Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why Aruba?

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Aruba July 25th, 2013- We like Aruba for a lot of reasons, but one of them is the number of beautiful beaches on the Dutch Caribbean island. The island offers a wide variety of them; some are sandy hubs popular with tourists, while others are more remote. Here’s a list of six great beaches in Aruba. What’s your favourite beach in Aruba?

Druif Beach
Located near Eagle Beach (one of our top 10 walking beaches in the Caribbean for 2013), Druif is one of the more relaxed beaches on the island.

Palm Beach
The two-mile-long Palm Beach is Aruba’s main tourism boulevard, with a host of high-rise properties like the Riu and the Hyatt.

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Malmok Beach
Malmok, located near the Tierra del Sol golf course and a residential area, is great for snorkeling.

Boca Grandi
Boca Grandi is popular for water sports, particularly kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Baby Beach
Baby Beach is centered around a lagoon, another terrific spot for snorkeling on the island.

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Rodgers Beach
Set close to Baby Beach, the white-sand Roger’s Beach is another perfect spot for true Caribbean seclusion.

OUR BEACHES
TripAdvisor.com recently named Eagle Beach one of the top ten beaches in the world.

THE SUNSHINE
Aruba has the most of sunny days of any island in the Caribbean.

THE WEATHER
Located below the hurricane belt in the southern Caribbean, Aruba has 82-degree days year round, refreshing trade winds and low humidity.

DIRECT FLIGHTS
You can hop on a direct flight from many major North American cities to Queen Beatrix International (AUA).

THE ROMANCE
Many couples who honeymoon in Aruba continue to return for their anniversaries year after year.

IT’S GREAT FOR FAMILIES
Aruba is perfect for family fun in the sun. US News & World Report ranked Aruba among its Best Caribbean Family Vacations in 2012.

THE WEDDINGS
Destination Wedding named Aruba’s Eagle Beach one of the Best Caribbean Beaches for Weddings.

THE HONEYMOONS
Aruba was named one of the World’s Top Honeymoon Destinations by Brides Magazine.

OUR NATIONAL PARK
Covering about 20% of the island, Arikok National Park is an incredible nature preserve, and the largest national park in the Caribbean.

WE ACCEPT U.S. DOLLARS
No need to exchange your currency—the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted here.

THE DIVING
Aruba was recognized as one of the top wreck diving destinations in the Caribbean by Scuba Diving Magazine.

ADVENTURE SPORTS
Thanks to Aruba’s constant trade winds, it is known as a world-class destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

THE FOOD
More than 90 nationalities influence Aruba’s cuisine, with local dishes like gouda-glazed keshi yena joining South American, European and Caribbean favorites on menus around the island.

Story & Graphic Courtesy of Aruba Daily

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