Tuesday, November 28, 2023

This Beach Was Just Named the Best in the Caribbean — With Mesmerizing, Clear Turquoise Water

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Can you guess what island it's on?

With more than 7,000 picture-perfect islands drenched in sunshine year-round and stunning stretches of sand of all varieties, the Caribbean is a beach lover's paradise. But as it turns out, not all beaches are created equal, so when it came to crowning the best beach in the Caribbean, Tripadvisor reviewers looked to the Dutch island of Aruba and picked the idyllic Eagle Beach as the winner. Read MORE

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Is Aruba Safe? Travel Advisory 2023

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A self-governing island and constituent country under the umbrella of the Netherlands, Aruba sits within the Lesser Antilles, less than 20 miles from the northern shoreline of Venezuela. A tropical tourist destination, Aruba’s 106,000 residents welcome nearly two-million visitors each year. 

With comfortable weather, infrequent rainfall, and a relatively low threat of hurricanes, Aruba is a popular and generally safe tourist destination for visitors from Europe and the Americas. 

The general travel advisory of The U.S. Department of State for Aruba is the lowest, Level 1, which translates into exercise normal precautions. Read MORE

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Best all-inclusives in Aruba for a perfect Caribbean vacation

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With some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Aruba is a jewel of an island just north of Venezuela. The island provides easy access to numerous activities and is a prime location outside the Atlantic Ocean’s hurricane belt and heavenly weather year-round. It’s also a popular stop for some Caribbean cruises, as it has a cruise ship terminal in the capital of Oranjestad,

However, Aruba is also home to some wonderful all-inclusive resorts, which may be the best way to visit without breaking the bank.

Whether you're planning the perfect honeymoon or a fun family vacation, there’s an all-inclusive resort for every type of traveler in this tropical paradise. Here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, from giant points hotels to intimate wellness retreats. Read MORE

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Key travel tips you need to know — whether you’re a beginner or expert traveler

To help you stay safe, and travel smart during the holidays and beyond, we compiled this comprehensive list of top travel tips. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced traveler who’s been at it for years, these TPG-backed tips can help you avoid any unnecessary headaches as you spend time away from home. Read MORE

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

10 Cheapest All-Inclusive-Resorts with the Best Bang for Your Buck

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Travel is open, and people are again coming together for fun and recreation. We have a few suggestions if you’re looking for an affordable place to go on vacation. You can make memories that will last a lifetime at these 10 cheapest all-inclusive resorts. They’re guaranteed to give you the best bang for your buck. Read MORE

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Best Restaurants for Vegan Food in Aruba 2023 - Veggies Abroad

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There are great restaurants with vegan food in Aruba! You will find options at breakfast, lunch & dinner, like pancakes, cupcakes, + more! Read MORE 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Digital Passport Pilot Program Begins at Aruba’s International Airport

IT company SITA, working with Indicio and the Aruba Tourism Authority, has announced the implementation of seamless travel to Aruba through the use of verifiable digital credential technology. This innovation will soon allow travelers to Aruba to fulfill government immigration requirements before boarding their flight with their ‘ready-to-fly’ status being confirmed invisibly in the background.

Passengers arriving at Queen Beatrix International Airport can apply for their travel authorization using a simplified process that eliminates the need to manually enter information from paper travel documents. Using a Digital Travel Credential (DTC), passengers can consent to share any of their relevant data directly from their digital wallet on their mobile device to multiple entities across journeys, from the government at the port of entry to other touchpoints such as hotels or car rental. Read MORE

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In Aruba

For many, dreams of a holiday in Aruba began after listening to the first line of The Beach Boys’ infectious 1988 summertime anthem, “Kokomo.” Today, everyone from adrenaline-seeking families to lovestruck couples sings Aruba’s praises thanks to its dramatic caves, knockout ivory beaches and reliably warm weather outside the hurricane belt. Dubbed “One Happy Island,” the beloved Caribbean destination is ludicrously scenic, sprinkled with pops of color from soaring green cacti to turquoise blue water and majestic divi-divi trees casting angled shadows. Read MORE

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Best Beaches In Aruba

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Beaches in Aruba are some of the most captivating and breathtaking beaches in the world. This island paradise is located in the Caribbean sea, fourteen miles off the coast of Venezuela. The beaches of Aruba are so inviting that many cruise ship passengers who dock in Oranjestad (the island's capital) forego the usual activities of shopping and casino play to spend a day just enjoying the water! Read MORE

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

How to Get a New Passport As Quickly As Possible

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Here's how long it takes to get a new passport. 

