Aruba, Jewel of the Caribbean
Sparkling azure waters and pillowy soft white-sand beaches make Aruba the quintessential island paradise. Throw in exciting water sports, inland adventures and world-class nightlife and you have a beach vacation that’s almost impossible to beat.
If relaxation is your goal, then the beach and cool ocean breezes accommodate. Duty-free shopping makes for another way to enjoy your carefree days, as is enjoying one of a host of inviting restaurants that provide delectable worldly cuisine.
When water sports top your itinerary, Aruba offers everything from snorkeling to scuba diving to windsurfing. Marlin, tuna, shark and sailfish reside in the Caribbean waters around Aruba, and can be snared on a half- or full-day deep sea fishing excursion.
Land-based adventures can be just as exhilarating and include golfing, casino gambling, ATV tours, and non-stop nightly entertainment.
Many Aruban resorts also understand the importance of a family friendly, on-site pool. From meandering lazy rivers to swim-up bars, the island’s resort pools are almost destinations all their own.
Go off-roading throughout the island. ATV tours allow you to explore Aruba’s back country and see sites that most tourists never have a chance to view, such as the natural pool at Conchi. Make an underwater memory, the crystal clear waters off of the Aruban coast are perfect for underwater photography. Several places rent the necessary gear that you’ll need to snap a showpiece! Known for its sea life, Aruba waters are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The warm waters are home to an abundance of bright, tropical fish and other marine life. The Pedernales Ship wreck is another must see when exploring Aruba’s waters.
FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE
An Aruba vacation is just what your family needs to unwind, and refresh from the stress of everyday life. This safe island is perfect for families because it’s English-speaking, easy to get to, easy to navigate and exceptionally fun to explore! While the island is relatively small it features a wealth of family-friendly fun, including diverse activities that are downright perfect for kids, from adventurous experiences like exploring the islands warm waters or visiting the Butterfly Farm, Donkey Sanctuary and ancient caves, to relaxing in the beautiful pools at the many, family-friendly resorts.
Mingle with locals and tourists alike at one of the scores of casual, laid back beach and pier bars along the coast. You could also head to the downtown area and hit one of the many the trendy venues and after-hours nightclubs. With karaoke and martini bars, to upscale bistros or casual pubs, Aruba is sure to have something for everyone! Feeling Lucky? Pick up a little extra spending money at the slots, or have a fun time trying. Among some of the more popular places to play include the Occidental Grand and the Royal Palm Club.
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