Well, I’m back from Aruba. And what an amazing trip! The island is beautiful. Absolutly stunning. The beaches were just as you would have thought – white sand and turquoise waters.
This was my first time going to an all-inclusive resort, and I really did enjoy it. The hotel – Holiday Inn Resort Aruba – was lovely. The hotel is on a quarter mile of Palm Beach with three seperate towers, multiple restaruants and three pools. The service was also amazing. The waiters were very attentive and the bar staff remembered you.
We did a couple differetn activities when we were there. First, we rented motorized scooters. Let me tell you – these are hard to turn! I ended up falling and eating in hard in a traffic circle, got a little banged up but nothing more than brusies. It was still a neat activity, and allowed you to get around the popualted parts of the island.
Second, we went on a snorkel trip with Jolly Pirates, which was a blast. There were three snorkel stops along with an open bar and lunch served. The ship resembeld an old pirate ship, which was really neat. At the final stop, they had a rope swing and let people “walk the plank,” I highly reccomend this activity!
The final excursion was a UTV ride around the island. This was my favorite thing we did, I loved seeing the different parts of the island, much of which is a desert. We started at the lighthouse and went to the chapel, natural birdge and the nautral pool. The natural pool was by far my favorite thing on the island. It’s in a remote part of the national park, and is only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. Here’s some photos of the natural pool.
The water was clear as can be, though the day we went it was overcast, but still warm. Overall, the vacation was simply amazing. Aruba was a great trip and I’d go back in a heartbeat! Countdown to Europe is on, only 106 more days!
Here are some of my favorite photos. Check out all of them here.