If you’re planning your next vacation with friends or family, consider the laid-back Caribbean island of Aruba. Located in the mid-southern Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela, the island of Aruba is a very attractive beach location that is ideal for water sports and many other activities.
Surrounded by miles of white sand, Aruba is a safe and exciting haven outside the harrowing ‘Horricane Alley’. This beautiful and luxurious destination is the perfect gateway for anyone looking to retreat to a destination that’s as relaxed as it is exhilarating.
There are various kinds Aruba Resort as well as beachfront hotels that will welcome you and host your visit to this beautiful island.
Let’s travel around Aruba and explore some of their most spectacular vacation spots.
1). Aruba Cruise Port
The dry climatic conditions of this place make it an ideal destination for a cruise vacation. Cruise passengers can enjoy activities such as golf, diving, sunbathing, snorkeling and many other activities at the luxurious Aruba Cruise Port.
Most cruise ships arrive in Aruba early in the morning so travelers can enjoy the day at this port. The port terminal is air-conditioned and equipped with an ATM and Wi-Fi point. If you are a shopaholic, don’t forget to buy some exotic perfumes and souvenirs from the port of Aruba.
2). Aruba Natural Bridge
The naturally formed bridge of coral limestone has become a major attraction for tourists in Aruba. Although it collapsed in 2000, it still attracts tourists who visit to witness this natural spectacle.
The natural bridge area has several shops and snack bars serving great drinks. When you come back, don’t forget to bring souvenirs.
3). Aruba De Palm Island
Situated on the shores of Aruba’s west coast, the De Palm Islands attract crowds of visitors who come to relax and enjoy peaceful and luxurious beach days. The island is a 10-minute ferry ride from the mainland and here you will be greeted by graceful flamingos.
If you want to explore the marine life of the Caribbean, then there is no better place than De Palm island. For those who love deep waters, De palm islands offer great snorkelling opportunities. The island is closed Friday and Saturday, so plan accordingly.
4). Bushiribana Gold Factory Ruins
Located deep in the Aruba desert, the Ruins of the Bushiribana Gold Mill are the stone ruins of an ancient gold smelter, created in the 19th century. This historic monument, which once processed ore from mines during the Aruba gold rush, is surrounded by the sea and is home to a national park.
Though thoughts of gold are now shattered, the beauty of this place is sure to remain in your memory for years to come.
5). Ariko National Park
If you like hiking, you must visit Arikok National Park in Aruba. This place is very beautiful, and you can feel rejuvenated, with the natural beauty that resides within this national park.
Whether it is the desert-like hills surrounded by cacti or the beautiful coastline embroidered with flora and fauna, this national park has it all. If you visit Aruba, don’t miss visiting Arikok National Park, it is a dream destination for every weary soul.
How can you get to Aruba?
You can travel to Aruba, from anywhere in the world. Either take a cruise through the beautiful island or you can fly directly to Aruba’s international airport. Direct flights to Aruba are available from all major US cities
This white sand island located in the Caribbean Sea must be included in the tourist list of every explorer. With more than 10 beautiful beaches and a rich cultural and historical heritage, Aruba is indeed a delightful island and the perfect vacation spot.