Oranjestad, Aruba "“ June 1, 2006 "“ Escape to the tropics with summer with a getaway to Aruba. The Caribbean oasis is the perfect escape as its world-renowned hotels and resorts serve up a bevy of sizzling vacation packages. Travelers can enjoy a stress-free summer retreat as the island was recently named the number five Caribbean island to visit during hurricane season out of 14 destinations in the region (40 in total) by The Dow Jones Island Index. The Island Index measures the affects of climate change and environmental risks on islands, which make them more likely to be affected by hurricanes.

Aruba's stellar location and consistently near perfect weather, boasting an average daily temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 20 inches of rainfall, make the island a must-visit for summer 2006. Following are Aruba's destination-wide summer getaways, prices are based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted (most valid through December 2006):*

Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba
Swept Away includes hotel accommodations with balcony or terrace, a bottle of champagne, Sunrise breakfast buffet, candlelight dinner for two on the beach, daytime snorkel or sunset sailing cruise, a gift basket with goodies to warm the heart and all tax and service charges. Rates for the five day/four-night package start at $1,000.
Valid through December 22, 2006
1.888.4.BUCUTI or visit online at www.bucuti.com.

Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives
The Honeymoon Package includes candlelight dinner for two at the oceanfront Sunset Beach Bistro
Weekly Honeymoon Starlight Fiesta; bottle of champagne; free-night first anniversary certificate and a remembrance gift. Rates at the Divi Aruba All Inclusive start at $374 now through December 22. Rates at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive start at $354 now through December 22.
1.800.554.2008 or visit online at www.diviaruba.com and www.tamarijnaruba.com.

The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba
Stay a minimum five nights and receive one free night and $25 in food and beverage credits. Five night, six day stays from $ 242.00 per person.
Valid through December 16, 2006.
1.800.992.2015 or visit online at www.millresort.com.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Honeymoon Forever Package includes ocean view room; airport transfer; fresh flowers in room; fruit and champagne basket; one breakfast for two; candlelight dinner for two, snorkel cruise or sunset cruise; car rental for one day and honeymoon t-shirts. Rates for three night stays start at $831.
Valid through December 20, 2006.
1.800.223.1108 or visit online at www.manchebo.com.

The Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
Bed & Breakfast package includes two adult breakfasts daily and the family's value includes up to two adult breakfasts and two children's (up to 17 years of age) breakfasts per day. Rates start at $279 per room, per night for couples and $299 per room, per night for families.
Valid through September 22 for stays now through December 22, 2006.
1.800.333.3333 or visit online at www.radisson.com/aruba.

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Sand Dollar package includes one free night per stay and a $100 food and beverage credit.
Rates start at $212 for a Resort Room at the Marina Hotel or $346 for an Ocean Suite at the Renaissance Ocean Suites.
Valid through December 23, 2006
1-800-421-8188 or visit www.renaissancearuba.com.

Tierra del Sol
Extreme Rejuvenation package starts at $933.25 per person for a two-bedroom condominium and $1,032.25 per person for a two-bedroom villa, both based on quad occupancy. Includes seven-night stay, welcome basket upon arrival with selection of juice, beer, wine, milk, coffee/tea and snacks, one 50-minute hot stone massage per person, one 50-minute soothing body wrap per person, one European facial per person, daily green fees per person, and more
Valid through December 18, 2006.
011.297.586.7800 or visit online at www.tierradelsol.com.

For more information on planning a trip to Aruba call 1.800.TO.ARUBA or visit online at www.ARUBA.com.

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