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I'm working with a travel agent who is recommending Aruba to me as a possible destination. Specifically, she recommends the Divi (Divi Aruba All Inclusive Home Page) & the Tamarijn (Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Home Page). Has anyone been to either resort? Also, does anyone have additional information about Aruba? We are trying to decide between Jamaica & Aruba now, so any information would be helpful!

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Aruba, hu? It's georgous!!! My parents are in the process of buying a timeshare there. Marriott Surf Club. Basically I just now the basics of the island. It only get 16 inches of rain a year. It's on the outter edge of the huricane path so isn't affected by storms. Also, a friend that went said that the water is so calm and beautiful that you can bring a floatie and pant yourself in the ocean and not have to worry about the waves or tide taking you out. You just sit and float. It sounds like paradise!

 

And the sand. OH. MY. GOD. It's sugar. We're planning on the DR but since my parents have been researching and buying in Aruba we're thinking of switching (as to be expected as we can't make a decision to save our lives!) Do you want to get married on the beach?

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Probably yes, married on the beach. I would love to get married at Bucuti, it looks GORGEOUS! But we're inviting 100, and Bucuti can only host 50 people max. I'm sure we wouldn't have more than 50 actually come, but if we do & we've reserved Bucuti, we're a little screwed!!! cheesy.gif

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Originally Posted by BEACHBRIDEMA View Post
How many guest are you having? Arbua is pretty pricey, so Jamica may be more affordable for your guests?
Sarah
Yeah, we're finding that. My TA has an in with the Divi & Tam, and could get good rates for us there. But it'd probably cost the same as Riu Ocho Rios, which seems SO much nicer. I wish I could just make a darn decision already!!!

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Yeah, we're finding that. My TA has an in with the Divi & Tam, and could get good rates for us there. But it'd probably cost the same as Riu Ocho Rios, which seems SO much nicer. I wish I could just make a darn decision already!!!

Have you looked at traveler pics on Trip Advisor?? There are some pretty bad ones of the bathrooms at the Divi. Really old shower/tubs and curtains with mold on them.... but it does get good reviews.

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lets try this again. i'm awesome at pictures on myspace, but suck at them on this forum!

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eeeewww!! OK, Jamaica is back as the top runner! smile123.gif

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Hello,

 

I know ive hit this thread a bit late but i wanted to say that i am getting married at the Tamarijn Aruba next september- i went there on holiday last July and i had the most amazing time!!

 

The island is truly beautiful, peaceful and not destroyed by tourists like Jamaica is, i went there myself a few years ago, and i found it quite dirty and we didn't feel safe outside of the resort. The resort we stayed at was full of loud bolshy people and i have a friend who is a travel rep in Jamaica and she agrees that most of the resorts are like that,

 

Anyway if you need any info or would like me to email you any photos from my holiday let me know,

 

also the picture above is a load of rubbish the hotel has been totally redecorated and all the bathrooms have been upgraded!!

 

PS YOU WALK OUT ONTO THE BEACH!!!!

 

Best Wishes

 

Em xxx

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Hello!!

 

hope everyone is well, i haven't been on for ages as been so busy at work and stuff, but i have booked ny wedding we are still to have an actual date confirmed but it looks to be 19th September 2008 We are going to be married at the Tamarijn in Aruba!

 

If there is anyone else getting married in Aruba it would be great to get in contact as we may be able to help each other along the way!!

 

I am so excited an am ready to throw myself into wedding organising now!!

 

Good to catch up with everyone

 

Em xx

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