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Travel Goals // Aruba

With all the stress of the election, don't you feel like it's time to escape? Swapping political nerves and our miserable British summer for white sand, sparkling sea and warm days just sounds like the most perfect way to relax. Rich and I have been considering a Caribbean escape for a little while now, and Aruba looks like the ideal island paradise for us. 

Aruba Beach

Why Aruba? Well, it may be a small island, but it's jam-packed with everything we're looking for in a Caribbean adventure!

BEAUTIFUL CLIMATE

Just take a second to imagine a Caribbean paradise. White sands, azure ocean, the sun beaming down... This is Aruba through and through. Better still, it manages to avoid the hurricane belt and is one of the more dry Caribbean climates, so you have a high chance of the warm, sunny heaven that you're picturing. I mean, just look at these photos! And imagine how banging your Instagram would look! I know you shouldn't be travelling purely for the likes but it's an added bonus, right?

FUN ADVENTURE

OK, confession time: I'm not big on the whole lie-on-a-sunlounger-for-two-weeks holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love a beach and of course I want a chance to relax, but I also need fun activities to keep my mind active. On this small island, Aruba has everything I could possibly need, from parasailing and submarine expeditions (yes!), to off-road safaris and exploring beautiful natural caves and pools. When I need to relax from all the excitement, there is a wide selection of spas offering signature Caribbean treatments. What more could you ask for?

CARIBBEAN CULTURE

A little research into Aruba shows the island is renowned for its warm people. The population may only be 105,000 (just twice that of my hometown!) but it's made up of a range of different cultures and backgrounds, meaning everybody is welcome in Aruba. Then there's the Dutch influence combined with the Latin vibe and relaxed Caribbean spirit. It truly sounds like a place where you can relax and be yourself at all times.

Aruba Caribbean Kite Surfing

There are so many islands to choose from in the Caribbean, but Aruba is definitely a front runner. With its unique melting pot of cultures and the sheer number of fun activities to try out, it looks like the perfect holiday destination for me. Sound like your kind of place? Then you're in luck!

Aruba Tourism are running a Facebook competition in which you can win a trip to the island. Yes, really! You can find out all the details, and enter for yourself, right here. Fingers crossed! 

Post written in collaboration with Aruba Tourism but all words and opinions my own. Images licensed by the Aruba Travel Authority, aruba.com

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2 comments :

  1. I was so tempted to visit Aruba while I was in Colombia last year but the flight was just a bit too epensive. I'm gutted because it looks stunning!

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  2. I really want to go to the Caribbean one day! It's such a beautiful place to go to and the scenery is just stunning!

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