Top Ten Reasons to Honeymoon in Aruba
The Caribbean is a world where sparks fly easily for honeymoon sweethearts. Caribbean-bound couples can find everything from gorgeous sunsets and breathtaking vistas to colonial towns and white sand beaches, but each destination has something that makes it different and special. In the case of Aruba, there are a handful! So, without further adieu, here are our top ten reasons to honeymoon in Aruba.
10. The Locals
Aruba is a cultural melting pot populated with many warm and educated people. The colonial history is rich, and many locals speak multiple languages, putting to rest any foreign preconceptions of an island full of provincial locals. The average Aruban has a mixed ancestry with some combination of European, Afrian and native Indian roots, and expats from all around the world have been so enchanted by the island that they’ve decided to join the fun and call Aruba their home. Couples choose it as their “honeymoon home” for many of the same reasons!
9. The Vistas
Sure, all tropical islands are going to have warm blue seas and pretty. But in an area known for its beauty, Aruba’s landscapes deliver even beyond many couples’ wildest honeymoon dreams. Rocky hilltops and natural bridges, brilliant reefs, sparkling caves and lush jungles await honeymooners looking for escape to a natural playground. One cave system in Arikok National Park is even called the “Tunnel of Love!” With tropical mother nature as the set designer for your honeymoon romance, it’s hard to go wrong with a honeymoon in Aruba.
8. The Resorts
From beachside high-rises to hiden hideaways, from waterfront boutique to casino chic, Aruba’s resorts give couples a little bit of everything to choose from. Whether you want to be closer to the bustling nightlife or far away from it all, many of Aruba’s resorts are romance experts with tons of wedding and honeymoon experience. Shop around for the hotel or resort with the perfect vibe, location and style, then check out their romance packages before putting money down! With so many to choose from, it’s worth shopping for the one that fits your love like a glove.
7. The Dining
From traditional Aruban dishes like goat stew and fresh mahi mahi to international favorites like Italian pasta alfredo, German schnitzel and Argentinean beef, couples won’t be disappointed with the dining options in Aruba. Whether it’s steak at sunset or brioche on the beach, the island setting lends itself perfectly to intimate meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Honeymoons should pulsate with pleasure, so feed your every epicurean desire with the wide range of delicious and romantic cuisine.
6. The Nightlife
Honeymooning couples can find different levels of nightlife throughout the Caribbean, but Aruba has some of the best variety of any. From intimate lounges to throbbing dance clubs, classy martini and wine bars to high-flying casinos, Aruba has something for every couple whether you’re seeking a wild party or just a low-key night of flirting.
5. The Beaches
Sure, every Caribbean destination boasts gorgeous beaches. But Aruba’s got them all, from more crowded areas near the big resorts to serene private island retreats. Kick back and relax or, for honeymooners looking for action, you can sail, board, ski, kite, or try just about any other watersport under the sun (or, if you’re snorkeling, under the water)!
4. The Romance
Many hotels and resorts in Aruba have extensive wedding and honeymoon experience, and offer enticing romance packages and experienced wedding planners to execute your perfect trip. The island’s “One Cool Honeymoon” program sweetens the pot even more with great deals like free champagne, couple’s massages and a free hotel night on your one year anniversary. Click here for all the details and participating resorts.
3. The Shopping
Brimming with international influence, Aruba is a great place to load up on everything from native-made crafts like sculptures and pottery to European goodies like perfume and jewelry. Even grooms will enjoy browsing the markets for something to take home, or maybe even an end-of-honeymoon gift for the new bride.
2. The Weather
All the Caribbean islands offer warm temperatures year-round, but Aruba’s low annual rainfall makes it an especially attractive destination. Though certainly not immune from storms, Aruba’s lucky position on the fringe of the hurricane belt also minimzes its exposure to major weather.
1. The Bliss
The warmth of the Aruban people will rub off on you! Friendly, joyful locals make you feel like an honored guest on their island paradise. Aruba calls itself the home of “90,000 friends you haven’t met yet,” and with good reason! Happiness is just a way of life here, completing the Aruban formula for a perfect honeymoon.