Bonbini , Its time for another travel diary and this time we are heading to one happy island Aruba. Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean island home to dry sunny days and great beaches ! We went there for our anniversary vacation in late august. We had booked our stay at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Casino, the hotel was pretty booked during this time mainly because it was almost end of summer but we managed to get an ocean view room.
The Eagle beach is right in front and the hotel also has a casino which you can visit , the concierge actually gave us a small goody bag and a cash coupon to use at the casino. We only went for three days , It wasn’t much but we actually had a great time , its a small island there isn’t much to see as compared to Hawaii but its great for a quick getaway. We enjoyed some great sunshine at the beach , enjoyed parasailing , water rafting etc. Things we didn’t get to try were such as the submarine drive ( Doesn’t seem like a good idea for Claustrophobic folks ) the shipwreck snorkel and the famous natural pool adventure.
Instead, we booked with De Palm Island All-Inclusive Adventure and went there. There is a lot you can do there and its included in the one time fee but just a reminder they do have some activities that aren’t included in that fee and you would have to pay extra. Included activites include snorkeling, zip line ,banana boat, air jumper , water park and salsa dancing. They have a souvenir shop and temporary tattoo shop as well.
We didn’t rent a car because basically everything was just conveniently accessible by walking. There was a mall and a bunch of restaurant just around the corner. We mostly went to Ruth Chris’s Steak house and Tandoor The Indian Grill House. Loved both of them , great food.
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