The Weather: Most people go away on a beach vacation for the weather and I’ve yet to meet one person who wants to lay on the beach with clouds and rain.. That’s why I love Aruba. There is a 95% chance the weather will be 85 degrees and sunny. Complimented with a breeze, you won’t ever feel like the weather is less than refreshing. The constant trade winds blowing off the Caribbean Sea keep the island from feeling oppressively hot or too stuffy.
American Money: No need to exchange your currency—the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted here. For those who don’t travel often, this is usually an overlooked delight. Yes, Aruba does have its own currency and occasionally you’ll get some Aruban change, but almost all of the island is accustom to the US dollar.
Something For Everyone: Aruba has romantic restaurants and beaches for the honeymooners, bars and clubs for the young adults, casinos for the gamblers, natural pools and ATV tours for the adventurists, and kid friendly attractions for the little ones. There’s something for everyone to enjoy down there.
It’s Safe: From both crime and natural disasters. Aruba is considered one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean and in general is very safe at any time of the day or night. Also, situated just 12 degrees north of the Equator, the island is located south of the hurricane belt, and only rarely experiences the effects of tropical storms.
The Views: In the southeastern Arikok National Park, you can get a bird’s eye view of the island from atop the Arikok Hilltop (pictured below). If you head to the Casibari Rock Formation, you can reportedly see the coastline of Venezuela on a clear day (which is only 15 miles away).
Easy To Get To: With direct flights to Aruba on many major airlines from cities in North America, the happy island is pretty easy to get to. In just four hours from New York City, and two and a half from Miami, you can be at the Aruba Airport, breathing in the tropical air as you breeze through immigration and customs, as Aruba is the only island with preclearance for the USA bound travelers.