aruba

The Bird Whisperer of Aruba

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve heard of hotel pets (Ziggy, the dog at Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis springs to mind) but we’ve never heard of hotels with an entire collection on hand for guests’ enjoyment. Until now. …

At the Hilton Aruba, History Is a Highlight

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love when hotels make an effort to incorporate a sense of destination into the vacation experience, whether that’s having in-suite Dark ‘n’ Stormy and Tequila set-ups (as at Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Grand Velas …

The Hilton Aruba Gives You Waterproof Books

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re like us, all your recent beach reading has been done on mobile phones or e-readers. And while these devices are convenient ways to take our reading material on vacation without lugging a tote …

LATEST NEWS

 Sun Country Airlines is adding new nonstop flights to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The carrier has announced new nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Aruba. The flights are set to launch beginning Dec. 2017 through April 2018 …

 There’s a new sushi destination in Aruba. The Arawak Garden family of restaurants has debuted the island’s newest eatery: Dragonfly. Set between Salt & Pepper and Tango Argentine Grill, the restaurant offers a mix of sushi and Asian cuisine with …

Wreck Diving

 With its miles of coral reefs and warm crystalline waters, the Caribbean is the world’s most popular dive destination.  The Caribbean’s ocean currents, rocky reefs and tropical storms have also created a trail of Caribbean ship wrecks you can dive …

 Palladium Hotel Group is planning a major expansion that includes the Caribbean, the company announced this week. The company has established a new expansion department for that purpose, with a view toward implementing a hotel management model in addition to …

 You don’t always need a boat to appreciate the Caribbean’s underwater wonders. Because some of the Caribbean’s best snorkeling spots are right on the sand. At these snorkel-friendly beaches in the Caribbean, you can wade right in and enjoy some …

 The island of Aruba is filled with some serious snorkeling spots, but for the best all-around snorkeling experience, most snorkelers head to Malmok Beach. This rocky limestone stretch has shallow turquoise waters filled with abundant marine life and great for …

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, from the show-stopping Eagle Beach to the white sands of Palm Beach and the sparkling turquoise waters of Malmok. And they get …

Ocean Z

 Guy Britton explores Aruba’s hip new retreat You know it immediately — even before you enter. This little hotel is different, unique and just about the definition of a luxury boutique hotel. It takes a special type of guest to …

 It’s the coolest new spot in Aruba — literally. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has announced the debut of Gelato & Co Cremeria Italiana, a gelateria that is the fifth location to open at a Marriott resort in the …

Aruba Happiness

 Following the success of Aruba’s Happiness Conference last year, the island has announced plans on a “brand partnership” with the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Happiness aimed at inspiring acts of happiness worldwide. Aruba is the first nation to formally …

 Aruba’s popular Boardwalk Small Hotel has opened a new beach club area on Palm Beach. The beach area features beach service including complimentary use of beach palapas, lounge chairs and a shower facility. The adjacent Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will also be …

 Courtyard Marriott is continuing its brand expansion in the Caribbean with a new property on the island of Aruba. Miami-based Interamerican Promo Hotels is rebranding Aruba’s 188-room Mill Resort and Suites into a Courtyard Resort by Marriott. The hotel will …

 The Tamarijn Aruba has completed what the resort is calling “extensive renovations” across the property. The renovations include a new look featuring an upgraded lobby and “Pizza per Tutti” bar along with the redesigned Cunucu Terrace Restaurant. In addition, guests …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Olga Rodriguez, who sent in this shot from the beach at the Renaissance Ocean Suites in Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 It was a heartbreaking loss for the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but one Caribbean island is looking to ease the pain. The Aruba Tourism Authority has offered expenses-paid vacations to the entire Falcons team. “Both teams overcame obstacles …