Tuesday, August 30, 2011

El Gaucho Expands Its Already Extensive Menu With New Dishes

August 15th, 2011

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it did. El Gaucho Argentine Grill has just recently introduced three new entrees, to rave reviews from fans and friends of the restaurant.

Expanding on the restaurant’s selection of seafood dishes, the chefs added a melt-in-your-mouth Chilean Sea Bass, to the list of main courses. At El Gaucho Argentine Grill the Sea Bass is served as a thick cut, with a perfect light sear on the outside and a juicy medium-rare inside, which is incredible delicious with drawn butter and a sprinkle of Japanese seaweed salad, besides the restaurant’s famed traditional sides.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Two Aruban Airlines Making Great Strides

Aruba Bound
July 25th, 2011

Last week, the official presentation of the Fokker 50 aircrafts to Insel Air International took place in Curacao. These are the new aircrafts acquired from KLM that will carry the Aruba logo. These aircrafts will be registered and stationed here on Aruba as soon as the AOC is completed. The Fokker 50’s will be part of the Insel Air International fleet along with their MD 80 which will all carry the Aruba branding. They will operate as a separate entity as Insel Air Aruba.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tera Park, A New “Green” Island Attraction

Date Monday, July 4th, 2011

A new island attraction within the tourism corridor promises to be a natural draw for both visitors as well as island residents. The proposed site of TERA Park includes plans for the development of a botanical garden, education center, bird observatory, art center and eco-restaurant within the Linear Park, at the intersection of Eagle and Palm Beach.

TERA Park is part of the TERA Aruba project, a non-profit enterprise devoted to the creation and operation of a multi-component, ecologically-based and educationally-focused attraction.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Top 10 All-Inclusives Beach Resorts for Exhausted Americans

aruba bound
Posted: 8/1/11 11:28 AM ET

America is now the "no-vacation nation." According to a recent Reuters poll, a little over half of American workers (57 percent) use their full vacation allotment.

Even when Americans do manage to pull themselves away from work to travel domestically or to cities abroad, they manage to remain plugged in just in case the boss needs a report written or a last-minute project completed. This defeats the purpose of a vacation--leaving work and worries behind to relax, de-stress, and unwind.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aruba You Can Do Better Than This

Aruban Teenager Helps Expose Island's Daily Slaughter!

Animal Relief Foundation Aruba

Save Aruba's Strays with Project Pet/Animal Relief Foundation Aruba

A Unique View of Arikok National Park Now on Display at the Visitors Center

Aruba Bound
Date July 20th, 2011

All throughout 2011 and until March 18, 2012, various public institutions are holding special events throughout the island to celebrate the silver anniversary of Aruba’s “Status Aparte,” the right to autonomous rule within the Dutch Kingdom apart from the other five islands of the Netherlands Antilles. This year also marks 35 years of Aruba ha ving its own national flag and anthem.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Palm Beach Day Pass Pricing

Aruba Bound
A friend just phoned the following Palm beach resorts for day pass pricing.

All prices are per person:

Occidental is 9 am -5 pm $77.00

RUI is 10 am - 10 pm $105.00

Radisson All Inclusive $75.00

Radisson including towel & palapa only $19

Druif Beach at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Tamarijn Aruba 1200 Building Beach
March 2009 Building 1200

This is by far the best description of beach conditions at the Tamarijn that I have ever read. It is not scientific, but it surely is fact.

Link: The waves at Druif Beach...
June 2009 Tamarijn Aruba Building 1200 Beach

June 2009 Building 1200 -1300

Friday, August 12, 2011

Get On the Plane Fast With the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

Aruba Bound
New priority boarding benefit is latest enhancement to flight experience for Cardmembers and their travel companions

Aug 2, 2011

ATLANTA and NEW YORK, August 2, 2011 – American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today unveiled two new benefits – priority boarding and in-flight savings – for eligible U.S. Consumer and Small Business Delta SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Participant of Lionfish Tournament sharing his secret

Participant of Lionfish Tournament sharing his secret from Hadicurari CentrodiPesca on Vimeo.

As the Aruba Lionfish Control Programs tournament heats up participants bring in more and more lionfish but participants get competitive. Here is Juan "Tintin" Giel with 15 captured Lionfish but does not want to tell much about it.

Who is going to be the Lionfish King of Aruba?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Earn Earthcheck Certification

July 20, 2011

Less than one year after receiving benchmarking status, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba have achieved Silver certification from Earthcheck, the world's largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators.

"We are very pleased to have achieved this certification from Earthcheck, which is a testament to our commitment to environmental responsibility," said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi & Tamarijn Aruba all Inclusives. "This is a clear

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NEW RECORD: 30cm (11.8 inch) Lionfish is the largest of the invasive species officially registered so far in Aruba

Posted by Aruba Daily on July 28th, 2011

Lionfish Tournament of the National Control Plan yielding greater awareness and sounding alarm

A whopper of a Lionfish, 30 centimeters long (almost one foot long, 11.8 inches to be exact) shattered all previously held records in Aruba for the invasive species. The previous record, a Lionfish of 27.5 cm, caught during the first Lionfish Derby held last march by the trio from the boat Xiomara, consisting of John Laurence, Dechi Bisslik and Victor Franken, was broken by this impressive specimen. Last Monday 25th of july 2011, the team of Lifeguards Aruba, led by