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Jamaica vs. Aruba

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Jamaica vs. Aruba

Montego Bay, Jamaica vs. Oranjestad, Aruba.

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11. Re: Jamaica vs. Aruba

I have been to both islands. Jamaica just has a "vibe". In my opinion, Jamaica does have better food, beaches, scenery, and a "party vibe". Jamaica also has the music and dancing and just makes one's soul happy!!!

To me, Aruba has the sun and the breeze, the pretty beach, nice people, the casinos and shops. Aruba is usually out of the hurricane belt. I also found the food in Aruba to be pretty expensive.

Both islands have different "vibes. I would go to either island in a heart beat! Love them both....maybe (Negril, Jamaica) just a bit more!

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Always Ja_home, always!

bigbeach, you are right, there are very different vibes. The truth is I have been to Aruba twice and Jamaica 9 times, headed back next week.

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13. Re: Jamaica vs. Aruba

Both are great but the cost of Aruba is much more expensive.

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Bob, you are right. I think it is all the cut-outs of people, costs a lot of money....lol. Versus Jamacia having "real Jamaicans".... sorry Ja_Home, I couldn't resist.

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Lol...

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thanks for the lol. :)

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Thanks everyone.

Dontcallmecas......always wanted to go to both, but can only pick 1. I will be traveling with a group, most in our 30's, we're looking for an AI, great pools, nice beach, good excursions, and awesome nightlife (clubs and bars).

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19. Re: Jamaica vs. Aruba

I too have been to both. The "tam" and "divi" all i nclusives are awesome but expensive in Aruba. I keep returning to jamacia. I love the beauty and vibe of that island. My hubby and I went to montego bay for honeymoon and have been back 4 times since. Going back soon!!!

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