Seven perfect days in Aruba
Aruba… If this word makes you think of Paradise, pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife, beautiful locations and perfect weather, you won’t be disappointed.
Aruba is a charming contradiction, an island with “two faces”. Its white sand beaches and transparent blue waters will make you feel as if you were the first person to walk on the sand and soak your feet. But its Vegas-style casinos, parties and shows reveal the other, wilder side. Aruba is the perfect mix of entertainment and leisure, an island where there really is something for everyone.
The All Inclusive and Aruba resorts are virtually identical. Wrapped up in its laid-back vibe and atmosphere, the last thing you want to do is reach for your wallet, worry about paying for daily meals, and constantly keep an eye on your family vacation budget. With the affordability and convenience of all-inclusive resorts, visitors to Aruba can forget about all that and get swept up in the charm and spirit of Aruba.
Aruba’s all-inclusive resorts are some of the best in the world. There are more than twenty-five resorts on the island, but the best and highest rated are:
Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort
Marriott Resort & Casino Stellaris
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
or Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
Aruba Grand Beach Resort & Casino
Occidental’s Allegro Aruba
Aruba’s business card is its perfect weather all year round. Aruba is located well below the hurricane belt. It is one of three islands, along with Bonaire and Curacao, located outside the hurricane belt. The average annual temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit and rainfall amounts to just 17 inches a year, most of which occurs during the months of October and November. It’s rare and warm, it lasts no more than 15 minutes. If you’re planning a fun-in-the-sun vacation, choosing Aruba is almost a guarantee that you won’t be stuck in your hotel room, watching gray clouds pass over the roof.
If clear blue waters call your name, and in Aruba they certainly will, you’ll find the island full of options. Snorkeling, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing – Aruba is happy to accommodate you. If you can dive or want to learn, Aruba is world famous for its coral reefs and friendly waters. At your all-inclusive resort, many water activities are free. Others, such as diving, can be conveniently arranged by the concierge.
Exploring Aruba is easy with an island tour. Better yet, consider a Jeep tour. Driving is fun and the sites are amazing. The most photographed place in Aruba is its natural bridge, a coral formation that rises 25 feet above the sea. Kids love to guess what the cacti, which dot the island outside the resorts, look like.
Popular sites include:
o Oranjestad City Tour
or Wilhelmina Park
o Aruba Historical Museum
or Willem III Tower
o Aruba Archaeological Museum
o Numismatic Museum
or natural bridge
o Caves of Fontein, Guadirikiri and Huliba
o California Lighthouse
o Alto Vista Chapel
o St Anna’s Church in Noord
Arikok National Park
o De Olde Molen, an old Dutch windmill from Holland
o Ruins of the Balashi and Bushiribana gold mills
or Cala de Boca Prins
or Saint Nicholas
If you love gourmet food, Aruba will not disappoint you on this front either. Each resort has its own buffet, offering local and American cuisine, and plenty of seafood. One or two sit-down restaurants within each resort serve exquisitely delicious and fresh dinners.
After a long, relaxing day of pampering and sun at your all-inclusive resort, enjoy one of Aruba’s Las Vegas-style shows. Latin and Broadway shows are longtime staples, along with the hilarious show Don’t Tell Mama. You can also try your hand at poker or blackjack at one of Aruba’s dozen casinos. Back at your all-inclusive resort, drinks are, of course, included. Order your favorite and don’t worry about your wallet—at an Aruba all-inclusive resort, you don’t.
It’s true what they say in Aruba: it’s One Happy Island.
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