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Title: Aruba


1
Aruba
One Happy Island!
2
Aruba is part of the ABCs
3
Aruba Fast Facts
  • Independent nation, member of Dutch Commonwealth
  • Currency is the Florin (1 dollar 1.72 fl)
  • Island is 19 miles long by 5 miles wide
  • Language is Papiamento
  • Nearly everyone speaks English
  • Main industries are tourism, oil refining

4
Aruba Fast Facts
  • Fresh water produced by desalinization
  • Favorite stopover for cruise lines
  • At least 12 casinos
  • Air temp constant year round, low to mid 80s
  • Humidity is moderate
  • Trade winds constant at 10-25 knots or more

5
Aruba Curious Facts
  • Service charges and tipping are unique
  • Drinking water is best out of the tap
  • More lost golf balls per acre than any other
    Caribbean island
  • Cuban cigars look like ripe bananas after 1 day
  • Even the customs officers are happy
  • No out-of-work web site developers on entire
    island

6
Aruba Diving
  • Best wreck diving in Caribbean
  • Water temp 77-78o in March, low 80s in the
    summer and fall
  • (youll be OK in a 3 mil, and very happy in
    a 5 mil wet suit)
  • 400 Antilles, German Freighter at 60
  • Perdanales at 30
  • Red Sail Sports
  • Unique Sports of Aruba

7
Aruba Web Sites
  • Aruba.com
  • Aruba Travel Guide
  • Aruba Links.com
  • Aruba Website Links
  • Welcome to Aruba (Brittanica)
  • Aruba Carnaval
  • Airline Routes

8
Getting There
If routed to Miami, stay overnight and catch the
morning flight to Aruba
9
A short 2.5 hour flight from Miami, adult
beverages included!
10
Sonesta Map
11
The Sonesta Resort, close yet far away
12
The private lagoon is a great place to do
absolutely nothing
13
Sonesta island is a 10-minute water taxi ride
away
14
A view toward the harbor and Cruise Ship
Central
15
The Arubans love color, the more pastels the
better
16
Speaking of color, these snowbirds could use a
little
17
Shelby and Carolyn in obligatory keepsake shot
18
John and Karen sharing a Kodak moment
19
Looking toward downtown Oranjestad across the
harbor
20
Waiting for water taxi to Sonesta Island
(remember the cooler!)
21
The Sonesta Marine Tower and mall dominates the
harbor
22
View of Crystal Casino, Seaport Mall, and The
Paddock
23
Closeup of Sonesta Marine Tower
24
Do you think theyd mind a couple of stow-aways?
25
Sonesta Island long-time residents
26
Got an itch you cant scratch? Hey, what are
friends for?
27
The things they make me do just for a !
cracker!
28
Arubans love a good party
29
Especially a party featuring lots of colorful
costumes!
30
Colorful dancer with young apprentice
31
The Aruban Carnival is a very big event in
February
32
And of course the guys are not to be outdone
33
Young and old alike love a good parade
34
The Arubans crown a queen of the Carnival
35
The festive air is very contagious!
36
Great attention to detail
37
Moonlighting as the new mascot for NBC TV Network
38
Nice plumage!
39
Deserves a second look
40
Positively angelic!
41
One for the ladies
42
But what if I gottayou know, go?
43
Nice cactus
44
Meet the biggest, baddestand happiest bird on
the island!
45
One of over a dozen casinos featuring LV style
gaming
46
View toward Sonesta Mall (beware of timeshare
salespeople!)
47
View from Sonesta Marine Tower
48
Sunny days predominate after 2-minute morning
showers
49
Central Plaza, early Sunday morning
50
Central Plaza after everyone wakes up
51
Whats wrong with this picture?
52
Even the local fauna are friendly on Aruba
53
Its easy to over-indulge in Aruban cuisine
54
Iguana Bar terrace is a great place for people
watching
55
Shopping for jewelry, fashions, electronics,
Cuban cigars
56
but smoking too many Cuban cigars can stunt
your growth
57
Iguanas are ubiquitous, photogenic, and obliging
58
Have you heard that people often resemble their
pets?
59
Artistic makeover of leftovers
60
Sonesta Island is a great place to relax
61
Sombra o sol? Decisions, decisions
62
Karen enjoys a Cuba Libre (especially good when
smuggled)
63
Nature walk on Sonesta Island (thats the resort
in the distance)
64
Beachcombing can be an individual or a team sport
65
Cant take this conch shell home its occupied!
Eyes on stalks
66
Official greeter on Sonesta Islands sugar sand
beach
67
Why do flamingoes scratch their tails?
68
Location of Lighthouse
69
Looking southwest from Lighthouse toward Arashi
Beach
70
the Beverly Hills of Aruba
71
The Lighthouse Is the Jumping off Point for a
Day-long 4-wheel Safari Tour of the Island.
72
Sailing is a breeze thanks to 15-knot trade
winds
73
Safari Land Rovers have seating for 4 or 6
74
Catching some shade
75
Location of Chapel
76
Chapel grounds offers 360o vistas of the island
77
Karen and local flora
78
When on safari, be prepared to shake and bake
79
Location of Gold Ruins
80
Ruins of gold processing operation
81
View to the north from gold processing ruins
82
View to the south toward Natural Bridge
83
View toward the pier
84
The Natural Bridge
85
If youre not careful, youll get wet!
86
Location of De Palm Island
87
Desalinization plant on southwest coast near
DePalm Island
88
DePalm Island a nice pit stop!
89
Location of Arikok Park
90
Indian caves in Arikok National Park
91
Indian Graffitti
92
Caves are cool in more ways than one
93
Near the caves at Arikok Park Visitors Center
94
Looking toward the ocean from Arikok Visitors
Center
95
Location of High Point
96
View from east to west from highest point on
Aruba (600 ft)
Sonesta
Airport
Hotels
97
Trade winds especially strong up here
98
Looking to the southwest cowpokes would feel
right at home here!
99
The World Infamous Carlos and Charlies
100
Drinking Games at C Cs
great sign
wearing plastic butt
101
Carolyn masquerading as a Hyatt guest
102
speaks for itself
103
near Divi resort
104
Lets Go Latin
105
Lets Go Latin
106
Lets Go Latin
107
Lets Go Latin
108
Cuban food is big on Aruba
109
Happy sunburned faces
110
Pirates snorkeling cruise - Ar be gar and all
that
111
The rum punch is a great ice-breaker
112
Snorkeling near the lighthouse
113
Beverly Hills
114
Horseback riding is another popular activity
115
A rope swing brings out the kid in everybody
116
John impersonating a cannon ball
117
Shelby goes skimming
118
Good hang time, deserves at least a 9
119
Mi Dushi
120
Snorkeling is very popular, but dont forget
your diveskin
121
You can rent all kinds of watercraft on Aruba
122
Pelicans roost on the wreck of the Antilles
123
The crew gets to have fun too
124
He has to be a quick swimmer to get to the
dinghy in time!
125
Aruban Restaurant
126
Aruban cuisine is as colorful as the decor
127
Sunsets are romantic on Aruba
128
and beckon the traveler to return
129
Omi stima Aruba!
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