We’re just back from a week in Aruba, with a firm grasp of what makes this "happy island" unique in the Caribbean. While 75% of visitors to Aruba go year after year to merely wander out to a soothing, breeze-swept beach and lie down for weeks on end.
This elegant oasis provides Aruba’s most adult ambience. Set on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, a serene 14-acre expanse of sugary white sand, it?s a favored retreat for sophisticated couples of all ages, especially honeymooners.
Imagine a table set up on the beach, illuminated by flame torches and candlelight. Waiters serving a five course meal of Caribbean shrimp, lobster, chocolate mousse and, of course, champagne. Sound romantic?
On the widest, most secluded section of Eagle Beach, this
European-style resort is a cut above the rest. Hacienda-style buildings house sunny rooms with cherrywood
furnishings, sparkling tile floors, and ocean-view terraces.
You can?t help but hum a Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffett tune when planning a Caribbean honeymoon. But if all you know about the islands is what you?ve heard in a song, you?ll need a little help navigating your tropical escape.
While the rest of the Caribbean prepares for hurricane season
in summer and fall, Aruba attracts savvy visitors all year long, thanks to its reliably dry weather and location
outside the hurricane belt.