The ABCs of Aruba Vacations
Advertising itself as “One Happy Island” Aruba, and Aruba vacations, is one of the most unique travel destinations in the Caribbean. Located twenty miles off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is surrounded by some of the clearest blue waters, with underwater visibility ranging from sixty to one hundred feet. With the majority of the population being English speaking (politically it is an autonomous state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands), visitors will have an easy time traveling throughout the island.
Sun and Beaches
The principal reason people travel here, or any other Caribbean island is for fun in the sun. Aruba has some of the world’s finest beaches and a climate that assures visitors of seven days of soaking up rays. When it is time to cool off, water sports are the perfect diversion. From snorkeling and scuba diving, to windsurfing, to parasailing, a complete vacation can be built around the marine attractions of the lovely island.
If you love the water, but frolicking in the surf is not quite what you are looking for, deep sea fishing is just a short cast away. Grouper, snapper, tuna, and more are in abundance from October through February as they migrate between the island and the mainland. Your skill and endurance will be tested as you try to land that big one.
As the sun slowly sets, Aruba vacations come alive as the nightlife gears up. Nightclubs, live shows and entertainment, and even party buses will keep you going from dusk till dawn, and longer. If you want more adult fare, pay a visit to Aruba’s world-renowned casinos.
The island’s rich cultural history provides an excellent backdrop for Aruba vacations. From the island deserts to the steep cliffs of the northern shore to the plantation district of colonial times, there are seemingly endless opportunities available for exploration and personal edification. All on an island about the size of Washington, D.C. – without the traffic.
The natural beauty of Aruba is worth exploring. Aruba is not an island covered in lush vegetation. Rather it has more desert-like terrain than other islands in the Gulf of Mexico, making it one of the more interesting island destinations. Aruba’s national park system preserves and highlights its unique geographical features.
A visit to Aruba, especially during the height of winter, is a wonderfully relaxing getaway for those seeking the warmth of the Caribbean sun and people. Aruba vacations are available to fit all travel budgets and time allotments. Working with a certified travel agent will assure you of a great trip at a great price.