airlines flies you into Aruba in the noon hours. TWA flies from San Juan into Aruba in the noon hours and American FLies again into Aruba in the evening hours. American Ealge has officially started flying to Aruba yesterday and it departs San Juan at 6;30pm. Check out the site of American Airlines for more information.

So the air connection to Aruba from the Caribbean's hub San Juan is extremely well you should try to get a connecting flight from anguilla to San juan in the morning and proceed on to Aruba with American at noon. Your husband is right about Aruba having many things to do..
I have been to Anguilla, loved it beatiful beaches but indeed not much to do and not worth spending 10 days there if you are active.
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 06:37 PM
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Oh dear!! Cap Juluca to Aruba ... Well, you will certainly experience a real culture shock! LOL Frankly, I am very very active but have to admit that I am a real beach lover and Cap is absolutely breath-taking!!! I cannot imagine not enuf to do to fill 10 days on Anguilla!! Nor could you have chosen a more perfect spot!!! I know Eddy is editor of the Aruba times or some sort of publication and it's #1 fan, but to say that Anguilla is not worth a 10-day stay ... well, don't want to start a war here!! We had only 6 days and already have scheduled our return because there was not enuf time!! But I enjoy wonderful pristine beaches, great dining and low key the way Aruba was 20 years ago - real Caribb - not some American suburb!! LOL I would hate to think about the quality of golf with the Aruba wind but then ... maybe some people like that kinda challenge. You sure won't find the quality nor the ambience that you will find on Anguilla on Aruba! On St. Bart's you might find that either Carl Gustov or LeToiny fit the bill for similiar to Cap but neither are on a beach!! Carl Gustof has private plunge pools tho that might work for a honeymoon!! It seems that a popular split is between Jumby Bay, off Antigua, and Cap! Might want to check that out too ... but you still won't find the American hotels, malls, and fast food outlets that you will on Aruba!! Other than the casinos and LasVegas-style shows in some of the hotels and maybe a half day of a car rental to "tour" the island, some "booze cruises" and "party buses" - if that's what he wants - there is little to do there either especially if you can't be on the beach 'cause of the wind whipping that sand everywhere!! For us that was a disaster!!
If I can help with any suggestions, please don't hesitate to email me!! I don't want to incite Eddy!! LOL
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 06:47 PM
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Just a thought <chuckling> Reassure HIM that those that heard aren't talking - LOL ... we don't want it to change! Even Howard Stern was there recently and if it kept him happy ... well ... LOL I won't do a litney of those "rich and famous" who won't vacation anywhere else!! It has become quite the IN spot!! But the dining, the pristine beaches and the wonderful islanders are it's definate characteristics ... whether on Scilly Cay for the afternoon for the "partying," the happenings at Sandy Grounds or on Shoal Bay or just luxuriating at Cap ... it is wonderful!! Can you tell that I have found a my #1 spot?
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 06:59 PM
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Sorry, Counting down to my next holiday ... can you tell I need it? Sorry to run on so ...
but ... maybe Hotel St-Barth Isle de France????? Now, I will quit thinking about your honeymoon and work on getting ready for my trip in a couple of weeks!! LOL
 
Jan 17th, 2001, 04:29 AM
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I have to smile about Karens love of Anguilla. My favorite place. There is nothing like it. Cap Juluca is a magical hotel and you will not get bored. There are lots of water sports(no jet skis) and a few night places. If he wants to play golf a trip can be arranged over to neighboring St. Martin.
You can shop in Marigot and explore this busy little French port. There is also a charter out of Anguilla www. link-for a night out at a casino. Go to www.news.ai and explore the the news site and it will give you endless info and pics. There is alot to do in Anguilla-bands and fun at Scily Cay, Johnnos, the Pump House, the LA Cafe
and Dune Preserve(Bankie Banx-very well know throughout the islands,Kevin Bacon loves this spot). You can do a day trip to St. Barts by boat or air. Once you get to Anguilla, you will not want to leave. The island has lots to do if you want and you also can do nothing. The magic about Anguilla is it a special little island, with the warmest people you will ever meet. Treat yourself to "A Trip to the Beach" its a new book about how the Blanchards came to the island and their restaurant-but it is more about the people on the island. Every honeymooner I have met at Cap Juluca loves this hotel and all the special places to eat and have fun.
 
Jan 17th, 2001, 10:54 AM
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I do have to chuckle also at people who go to an island once, for a few days & are giving advice as if they have stayed at all the places they tout, dined at all the restaurants several times & of course know all the chefs & Spa personnel!
Plan & enjoy whatever type of vacation fits you, whether it is booze cruises or smoozing. You will come away with your own impressions of what was important to you. And that is different for everyone. Just keep an open mind to all the input. I think Cap is a wonderful honeymoon destination but there are SO many out there. Good luck.
 
Jan 17th, 2001, 12:17 PM
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Christie-If you want to combine 2 islands Aruba is not as close as other islands. I would definitely recommend Anguilla. We stayed at Cap Juluca and loved it and the island. We were not bored at all. Other couples we met had combined St. Martin, Nevis, St. Barts, St. Thomas, or Antigua.
 
Jan 19th, 2001, 01:43 PM
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Thanks for the input everyone! I am starting to rethink Aruba since its somewhat far from Anguilla and am considering St. Barths. I've been looking at the following hotels: Carl Gustof, Guanahani, Le Toiny, or Isle de France. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Also, any more tips about travelling between Anguilla and St Barths would be appreciated!
 
Jan 20th, 2001, 09:57 AM
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Christie, one option is a ferry between Anguilla and St. Barth's. It was running only once a week - on Thursdays, I believe, but may increase to x2 during "season." I was told that they "ususally have two." The www.news.ai site that Penny gave you is a good source of current information
 

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