We stopped in Aruba for a short five day stop to help us get an idea of what the former Netherland Antilles was all about. First off, five days isn’t enough to get to know any country, but it did give us a taste.
Having pointed out the harshness of the interior, it is only fair to note that Aruba seems to be making an effort to become a luxury resort type of destination. Along the east coast there are several high end hotels and all inclusive resorts that look beautiful.
We found that Aruba did very little to sell itself as a diving destination so we did not do any here. However Bonaire and Curacao were entirely another matter. Stay tuned.