There’s nothing more perfect to a union than a flawless, sandy beach, and Aruba’s Eagle Beach alone is worth hopping on a plane to renew one’s vows. When you consider that the journey to One Happy Island is just 4.5 hours away from New York City, it’s a no brainer.
Here are some good reasons to say I Do in Aruba:
The happiness of the locals alone is infectious. When I was in Oranjestad during my last visit, I asked one lady who was charging admissions for the Bon Bini Festival why she loves it there, and she replied that she had spent years in New York City and came back “home” to her beloved island and culture. The culture is one filled with happiness, and an eagerness to help others. Add some Papiamento into the mix, and you have true flair.
From Baby Beach, which is a shallow delicious blip of a beach with excellent snorkeling conditions, to the famed Eagle Beach (the most flawless beach I’ve ever set foot on), Aruba has much to boast when it comes to beaches….which is all very good for nuptials.
Aruba has a wide variety of restaurants, from Indian cuisine to Dutch. You’ll also find some delicious creperies on the island (La Creperie De Paseo; and Dutch Pancake House). Getting married also means some truly good cuisine, from vegetarian dishes to fresh seafood.
While sunsets are seldom guaranteed, the ones in Aruba are nothing short of spectacular and ideal for romantic couples taking photos or just in the need of some quiet time strolling the beach. There’s something also very comforting about being able to dip one’s toe into the water at 6 p.m. when you’re watching the sunset and know that the ocean is completely swimmable.
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