I'm torn between selecting the Radisson / Marriott for our brief spring getaway. We are a family of 4 (2 small children) and we will be looking for fun and sun in Aruba. Aside from that, we are looking for a resort with decent size rooms, a nice beach (not to crammed), and one that is close to restaurants.
From what I've read on line, it appears that the rooms at the Radisson are small, and paper thin, is this correct? I was thinking of booking a room in the Aruba tower as they are possibly larger. Also, I heard that the beach is wide and beautiful and that the palapa situation is manageable.
Regarding the Marriott, I read that while the rooms are of decent size, the beach is cramped with vacationers, elbow to elbow. Also, I have read reviews that indicate that the beach is littered with trash and that the water is not the carribean blue sea one would expect. Instead it is murky from boats and that it is filled with Algae that feels slimy at the bottom of your feet. Please tell me I'm wrong because the Marriott really appeals to me.
While room size is important, the beach and water conditions are more important.
Also, is mid-April considered high season? Will the crowds be less?Edited: 09 January 2013, 21:29