Where to Stay????

Old Nov 17th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Where to Stay????

Wow the quest is almost over, we finally decided on where to spend our honeymoon. Now that we choice Aruba we are looking for some help choosing a great resort. All inclusive is not necessary but what is, a great beach,casino,nightly enterainment and romantic feel. Please help!!! How is the bucutti?? Are there any better places to stay?
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Old Nov 18th, 2005, 09:50 AM
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The Hyatt is one of the best resorts on Aruba. Don't do all-inclusive in Aruba. There are far too many good restaurants there. Also, the island is very developed and it's easy to get around making an AI unnecessary IMO.
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Old Nov 18th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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The Bucuti doesn't offer nightly entertainment but is a 2 minute walk away from the Alhambra Casino - we're not gamblers so I can't give you advice on that - we only visited the casino to use their ATM.

It's a wonderful resort and perfect in my view for a honeymoon, it's on the nicest part of the beach.

If you search here you'll find plenty of recommendations for the Bucuti and the last time I looked it was still getting rave reviews on Tripadvisor.

We stayed there June 2004 when the Tara Suites had just opened for my 40th and our 22nd anniversary. We were looking for a nice resort with minimal children - it was a wonderful 10 days and I would go back in a heartbeat if there weren't so many other places I want to visit

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Hi - I would definitely say the Hyatt or the Radisson are the nicest hotels on Aruba. Best beach is at the Radisson - its really long and I'd say the widest. They have a good casino, but so do all the other hotels on Palm beach, esp. Hyatt, which you can walk to from any hotel on Palm Beach. I have been there twice and was really impressed with the food the second time around, so I wouldn't do all-inclusive. Madame Jeanette's and El Gaucho are a must. Have fun!
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Old Nov 18th, 2005, 09:09 PM
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miac,

Eagle beach is much wider and quieter than Palm beach, although alx50 should find it easier to book a room at the Radisson since they have over 350 rooms while Bucti has just over 100 rooms, since both resorts cover 14 acres, I know where I'd like to spend my honeymoon
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 09:51 AM
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If you want romantic, don't do Palm Beach unless you think high rises on the beach, and a lot of motorized water activity and lots of people on the beach romantic. Bucuti gets good reviews, although I have not stayed there. The Hyatt is nice, but it is on Palm Beach. The main form of entertainment in Aruba is casinos and there is almost a casino in every hotel. 8-)
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We have stayed at Bucuti twice & are going back next July to get married. Tara Suites are awesome. We would highly recommend it. Eagle Beach is huge and beautiful. There is one casino w/in walking distance- Alahambro is the name I think. At the bar at Bucuti there is a steeldrum player nightly. It is very romantic, mostly couples, lots of honeymooners. Aruba has so many great restaraunts that I would hestitate to recommend anything all-inclusive.
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Old Nov 27th, 2005, 09:16 PM
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Megan, If you need a witness for your wedding - just let me know, I'll be there in a heartbeat.

The Tara Suites are wonderful and very relaxing.

We stayed on the Ground floor and while we weren't sure about it, it was wonderful to be able to walk out of the room onto the beach.

One morning the bush outside the Tara Suites had a swarm of bees 3ft high and a foot across, so we alerted the concierge.

When a waiter walked out of the Pirates Nest with a can of Bugspray we nearly fell off our sun loungers since we were laughing so hard - he got within 20ft and retreated.

Luckily the swarm decided to visit another part of the island!

It's a wonderful resort and I would recommend it to anyone - without chilfren
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Feel free to change the word 'chilfren' to 'children'

I hope you have a wonderful visit to Aruba - please come back and let us know how it went.
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The Tara suites at Bucuti, definitely. We've tried all of the upscale properties on Aruba, and this is the best.
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