If you want to have an unforgettable vacation, a trip to Aruba, one of the remarkable islands in the Caribbean, may be at the top of your list. Aruba vacations are becoming more and more appealing for many reasons.
Aruba vacations offer diverse and vast activities, everything from casinos to scuba diving, and the magnificent beaches of Aruba dotted with palm and divi divi trees, wonderful desert landscapes and exquisite rock formations are something to behold. The people of Aruba are so warm and friendly and will go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome.
Early European colonizers hardly touched Aruba because they were discouraged by its desert landscapes and unaware of the riches the island possesses. Today’s Aruba vacationer will be astonished by the same serene atmosphere that Aruba’s history offers. Truly, visitors will be struck by the island’s peace and tranquility.
Arubans are renowned for their entertaining, carefree festivals and events. Aruba vacations present exciting events for everyone from the single tourist to families with children. You can enjoy the food and drinks offered at most of the festivals and you’ll be surprised with all the cunning souvenirs that will catch your eye. One thing is for sure, you will truly enjoy your Aruban festival experience.
Aruba vacations offer weekly festivals which include the Bon bini Festival that happens every Tuesday evening, rain or shine from 6:30 to 8:30. Bon bini means “welcome” in Papiamento and this is really the perfect description of this enthusiastic atmosphere of this festival. It showcases Aruba’s most startling artists from the steel drum musicians and dancers that exude their talents to local artists and craftsmen who show off their very best wares. The admission to this event is usually around 3 US dollars and food and drink are extra.
Like the Bon bini Festival, One Cool Summer also features local artists and talents. This festival is held every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm near the Hyatt Regency Resort and Casino which focuses on live entertainment and music.
Aruba also offers the Caribbean Festival which is held every Thursday from 5pm to 8:30pm. It highlights the Caribbean cultural heritage and features the traditional dance, music, art and food. This festival starts with music and dance performances continues through the open air street market and ends with a presentation on the Caribbean Culture at the St. Teresita Center.
Every year, Aruba celebrates Carnival, an extravagant, two week festival of whimsical parties, dinners, parades and events. It begins with two children’s parades and festivals before kicking it up a notch.
The initial Grand Carnival parade took place in San Nicolas and the second parade in Oranjestad. These parades both featured amazing handmade floats and costumes, enjoyable Aruban song and dance and awesome food and drinks. This event will be concluded simultaneously in San Nicolas and in Oranjestad with the Old Mask Parade and the Burning of King Momo.
Definitely, your stay in Aruba will be one of the most memorable one with all the fun and excitement that this amazing place offers. Whether you want to come to enjoy the relaxing beaches of Aruba or take part in the action of the festivals, you just can’t beat it. And, as you can see, staying right in Oranjestad may be a good option for you.
Accommodations for your visit do not have to be costly. In fact, that can be one area you save money, thus leaving more to spend on entertainment during your vacation.
You can stay 7 nights and 8 days for as little as $298 to $799 through a highly sought after luxury travel club membership allowing vacationers to save literally thousands on worldwide travel for life. Here’s a list of these Aruba resorts, of course subject to change.