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Whether you're looking for a family vacation, a honeymoon destination, or just a place to get away from it all, you've picked the right island. Less than 20 miles from the coast of Venezuela, this peaceful island is different from many others in the Caribbean in that it has an arid, dry climate and in that it lies outside of the hurricane belt. The nationality and official language is actually Dutch, and its capital is Oranjestad, which is a beautiful, must-see city. Bring your passport, but know that U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Aruba. The island is world-famous for its beaches, casinos, scuba diving, and resorts.
There's blue water, and then there are the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lie on the silky, soft sands of these prized beaches in Aruba. Resorts line up along these gorgeous coasts. You could walk along the world-famous, award-winning Eagle Beach or other great beaches on the island, like Palm Beach, Baby Beach, or Arashi Beach. These amazing views will leave you breathless. Watch the ocean waves, tan on the white sand, swim in the beautiful, tranquil ocean, or take part in local pastimes like kite-surfing or windsurfing. A trip to Aruba should always include a bit of surfing, whether that be kite-surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle-boarding, or ordinary surfing. Check out Aruba Surf and Paddle School.
Many Aruba resorts offer great local attractions further inland. If you're a golf fan, you should definitely check out the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course or the Links at Divi Aruba. The resorts also often house many local casinos, like the Casino at the Hyatt Regency Aruba or Stellaris Casino. There are plenty of fun things you can do away from the beach, especially after the sun goes down. Have a night to remember during a bar-hopping tour with Kukoo Kunuku, the iconic, multicolored bus. Be sure to check out the Aruba Carnival in the winter months as well. If the summer sun has singed you a bit, wander inland to the Aruba Aloe store, museum, and factory and treat your skin with some of the best aloe lotions anywhere.
Have a wet and wild adventure off the coast of Aruba. Hotels on the beach are often an enthusiastic swim away from amazing and beautiful wildlife. Check out the cool coves by snorkeling with Aruba Bob Snorkeling. You can see fish, corals, and shipwrecks with Bob's great tours. For a more in-depth offshore tour (so to speak), you could also check out the wildlife while scuba-diving with Happy Divers Aruba. Further inland, there is plenty of cool wildlife to check out as well. Great for kids, Philip's Animal Garden houses everything from deer to parrots to monkeys. For a scenic drive, check out the island safari with ABC Aruba Tours. If you have a love for the native creatures of Aruba, make sure you stop by a favorite destination like the Donkey Sanctuary or The Butterfly Farm.
From the bottom of the sea to the hills of Aruba, natural wonders pepper the landscape of this life-changing island. Although the natural bridge collapsed in 2005, the island also features another hidden gem. The "natural pool" is comprised of tranquil waters gathering in a unique circle of volcanic rock. The natural pool, or conchi, is located in Arikok, Aruba's national park, which also houses the Guadirikiri Cave, the Boca Prins bay, and the Jamanota Hilltop. Check out some of the great bus or jeep tours that trek across its landscape.
When you're scuba-diving or snorkeling in the Caribbean, be sure to keep an eye out for the shipwreck of the Antilla, the Pedernales, the Debbie II, or the airplanes S-11 and DC-3. The SS Antilla was a massive German vessel which scuttled in 1940, whereas the SS Pedernales was a British ship that had been attacked by a German U-boat in 1942. The planes, on the other hand, were both purposefully sunken, one as a result of a drug bust and another as a result of simply no longer being serviceable. For a bit more history fun further inland, be sure to stop by the Natural Archaeological Museum Aruba or the remarkable landmarks at the Historic Gold Mines, which include the beautiful Bushiribana Ruins.
Explore the Island in Your Own Way
There are many, many different ways to explore Aruba, one of which involves taking to the high seas with The Jolly Pirates; definitely check out their sunset sail tour. Another unique way to explore is to go under the high seas and to explore the ocean floor by submarine with DePalm Tours. Are you looking to book a hotel in Aruba for a honeymoon? What's more romantic than a horseback ride on the beach? Ride horseback with The Gold Mine Ranch or Rancho La Ponderosa Aruba. Or you could cruise the island like a "low rider" with a combination of motorcycle and sports car with Trikes Aruba. Perhaps you simply want to explore the cuisine of this great food destination. Take in the cuisine of local favorites like the Screaming Eagle Restaurant-Lounge, White Modern Cuisine, and Flying Fishbone.
Aruba has excellent weather year-round, and with the huge Carnival festival in January and February, many northerners find themselves flying down to Aruba mid-winter. To find cheap hotels in Aruba, book well in advance or plan your stay during the long off-season, from April to August. Find the best deals online with Travelocity today! Note that you can also find convenient and affordable vacation packages, which bundles your flight, hotel, and car rental into one cheap price. With great deals and the Travelocity Price Guarantee, you can find the best prices for your stay in Aruba. Get out on those white beaches today!