Aruba’s tagline, ‘One Happy Island’, is a perfect description for this Caribbean oasis. Located off the northern coast of Venezuela, the island of Aruba is perfectly situated in the Caribbean Sea, just south of the hurricane belt. Due to the location of the island, constant trade winds cool the island, causing a fairly dry climate and an average year round temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Not yet sold on this destination for your wedding, honeymoon or next romantic getaway? Here are our top 5 reasons why Aruba should be your top destination to consider for your next romantic vacation!

  1. Easily Accessible

With cruise ships arriving weekly and over 150 flights from various countries on a daily basis, Aruba is a very accessible island.  Direct flights from Miami (MIA) to Aruba are only 3 hours, 4.25 hours from Atlanta (ATL) and 4.5 hours from New York (JFK). Various commercial airlines run daily flights into Aruba. For group destination weddings, considering the location and proximity for your wedding guests is an important factor to consider.

2. Top Rated Beaches

Palm Beach and Eagle Beach are two of the most popular beaches, not only in Aruba but across the Caribbean. However, these beaches are just two of the many stunning beaches that Aruba has to offer. The white powder sand and calm waters make for a perfect location to relax… or host a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Photo: Barcelo Aruba (Palm Beach)

  1. Endless Activities

Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Aruba is only one of the many things you can do on the island. Scuba diving, snorkeling, golfing, horseback riding, ATVing and exploring the daily/nightly activities that the island offers are a few of the popular options for tourists. Since Aruba is a small island (roughly 20 miles long and 6 miles wide) full island tours are a great way to experience the culture of the island and everything is has to offer! DePalm Tours offers a wide variety of affordable tour and activity options on a daily basis. Planning a group tour/excursion for your wedding group is a great way to get everyone together during the wedding week!

  1. Romantic Sunsets

Need we say more? The picture says it all!

Photo: Riu Palace Aruba

  1. High rated hotels for all types of wedding couples

The island of Aruba has various hotel options from high-end luxury hotels to small budget friendly options. Regardless of the type of hotel that you are looking for, Apple Vacations offers something for everyone. Here are our top resort recommendations for destination weddings and honeymoons:

Riu Palace Aruba

Riu Palace Antillas

Barcelo Aruba

Divi Aruba

Ritz Carlton Aruba

Photo: Ritz Carlton Aruba, Apple Vacations

Regardless of what you are looking for in a destination wedding, honeymoon, anniversary/vow renewal or romantic getaway, the island of Aruba offers the perfect combination to make your stay unforgettable. Contact us today to start planning!