If you are planning your next vacation with friends or family, do consider the Caribbean chill-out island of Aruba. Situated in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela, the island of Aruba is a very attractive beach location that is ideal for water sports and many other activities.
Surrounded by miles of white sand, Aruba is a safe and exciting paradise outside the dreadful ‘ Hurricane Alley’. This beautiful, luxurious destination is a perfect gateway for anyone looking to retreat into a relaxing but also exciting destination.
There’s a great variety of Aruba resorts as well as hotels on the beach that will welcome you and host your visit to this beautiful island.
Let’s travel around Aruba and explore some of their most spectacular getaways.
1). The Aruba Cruise Port
The dry climatic conditions of this place make it an ideal destination for a cruise holiday. The cruise passengers can enjoy activities like golf, diving, sunbathe, snorkel and many other activities on the luxurious Aruba Cruise Port.
Most cruises arrive in Aruba early morning so that travellers can enjoy the day at this port. The port terminals are air-conditioned and equipped with ATMs and Wi-Fi points. If you are a shopaholic, then do not forget to pick some exotic perfumes and souvenirs from the Aruba port.
2). The Aruba Natural Bridge
The naturally formed bridge from the coral limestone has been the top attraction for tourists in Aruba. Although the bridge had collapsed in 200, it still attracts tourists who visit to witness this spectacle of nature.
The natural bridge area hosts several shops and snack bars that serve delicious refreshments. When you come back, do not forget to bring back a souvenir.
3). Aruba De Palm Island
Situated at the banks of the western coast of Aruba, the De Palm Islands attract a lot of visitors who come to unwind and enjoy a peaceful and luxurious beach day. This island is a 10-minute ferry ride from the mainland and here you will be welcomed by the elegant flamingos.
If you wish to explore the marine life of the Caribbean, then there is no better place than De Palm island. For those who love the deep waters, De palm island offers great snorkelling opportunity. The island is closed on Friday and Saturday, so make your plans accordingly.
4). Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
Situated in the interior of the Aruba desert, the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins are the stone ruins of the ancient gold smelter, created in the 19th century. This historical monument that once processed ore from mines during the Aruba gold rush, is surrounded by sea and is the home to a national park.
Although the gold mind is now in ruins, the beauty of this place is sure to remain in your mind for years to come.
5). Arikok National Park
If you love hiking, then you must visit the Arikok National Park in Aruba. This place is incredibly beautiful, and you can feel rejuvenated, with the natural beauty that resides within this national park.
Whether it is desert-like hills surrounded by cacti or a beautiful coastline embroidered with flora and fauna, this national park has it all. If you visit Aruba, then do not miss visiting the Arikok National Park, it is a dream destination for every tired soul.
How can you reach Aruba?
You can travel to Aruba, from anywhere in the world. Either take a cruise through the beautiful island or you can take a direct flight to the Aruba international airport. A direct flight to Aruba is available from all the major cities in the U.S.
The Bottom Line
The white sand Island situated in the Caribbean Sea must be on the travel list of every explorer. With more than 10 picturesque beaches and a rich cultural and historical heritage, Aruba is indeed a happy island and a perfect vacation getaway.