Before you plan your dream international vacation, there's one thing you'll definitely need: a valid passport. And one of your first questions might be: How long does it take to get a passport? Right now, the process can take up to 11 weeks, so you'll want to start planning far in advance. (The exact time changes often, so check the U.S. State Department website for the most up-to-date information.) We've broken down the new passport application process and explained State Department policies to help you get your travel documents in time for your next trip. Read MORE

Friday, August 4, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

7 Best Aruba All-inclusive Resorts

Here are the best all-inclusive resorts on Aruba for families and couples. 

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Whatever your reason for choosing an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation, here are the best properties in Aruba offering full all-inclusive plans or optional add-ons. Be sure to check the property's website to see exactly what is included before booking. Read MORE

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Here's What Renewing Your U.S. Passport Online Is Actually Like

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Hint: It's pretty easy.

As the State Department has rolled out a pilot program to renew passports online, one user confirmed to Travel + Leisure that the process was simpler than he expected.

"In terms of just getting [it] out and submitted, it was a fairly seamless process," traveler Matt Kneller told T+L on Thursday. "It was a fairly straightforward experience." Read MORE

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

What to Know Before Flying Delta Air Lines

Here's everything you need to know about Delta Air Lines before booking, including feedback based on passenger reviews. Read MORE 

Friday, June 23, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Flying Experience Smoother

According to Flight Attendants- The pros say these simple things will make flying a breeze.

Hopping on an airplane should always be a happy occasion. After all, it likely means you’re heading somewhere new. However, there are a few stressors that can put a damper on all that joy: Did you pack the right things? Is your carry-on overweight? Will you arrive at the airport on time? But don't fret — there some ways to make your flying experience a bit smoother.

To help you make the most of every journey, we turned to the people who know best — flight attendants who work on some of the world’s best airlines. Here are nine essential tips that cabin crew members say will make your flying experience all the better. Read MORE

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

6 Best Caribbean Beaches Without Sargassum Seaweed In 2023

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Which Caribbean islands are not affected by brown algae, you may be wondering, if you have heard of problems with sargassum algae in Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean.

We have compiled a list of Caribbean beaches that have historically not been affected by the seasonal bloom of sargassum to help you with your travel plans. Read MORE

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Aruba For Kids: The Best Beaches, Attractions & Experiences

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Aruba isn’t just a tropical paradise. The island is also one of the most family friendly destinations in the Caribbean. An Aruba family vacation is sure to be fun for all members of your crew, filled with all kinds of unforgettable activities and experiences. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

You Should Always Leave A Shoe In Your Hotel Room's Safe

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Many people choose to use the safes in hotel rooms, and if you've ever stashed money, passports or other valuables in one, you've probably felt that pang of fear that you might check out and forget those important items. Well one flight attendant has a tip that will ensure that will never happen. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A Retired Travel Agent’s Secrets for Getting the Best Travel Deals

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Tried and true go-to websites and free subscriptions that can help you book the trip of your dreams on a budget. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The best family beach vacation destinations to kick off summer

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We've yet to meet a beach we didn't like. From underrated U.S. beaches to bucket list spots like the Maldives (catch us in these underwater villas at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island), the options seem as endless as the waves in the sea.

If you're traveling with kids, though, there are certain destinations that provide top-notch accommodations and activities for families, in addition to all the sun and fun you've been daydreaming of. 

So, slather on some SPF (don't forget to reapply every few hours) and start planning your trip to one of these nine best spots for family beach vacations. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The ultimate guide to Aruba’s Arikok National Park: top things to see and do

Arikok National Park brings a taste of desert life to the popular Dutch–Caribbean island nation of Aruba.

