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Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

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1. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Preferences, likes, dislikes?

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4. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Um, Grand Cayman Ritz?! There's food and sun :)

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5. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Both are similar in that they are developed and have main tourist beach/strip areas. Grand Cayman is marketed as a bit more upmarket and Aruba a bit more mass. Personally much prefer GC, as in my opinion it has the nicer beach, better restaurants and more things to do that interest me (snorkeling, Sting Ray City and dinning). While not my style, the Ritz is considered one of the top resort hotels in the Caribbean and sits on a great stretch of beach.

Both would make pleasant weekend getaways and flight schedules would help sway my decision if there was an obvious advantage one way or the other. The weather forecast (since it is a last minute trip and might actually be fairly accurate) would also help me decide.

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6. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Also, given it's a weekend trip, I would opt for GC...which is much closer, and therefore a shorter flight ...

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7. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Is it just me - GC always gets touted as "upscale". Not sure I'd agree with the people who say that. Just my opinion.

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8. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

"Upscale" when applied to GC usually means that it's marketing efforts are not targeted at the AI crowd, budget travelers or spring breakers. While certainly not the most upmarket destination in the Caribbean, it ranks among the top echelon in terms of cost to visit and level of sophistication. At least that what I have found.

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10. Re: Aruba or Cayman Islands for this weekend?

Buon Appetito!

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