We have never been to either of these two islands and don't know which one to choose. What our preferences are:
1. nice, picturesque, clean beaches, white sand, not too crowdy. We also like to walk a lot so which island has beaches that are long and walkable
2. some nightlife, not too crazy like Cancun
3. nice, not too expensive dining. Variety. We heard Barbados is very pricey. How is it in Aruba
4. Driving - we want to rent a car and do some sightseeing
5. Sightseeing - what is there to see
6. Which one more tourist friendly
Please share your experiences. Possibly those of you who visited both islands. Thank you.