This October we will be heading down to Aruba for our first look at the island. We'll be staying at the Marriott Stellaris Casino Hotel. We'll be renting a car for our stay. Although we use public transportation during a lot of our travels, we thought since this was our first time on the island, that we should strike out and explore it on our own.
Where would you suggest some day/1/2 day explorations? We're Platinum Marriott members...as with most resorts, it doesn't mean much; however, I'm hoping that I might get at least an upgrade from them?
I also noticed on the forum fishing charters have been discussed. We go to Grand Cayman each March, and I haven't seen/heard much discussion about fishing charters there. Sooooo is fishing better in Aruba, and is it worth it to do a half day excursion?
Also, we're not foodies, but would be interested in some restaurants in the Marriott area, or easily reached by car that won't cost an arm and a leg.
Finally, I've heard that there is a lazy river at the Marriott timeshares, next door to our hotel. Would it be advised to bring our own floats? i.e. is that allowed? If not what's the charge for using the hotel's floats.
We're looking forward to our first sojourn to Aruba!