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How many days?

Santa Barbara...
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How many days?

I'm planning a trip to Aruba in January with my brother. We like to do a variety of activities including water activities... How many days do people recommend? Are 5 full days too much? I don't want to end up w/ island fever!

Tilburg
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1. Re: How many days?

It all depends on what is the main purpose for this trip!

If to spend some quality time with your brother doing different kind of activities in Aruba. I would say yes. Most popular tourist activities fill a day and will leave you some free hours for gorgeous sunset walks.

Is 5 days also included traveling to and from Aruba?. If so you should consider that you only have 3 days since you lose a day traveling to Aruba and from.

And there's nothing bad about getting an island fever, unless it's a real fever ;-)

Good day!

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2. Re: How many days?

in my opinion 5 days is not enough but it depends i can lay on the beach for 2 weeks. so everyone is differant my sister came about 2 years ago and stayed 8 days and felt it was too long.

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3. Re: How many days?

do you think 5 days will be too much ? iif you are thinking this then plan for 5 days... coming from LA will take an entire day. doing water activities can fill the days , dinner at night, casinos or more water activities. Poof, the time is over and back across the country. Did you have time to enjoy the pool, ocean, town, sky, stars, or the flavor of Aruba?

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4. Re: How many days?

Go to Aruba from L.A.? In my mind , flying all that way for only 5 days would not make it worth the trip.

1 day island tour

1 day snorkel tour

1 day snorkeling from the beach

1 day watersports- parasailing, kiteboard, windsurfing

2 days on the beach?

Personally I could spend 14 days reading a good book on the beach, but that is just me ;)

Santa Barbara...
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5. Re: How many days?

thanks for all the replies! Clearly now I don't feel that 5 days is too long at all. Lots of stuff to do/see.

Thanks!!

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6. Re: How many days?

I couldn't do any less than 14 days - thats flying from the U.K. so similar flight time to you!!!

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