This was our first trip to Aruba, and after much research we settled on Bucuti and as I put it in the title it exceeded our expectations. The location is excellent if you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.
In addition to the first nights dinner at the Pirates nest which was very good we numerous excellent restaurants either walking distance or a short taxi ride away. Favourites include, Screaming Eagle, Passions, driftwood to name but a few. The concerige provided many recommendations from an excellent brochure of many many Aruba restaurants.
If you are looking for water sports etc. Then a a trip to Palm Beach area also know as the High Rise given the size of the Hotels is a good place to go. Plus it's quite lively in the evening.
Shopping is also pretty good on the island as they are mainly duty free and some 10-30% cheaper than the US!More