By Shaina Amienyi
Aruba
Aruba
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With all of the diverse things to see and do in Aruba, the island can be summed up with only one word: Bonbini, Welcome. Aruba is a heart-warming island that welcomes visitors with its friendly people and warm sun. It is a great place to relax by the beach, get a taste of adventurous water sports, or experience island culture and history. The image of sunny days, tropical scenery, white sandy beaches, and turquoise Caribbean waters fits Aruba—a place so beautiful you have to see it for yourself.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your next vacation to Aruba. Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) provides convenient access to the island. Book your flight to Aruba using the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and get ready for the fun that awaits you. If you need help distinguishing among Aruba’s world-class hotels, visit EscapeWizard.com for our list of recommended accommodations. Our top selection is the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort. Then access the hotel section of our site using the following link to book with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

It is always summer in Aruba with the average daytime temperature being in the 80s. We at EscapeWizard.com believe it is the perfect destination for going to the beach or taking part in water sports. Aruba can accommodate visitors interested in deep-sea fishing, parasailing, kite surfing, water skiing, and more; it is also a premier diving location. Visitors can go reef diving or explore wrecks sunk during Word War II. If you are a novice diver, there is no need to worry. You can get certified on the island. For those interested in swimming, the waters around several beaches, including Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, and Rogers Beach, are safe to swim in any time of the year.

There are plenty of events on the island to keep visitors entertained out of the water. Every Tuesday at Fort Zoutman in Oranjestad is the Bonbini Festival. At the festival you can find arts and crafts, local food and beverages, and music and dancing. If you are visiting the island during the month before Lent, EscapeWizard.com urges you to enjoy Carnival. The whole island is consumed with street parades featuring floats, people in colorful costumes, music, dancing, costumes, and the election of the Carnival Queen. The final day of Carnival—the Sunday before Ash Wednesday—is the Grand Parade, an all-day celebration held in the streets of Oranjestad. Carnival is the biggest festival on the island, but there are other enjoyable festivals. These include the Aruba Food, Wine, & Art Festival and the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival (both in May), the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival (in September), and the Aruba Music Festival (in October). We at EscapeWizard.com know you will enjoy the mix of entertainment and beautiful weather.

EscapeWizard.com suggests taking advantage of shopping opportunities while visiting Aruba. The stores in Aruba sell reasonably priced imported merchandise such as liquor, jewelry, perfume, designer clothes, and fine China. Many stores also sell local crafts. Most of the stores, boutiques, and major shopping centers are in Oranjestad. There are about nine major shopping centers there, including Royal Plaza, Renaissance Marketplace & Mall, and the Atrium.

addition to having multiple shopping outlets, Aruba has an active nightlife. There are a dozen casinos that house nightclubs and offer shows. Many of the casinos are located inside major resorts like the Hyatt, Radisson, Westin, etc. A few of the shopping centers (Royal Plaza Mall, Paseo Herencia, and Renaissance Marketplace) also have night time hang out spots. We at EscapeWizard.com suggest enjoying the night time entertainment after a day of sight seeing tours and outdoor activities.

Exciting attractions; Beautiful landscape; Luxury resorts; Aruba has something that we at EscapeWizard.com guarantee will please every traveler. The island is a favorite destination especially among travelers interested in family vacations, weddings, group travel, and honeymoons. Please visit EscapeWizard.com using the above link to plan and book your trip to this diverse island.
Hotels in Aruba
By Jessica Riegel
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
L.G. Smith Boulevard # 101 · Palm Beach, Aruba
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Located on Palm Beach, The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is the perfect place to get away.  Only a 15 minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport, it’s easy to get to the hotel’s spacious new lobby for check-in at 4 p.m.  However, request early check-in when booking your stay, and you can enjoy the complimentary parking and start your vacation even sooner.  Aruba offers a plethora of activities on and off-site.  Not far from the resort, one can shop and dine at Paseo Herencia as well as take in a nightly liquid fireworks show there.  If golfing is more your idea of a relaxing time, visit either Tierra del Sol or The Links at Divi; both under a 10 minute drive.  The Capital of Aruba, Oranjestad, is another great place to visit.  The city is filled with colorful houses that blend Dutch and Aruban styles.  Find fresh produce and the daily catch there every morning by the wharf.
   
Rooms at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino are full of amenities for your comfort.  Choose a king or 2 queen size beds for your smoke-free, air-conditioned room.  All rooms include a 37 inch TV with cable/satellite, a walk-in closet, robes, a safe, an iron and ironing board, mini-refrigerator, and more.  Most rooms have a balcony and double vanities as well.  Internet is accessible for a fee.  Want to stay in?  Order room service between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.
   
There are many options for adults and kids when deciding how to spend your time at this resort.  The expansive outdoor pool provides a view of the ocean as well as the beautiful resort grounds.  It also features waterfalls and a swim-up bar.  If you’re looking to get out on the ocean, there are many different water sports to choose from including jet-skiing, snorkeling, sailing, and more.  The sauna and spa are the perfect choice for those who like to feel pampered.  Want to keep up with your workout routine?  The fitness center has all you need to stay in shape.  Have fun at the gorgeous on-site casino.  Squeeze a little work in too with the well-equipped business center.  With so much to do, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite.  There are multiple restaurants so there is sure to be something for everyone.  Simply Fish, Ketsu Sushi Bar, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse are just a few of your delicious dining options.
   
Be sure to soak in just a little more Aruba sun before check-out at 12 p.m.  This fantastic vacation spot is just a click away at EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Aruba
By Adam J. Mohney
Hyatt Regency Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Blvd #85, Palm Beach, Aruba
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A dream vacation in Aruba begins with a resort that goes beyond your wildest imagination. EscapeWizard.com invites you to have the vacation of a lifetime with the option of never leaving the premises of your resort at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino in Palm Beach, Aruba.

