Pack your sunscreen because you'll love walking on pristine beaches when you book one of the all-inclusive hotels in Aruba. Belonging to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this tiny island is the epitome of paradise. Just off the coast of Venezuela, it's 70 square miles of sunny skies and joyful locals. Since Aruba is below the hurricane belt, there's rarely a rainy day: a fact that made it more attractive to the original settlers.
History and Transportation
Originally inhabited by Caquetio Indians, many towns in Aruba now have names honoring the powerful chiefs of that time. Eventually, the Spanish came to claim this beautiful island as their own. When the Dutch discovered the hidden sparkle of gold in the hills, they eventually came to take control. World-famous beaches like Eagle Beach beckon to the weary who desire a much-needed vacation.
Have no need to fret about transportation around the island; in Aruba's all-inclusive resorts, you'll receive full-service shuttle buses for your excursions. If you want to get off the beaten path, the island offers taxis, private and public buses, or scooters to help you find your next excursion -- or a new restaurant.
Dining and Attractions
If you want to feel spoiled in one of the hotels in Aruba, you won't have to search hard for a feast because most resorts offer excellent seafood and tropical dishes on their buffets. Aruba all-inclusive hotels feed you well, but you can also step outside your comfort zone and dine like a local by venturing into the capital city of Oranjestad -- where you can sample fresh seafood chowder or the hot sauce made from local Madame Janette peppers.
For your daytime adventures, a visit to the unofficial mascot of "fofoti trees" is a must. They're along the Northeastern coast, and the wind has shaped them into memorable forms. Since all your needs are satisfied at an all-inclusive resort in Aruba, why not check off the flight too with a Travelocity bundle? You can save up to $537 when you book your hotel and flight together. Enjoy a carefree vacation in paradise.