Saturday, 17 June 2017

Aruba Travel Guide For Couples And Win A TRIP!

White sandy beaches, warm azure waters, pastel coloured houses and glorious sun year round. This little piece of heaven has one name - Aruba.


Aruba is a small tropical island in the Carribean, 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. This little gem has a buzzing Latin vibe and culture and with an average temperature of 32 degrees, it's the perfect tropical destination.

Explore the vibrant capital



The capital, Oranjestad, is a busy bustling port.  A blend of old and new, there are plenty of activities to do together and with a population of 35,000, it's a great size to explore on foot or hop on and hop off the free eco trolly. 

The local market in Oranjestad has over 40 stalls with handcrafted items and local specialities like hand-painted souvenirs and seashell jewellery. Spend time browsing the stalls and admiring the workmanship or have a cool drink in the shade.

If you are interested in beauty, take a tour of the Aruba Aloe museum and factory and find out how aloe vera skincare products are made. This amazing natural substance can help with sunburn, spots and general skincare.

If you love culture try the archaeology museum, the museum of antiquities or for the big kids amongst you the model train museum or the toy museum. I know my husband would love both of the children's museums!

Visit the beautiful beaches


Boca Catalina

Of course, Aruba is famous for its stunning beaches, almost too perfect for sunbathing. Popular activities are sailing, snorkelling, kite surfing and parasailing.

Boca Catalina is particularly perfect for snorkelling in the crystal waters, whilst Eagle Beach is the widest beach on the island with power white sand, famous for coming third in Trip Advisor's best beach in the world. This is one beach you need to visit on your trip to Aruba.

Indulge in grown up activities 



Aruba has a number of spas to relax and rejuvenate in such as the Ritz Carlton spa and Pure Indulgence spa both in Eagle Beach. Relax with a massage by expertly trained professionals, or have a pampering pedicure or manicure.

If you want to try something exciting, play a few games of poker at one of the many casinos dotted around the country and feel like James Bond as you sip a martini, shaken not stirred of course. 

How to get to Aruba



To get to Aruba take a Thomson Airways flight from London Gatwick and in the Summer flights from Manchester are also available. KLM offer a flight to Aruba 5 times a week with departures from 16 UK airports via its International hub at Amsterdam Schiphol. 



Leading tour operators offering packages to Aruba include Virgin Holidays, Kuoni, Hayes & Jarvis amongst others.

You could win a trip to Aruba!

The Aruba Tourism Authority are giving you an amazing chance to win a trip to Aruba in conjunction with luxury tour operator Hayes and Jarvis. Entry is via Facebook and you could win a luxury holiday to the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, the Carribean's number one resort for romance. What an amazing prize and good luck if you do enter.


*Collaborative post. Images licensed by the Aruba Tourism Authority, aruba.com
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21 comments

  1. Aruba sounds absolutely amazing, I could just imagine jetting off there right now and getting to relax on a sandy beach.

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  2. I would love to go to Aruba some day. It really is beautiful. The train museum would be loved by my kids and husband. I would definitely enjoy a massage and time on the beach.

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  3. Boca Catalina would be great for the is snorkelling in the crystal water...sounds perfect. And a massage too would be ideal :) x

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  4. Aruba does look like a great place to travel too, we have already got Aruba on our places we would love to visit x

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  5. I would absolutely love to visit Aruba, looks so fantastic. I have just entered the competition, so fingers crossed! :)

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    1. Good luck Lilinha, I have everything crossed for you.

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  6. Aruba has been at the top of our list for a long time. It looks like such an incredibly beautiful place for relaxing. My husband would love to go snorkeling and I'd want to sit on the beach and watch the sunsets! x

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  7. I've never been to Aruba, but I'd love to - it looks absolutely beautiful - have just entered on Facebook, so fingers crossed x

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  8. Aruba looks great. I've never been there myself. Thanks for sharing

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  9. What a super competition, thanks for sharing. Ollie and I have been online searching for our next holidays (as you do when you just come back from one) and have not settled on one yet so will put this one forward :-)

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    1. Let me know if you do end up going Jaime.

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  10. aah with this heat, i'd rather be in Aruba getting a relaxing spa day done!

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  11. What a great holiday that would be! Fingers crossed!

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  12. Aruba is on my bucket list as we decided to go to the Caribbean Two years ago and it was a toss up between Aruba and St Lucia. St Lucia won so now Aruba is back on the list! Off to enter the competition xx

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    1. I would love to explore more of the Caribbean!

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  13. I've just read another post on Aruba and can't get over how stunning it looks! If only I had the dollar! xx

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  14. Aruba really seems like a spectacular destination! Thanks a bunch for the motivating post!

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