People love to throw shade on travel to the Caribbean but if you ask us, there’s nothing better. Amazing food, nonstop fetes, endless beaches and easy access from most major U.S. cities make the islands the perfect escape.
One place that consistently puts a smile on our faces is the idyllic island of Aruba. Literally called “One Happy Island,” there’s no way you can visit Aruba and not be filled with joy. Sunshine, friendly locals, island hopping and pink flamingos (who can be mad around flamingos) are just a few of the things that will make you, well, happy.
Don’t believe us? Just ask CPA and jetsetter Niya (@thebizzyboss), who recently took a trip to picturesque Aruba and the happiness is written all over her face. Check out a few photos from her Caribbean adventure and take notes from our guide so you can stop worrying and get happy planning a trip of your own.
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Welcome to Aruba
The happy island of Aruba consists of 19 miles of powder-white sand, rugged coastlines, resorts, nightlife and of course, happiness. April to August is the best time to visit if you’re looking to avoid big crowds and even bigger prices. The official local currency is the Aruban Florin, however, U.S. dollars are widely accepted so no need to worry about exchanging money.
Aruba is lined with attractive resorts so accommodations will never be a problem, but if you’re looking for a stay with a bit more privacy, head to Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino. The luxe property comes with its own private island which makes for the perfect getaway from your getaway.
Photo Credit: @thebizzyboss
Influenced by Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asian immigrants, the flavors of Aruban cuisine are fascinating. One dish you cannot leave the island without trying is Pastechi. A fried Gouda cheese-filled pastry, Pastechi is a popular street food among locals.
When you’re on the happiest island in the Caribbean, what can be better than spending the day letting all your cares just float away? Opt for a day trip on a catamaran sailing around Aruba simply relaxing and enjoying life.