Category: Aruba

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 […]

Sol Melia to open hotel in Aruba

Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts are going to enter the Aruba market. They are to renovate the former Bushiri Beach Hotel, which has been closed for some time. The new hotel will include a casino, a spa, a beach club and several restaurants and will comprise part of a larger government-sponsored development that will feature […]

A totally tropical Valentines Day

A totally tropical Valentines Day

Occidental Hotels & Resorts in Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico are offering a Grand Romance Package that’s perfect for celebrating Valentines Day. The packages are available to any couple who books a deluxe or better room for at least three consecutive nights at any of the group’s all-inclusive resorts, and includes a […]

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Book at stay at The Westin Aruba  Resort before 23rd February and your 5th night is free! Relax and refresh on a magnificent beach amidst sparkling blue water and soft sand beaches. Discover the ideal blend of Caribbean warmth and Las-Vegas-style excitement at this new resort from Westin.

News from Aruba

News from Aruba

Two resorts on Aruba have undergone recent renovations.   The Westin Aruba Resort has recently re-opened, having formerly been a Wyndham property. It features Heavenly Beds and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, with rates starting at around $300. Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is getting a $20 million facelift,  transforming  it into something  more […]

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

Occidental Grand Aruba

Occidental Grand Aruba

The Occidental Grand Aruba re-opens on Palm Beach tomorrow after a $42 million renovation, reducing the total number of guest rooms slightly from 402 to 391. Stay at The Royal Club, an exclusive  50-room boutique-style hotel within the resort, with its own private a la carte restaurant and lounge.