I've been reading your posts for months now (lurking); we've vacationed in Aruba and will be again next month - we love Eagle Beach.
However, I've wanted to go to Provo for years and next Oct/Nov. is my time, finally. We've stayed in really beautiful VRBO condos in Maui, STT and Aruba for the past six years. I'm still confused about the TCI properties - best location (don't care about snorkel - detached retina in St Croix:( , would love to walk or ride bike to grocery, restaurants). I wrote to a VRBO owner with ocean front unit at VR and no response, probably since I don't/ can't have my dates until flights are published. I thought I was done, but after reading reviews, there are many favorite places to feel comfortable.
We are a long married couple, just turned 60, LOVE the beach, would like an oceanfront 1 BR, but can do with a studio, possibly. We would rent a car for a few days, happily cook in or on outside grill a few times and enjoy other nights at restaurants. I've gotten frustrated and thought Sibonne would fit us - but probably not. Budget is $2,500-$3,000 for a (mid) week stay. DH is a magnet for bugs, so I've been thinking maybe Sands or OCW for screen & more casual stay ?? Thank you in advance ziggy, camke, Dr. Jim, Blamona, gigi, Ajax and sorry to any I missed. Thank you so much.