MARRIOTT’S ARUBA OCEAN CLUB/ ARUBA SURF CLUB
While enjoying your amazing Aruba vacation at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club or Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club try something new and unexpected! In the midst of relaxing on the beautiful beaches and partaking in all of the wonderful water sports available, visit Aruba Ostrich Farm. Just five miles from the Marriott, this interactive outdoor farm is a great experience for all ages. They are open seven days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. Tours are available every thirty minutes, making Aruba Ostrich Farm the perfect option for any free time you may find yourself with. (Some of the ATV tours in Aruba have the ostrich farm as one of their stops.) During your interactive tour at Aruba Ostrich Farm you will be able to hand feed the animals, witness their incredible speed, learn fun facts and trivia about the ostriches and other rescued animals living on the farm. The tour guides are very informative and actually very funny too! The male ostriches mating dance is a sight to be seen. Did you know the male ostrich can roar like a lion? At the incubators, you may see these cute little creatures hatch from these huge eggs and at the end of the tour is a visit to the special pens for fun with the little emus and ostriches. Who thought this very strange looking bird could be so cute? The emu is the cousin of the ostrich and second largest bird in the world, ostriches being the largest and heaviest! After the tour head to Aruba Ostrich Farms awesome bar and restaurant, Savannah Lodge. Located under a beautiful gondola, this African inspired eatery offers delicious menus items and thirst quenching beverages. Dishes range from the famous “Farmers Burger” to local infused fish and vegetarian options. With happy hour every day, throw back a cold one or choose from a variety of specially smoothies with flavors like pina colada, strawberry and mango (available with or without rum). Savannah Lodge also has the best shaved ice on the island. There are 25 flavor options, several fresh fruit toppings and syrups and even try adding a yummy scoop of ice cream to the mix and enjoy! The restaurant also host a seasonal, one of a kind, ostrich extravaganza. Did you know one ostrich egg can feed six people? Reservations are required. Before heading back to your fabulous resort retreat stop by the Aruba Ostrich Farm Art and gift shop. Pick up a souvenir handmade by local artisans or authentic goods from Zimbabwe. Perfect gifts for you and your family and friends to remember and share this unique experience.