Five Reasons to Honeymoon in Aruba

jeanish
12
Comments

By Project Wedding Staff for our sponsor, Aruba.com


So you're craving a tropical honeymoon, but Hawaii and Mexico? Too crowded. Bora Bora? Too far. How about Aruba? This sun-drenched island just north of Venezuela is only a four-hour flight from New York and has clean beaches and balmy island temperatures all yearlong. Here's why you should go:


1) Seven Miles of Beautiful Beaches: The West Coast of Aruba boasts some of the softest, most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. Take a stroll along the glamorous sands of Palm Beach, which is lined with five star hotels, or wade out into the crystal clear lagoon waters of the popular Baby Beach. Spot schools of snapper and sergeant fish at Mangel Halto, a popular snorkeling spot with tiki huts and picnic areas.



2) Snorkeling and Wreck-Diving: Marvel at once-in-a-lifetime underwater sights such as parrot fish, blue tangs and colorful coral at one of Aruba's many snorkeling sites. Or get your SCUBA-diving certification and explore one of the many sunken wrecks, like the German freighter Antilla, which at close to 400 feet long is also the Caribbean's largest wreck and home to all manner of sea creatures.


3) Romantic Beachside Dining: Imagine nibbling on gourmet hors d'oeuvres with your honey while the sun sets and a tuxedo-clad waiter brings you champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, or even a Monte Cristo #2 Cigar to your beach chairs! That's the Hyatt Regency Resort's "Sunset Service," one of many romantic beachside packages offered by the local hotels. You can also enjoy a four course meal and wait service under a romantic white canopy or take a romantic snorkeling trip for two with a pre-packed gourmet picnic!



4) Tunnel of Love: That's right! Aruba has a real-life "tunnel of love," part of a labyrinth of explorable shallow caves located on the "windward" side of the island. The island's Huliba Cave has been named the "Tunnel of Love" because of its heart-shaped entrance. Bring along flashlights (and bat repellent) to explore the 300-foot-long passageway, which has stalagmites and stalactites, unusual rock formations and, yes, the occasional furry bat!



5) English and Spanish Spoken Here: Aruba was occupied by the Dutch in 1636, and Dutch and English are the primary languages spoken here, in addition to the local dialect, Papiamento. Many residents speak at least four languages, usually including Spanish. Drivers also use the right side of the road, and you won't have to worry about "foreign" cuisine because the island has plenty of familiar U.S restaurant chains like T.G.l.Friday's, Tony Roma's and even Hooters. 


 

0
Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm
Tags: Honeymoon
12
Comments
Log in or Sign up to post a comment
1375010592_small_thumb_59d9f5282948459279679eb503f6d736
1375010021_small_thumb_3d1783db1821640fef83e022d313d8ce
1375010335_small_thumb_70e55a0ac452cbf2c4fbdff92b20f1db
Missing_profile
1375010290_small_thumb_e1310233d10cafd4466a78d2b74611ca
1375010375_small_thumb_fc434e7f5437190e52cd15df92702e2a
1375009675_small_thumb_00d0cd855171c54e1f5a71ff701a5bc2
1375010022_small_thumb_9b6385286baa64110d7dfcd3d80d8465
1375009686_small_thumb_6e9047812381e237b9649b115a14fdb7
Small_thumb_423874_10101726088686310_258116006_n
Other ideas in My Project Wedding Board by jeanish
No-image-idea 1401470437_thumb_36a248e6cff554d03af37f36e32ac0e3 1375589191_thumb_919ee40cb87e56369bdc65e4f80b0ebc 1375588248_thumb_053403577a177747a912a039988bcce6_m 1401399912_thumb_a4af40cf651140f606a160167b2aedfb 1375592108_thumb_2eb358fa11b5fd1db17a058c9ad9dffd

Find Your Wedding Vendors

Featured Vendors Near You

Chat About It