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Top 10 must do’s in Aruba

When I was young my dad showed me the island through his eyes, he was born and raised in Aruba and he knew all the cool & secret spots. I’ve also spend countless days on my own, discovering and wandering around the island of Aruba looking for new spots or simply enjoying my favorite ones. I love sharing my passion for Aruba with other people so today I will share with you the 10 things you must do in Aruba! Enjoy and let me know which ones you’ve done or want to do 😛 1. Go snorkeling or diving Aruba has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but simply don’t forget to check out what lays under the crystal clear waters of these beaches 😉 There are lots of snorkeling & boat tours on the island, but you can also just rent snorkeling gear and go explore for yourself. Just make sure the locations you visit are safe enough to snorkel. Here is a link to my favorite snorkeling spots on the island.   …

My 4 favorite snorkeling spots

If you are planning to come to Aruba, going snorkeling or diving is a must! There are so many beautiful underwater spots to explore. Here are some of my favorites, enjoy! 1: Tres trapi Describe this location in one word? Magical.  The water here is so clear that you can stand on the rocks and see fish swim below you in the water! The water here is also extremely calm, it’s the perfect spot to just grab your snorkeling gear and float around 😀 One more thing.. if you go a little further into the water, you can find up to 30 starfish!! They are so beautiful and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. TIP:  starfish don’t die immediately after you take them out of the water but its better to not take them out at all. Also if you do pick them up, never put them back upside down. Of course there are plenty of fish here too and sometimes you can even see sea turtles or squids 😀 Location: Tres Trapi …

Renaissance Island

Renaissance Island is a 40-acre tropical paradise, which is available to guests of the Renaissance hotel (But you can also buy a day pass). This is one of my favorite places in Aruba. I mainly come here to relax and guess what? Renaissance Island is home to beautiful pink flamingos!! (Definitely my favorite part). You can hang out with these flamingos on the flamingo beach or you could relax on the Iguana beach (you guessed it! here you can find friendly iguanas walking around) *TIP: bring some quarters so that you can buy them some food, and you will have some pink birdy  best friends in no time! There are plenty of things to do here on Renaissance Island, you can rent snorkeling gear and go for a swim, sun searcher floats, ocean kayaks, paddle boards, visit the spa cove or just simply lie on the beach with white sand between your toes. Whatever it is you do, I am sure you will love it here! The best time to go to Renaissance Island is before 10 am, …