You'll like Aruba alot, be sure and do a jeep tour of the island - you'll have a blast!
I've been there twice. The airport itself is okay, not great. There are no jet bridges, so when you deplane you'll be on the tarmac, it's about a 100yard walk to the terminal. Who knows? Maybe you'll get lucky and be next to a KLM 747! As for the approach, it's right next to an island owned by the Sonesta resort. The end of the runway is not too far from the island, so you can get some terrific spotting in you visit the island. You can visit the island for free if you're staying at the Sonesta, if you're not staying there you can get a one day pass for $10 if I remember right. It's well worth the money! Bring your telephoto lens!