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Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

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Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

Hello!

We will be traveling to Aruba for our first time to celebrate our honeymoon in late July. I've been stalking the forums for quite sometime, but can't seem to make up my mind regarding a sunset booze cruise. We are staying at the Bucuti, so are there any that depart close to the resort? Our flight gets in at 2:30pm on a Friday, so it would be great if we could make it in time to celebrate our first few hours in Aruba with a fun sunset cruise. We'd like to avoid ones that cater to families/kids if possible. Any and all suggestions are welcome!

Thank you!

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1. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

Sweetie, please take it from me--you are NOT going to want to go on a sunset cruise on the Friday when you arrive. By the time you get to the Bucuti, it will be close to 4:00 pm. You will need to tinkle. You will need to unpack and check out the hotel. You need to DECOMPRESS. The sun sets EARLY in Aruba, since it is so close to the equator---we travel there in July and we love the Black Pearl--and the sunset is around 6:15, at which point we haul out the camera. Shoot for Saturday?

We really like the Black Pearl and have sailed with them twice. It's not a set-your-hair-on-fire party boat and it doesn't cater to families with kids, although they are not discouraged. The drinks flow, the snacks are great, and the company is congenial.

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

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2. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

We also stayed at Bucuti for our honeymoon. Our first night we had a candlelight dinner at their restaurant on the beach with lights wrapped around their coconut trees. Very romantic! After a day of travel it was a great start to our honeymoon and very easy as it was right on sight. Not sure about the sunset booze cruise but Jolly pirates has fun sailing tours, but they get all types of people including kids.

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3. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

You're absolutely right - good point with the time of arrival at the Bucuti and yes, we will definitely need to decompress and freshen up!

Dinner on the beach at the Bucuti sounds like the most relaxing and celebratory way to begin our honeymoon. Any idea if reservations can be made online? So far I've made reservations at Passions, Carte Blanche, and Flying Fishbone.

Edited: 30 April 2013, 00:56
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4. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

I don't know if they can be made on line. Reservations do need to be made in advance. It is listed under romantic dining on their website.

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5. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

I emailed the resort and unfortunately, the romantic beach dining isn't available during our stay due to construction. Can you suggest any other restaurants that are close to the Bucuti for our first night there? We have reservations Saturday night at Passions.

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6. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

Screaming Eagle is walkable and Chalet Suisse is also fairly close, although you'll need to grab a taxi or bus.

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7. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

That is unfortunate. www.costalinda-aruba.com/restaurants.asp. This is next door to Bucuti. There is also a casino that is walking distance.

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8. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

jgoodwin, link can not be found

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9. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

I typed in the address on google and it brought me to Costa Linda Restaurants.

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10. Re: Fun sunset cruise for first time in Aruba on our Honeymoon

I just did the same thing and it came up...I don't understand what is unfortunate though?