One Happy Island: Aruba
It has been a few months since I have sat down to write about my travels, pulled deep into seasonal disorder this Minnesota winter has been more unseasonable than other winters of the past. As Easter arrives and the birds are beginning to sing I hope mother nature is ready for spring and stops playing with my psych!
Rewind to October 2021 Aruba: Having visited I now know why Aruba has a high return visitor rate of over 70%. I can start by telling you of the easiness for U.S. citizens; our dollar, language and driving on the same side of the road makes travel hear so simple and as always when traveling, its truly the warmth of the people and pride they have for their homeland that makes a destination memorable.
If you plan on visiting Aruba make sure you take in the sights, from beaches to rugged desert all is very accessible. Morning meditation at The Butterfly Farm, Arikok National Park, California Light House, Catamaran Snorkel and lunch (while our group was snorkeling a shark decided to join in, this was so amazing and exciting!), Aloe Factory, and dinner at Passions on the Beach is a must. For your stay in Aruba most visitors will end up on Palm Beach or Eagle Beach, both are fabulous! My favorite stays are The Boardwalk, Manchebo. If you are looking for a larger resorts with more action try The Hilton, or The Renaissance Wind Creek in Oranjestad which has a fabulous private island to spend the day or an overnight stay for you honeymooners looking for the beach hut over the water.
Spring is trying to arrive and the rivers are beginning to flow, and so has my willingness to once again become anew with the plants, flowers and sunshine which has been hiding under the snow.
I am still smiling from the warmth of the Aruba people and beauty of the island, I know in my heart I will be one of those return visitors! Bon Bini!