Here are five reasons to book a ticket to Aruba now.
Among the big Caribbean vacation island players, Aruba remains a popular destination for good reason. It’s idyllic, with its aquamarine waters and stretches of Colonial architecture—all turrets and candy-colored facades. Every street corner and curve of beach are an Instagram-worthy confection.
When booking your trip, consider how much you like crowds. On the northwestern end of the Dutch Caribbean island is what’s called the Palm Beach section, and it’s decked with high rise mega-hotels like the Marriott and Hyatt. Here, towering buildings are de rigeur, as are, well, all the tourists. It’s where you go for a high-octane nightlife scene—not for an escape.
A little closer to the airport, however, is Eagle Beach, which tends to be a bit more mellow. Hotels are shorter and boast a more intimate vibe. There's not much in the way of shopping or casinos, here, but you can enjoy the mesmerizing beaches in relative peace.
We've picked five of the best all-inclusive spots scattered across Aruba, because nobody knows your beach preferences like you do.