The Caribbean is usually awash with young, rowdy tourists this time of year, but they're not going to be teeing up in Aruba anytime soon.
This seems like a coin toss for wary travelers all too aware that the renovated Hyatt and Radisson resorts, expanded nonstop
and JetBlue service from the East Coast and generally laid-back atmosphere attracts plenty of visitors young and old. Aruba just had its big, rowdy season, though. It's called Carnival, and it wound down to a colorful, booze-soaked close last month.
American Express Travel and Hyatt love it for the family friendly resorts full of screaming kids and the golf courses devoid of college-age chuckleheads making well-worn
references. Right now -- with the exception of
on Thursdays when the streets shut down -- it's just plain peaceful in Aruba. Don't overthink it.