After all the snow and cold in Boston, we decided that we wanted a short break. Turns out that there are non-stop flights from Boston/Logan to Aruba. We'd never been, and it has a great reputation. The flights and all-inclusive hotel were very reasonably priced, so we flew off for five days (4 nights).
For our tastes, which tend toward snorkeling and sailing, Aruba was not as good as some other places we've been, but the people were great, the food was quite good, we did have some good snorkeling and a short sail on a sunfish. And there's no way to complain about those beaches or the weather!
We recommend DePalm Island if you want snorkeling. Quite a lot of nice fish, some coral, and Kathy even saw a shark (but Ben had wandered off with the camera at the time). Baby Beach was also recommended, but there was very little good snorkeling there, though the fish did love to be fed (see below).
Tamarijn resort (one of the Divi properties) is very pleasant. We rode bikes up to the high rise hotel area up on Palm Beach and thought it looked like it would be a madhouse if the hotels were anywhere near capacity (we were there in an off-peak week, and the recession is visible in lower travel volume as well).
Here are some pictures, as well as a movie of Kathy feeding the fish at Baby Beach. If you click on the up arrow button in the lower right after you start the video and then choose HQ, you'll see it in higher quality.