Did you know that the island of Aruba has near perfect weather?
It boasts 52 weeks of sunshine and an average of 82 degrees, although you won’t feel it because of a constant cooling trade wind. And because it is outside the hurricane belt and considered a desert climate, only 20 inches of rain average per year in small amounts, usually in the fall about 15 minutes at a time. It’s a perfect choice for the sun worshipper or bride to be when planning that perfect destination wedding. Please contact me or feel free to visit www.aruba.com for details on planning your wedding. All documents must be received 1 month in advance and a 30 minute civil ceremony at the Town Hall is required before your own celebration.
Aruba is a democratic society, independent of Holland since 1986, still greatly influenced by the Dutch, and integrates with 96 cultures. Aruba maintains a high standard of living and so it is very safe for exploring. With 7 miles of continuous white sandy beaches and turquoise water that gently laps the shore it is also perfect for kids. You can venture in up to your neck and still see your toes clearly. Known for being the diving capital of Caribbean, Aruba is an underwater paradise.
A trip to Aruba is much like visiting an international destination with all the comforts of home. Beaches are public, however no vendors are allowed. English is spoken everywhere and vehicles drive on the right side of the road. The electricity is the same as Canada. You can confidently drink pure and clean water from the tap. Aruba has one of the world’s largest desalination plants, so the island also bottles their own water. Now how many other destinations can you go to and experience all of this?
There are two distinct hotel areas in Aruba, the high rise hotel zone on Palm Beach and the low rise hotel zone on Eagle Beach and Druif Beach. The low rise hotel zone is 5 minutes from the capital, Oranjestaad. The high rise hotel zone is full of action with street-side dining, shopping & entertainment, such as bowling, a movie theatre, rock wall, arcade, and flow ride (simulated surfing). At an affordable $2.30 USD you can take the public bus transportation round trip through both hotel zones making it unnecessary to rent a car. The official currency in Aruba is the Aruban florin however the US dollar is widely accepted.
Aruba claims to have the highest repeat visitor rate in the Caribbean. With a 5 hour non-stop flight from Toronto, your adventure can start in no time. Activities and points of interest include:
- rock formations
- cave exploration
- hiking in the National park
- donkey sanctuary
- butterfly farm
- ostrich farm
- 4 x 4 by off road jeep
- horseback riding
- a/c tour bus
- 2 Golf courses-18 hole & 9 hole
- 12 casinos, 2 are open 24/7, have penny slots
- dinner cruises
- deep sea fishing
- kite surfing
- atlantis submarine
- kayak tours
- blue parrotfish water park
- DePalm Island (private island owned by local tour company)
With all of this and more I’m sure you can see why Aruba is known as “one happy island”.