I'm looking to book a getaway for my husband and I for our 15th wedding anniversary. We are in our mid 30's and love the beach. I want an uncrowded picture perfect beach. Both of these hotels seem to meet this requirement. But my husband and I are divided on which one to pick. He likes the convenience of the AI plan at Tamarijn and all the rooms being directly on the beach. I like the more upscale look of Bucuti and I don't need my room to be directly on the beach if it is significantly nicer.
I know Bucuti includes a full breakfast and has a dine around dinner option for $38 per person per day. I guess my main question is cost wise if Bucuti is $1000 cheaper than the AI at Tamarijn would we still come out about the same eating off site at Bucuti or by buying the dine around plan at Bucuti? How expensive is it to eat in the restaurants near Bucuti? I don't need a super fancy place every night, maybe just one or two nice dinners then the rest could be casual.
Thanks for any info. This will be our first trip to Aruba and I'm just beginning my research.