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Aruba: A Caribbean Delight

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Are you thinking about a summer vacation that offers sun, sand, entertainment, and great food? Well Aruba may be the place for you.

Approximately four and a half hours from New York, you can wing your way to a tropical paradise and hit the beach upon arrival. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is only five miles from Oranjestad airport. Nestled on 14 acres of powder white sand, the acclaimed boutique style resort and its dream beach setting is perfect for couples and honeymooners seeking an eco-romantic destination in the Caribbean.

If you prefer, you can take a day trip by taxi into town and do a bit of shopping. Or you can venture out to Oranjestad’s harbor where you can find bargains galore. It should be noted, however, that most of the items you find in stores are imported. But, you can still purchase beautiful handcrafted items such as pottery, linens, crystal, jewelry, and fabrics rich in color as well.

There are plenty of restaurants in Aruba if you wish to enjoy a change of pace. There is everything from ribs at Smokey Joe’s to seafood at Chalet Suisse or restaurants located in hotels along the beach. Many of the hotels in Aruba have oceanfront dining as well as entertainment.

If you care to venture out for some sightseeing, you can sign up for a tour to Aruba’s natural bridges which are among the more well-known attractions.

You may also be inclined to visit the Aruba Aloe Factory where you can witness firsthand how aloe is produced. Afterward, you can shop at their outlet and purchase some aloe as well.

One of the best things about Aruba is that it is very safe. If you are traveling alone, you can take a trip to town via the local bus that stops in front of your hotel, or sign up with the local tour company to visit museums, a butterfly or ostrich farm, or Arikok National Park where ancient Arawak drawings have been found. Perhaps you may even come across the divi-divi, a large and unusual shrub native to Aruba.

Rest, relaxation, great food, entertainment, shopping, and a bit of sightseeing will make your summer vacation in Aruba a memorable one. Let us know when you’re ready to plan your dream vacation to Aruba.

 

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