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ARUBA, ONE HAPPY ISLAND

By Ruth Mitchell

One happy island — is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease and where a diverse history parallels a bright future.

Aruba Couple Kissing By Water

Get Acquainted

It’s one of those places everybody talks about and now you can see for yourself… this tropical island owned by the Dutch, boasts a global visitor base with a plethora of activities, but most of all the beautiful beaches provide a breathtaking backdrop to some amazing sunsets. Romance is everywhere from the world-class hotels, shopping and the beautiful Arikok National Park with its transcendent vistas and arid terrain.

Aruba Shrimp Basket

We Simply Adore

  • The jeep tours of the ruggedly beautiful island are a must do. Exhilarating to say the least, your heart will jump into your throat as drivers challenge each other to provide the most thrilling ride.
  • Arikok National Park features several interesting tour caves and the ever famous Conchi natural pool.

Note to Self

  • If it rains during your stay some flooding may impede traffic, which could cause delays. But hey, Aruba is blessed with more sunshine than any other island in the area.

Aruba Resort On The Beach

Out and About

  • Outdoor activities include: sailing, snorkeling, Sea Bob, Jet Lev, parasailing, snuba, submarine tour of the underwater panorama, deep-sea fishing, wind and kite surfing, wakeboarding, kayaking and paddle boarding, birding, skydiving, beach tennis, yoga and golf.
  • Then there is of course, shopping at historic sites such as Frenchman’s Pass, the gold mills, and the Santa Ana Church.

Aruba Lobby With Flowers

Get the Dish

  • Every meal we had in Aruba was fabulous, but our favorites for dinner included the Screaming Eagle, Quinta Del Carmen and Pinchos which is right on the water.
  • For lunch we liked Taste of Belgium which was close to our hotel and offered a sampling of Belgium favorites.

Aruba Island Dancer

Big Day Details

  • One of the most elegant breakfasts ever was catered for our party to the Arikok National Park, where we dined at a long table set for a princess beneath a canopy of tropical trees filled with birds.
  • The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino has facilities to accommodate your big day as well as an on-site wedding planner.

Hyatt Aruba Signature 36597 Med

Here’s the Scoop

Aruba certainly has an abundance of beautiful beaches, lots of activities and fine restaurants to please anyone in your wedding party. With plenty of luxurious hotels, shopping experiences, and museums, this island paradise promises to make your destination wedding or honeymoon full of enchanting surprises and memories to last a lifetime.

What something even more exotic?  Check out Julianne Hough’s African Safari Honeymoon and prepare to be jealous.

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