Nearly every day is like the last in Aruba: clear and sunny with cooling trade winds. The average temperature year-round is in the mid-80's Fahrenheit, with July through September only slightly warmer than December and January. The greatest likelihood of rain is from October through January. Aruba lies on the southern edge of the hurricane zone, so if you fly or sail through the Caribbean to reach Aruba during hurricane season, your travel may be disrupted, especially from mid-August through mid-October. Carnival, celebrated throughout January and February, is festive, but also brings the crowds, especially to late February's Grand Carnival Parade.
The U.S. dollar has held its own against the Aruban guilder/florin (AWG) since 1986, and dollars are widely accepted in Aruba. Summer finds the best bargains in Aruba. Guesthouses and villas provide an opportunity to save money by cooking your own meals and cleaning up after yourself. You can also pitch a tent in Arikok National Park without busting the budget. Another alternative to swank accommodations is "green" hotels, with fewer luxuries and less environmental impact.
Holiday Inn Sunspree - Aruba by donasab
Hello: We recently returned from an all-inclusive trip to Aruba at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Hotel. Beware of "good deals". THIS was a good deal, but we thought because it was last minute, that was why. "NOT" The Hotel itself and the rooms were spacious and clean. However it is a large hotel (660 rooms in three ... Read more!
Tamarijn Aruba June 12 - 24, 2008 by Arubalisa
This trip was summer vacation for dh, dd and I. We had been to the Tamarijn once previously over Christmas and New Year's 2008 with our entire family (parents, grandparent etc.) totaling 10 of us. We had a terrific time and thought the resort was just perfect thus were looking forward to returning. Unfortunately ... Read more!
Panama Birthday Special by nadge
Cruise 8203 Crystal Symphony, "Golden Passage", Caldera - Miami, 31/1/08 - 11/2/08. (First ever cruise.) Background Nearly 2 years ago at a family wedding in Israel my Mum suddenly said that she'd been thinking of a way to celebrate her 75th birthday which would be coming up soonish, and what did we think about ... Read more!
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