Aruba Too Expensive???
Posted 30 October 2009 - 09:52 AM
Does anyone have a budget like mine and are there any nice resorts that donâ€™t cost an arm and a leg? Iâ€™m sorry if this is a repeat question but I couldnâ€™t find anything when I was search the boards.
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:33 AM
Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:42 PM
You are right Aruba has so many great features it really is worth it. (Hopefully my guests will feel the same way!)
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:14 PM
We booked the Divi All Inclusive, definitely not a 4 star resort, but for our guests more than affordable and will meet their needs. It's an island resort and we have many family and friends who have been there for their honeymoons and loved it. What was important to us is that people are able to come. We're in May so it's not considered the high season so our rate is probably a little lower, but at $340 per room per night all inclusive we couldn't pass that up. Plus the wedding coordinator I'm working with is fantastic!
Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:15 PM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:56 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:55 AM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:23 PM
I have been there 6 or 7 times, and each time I end up renting someone's timeshare week. Several places will have this option, and it's cheaper than paying per night through the resort. Some of them are beautiful! One of my family's favorite places we have stayed is Playa Linda.. (We don't stay at the most expensive places, but they are always nice) The Marriott was nice - when I went there was a brand new lazy river that everyone loved. The Riu is brand new. I haven't stayed there, but it's pretty from the outside (you can't go in and look around if you're not a guest so I haven't seen the inside - security stands at the gates).
All inclusive really isn't as popular in Aruba as other places... There are really just a handfull - Holiday Inn, Some of the Divis, Tamarign (I think), and a few others. It really didn't even seem worth it to me when I looked into it one year, unless you find some amazing package on special. The restaurants are good and don't end up costing as much as the all inclusive. There is a happy hour somewhere in the area at all times (or so it seems) and we usually pick up alcohold from the grocery store as well to take to the beach in coolers (if you drink beer).
Yay - exciting for you!
Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:57 PM
So take a look at off-season, it won't be as crowded and will be significantly cheaper. But I imagine that Mexico and Jamaica will be cheaper at any time.
Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:59 PM
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