Aruba: One Happy Island
Aruba is a part of the Dutch Antilles and the ABC islands, which consist of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. With an average rainfall of less than 20 inches per year, and since it is out of the hurricane belt there is no way that your vacation can be ruined by inclement weather. Aruba is also incredibly safe, the Palm Beach areas has an abundance of great hotels right on the beach and right across street the strip has a plethora of restaurants to choose from during your vacation. There’s no problem walking along this area at 11 Pm. Some great restaurants close-by are Aqua Grill, Madame Jeannette’s, Wacky Wahoo, and Giannni’s.
With only four and a half hours flying time I was able to escape the harsh cold of New York and be on the beach that same afternoon in the paradise that is Aruba. Just like that I was in shorts and a t shirt enjoying 88 degree weather, as opposed to being bundled in a large winter coat. I left that morning and by 3 o clock I was on the beach relaxing.
The beach is beautiful, with crystal clear water that has no seaweed. Jumping into the water is so refreshing. The wind blew a cool breeze keeping everyone from getting too hot.
One morning I got out of my room after having a delicious breakfast and found that on my way to the beach that the macaws on the property were let out of their cages. These were beautiful and such vibrant birds. The keeper, Victor, had been taking care of them all their life, so it was no problem to hold them on my arms. It was exhilarating to hold all four birds at the same time, I was grinning from ear to ear. It made me feel like a kid again.
After such a wonderful morning I spent the afternoon relaxing and lounging on the wonderful beach. Not one minute did I feel too hot because of the constant breeze and low humidity. This is why Aruba is such a great destination. Because of the guaranteed great weather you experience. There is no way that half your vacation could be ruined by a thunderstorm. It is perfect to take a dip in the clear blue water, that isn’t cold at all. What a change of pace it is from New York, which was predicted to be covered in snow that week.
January 7-12 2016