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Amazing Aruba Vacations with

Amazing Aruba Vacations with

by Hope Heldmar

Visitors to Aruba might need a dictionary along with their luggage; this narrow island challenges its guests to find the best words to describe the experience. We think amazing, surprising and astonishing are good starting points, and so will you when you choose one of our Aruba resorts that offer great deals. There are so many things to do in Aruba that trying to decide between a lazy day on a perfect beach and a cool underwater adventure may have you extending your stay for another week.

Any list of things to do in Aruba has to start with the powder-white beaches of Aruba. Favorite beaches include Arashi Beach, where you'll find locals gathering to take advantage of the gentle offshore currents and the prime snorkeling. It's at the northern end of the island, close to California Lighthouse. On the western side of Aruba, the resorts along Palm Beach, Eagle Beach and Druif Beach have picture-perfect sand and gentle waves, which make them ideal for snorkeling and family-friendly water sports.

When you're ready for an underwater adventure, Aruba has a well-earned reputation for awesome wreck diving, thanks to a southern coast littered with 11 wrecks, including a plane, historic vessels and a cement cargo ship. There's also a vibrant coral reef with more than 20 sites for diving. And you've got to try SNUBA, an underwater breathing system that lets you descend 20 feet using a special helmet connected by an air hose to air tanks on the surface.

Don't worry about too much sun; Aruba was the center of the aloe vera industry in the 19th century. So be sure to stop by the Aruba Aloe Factory and Museum for a bit of shopping and sightseeing. And you'll want to save time to explore the Orangestad museums, historic fort and cool shopping. Kids love visiting the Butterfly Farm or the Aruba Ostrich Farm, where they can hand-feed the largest birds in the world, some of which weigh upwards of 300 pounds. Golfers ought to reserve a tee time at The Links at Divi Aruba, a gorgeous nine-hole course that puts the water and landscaped lagoons in play.

Whether you're headed to the PGA-approved Tierra del Sol Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, II, or you're more inclined to try your hand at land sailing or windsurfing, Aruba vacations are amazing. Check out the awesome deals we're offering at our Aruba resorts, and you'll be in seventh heaven on your next vacation.


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Divi Aruba All-Inclusive

5 Nights w/Air from $1,719 All-Inclusive