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All Inclusive Resorts in Aruba

By: George Allen

Aruba. If this word makes you think of Paradise, of pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife, of beautiful sites, of great all inclusive vacation resorts and perfect weather, you will not be disappointed.

Aruba is a charming contradiction, an island of "two faces". Its milky beaches and transparent blue waters will make you feel like you are the first person to walk on the sand and soak your feet. But its Vegas-style casinos, parties and shows reveal the other, wilder side. Aruba is the perfect marriage of entertainment and leisure, an island where there really is something for everyone.

All inclusive resorts and Aruba are practically synonymous.

Engulfed in its ambience and relaxed atmosphere, the last thing you want to do is search for your wallet, worry about paying for daily meals and constantly watch the family vacation budget.

With the affordability and convenience of all inclusive resorts, Aruba visitors can forget all about that and let Aruba charm and spirit sweep them off their feet.

Aruba all inclusive resorts are some of the best in the world. There are over twenty five resorts on the island, but the best, highest rated ones are:

Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort
Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino
Aruba Grand Beach Resort and Casino
Allegro Aruba by Occidental

Aruba calling card is its year round perfect weather. Aruba is located well below the hurricane belt. It is one of the three islands, along with Bonaire and Curacao, located outside the hurricane belt. The average annual temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit, and rainfall amounts to just 17 inches a year, most of which occurs during the months of October, and November. It is rare and warm, lasting no more than 15 minutes. If you are planning a vacation of fun in the sun, picking Aruba is almost a guarantee you will not be stuck in your hotel room, watching gray clouds pass over the roof.

If the blue clear waters call your name, and in Aruba, they certainly will, you will find the island full of options.

Snorkeling, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, paragliding, jet skiing, Aruba is happy to oblige. If you can scuba, or want to learn, Aruba is world-famous for its coral reefs and friendly waters. At your all inclusive resort, many water activities are free. Others, like scuba, can be conveniently arranged by the concierge.

Exploring Aruba is easy with an island tour. Better yet, consider a Jeep tour. Driving is fun and the sites are incredible. Aruba most photographed spot is its natural bridge, a coral formation rising 25 feet above the sea. Kids love guessing what the cactuses, which dot the island outside the resorts, look like.

Popular sites include:

Oranjestad city tour
Wilhelmina Park
Fort Zoutman
Aruba Historical Museum
Willem III Tower
Archaeological Museum Aruba
Numismatic Museum
Natural bridge
Hooiberg Mountain
Fontein, Guadirikiri and Huliba caves
California Dunes
California Lighthouse
Chapel of Alto Vista
Church of Santa Anna in Noord
Arikok National Park
De Olde Molen, an old Dutch windmill from Holland
Balashi and Bushiribana gold mill ruins
Boca Prins Cove
San Nicolas

If you love gourmet food, Aruba does not disappoint on this front either. Every resort has its own buffet, featuring local and American cuisine, and plenty of seafood. One or two sit down restaurants inside of each resort serve dinner, exquisitely delicious and fresh.

After a long, relaxing day of being pampered and soaking up the sun at your all inclusive resort, enjoy one of Aruba Vegas style shows. The Broadway and Latin shows are long-time staples, along with the hilarious Do not Tell Mama show. You can also try your hand at poker or blackjack inside one of Aruba dozen casinos. Back at your all inclusive resort, drinks are, of course, included. Order your favorite and do not worry about the wallet at an all inclusive Aruba resort, you do not need it.

It is true what they say in Aruba. It is One Happy Island.

Information about the Author:

G. Allen is a all inclusive vacation expert and webmaster for He contributes articles about Mexico and Caribbean all inclusive resorts to different travel publications.

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