I recently visited Aruba for the first time in Dec 27th - Jan 5th. I absolutely loved the place. What I liked was the ability to stay at a beach front hotel,(Holiday Inn), and walk up and down the beach.
The water temp was great as well as the overall temp of Auba. I like the fact that i could easily visit the mall or any shops in walking distance. I really enjoyed the nightlife choices in the area we were in for food or drink.
My question is this.
I want to visit a new place with all the same qualities. If not even better.. I enjoy the beach and all activities rather than pools and I especially enjoy the night life. My wife loves the shopping as well. We have an 18 year old son that loved Aruba as well. Any suggestions on similar places that would provide me with the same as Aruba?