Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tripadvisor Names Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts A "Top Hotel in the Caribbean" & "Top Hotel for Romance"

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EAGLE BEACH, Aruba February 22nd, 2013– TripAdvisor has announced the winners of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice hotel awards, which identifies the world’s top properties, and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is pleased to be honored among the top 25 hotels in the Caribbean, the only resort in Aruba to receive this distinction. Additionally, the resort was named the number two out of 10 in the top hotels for romance in the Caribbean category. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Aruba, An Island of Culinary Riches

ARUBA February 9th, 2013- An executive chef, sous chef, pastry chef, bartender, wait staff — these are the typical professionals you expect to be part of a food and beverage function. But an artist and a musician? During the Aruba Tourism Authority’s “Taste of Aruba” event, all of them were integral to the success of the evening. This event intertwined the artistry, culture, and cuisine of Aruba.

The cold, slushy Manhattan streets were forgotten as guests descended into The Kitchen NYC, a state-of-the-art kitchen studio, production, and event space that was transformed with the colors and warmth reminiscent of the island.

A heartfelt welcome speech was given by Otmar Oduber, Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Labor Affairs, who is said to be the driving force behind Aruba’s growing and evolving tourism industry. Lobster was served with a cilantro avocado crème, compressed watermelon, cashew nuts, and a lemon-lime dressing that together resembled a coral reef. Not only did the dish evoke the sea but so did the beautiful piano arrangement performed by Jonathan Vieira, director of Aruba’s Center for the Performing Arts, Cas di Cultura, and the founder and executive producer of the Aruba International Film Festival. Viera performed a different song for each course.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

TripAdvisor Announces 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards


Top Beach Spots in the U.S. and World Named According to Millions of Travelers

NEWTON, Mass. – February 20, 2013 – /PRNewswire/— TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards. Based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers, 276 winning beaches were named around the world. Dedicated lists highlight travelers’ favorite beaches in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, the U.S. and more.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Introducing Pilates lessons at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa Aruba

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As a health-oriented resort Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is now proudly offering Pilates lessons at the resort.

(PRWEB) February 01, 2013- The lessons take place in the beautiful newly renovated beach pavilion. This exotic location features a hard wooden Walaba floor and thatch roof overlooking the white beach and turquoise Caribbean Sea.

The resort has an experienced Pilates team with classes taught by Chris O’Connell and Barbara Franke who will make sure you get the perfect work out for your body. The lessons are offered Monday thru Saturday in addition to the existing yoga class schedule.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Safe at last

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Some two years ago the volunteers of the Donkey Sanctuary received a phone call: an accident had happened and donkeys were involved. At the site it appeared that one donkey had died and one wounded donkey had disappeared: he probably had a broken front leg. During two years the volunteers have moved heaven and earth to catch this specific donkey in the San Nicolas vicinity. Many inhabitants have made calls, helping the sanctuary to catch him. Two hundred calls about two donkeys, one of which had a broken leg. But even though he was handicapped, he escaped. Until the moment that the Kellner family in San Nicolas could lure him and his friend into their garden; they closed the gate and voilà.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fuddruckers® To Expand Into The Caribbean And Latin America With Franchise Partner Isthmus Food Service, S. A.

New Markets to Include Aruba and Panama

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/- With a new franchisee in place, Fuddruckers® is expanding its presence in the Caribbean and entering Central America. In partnership with Isthmus Food Service, S. A., the iconic, Texas-born brand will soon be bringing the "World's Greatest Hamburgers®" to Aruba and Panama. Fuddruckers' Caribbean footprint is currently limited to units in Puerto Rico, where franchisee Caribbean Investment Group, Corp. debuted its fifth restaurant last summer.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Aruba Birdlife Conservation launches website

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ARUBA January 31st, 2013– is a very special day for Aruba Birdlife Conservation. The board of the foundation is happy that its website was launched. The website is, among others, intended to improve awareness of the beauty Aruba’s bird wildlife has to offer and through such inspire the leaders of our nation to protect it for future generations to come. The website is for young and old and for locals as well as guests, but above all for our teachers, students and pupils. The location chosen for the launch is no coincidence, a school library.