Aruba Island

Aruba Island

Why is it that when it comes to top honeymoon destinations, newly weds often include Aruba in their list? Not counting the honeymooners who come here, Aruba attracts millions of visitors a year.

It is ranked as one of the most popular Caribbean’s tourist destination and vacation spot. And the main reason people flock here is because of the long stretches of beaches and the popular tropical climate. Not to mention the first class accommodations, dozens of fine quality restaurants, gambling casinos, shopping, and whole lot more outdoor activities that can involve as much of the Aruban seas, sands, and sun as you want.

Aruba is a 32 km-long island of the Lesser Antilles located in the Caribbean Sea. This oblong shaped island has a total land area of a 193 sq. km. Situated north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State in Venezuela and falls under the Realm of Kingdom of the Netherlands. I bet you don’t know that the Netherlands is composed of a European part and a Caribbean-American part which covers Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.

Compared to other islands of the Caribbean-American region, Aruba has a dryer and more arid climate. Warm sunny weather is the usual forecast most times of the year. Being outside of the hurricane belt makes Aruba a perfect honeymooner’s destination all year round.

The months of January, February and March see the most number of visitors in Aruba. If you want to avoid the crowd, simple don’t choose these months for you wedding day or honeymoon date. These months before Lent are specially celebrated with parades, festivities, and lots of parties. April to September is far less crowded and you might find yourselves practically alone on the white beaches.

A few travel tips are in order. When you choose Aruba the place for your honeymoon, be sure to pack summer clothes. Light, casual and informal clothing should be the bulk of your luggage with one or two formal dresses since the island do offer a couple of fancy restaurants which has strict dress codes. Despite the sunny weather, Aruba faces constant trade winds which makes the atmosphere most of the times windy and refreshing.

The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban florin, although US visitors don’t need to exchange their money since US dollars are accepted practically anywhere in the island. Plus traveler’s checks and credit cards are well accepted as well. For other currencies, you might need to exchange them into Aruban florins in banks and money changers.

Like what have been mentioned earlier, there are a lot of things you can do in Aruba and not just lying on the beach or holing up in your hotel room. A number of excursions, tours, cruises, and other activities are available and can be availed of through appointments or through the help of your travel agent.

Among the more popular tours are archaeological and geological tours, bird watching and hiking tours, and other nature tours, diving and snorkeling activities, sailing cruises around the island, and romantic dinner cruises under the moonlight.

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