Category: Aruba

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5 Caribbean islands for a wellness getaway

Avoid the wellness crowds in Bali and opt for sun salutes on the white sands of The Caribbean instead; these five isles can more than deliver. Already synonymous with laid-back lifestyle, good vibes and barefoot luxury, The Caribbean has come a long way in terms of clean cuisine and holistic activities, complete with an array […]

New luxury in Aruba

New luxury in Aruba

Aruba gains another luxury hotel with the opening later this year of a 320-room Ritz-Carlton. Provisionally scheduled to open in December, the hotel is on a Palm Beachfront site and will include four restaurants, a 15-treatment room Ritz-Carlton spa, two swimming pools, a 24-hour casino and one of the largest state-of-the-art meeting facilities in Aruba. The […]

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Visiting the Caribbean is about experiencing a completely different culture. You can kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and sandy beaches from the comfort of your luxury villa but how do you know where to go? The Caribbean is made up of over 700 islands, with a huge variety of beaches, so to save […]

5 of the best golf courses in the Caribbean

5 of the best golf courses in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has become a golfing hotspot, with both pros and amateurs travelling from all over the world in order to test their skills on some of the finest and most challenging golf courses available. Here are five of the best courses the Caribbean has to offer, along with a little information on what makes […]

Aruba's oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel, the award-winning Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, has now completed an extensive, US$30 million renovation of its three towers. Built in the 1950s, Radisson Aruba was the very first high-rise hotel to open on the island. The renovation took nearly two years and included refurbishing all 355 guest rooms and suites […]

Aruba’s historical centre returning to its former glory

Aruba’s capital Oranjestad is in the process of urban renewal, with extensive work being done to restore the island’s historical centre to its former glory. Aruba was conquered by the Dutch in 1636 and this heritage can be seen everywhere on the island, particularly in Oranjestad, which is known for its pastel-coloured, gingerbread-house style architecture. […]

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

In an email just in, Tripadvisor tell me that their top 10 Caribbean dream escapes are as listed below. Grand Cayman tops the pile, whilst many others are notable in their absence (eg. Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, etc.) What do you make of the list? 1. Grand Cayman 2. Aruba […]

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

A trip to Aruba may be the beginning of the end for Julia Roberts’ marriage in her new film ‘Eat Pray Love‘ but for most couples romance rules on Aruba. The island is blessed with great stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches shaded by tall, swaying palms; secluded coves off the beaten path with magnificent surreal […]

Aruba Wine Extravaganza

Enjoy rare vintages and top scoring wines guided by the winemakers themselves. Taking place for the first time this year, the Aruba Wine Extravaganza (2nd-4th September 2010) will bring together about 50 different South American wineries. The event, held at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino and Spa, will include a series of wine tastings under […]

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival

Richard Gere will be the official host of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (4th-10th June 2010). The actor will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and take part in the Festival’s ‘In Conversations With’ series. A number of premieres and major studio films will be showcased to complement the independent, art-house selections from […]

Ritz-Carlton to open in Aruba

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to open an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach.  The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will bring a new level of elegance in accommodation and amenities to the island. It will offer several restaurants, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. In addition to […]

The Westin Resort, Aruba unveils Culinary Experience Month

Experience the relaxation of a Caribbean getaway combined with epicurean delights during Culinary Experience Month at The Westin Resort, Aruba. Throughout May, the resort is offering special prix fixe and specialty menus at four different on-site restaurants. The highlight of the month is the fifth annual Aruba Wine, Food & Art Festival from Thursday 21st […]

The Caribbean's largest water park

The Caribbean’s largest water park

Kids of all ages can have a splashing time at Aruba’s newest and wettest attraction, Morgan’s Island Water Park, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. The new $14 million  water park opened to the public on 5th December  2008, and features the ‘Dragon Revenge’ tower offering six different heart-stopping waterslides, toboggan rides, two […]

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

If you’re dreaming of a no-stress, relaxing-on-the-beach kind of vacation, then – according to Tripadvisor – the top 10 all-inclusive resorts are  to be found mostly in the Caribbean.   Their list is  as follows: Iberostar Bavaro, Dominican Republic   Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico   Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Resorts, Mexico   East Winds […]

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

In an article published today, Forbes gives the nod to South Africa, Mexico and a number of other destinations, saying they offer affordable opportunities to get some winter sun.   In true Forbes online style, they provide us with a list: Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico One-bedroom suites start at $265 […]

Aruba has new airport terminal for private jets

Aruba has opened a new airport terminal for private jets in a bid to attract more upscale travelers to the Dutch Caribbean island.   The facility has its own customs and immigration so private jet travellers no longer have to go through the main terminal. The number of private jet flights to  Queen Beatrix International […]