This is a Sponsored post about Aruba was written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve been to the Caribbean and visited a few islands while on a cruise over 10 years ago. Since that trip, I’ve promised myself I’d go back, and the next time Aruba would be one of the places I visit.
Why Aruba? Because this tropical island has some the most beautiful beaches, the fabulous Arikok National Park, museums, and shopping. But I also love that the island is American-friendly and easy to get to.
Plus there’s so much to do. For the thrill seeker there’s horseback riding, hiking, golfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, fishing, windsurfing, and kite surfing. Plus there’s snorkeling and diving along their coral reefs. But for those of us who are laid back and looking for relaxation, it’s perfect for us as well. Walking on the beach, sunbathing, reading, and sailing on a luxury catamaran or boat.
With several coastal areas, each with a unique feel, there’s a place for everyone to relax and enjoy with views that are said to take your breath away. View the vistas from any beach as all Aruba beaches are open to the public.
About Aruba: Shopping & Entertainment
Plus there’s shopping. International brand name products are sold here and they boast savings for 10-35% off the price we pay here in the US. Like many Caribbean countries, the streets are lined with jewelry stores and upscale malls. You’ll find perfume, cosmetics, designer apparel, lingerie, handicrafts, souvenirs, and more.
You’ll also find plenty of restaurants, movie theatres and nightly entertainment. Be aware though that the downtown stores are only open Monday through Saturday from and from 9:30 am to 6 pm unless a cruise ship is in port. Shop early in the day or inquire ahead of time about the stores hours. Most stores don’t take checks but they do accept US currency, major credit cards, and travelers’ checks.
About Aruba: Festivals and Carnival
Aruba has a full calendar of festivals including food, heritage, and multi-cultural events. One of their biggest events is their over-the-top Carnival with brilliant costumes and fabulous music. The season begins November 11 at 11:11 am and ends on Good Friday – that’s a lot of celebrating! Visit during this time to enjoy the contests, jump-ups, parades, and more.
So what do you think? Is Aruba travel in your future?
Photo Credits: Aruba Tourism Authority and used with permission.
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