ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS IN ARUBA
Aruba has a growing number of fans, from honeymooners and sun worshippers to snorkelers, sailors, and weekend gamblers. The island's Palm Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. Whether the perfect night out for you includes gambling, drinking, dining, or strolling along a moonlit beach, Aruba is sure to please.
Aruba has a growing number of fans, from honeymooners and sun worshippers to snorkelers, sailors, and weekend gamblers. When you lie back along the 11km (7-mile) stretch of white-sand beach, you'll enjoy an average 82°F (28°C) daytime temperature, trade winds, and very low humidity. Moreover, you won't be harassed by peddlers on the beach, you'll find it relatively safe, and you won't feel racial tensions.
Don't come for local culture and history -- you're here to enjoy that fantastic sandy beach and evenings of dining and drinking, moonlit strolls, and gambling. The main resort area is a row of comfortable but familiar high-rise hotels along a gorgeous shoreline, like a beach strip in Florida. The island's Palm Beach, one of the best beaches in the world, draws droves of tourists, as do its glittering casinos.
The smallest of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), Aruba is 32km (20 miles) long and 10km (6 miles) wide, with a landmass of 298 sq. km (115 sq. miles). Its coastline on the leeward side is smooth and serene, with white-sand beaches; but on the eastern coast, the windward Atlantic side, it looks rugged and wild. Dry and sunny almost year-round, Aruba has clean, exhilarating air, like in the desert of Palm Springs, California. Forget lush vegetation. Aruba lies outside the hurricane belt and gets less rain than virtually any other popular island in the Caribbean.
Though it is still a Dutch protectorate, Aruba became a nation unto itself in 1986. With more than a dozen resort hotels populating its once-uninhabited beaches, it is now one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations. A recent moratorium on hotel construction, however, has halted the building of new resorts -- so for now, Aruba remains safe from rampant overdeveloping.
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