Aruba Travel Guide
Encompassing a mere 70 square miles, the Caribbean island of Aruba with itís powder-white beaches and clear azure waters is a true island paradise. The idyllic, unspoilt sands are perfect for sunbathing whilst Arubaís trademark temperate breeze makes the whole experience immensely relaxing and soothing. The resorts of Oranjestad, Palm Beach and Manchebo Beach offer a wide variety of pleasurable distractions, from the beautiful beaches fringed with bustling cafes and restaurants, to the fantastic water sports available. Indeed, Aruba is famed for itís snorkelling and diving. The seasoned diver can choose to go wall diving, reef diving, or even explore fascinating shipwrecks which were sunk during World War II. An Open Water Certification however is required to enjoy some of the more dangerous diving sites Aruba has to offer. There is also plenty for the amateur, with the intricate and beautiful coral formations in the shallower waters to examine plus a number of wreck sites with a visibility of 100 feet.
Perfectly complimenting the daytime activities that Aruba has in abundance, the island also boasts a throbbing nightlife. Along Palm Beach there are the sparkling casinos of the big-name hotels for a little flutter in the evenings. Meanwhile, the capital Oranjestad is crammed with discos and dancing venues whilst the entire island enjoys a healthy scattering of cabaret theatres or various cocktail, jazz and piano bars in hotels. It is safe to say, there are no opportunities or excuses to be bored. Aruba is small, but perfectly formed and an ideal getaway for those seeking fun and frolics under the blazing Caribbean sun.
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