I went to Aruba over New Years Eve 2006 - 2007.  It was a very relaxing trip.  My biggest decision of the day would occur around 10am and it was always the toss up between the beach or the pool - lol!  There was this one restaurant, it offered about 5 tables right on the water, go there!  The lizards are all over the place but harmless, there are frogs everywhere you go so be careful not to step on them and keep the wind in mind.  This was the windiest vacation spot I've ever been to which keeps you cool on the beach but can lead to laying out to long and a pretty bad burn.  Also comes into play when it comes to packing, dresses aren't the easiest things to wear.