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Going to Aruba...inspired by the Beach Boys :)

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1. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 3y

Hi everyone,

Glen and I are invited to a wedding on Aruba in August this year and since it's the first time we're going to a Caribbean Island we decided to stay for two weeks in total . After staying in a resort for a few days for the wedding, we're planning to rent an apartment to be able to cook for ourselves and save money for other fun things.
We would like to rent a car, go diving, sailing and maybe even head to Curacao or Bonaire for a few days.
Now, can you give us recommendations on all the things such as: nice and cheap apartments (where's a good spot on the island - we prefer not too secluded but also no major tourist hotspot), good diving shops, companies that offer sailing or other trips, good restaurants and how to get to Curacao or Bonaire.
Although we're not dutch we thought about renting bikes and cycle around Aruba as well. Has anyone ever done that or is not common?
Any tips or help would be much appreciated and I promise to send you a postcard in return for the favour ;)!

Cheers,

Steff