Skipping the Beach on Aruba Vacations

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Skipping the Beach on Aruba Vacations

Skipping the Beach in Aruba With a threat of endangered bats bound to fly into my hair, I was not crazy about climbing the steps to the mouth of the cave. But this was the real, natural Aruba I hoped to immerse myself in, so into the hole I went found inside the Arikok National Park. After a jeep drive through cacti field, herds of goats and some hilly, colorful residential areas, I arrived at the Quadirikiri, Fontein and Huliba caves for a little basic spelunking. While turning my brain off and soaking in the incredible views from the beach...

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Aruba Continues Efforts with 18th Annual Reef Care Project

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Aruba Continues Efforts with 18th Annual Reef Care Project

New York, NY – (June 28, 2011) – Aruba’s efforts to preserve its pristine beaches and crystal blue waters continue this July 2 and 3 with the 18th annual Aruba Reef Care Project. With over 900 participants last year, this clean-up of the One happy island’s most popular beaches, dive and snorkel sites is the Caribbean destination’s largest volunteer environmenta initiative. Locals and tourists are invited to participate at one of the many sites along the coast from Baby Beach all the way north to Arashi Beach beyond the high-rise hotels....

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Aruba International Film Festival Heats Up For Its Second Year

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Aruba International Film Festival Heats Up For Its Second Year

Aruba – February 8, 2011 – Building on the success of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) last June, which attracted stars and films from around the world and entertained thousands over the course of a week, it has been confirmed that the island nation of Aruba will host a second edition of the AIFF this June (June 10-16). Initial details surrounding the 2011 Film Festival were unveiled today at a press conference by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira. Actors, directors, producers,...

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Up to 40% Off at Six Marriotts

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WESTON, Fla. – May 1, 2010 – Select Marriott and Renaissance Resorts in the Caribbean and Costa Rica are offering up to 40% off leisure rates. The “Grab Life by the Beach” vacation package can be booked May 1 – 31, 2010 for travel from June 1 – October 31, 2010. Rates start as low as $98 per night at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino and just $119 at the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino. Savings equal up to $296 off per night at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort and...

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Aruba Resort Helps Families

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Palm Beach, Aruba (June 23, 2009) – Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is helping families create memorable experiences through new activities tied to authentic local Aruban culture. This is part of the resort’s new and ongoing effort, the “Aruba Story,” which will unfold in four chapters over the next year. Each chapter will highlight unique experiences offered at the resort that are related to different aspects of the island. The first chapter, the “Aruban Family,” offers children new destination-specific Camp Hyatt activities; Coral,...

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Travel Stimulus Voucher: Download Now, Travel Later

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WESTON, FL – February 17, 2009 – For a limited time only, those considering travel in 2009 can log on to and download a “Travel Stimulus voucher” to receive an additional $100 off any direct booking or package deal offered by Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts. With the savings already available at these nine properties, from discounted packages to inclusive travel options, this Travel Stimulus voucher provides an additional incentive for those seeking an affordable and unforgettable vacation in 2009....

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The Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Aruba: When can I move in?

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Sometimes a girl needs a little time to herself. That was exactly why I headed to the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Aruba. Nothing like a little island R & R. The best part about staying at the Village, for me, was that I literally got to have it all. I had a gorgeous one-bedroom apartment with a lake and golf course view. I could get a lift to the beach with one phone call or enjoy the ten-minute walk from the Village to either Tamirjn or Divi Aruba (sister resorts that are across the street and on the beach complete with much...

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Aruba’s Wine, Food & Art Festival

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The Westin Aruba Resort Hosts Wine Connoisseurs, Food Enthusiasts and Art Aficionados During Aruba’s Fourth Annual Wine, Food & Art Festival Three Day Festival Includes Art Exhibitions, Wine Tastings, Renowned Chefs and Continuous Entertainment The newly renovated Westin Aruba Resort will host its Fourth Annual Aruba Wine, Food & Art Festival from Thursday, May 22 – Saturday, May 24, 2008. This three-day festival will include live musical entertainment, art exhibitions, exceptionally elegant cuisine offered by renowned chefs, local...

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Voluntourism in Aruba

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Oranjestad, Aruba – May 1, 2007 – Do-good news for those looking to take a humanitarian hiatus: voluntourism is the fastest growing segment of the global travel industry according to The World Bank. In response, Aruba wants to offer visitors the opportunity to vacation with a purpose and make the island where happiness lives even a little happier with a bevy of volunteer options designed for diverse jetsetters from the eco-minded to animal-enthusiasts. There is so much beyond Aruba’s beautiful beaches, clear blue skies and near-perfect...

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The Aruba Piano Festival

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Oranjestad, Aruba — May 10, 2007 – In addition to the sounds of breaking waves and ocean breezes, the lilting tune of a piano will romance the shores of the island of Aruba during the Second Annual Aruba Piano Festival from September 27-30, 2007. Throughout the festival, internationally acclaimed musicians will present three professional recitals, including a solo piano performance, a classical trio and a jazz quartet. However, this festival isn’t only for the pros, amateur talents are invited to take part in master classes, workshops and a...

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ITKT Interviews Aruba (video podcast)

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Maryl meets Zena of Aruba Tourism at the Los Angeles Time Adventurers Travel Expo to learn a little more about the Dutch island in the Caribbean. She tells us about beaches, accommodations and the popular nightlife scene on Aruba. For more on Aruba at ITKT. This podcast was produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler. To see our great videos and interviews you need Quick Time 7.0 or better. Or subcribe to In The Know Traveler on...

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Aruba Calendar of Events 2007

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Aruba Serves Up an Amazing 2007 Calendar of Events Bursting With Incredible To-Do’s! 2007 Boasts Carnival Celebrations, Music Festivals, Volunteer Programs, Sporting Events, Gaming Extravaganzas & More Oranjestad, Aruba – January 12, 2007 – Aruba kicks off 2007 with an exhilarating calendar full of to-do’s sure to thrill the island’s new visitors and loyal devotees alike! The lineup includes new and improved activities and attractions, incredible music festivals, thrilling sporting events, unique volunteer programs, spectacular gaming...

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What Makes Aruba so Special

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Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt! A consistent 82F weather all year round. Cooling trade winds keeps the humidity and bugs away! Incredibly high standard of living. Aruba is exceptionally clean and there is virtually no homelessness or crime. Our people are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Caribbean Travel and Life voted Aruba as having the friendliest people in the Caribbean. No language barrier. Arubans are proficient in four languages-Dutch, Papiamento (our native tongue), English and Spanish. The US Dollar is widely...

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Aruba Offers New Campaign

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Oranjestad, Aruba – November 17, 2006 – The Aruba Tourism Authority announced the launch of its new national advertising campaign in the United States. The campaign, an investment of over $4.3 million for the destination, consists of 30-second television spots, magazine, newspaper and Internet advertising. The creative and media are handled by the destination’s advertising firm, Fitzgerald+CO in Atlanta, Georgia. Each new creative element reflects not only the diverse topography and beauty of Aruba, but also offers a glimpse of the...

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Warm Weather Escapes to Aruba

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Oranjestad, Aruba – September 13, 2006 – With the dog days of summer long gone, winter is just an icy breath away for those living in chilly climates. Each year over 251 million Americans travel during winter months since cold weather is known to be a physiological stressor.* To combat winter woes, Aruba is offering stress-free vacations with a variety of winter packages from some of the island’s hottest properties. Aruba boasts near perfect weather all year long, with the daily temperature averaging 82 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 20...

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