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Three Great Reasons to Visit Aruba
Why not spice up your family holidays in 2013 with an exotic and enchanting destination. Choosing a Caribbean island to visit can be a daunting prospect, because there are so many great choices. Here are the top three reasons why Aruba is the perfect Caribbean destination.
1. Great Food
Food lovers will have no shortage of delicious options in Aruba. Start the day off with breakfast at the Dutch Pancake House in Oranjestad. The Dutch Pancake House has something for everyone, with over 70 different types of Dutch pancakes. Eat inside, or sit out on the porch and enjoy the morning breeze. For lunch, try one of the many eateries located directly on the beach. After a morning swim, grab a bite to eat at Pelican’s Nest Seafood & Grill. This restaurant is located over the water in the Palm/Eagle Beach area. There are many dinner options in Aruba for all price ranges. Madame Janette, located off the beaten path in Palm/Eagle Beach, is a popular restaurant amongst locals and tourists. Try a refreshing mojito or martini off the extensive cocktail list. The Salmon a la “Florentine” and Tournedos a la “Ramon” are two delicious main-course options; many visitors find a second trip is in order because it is hard to choose just one item off the menu.
2. Great Accommodations
There are accommodations for everyone in Aruba. Those who seek the ease of an all-inclusive resort will find an abundance to choose from, Divi Aruba and Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino are two popular options. Boutique hotels are also popular, the Boardwalk Hotel Aruba or Arubiana Inn are both small hotels with under 20 rooms. Vacationers who prefer to stay away from the high-rise area of Aruba do best to choose an apartment rental. Ocean 105 is located in the Malmok Beach area, five minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the high-rises. Apartment rentals are a great option for those people who wish to prepare most of their own meals themselves.
3. Great Beaches
What would a Caribbean vacation be without powder-white sand and turquoise blue water? Baby Beach is a man-made swimming enclave located on the south-eastern end of the island. It is named Baby Beach because the water is shallow and calm, and many locals teach their small children how to swim there. Malmok Beach is located on the north-eastern part of the island, and it’s clear water and abundance of coral reefs makes it an excellent spot for snorkelers. The beach Aruba is most famous for is the beautiful Palm Beach. Lined by high-rise resorts and dotted by piers and restaurants, Palm Beach has it all. Sunbathers, swimmers, and snorkelers will all have something to do with the sugary white sand and calm waters of Palm Beach. Vacationers wishing for a quiet afternoon will find it at Druif Beach. The low-rise resorts are located off of Druif Beach, and although located not far from Oranjestad, Druif Beach is a relaxing family-friendly beach.
Guest Writer: Danny Solomou is a keen traveller and blogger who has been working with top holiday brands to create reviews and guides on the world’s top holiday destinations.