Tourists enjoy the sunny beaches of Aruba and, opposite page, some of the colourful architecture in Oranjestad
Our first taste of Real Aruban food was al-fresco at the West Deck, set on the beach in Oranjestad
, where a platter of spicy shrimp and fish ceviche set the tone for what was to come.
Next morning, another glorious day, most of us hopped ashore for a poke around Aruba's capital Oranjestad
- like Curacao, it's steeped in Dutch heritage.
Spending the next day sailing the beautiful azure waters of the Dutch Antilles, guests will then have a full day and evening in Willemstad, Curacao, followed by a day in Oranjestad
Here, we sampled delicious rum runners which further enhanced our education before ambling around Oranjestad
, where the resident iguana population delighted both locals and tourists.
After an enjoyable Thomson flight and being welcomed by a warm breeze at the airport, my wife Judith and I headed to our accommodation - The Manchebo Beach Resort at Eagle Beach, up the coast from the capital, Oranjestad
Cruise passengers can marry on the beach even if they are taken ashore only for a few hours, with nuptials taking place at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, while the ship is docked in the capital, Oranjestad
ArubaOs Hard Rock Hotel & Casino would be located near the capital of Oranjestad
close to Oold cityO attractions and the beach.
Extended calls are scheduled at seven ports -- Oranjestad
, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaiao; and Buenos Aires, Callao (Lima), Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Manaus and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marriott International Inc (NYSE: MAR), a US-based company that owns and operates hotel properties, has announced hotel packages from the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino, in Oranjestad
, Aruba, for the 12th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival, to be held from may 23 to 28, 2012.
Carnival (0845 351 0556) 10-night fly-cruise on Carnival Miracle from pounds 989, ex-London Feb 29 by return sched flights London-Miami, one night pre-cruise hotel (room only) and eight nights ex-Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Dom Rep, Oranjestad
(Aruba) and Curacao
, Aruba: A US businessman who has been jailed in Aruba for nearly three months as a suspect in the death of his traveling companion must remain in custody for at least 30 more days to give investigators more time to gather and evaluate evidence, a judge on the island ruled Friday.