aruba

This Resort Keeps Getting Greener

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has long been at the forefront of the region’s green movement — and its profile continues to rise. Bucuti & Tara (our top-ranked property among Aruba hotels) was this year’s winner of the CHIEF Award …

The Best Caribbean Summer Destinations for 2017

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

New $8.9 Million Solar Project Launches in Aruba

 A major new solar energy project has broken ground in Aruba. The Sunrise Solar Park has gotten a green light for initiation, a project that will become one of the largest solar projects in the Caribbean region. Sir Richard Branson …

LATEST NEWS

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has named Rik van der Berg its new resort manager, the property announced. In the new role, van der Berg will oversee the daily operations of the resort. He had previously been serving as …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest resorts is now doing its part for the blue, too. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has officially put lionfish on the menu, in an effort to help with the fight against the …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …