Destination Spotlight: Aruba
Aruba’s rich, multicultural past is reflected in its unique food, creative architecture and warm, friendly people. The island was originally settled as a fishing outpost for the Arawak tribe of South America, and has also been settled by the Spanish and Dutch various times over its history. Now a constituent country of the Netherlands, Aruba’s colorful and picturesque ambiance have made it a sought after vacation destination for travelers around the world.
Things to Do:
|Go scuba diving off the coast of Aruba and witness colorful reefs, gorgeous fish, and unique sea life. The clear ocean waters surrounding the island are highly sought after for underwater adventures. Check out Dive Aruba for details (divearuba.com).|
|For those who are interested in the outdoors, the Natural Pool is a must-see. This protected ocean pool is surrounded by rocks. There is a hike to get to this location, but the reward of this unique experience is well worth it. Known also as the “Cura di Tortuga," visitors come here to hop from the rocks into the pool or simply relax in the water.|
|A fun combination of Snorkeling and Scuba, SNUBA is perfect for checking out shipwrecks and discovering the world under the ocean. There is no training or certifications required, so newcomers can jump in and have fun. Check out snuba.com to find out great places to snuba in Aruba.|
|Love history? Make it a point to check out the abandoned gold mine near Oranjestad. Go searching for pieces of gold, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding natural landscape.|
|For anyone looking to party, the Kukoo Kunuku Bus is for you. This company gives tours and hosts pub crawls at many local bars. A must for those looking to let loose and have a great night on the town.|
|Aruba’s natural beauty, warm waters, and friendly climate allow for an amazing experience. Check out Aruba Kayak Adventure for an awesome experience in the water with family and friends.|
|For a taste of the nightlife, check out one of Aruba’s fun-filled casino’s, such as the Crystal Casino in the Renaissance Mall or the Stellaris Casino on the Aruba Marriott property.|
Places to Stay in Aruba
As you can very well see, the island of Aruba brings together an eclectic blend of natural elegance, buzzing nightlife, and diverse cultural influences to create a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. However, in order to truly take full advantage of all the island has to offer, it is worth it to stay in top notch accommodations. For anyone looking to stay in Aruba, check out these Concierge Realty Preferred Resorts:
Marriott Aruba Surf Club
The Club offers one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas. Palm Beach, Aruba villas are just moments from the beach, so you may enjoy the pristine waves and sun-soaked sand to your heart’s content. Each villa at Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club features a fully equipped kitchen, private master bedrooms, breathtaking balcony views, luxurious oversized bathrooms, and washer and dryer. Eat at quality restaurants, exercise in the fitness center, engage in family activities, or take a swim in the spacious outdoor pool with lazy river. Give us a call for information regarding purchasing or renting weeks at the Aruba Surf Club.
Marriott Aruba Ocean Club
Discover a memorable island retreat in a private Aruba beachfront villa at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. Soaked in sun and reflecting the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, the resort is the treasured jewel of Aruba’s Palm Beach. When staying in these villas in Aruba, guests are surrounded by adventure and activities sure to please the whole family. Visitors are granted access to everything from exhilarating water sports to scenic ocean excursions. Just steps from these Aruba beach villas, guests can visit the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, which provides additional dining options, banquet & reception services and casino excitement. The spacious beachfront villas sport fully equipped kitchens, separate living & dining areas, televisions with DVD players, and private balconies, comfortably accommodating up to eight guests. Enjoy the Mandara Spa, several on-site dining options, the luxurious outdoor pool with waterfall, nearby golf courses, and much more, just moments away from your villa. For questions about the Aruba Ocean Club, feel free to call our travel experts!
For more things to do in Aruba, check out: conciergerealty.com/things-to-do/aruba/
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