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From off-road 4WD tours through the park’s rugged terrain to swimming in natural pools or standing on a bridge formed by eroded limestone, Arikok provides loads of great things to do for the entire family. Here’s everything you need to know for a seamless visit to Aruba’s desert park. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

I'm a Professional Packer, and These 4 Items Ended My Overpacking for Good

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If you find yourself shoving everything you own into your suitcase or paying for overweight luggage on trips, you need these four problem-solving products. Read MORE

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba to Book for an Unforgettable Getaway

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Whether you're craving an action-packed escape, a relaxing retreat, or a romantic getaway, the best all-inclusive resorts in Aruba offer something for every traveler.

All-inclusive resorts are a popular pick for millions of travelers, including couples, families, friend groups, and more, because they offer tons of value, plus hassle-free vacation planning. That’s because all-inclusive rates fold in lodging, all food and beverages (including alcohol and snacks!), activities, and gratuities, so you won’t have to worry about logistics or additional costs. And with everything in one place, there’s no need to ever leave these all-inclusive resorts in Aruba—unless you want to. Read MORE

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

20 Romantic Adults-only Hotels Around the World

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These adults-only hotels are perfect for your next romantic trip.

While family vacations offer their own charm, adults-only resorts give you and your loved ones a chance to unwind in privacy. Many adults-only hotels around the world are set in romantic locations ranging from private farms and islands to grand historic mansions. 

Amenities like candlelit dinners, in-room spa treatments, private pools, and prime farm-to-table dining add all the more to the experience, while hotels offering private clubs and mixology lessons provide a vibrant atmosphere for those in search of nightlife. Read MORE

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Arrive extra-early at these 15 U.S. airports—up to 3 hours—if you don’t want to miss your flight

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Going to the airport is often a daunting task. Between long security lines and the crowds in the terminal, giving yourself enough time to make it to your gate is essential.

In a 2022 study, the travel experts at Upgraded Points analyzed 15 factors at 50 major U.S. airports to find the ones where it’s most important for passengers to arrive early for domestic flights. Read MORE

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Best Time to Book a Flight for Domestic, International, and Summer Travel

Here are our best tips for booking travel in 2022.

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Finding the best flight deals is a bit of an art form, but there's also some science — or at least economics — involved. There are only two definitive rules: Flights open for booking about a year in advance, and the airfare will change often between then and takeoff. So, as a general rule of thumb, you'll want to book plane tickets well in advance, as prices spike sharply in the days preceding the flight, taking advantage of any last-minute travelers who have no choice but to pay up. Read MORE

Friday, March 10, 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Top 25 Beaches

Caribbean Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters—this year’s winning beaches are traveler faves for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.

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1. Eagle Beach

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

“Tranquil and pristine, the water is beautifully clear with no rocks or seaweed. The beach stretches as far as you can see.” Read MORE

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Tripadvisor Names Best Beaches in the World for Travelers' Choice Awards 2023

Baia do Sancho, Brazil, revealed as No. 1 in the world for 2023; Hawaii's Ka'anapali Beach No. 1 in U.S.

Island getaways popular with 7 out of the top 10 beaches in the world located offshore

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform, today announced the Best of the Best Beaches for 2023 as part of its annual Travelers' Choice® Awards. Beaches is the second category to be released in the 2023 awards, following Destinations in January.

Tripadvisor analyzed tens of millions of reviews submitted by millions of global travelers over the past 12-months. Looking at the quality and quantity of ratings for beach experiences, Tripadvisor was able to determine travelers' absolute favorite beaches of the year, providing the best guidance for everyone looking to plan their own unforgettable beach trips this year. Read MORE

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the 10 best Caribbean resorts

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Soft and powdery sands, clear waters, lavish accommodations and impeccable service characterize these top tropical escapes in the Caribbean, chosen by a panel of Caribbean travel experts and voted by readers as the best in the region. Start planning your next island vacation by considering one of the 10 best Caribbean resorts. Read MORE

TPG’s guide to packing for spring break: Family edition

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What’s more fun than packing for an entire family for a week away from home? What’s that you say, pretty much anything? Yup, that sounds about right. Tips to help! Read MORE

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

7 reasons we're obsessed with Aruba's new family-friendly Embassy Suites Resort

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Hilton Honors loyalists, families and lovers of the sun and sea, Aruba is calling — and there's a brand-new, totally affordable Embassy Suites waiting for you to visit. 

