Aruba: A Real Life Daydream

The following article was written by me on behalf of Choice Hotels and I was paid to write this post. However, the opinions are entirely my own. If you're anything like me, then you like to daydream. During the cold winter months (yes it can get chilly here in Florida) I catch myself staring at nothing. The eyes don't register anything as the mind fills in the story. That story is almost always … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

New Lavish Resort Opens its Doors to the Visitors of Aruba

Aruba is renowned for being one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands that enjoys hot weather even throughout its winter months. The island, which is west of the Lesser Antilles, offers vacationers white sandy beaches, tropical weather and a plethora of fantastic coastal resorts. This year, Aruba welcomed another beatific resort to its coastal region: the first Ritz-Carlton Resort on the … [Read more...]

Boat Drinks: Aloe Rum Punch

Crystal clear water, year-round blue skies, and friendly people--it's easy to understand why Aruba is known as the "Happy Island." Toss in a delicious rum punch recipe from the Aruba Marriott and the island gets even happier! With a beachfront location, brilliant bartenders and the absence of sound, Aruba Marriott’s adults-only H2Oasis Pool is the place to get "happy" and enjoy Aruba's biggest … [Read more...]

The Rasta Maan: Boat Drink Recipe From Bugaloe Beach Bar

After one sip, you'll be waking up in a hammock wondering how you got there. Go to Aruba and ask people where to find a great beach bar, I'm willing to bet that more than half will say Bugaloe Beach Bar is the place to be. Bugaloe has live music 4 nights a week, serves a good food, cold drinks and is located on the sand of Aruba's famous Palm Beach. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes to us … [Read more...]

Exploring The ABC Islands

As a group, the ABC islands offer an incredibly distinctive Caribbean vacation. Consisting of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the ABC Islands were under the control of the Netherlands as the Netherlands Antilles until 1986. In that year, Aruba gained independence, though the island is still aligned with the Dutch Kingdom. Today, the Willemstad, Curacao serves as the capital of the Netherlands … [Read more...]

Aruba Webcam – Bucuti Beach

Do you want to gaze out over the Aruba sand? Does your mind drift to electric blue seas? Is your body screaming for full service massage capped off with a frozen umbrella drink? I think just about everyone can answer yes to these questions. The Bucuti Beach Resort featuring Tara Beach Suites & Spa is a European style resort that offers you every possible indulgence, is the spot of this week's … [Read more...]

Seven Perfect Days in Aruba

Aruba ... If this word makes you think of Paradise, of pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife, of beautiful sites and perfect weather, you won't be disappointed. Aruba is a charming contradiction, an island of "two faces". Its milky beaches and transparent blue waters will make you feel like you're the first person to walk on the sand and soak your feet. But its Vegas-style casinos, parties and … [Read more...]