After booking on EscapeWizard.com and venturing to the beautiful South Caribbean isle, guests of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino can expect premier treatment from the multilingual staff, beautiful scenery and big adventures without ever catching a cab. Of course, guests of the hotel will easily be able to explore the 69-square-mile island's many wonders if they so choose, as the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino is in close proximity to the capital city of Oranjestad and other popular towns such as San Nicolas. Adventure seekers will also enjoy the accessibility to rock formations at Ayo and Casibiri, Arikok National Park and the California Lighthouse. The on-site car rental desk will aid you in getting wherever you want to go during your stay.

The 357 guest rooms at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino include the Hyatt Grand bed, high speed wi-fi internet access, a television with in-room pay-per-view, a daily newspaper and a phone with voicemail. Also available in all rooms are work spaces with dataports, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, ironing supplies, and an in-room safety deposit box.

The facilities at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino are second to none. Resort guests will appreciate the 8,000-square-foot, three-level pool complex equipped with a cascading waterfall, two-story waterslide and two whirlpools Also on site are the gorgeous tropical gardens and a 5,000-square- foot freshwater lagoon with a habitat featuring tropical fish and native wildlife. Guests looking to get out of the water will enjoy the Casino Copa Cabana and Tierra del Sol championship golf course. Other features include a spa and fitness center, tennis and basketball courts and a beach on the property.

Guests of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino will also eat well during their stay, regardless of cuisine choice. The hotel offers fine dining in a romantic setting at the Ruinas del Mar or Ruins by the Sea restaurant and also includes eight other on-site bars and restaurants. Of course, for those looking to stay in their rooms, 24-hour in-room dining is also available.

A dream vacation at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino is only a click and flight away. Experience the beauty of a once-in-a-lifetime small island getaway in Aruba by booking now with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Aruba
By Adam J. Mohney
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 230, Palm Beach, Aruba
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Let EscapeWizard.com help make your dream Aruba resort vacation an affordable reality. The Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba offers gorgeous views, adventurous opportunities and a trip that is easier on your wallet than you might think. Located in close proximity to a beautiful butterfly farm, the Tierra del Sol golf course and Arikok National Park, the resort's rental car desk will help you go everywhere you want to during your stay. The Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba promises, however, that the fun does not have to stop when you get back to the resort.

All room and suite options come with cable or satellite television, a telephone with voicemail and high speed Wi-Fi internet access, available to all guests for a small fee. EscapeWizard.com guests of Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba will also be able utilize standard amenities such as an in-room safe, a hair dryer, in-room climate control and available ironing supplies.

Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba includes guest access to the health and fitness center, open 24-hours a day. Also available for the active-minded are a recreation and sports court and an outdoor pool. Entertainment seekers will enjoy the on-site casino and a spa equipped with a sauna and a whirlpool.

Patrons of the Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba will eat well during their Aruban venture, as well. The resort offers four on-site restaurants, including the Cafe Da Vinci which offers a dinner menu of Italian fine dining beside an ocean view. Also available is the Pali Coco lounge for guests over 18 years of age. The lounge offers a fun atmosphere with drinks by the water and a weekend DJ.

EscapeWizard.com recommends SunSpice Resort Aruba for friends and families looking for an entertaining and adventurous week-long getaway that is both unforgettable and affordable. With access to all of the 69-square-mile island of Aruba's main attractions and lots to do within the confines of the resort, Holiday Inn SunSpice Resort Aruba is a wonderful place to enjoy a sun-soaked escape to the Southern Caribbean. Booking with EscapeWizard.com is easy. Just click now to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Aruba
By Sarah Hay
Hotel RIU Palace Antillas
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 77, Palm Beach, Aruba
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Aruba’s natural beauty and charming hospitality is on full display when you stay at Hotel RIU Palace Antillas (formally the Westin Resort & Casinos), Aruba. From the thrilling nightlife of the casino, to the calming Intermezzo day spa on site, to an 18-hole championship golf course, guests will find a tremendous array of options to make their Caribbean getaway perfect. If shopping is in your plans, you’ll find the resort’s proximity to downtown Oranjestad an easy stroll.

With 481 rooms, Hotel RIU Palace Antillas offers a suite for any size budget, including island and ocean view rooms, junior and one bedroom suites, as well as presidential suites. Standard amenities in all rooms feature the world-famous Hotel RIU Palace Antillas Heavenly Bed, round-the-clock room service, coffee and tea makers, slippers and bathrobes, bathroom telephones, writing desks, chaise lounges, and connecting rooms are available.

If you’re bringing your family, there is no better location for the kids on Aruba than the Hotel RIU Palace Antillas, as their kids programs and amenities are second to none. Hotel RIU Palace Antillas Kids Club service is offered on site, as is an SPG Kids Pass, which includes an all-inclusive dining option. The resort even offers a Little Chefs Program, where kids age six and older, once a week, work alongside chefs to make their own dinner and prepare a special treat for their parents as well.

Of course, it’s not all work at Hotel RIU Palace Antillas. There’s a Robert Trent Jones III-designed golf course on the property, as well as a freeform swimming pool, Palm Beach Casino, and a tremendous array of watersports just waiting for you to explore, including deep sea fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing. The resort also offers three gourmet restaurants on premise, a lounge, bar and grille, cafe, lobby bar and terrace, all designed with your appetite in mind.

If you’re considering business or a wedding at the resort, the meeting and conference center can accommodate groups as large as 1,000 in six meeting rooms. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is 12 p.m., but with so many options offered at Hotel RIU Palace Antillas, we’re sure you’ll want to stay in paradise indefinitely. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we’ll find the best rate to suit your budget. Just click on this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).