Now open, the charming new Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort is a fresh take on the much-loved brand. If you didn't know, Embassy Suites has a number of resort properties in the U.S. already, and the Aruba outpost marks the second in the Caribbean, following the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort. 

Great for families, with lots of room to spread out plus perks like easy beach access, free breakfast, on-site restaurants and pools to splash around in, there are a lot of reasons to consider this property for your next tropical vacation. Read MORE

Aruba Details New Tourism Developments Arriving in 2023

The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) announced details of the exciting tourism product developments destined to drop in the ‘One Happy Island’ during 2023. The Dutch Caribbean destination is already experiencing robust post-pandemic recovery, as visitor arrival numbers in 2022 reached 98 percent of 2019’s pre-pandemic levels and tourist spending recovered completely. From this solid position, Aruba is ready to welcome new and enhanced tourism products in 2023, ranging from hotel openings and relaunches to airport enhancements, and more. Read MORE

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

10 Romantic Restaurants in Aruba for Date Night

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With its year-round sunny skies, warm breezes and culinary riches, the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is made for romance. No wonder it’s a magnet for couples in love – every night is naturally date night! Whether you’re looking for a fantasy island private dinner on a white sand beach, a Valentine’s Day celebration, an intimate hideaway to pop the question or a place to rekindle old memories on a milestone anniversary, there’s an irresistible selection of romantic restaurants in Aruba. Read MORE

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

History of Carnival in Aruba

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(VisitAruba.com) – Each year in January and February, Aruba celebrates another edition of its popular and impressive Carnival season. The incredible atmosphere and cultural diversity during carnival is definitely something that you need to experience. Carnival has its origins in the 1920s, and it evolved through different cultural influences to arrive to what we know and love today. Read MORE

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba to Book for an Unforgettable Getaway

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All-in for Aruba All-Inclusives

All-inclusive resorts are a popular pick for millions of travelers, including couples, families, friend groups, and more, because they offer tons of value, plus hassle-free vacation planning. That's because all-inclusive rates fold in lodging, all food and beverages (including alcohol and snacks!), activities, and gratuities, so you won't have to worry about logistics or additional costs. And with everything in one place, there's no need to ever leave these all-inclusive resorts in Aruba—unless you want to. Read MORE

Friday, January 27, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

5 Steps to a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

Traveling light is more convenient and save you money: Checked bag fees on domestic flights with major U.S. carriers—American, Delta, JetBlue, and United—are $30 for a first bag, and can run to $40 for a second, and $150 for a third. But traveling with nothing but a carry-on can seem daunting to anyone who’s used to cramming a big suitcase full of “just in case” items for every trip.

So you have to be smart about what you take and how you pack. Read MORE 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Bon Voyage And Bon Bini: A Warm Welcome to Aruba’s Amsterdam Manor

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Welcome home is what you may say to yourself when surveying the vibrant property of Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. Ideally situated in Oranjestad, Aruba, just steps away from the famed Eagle Beach, Amsterdam Manor is the perfect place to make yourself at home for any length of time. Read MORE

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

24 Suite Views to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Roundup of 19 domestic and 5 international properties offers some of the best suites with a view.

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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort – Aruba

Room Name: Penthouse Suite

Located steps away from Eagle Beach, the No. 7 beach in the world ranked by TripAdvisor, Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort provides a captivating getaway for families, couples or individuals that are in need of an escape. The most luxurious and sought-after accommodations at Amsterdam Manor, the newly renovated Penthouse Suite features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining area, and a large balcony overlooking the beautiful Caribbean sea. Explore Aruba in style from your second-story perch overlooking the tropical paradise! Read MORE

Link to Website: www.amsterdammanor.com