Aruba is a Caribbean island that is part of the Lesser Antilles islands and is a very popular holiday destination, especially for those looking for all-inclusive resorts, either for a family holiday or for a honeymoon. Here is a guide to some of the main all-inclusive resorts.
Getting there and where to stay
Aruba all-inclusive holidays You can reach the island by air through the International airport near Oranjestad, the capital. Many European flights may go through Schipol airport in Holland as the island was once a Dutch dependency. However, more of the larger carriers fly directly to the island on a daily basis from the UK. You can also reach the island by boat with many cruise liners calling in there. The main language spoken is Dutch. Check with your travel operator as to whether you need a visa for the island Aruba resorts The most popular tourist option is the all-inclusive resorts, such as the Divi Aruba and the Tamarijn resorts which are sited along the Diva beach. They offer all the facilities that you could possibly want such as a golf course, three freshwater pools, seven bars and nine dining options. All the accomodation on offer either has direct access to a pool or to the white, sandy beach. Couples will love the resorts for honeymoons with special packages on offer and you may also get married on the island. Check the official tourist website for more information about weddings in Aruba.
What to see and do
Historical Aruba The very first inhabitants of the island are believed to have come from Venezuela, a short hop away by canoe. The first European to 'discover' the island was Amerigo Vespucci in 1499, whilst looking for gold, although the precious metal was not discovered for another 300 years. After a brief period under Spanish rule, the island passed over to Dutch authority, where it has remained. Efforts have been made to gain independence, but at this time, the island remains a Dutch colony. What to see and do Watersports and diving are very popular on the island as is walking. Historical sights worth seeing are the 'Pilgrim's church' originally built in 1750 and the California lighthouse is named after a shipwreck. The Arikok National Park is a must see for nature lovers. Hence, make sure that you look out for the iguanas. There are also some old Indian paintings in the national park. Last word Aruba is an increasingly popular Caribbean destination especially for those looking for an all-inclusive resort experience either for all the family or as a romantic break just for two persons.