My husband and I are leaving for our first trip to Aruba on 5/2 (our first adult trip since our honeymoon 20 years ago). We're looking forward to a fair blend of relaxation, with a little "craziness" mixed in for good measure (Kukoo Kunuku, for sure!). We haven't made any reservations for anything, because our original goal was to just arrive and "wing it", not have to stick to a plan. Now that it's getting so close, I'm panicking & starting to second guess that thought!
Some of the restaurants we definitely want to try are Madame Janettes, El Gaucho, Simply Fish, Ventanas Del Mar. Any problems getting reservations at any of these on short notice?
I'm also wondering what you all think of the Tattoo Cruise? We're trying to decide if we really want/need 2 crazy nights out, or is he cruise geared more at a younger crowd (not that we're old -only 40/42). If we go for the cruise on Friday, is it likely that we will be "recuperated" enough to enjoy Kukoo on Saturday, or would you advise taking a night off in between? If so, is Kukoo as fun on weekdays as weekends...(is there a best day to Kukoo??)
Also, trying to decide whether to book these excursions online ahead of time, or do it when we arrive - is there any chance of either being sold out? Also, how about the 1/2 Jeep Safari - book ahead or wait 'til we get there?
FYI, we're splitting our 7 nights between the Rennaisance (first 4), and the Aruba Marriott (last 3).
I appreciate any suggestions you experienced Aruba travelers can give us. Thanks much!