Aruba – a Caribbean cocktail containing sunshine, smiles and sexy party nights out on the beach! It’s everything you’d expect from the Caribbean and more! The Island of Aruba is located just 25 km from the coast of Venezuela and forms part of the Dutch Antilles chain of islands. As well as its strong Dutch influences, it has quite a unique landscape which is very arid against the traditional white sand beaches and crystal clear coastline. The island is also packed with gable topped houses and cobbled squares that could have been lifted straight out of Amsterdam!
Sun and water in close proximity can only mean one thing – fantastic water sport amenities. Whether you love scuba diving or jet skiing, Aruba is action packed. With the island’s abundance of bright tropical fish, it is home to over 40 dive sites, including reefs and wrecks. Snorkelling throws up the best sea bed sights with the waters being so clear. These beaches have been rated the finest in the world so it’s a must to explore the hidden bays of the South Coast.
Water sports vary from kite surfing to banana boat rides, parasailing and kayaking to fishing trips – the choice is endless.
Further inland, the terrain is desert like, with several species of cacti and striking red and black rock formations. There is great horse riding opportunities at the Arikok National Park where there are nature trails to explore. You won’t be disappointed as you’re guaranteed to see colourful birdlife and lizards or even an old coconut plantation!
Aruba boasts the highest class hotels, featuring glittering shopping malls, sensual spas, and a chance to roll the dice at the casinos. Palm Beach is one of the main resorts and its night time entertainment is highly recommended for fun and letting your hair down.