Tuesday, July 17, 2018

When should I book a refundable flight?

Aruba Bound
If you’re ever been burned when travel plans change and you have to pay a big change or cancellation fee to the airline, you’re probably more likely to entertain the idea of booking a refundable ticket.

After all, that’s why refundable tickets exist — to give you the flexibility of knowing that if you have to change your plans, you can do so without penalty.

But here’s thing: Refundable tickets can run hundreds of dollars more each way than the lowest fare on a standard non-refundable ticket.When should I book a refundable flight?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Earn 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Recognition


Resorts Receive Award From World's Leading Travel Website

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA - (June 21, 2018) - As a result of earning a Certificate of Excellence for the past five consecutive years, Divi Aruba All Inclusive has been inducted into the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence "Hall of Fame." This is the seventh year the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive has received this award, and the property was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

"We are extremely honored to receive this prestigious award from TripAdvisor® as it's a testimonial that the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba continue to stand out as premier resorts," commented Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi Resorts Aruba. "This award demonstrates the hotels' commitment to customer service and being sure to always meet our guests' needs. We want to thank our past visitors for continuing to take the time to share their experience at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives."

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Aruba Unveils Redesigned Aruba.com

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/- Aruba Tourism Authority happily invites visitors to explore its all-new Aruba.com. The new and improved Aruba.com is the island's official destination for travelers planning their next Caribbean vacation.

Created in eight languages to provide visitors from all over the world with a warm and welcoming Aruba experience, the new site has been completely redesigned to make exploring, planning and booking a vacation to Aruba even easier.

Immersive video and imagery bring travelers face to face with the Aruba locals and repeat visitors, while a fresh, intuitive design and navigation inspires them to explore all the adventurous, romantic and relaxing things the happy island is known for.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Palm Beach Restoration Project Starts June 2018

After 2 years of planning, Varadero Aruba will be doing a big beach revitalization and restoration project.

The area that is being restored is the beach between the Playa Linda Beach Resort and MooMba Beach.

The project will last from June 2018 until November 2018. The goal is to remove sludge-like sand/silt by depositing it 1 kilometer off shore. This sand/silt will then be replaced with clean sand. The goal of this project is to restore the cleanliness and appearance of our beaches. This will be executed by professionals equipped with approved machinery.

The redistributed sludge is composed out of all organic material and is not contaminated. According to the Dutch Soil Quality Regulation, the sludge was assessed as safe for land or surface water. Marine life will be monitored by the Nature and Environment Office (Dienst Natuur en Milieu), during this process.

The area between Playa Linda Beach Resort and MooMba Beach will be divided into 6 sections of 50 to 80 meters each. The sections will be worked on one by one, they will be closed off with gates, and there will be signs present to inform visitors of Palm Beach. It will take about a month to complete each section.

Please note that the water may be murky during the operation, as sand is lifted, causing a cloudy effect. Swimming and diving is allowed and safe outside of the restricted areas.