Ever wondered why Aruba is popularly referred to as “One Happy Island”? Just one escape to this fascinating island will provide you with more than just answers.
TripAdvisor describes Aruba as the quintessential Caribbean island, all sun and sea and stretches of powdery white sand. Time will slow to a pleasant crawl as you linger over a tropical cocktail or flutter serenely underwater, where only the parrotfish are in a hurry. The pastel façades of Oranjestad landmarks and shops lend an inviting and playful vibe to the capital city. Enjoy the shade of an Eagle Beach divi tree while the crashing waves of turquoise water create a soothing soundtrack just for you.
At the end of a fun filled day, a cool off with the very bests of Spa by the Aruban spa professionals will rejuvenate your sixth senses and plunge you into the ‘young state of mind’. Of course, honeymooners love the Spa as it give the feeling of rebirth for both the mind and the body.
Here’s the catch to an Aruba honeymoon experience: sunny skies best for tanning, incessant cool breezes, mild temperature and low humidity. All these makes the Aruban weather suitable for your outdoor honeymoon experiences.
Arubans are naturally and generally very calm and welcoming people. They are very cheerful and always happy to have you around, as such there is no cause for animosity… no wonder Aruba is called ‘One happy Island’.
How about tying the knot by the beach in Aruba or is it during a fantastic sunset cruise atop the Aruban waters? Well Aruba Island is known to tie hundreds of knots on a yearly basis, yours can simply be added to the list.
Aruba, being the most toured island in the southern Caribbean has lots of accommodation ranging from low budget hotels to luxurious resorts. Below are some of Aruba’s finest hotels and resorts.
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (3*)
Holiday Inn Sunspree Aruba (3*)
Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino (3*)
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort (4*)
Occidental Grand Aruba (4*)
Airlines that fly to Aruba from Nigeria include Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Royal Air Maroc, KLM/Air France and Lufthansa Airlines. There are no direct flights from Lagos or Abuja. You will have to make stopovers at places like Heathrow, Miami, Boston Logan and Atlanta. You can make the most out of your vacation by enjoying your detour to these stopovers and taking a picture or two.
Nationals of Nigeria are required to obtain a visa before embarking on their journey to Aruba. This can be done at the Aruban Embassy located in Abuja, Nigeria.
Dialing code: +297
Currency: Aruban florin
Continent: North America
Official languages: Dutch, Papiamento
Driving: Drive on the right side of the road