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aruba beaches vs dominic republic

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aruba beaches vs dominic republic

hello i wanted to know how are the beaches compared to the dominc republic. is the water clear in aruba. are there waves. are the beaches ncie and sandy. What part of aruba is nice or is one side of the island better than the other... help me out

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1. Re: aruba beaches vs dominic republic

I haven't been to the DR but have been to Aruba, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Cancun, Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta, and others. Aruba was better than all except T&C. It has very white bottom sand, clear water, great snorkeling, and not much wave action at all. The sand is very fine, like powdered sugar, not the grainy kind like Pacific or Atlantic beaches.

I'm retired and prefer the Eagle Beach area which is also called the low rise area. The other area is Palm Beach, high rises, more congested. Aruba is known for it's fine restaurants and has a Dutch influence. I would not choose AI on Aruba.

You can google some of the following restaurants to get a sense of what they are about: Screaming Eagle, Matthews, Flying Fishbone, Mirandi,

Salt and Pepper.

Enjoy your trip!

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Have been to Punta Cana and Aruba....the beaches are far better in Aruba and the swimming is also better

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there are two MAIN sides to the DR. the atlantic side - puerto plata, and the caribben side - punta cana. The beaches are better in punta cana... but more relaxing in puerto plata...

either way aruba has better quality beaches, and overall vacation. but you pay for it - as its pricier.

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Hi! I've been all over Dominican and in Aruba. Beaches in DR are amazing, and they are diffferent depending on place. DR is bigger and various, Aruba is small, but also has nice beaches , more comparable to the Caribbean side of DR. I think you will not be disappointed with Aruba. And beach sunsets here are spectacular!

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The Beaches and the People in Punta Cana were wonderful. The Beaches in Aruba are also beautiful, plus you can walk safely from resort to resort. Add the great restaurants and I think Aruba is unbeatable.

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Been to both numerous times. The resort grounds/pools in DR are by far the most beautiful. But, the beaches in Aruba far outweigh the beaches in the DR. In the DR you tend to stay in your resort. In Aruba you are more likely to travel all over the island. Aruba is more expensive, but in my opinion, worth it. You will enjoy yourself in both places. It depends on what type of vacation you want.

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I like that we can leave our Timeshare in Aruba at night and feel safe. No one was grabbing us on the beach, like in DR. when we went, guns were pointing at our beautiful hotel. Once we ventured out at night, after all we are NYers. We so enjoy Aruba. Each person has their favorite places...... I like to leave the resort.

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