we were there for a week and ate gelato every single day!
oh yeah...we also snorkeled around shipwrecks, sailed on a pirate ship,
hung out with butterflies, tide pool creatures and lizards,
explored the island in a rented jeep, found a private beach,
ate lots of sushi, and got killer tans. as well as the worst mosquito bites ever!
it was a perfect trip.
first off, where is aruba anyway?
it's a tiny island only about 18 miles long by 5 miles wide, just above south america, but included in the islands of the carribbean.
the arubans all speak 4 languages: dutch, english, spanish, and papiamento. awesome!
here are our aruba photos...
we had a sushi bar in the lobby of our marriott, how lucky!
our room was the best!
the natural bridge. we bought pina coladas and chicken pastechis.
gold mill ruins? i think.
we rented a jeep and got lost offroading all over the island trying to find the hot spots.
look closely and you'll see a little goat in our path.
chillin on the beach by our hotel.
will drivin the jeep wrangler!
lava rock. we drove on this, scary!
we loved our jeep so much...
cruisin and getting lost.
we found our own private beach! boca grandi. totally empty and totally beautiful.
it reminded me of LOST!
gotta love pretty skies and silhouettes and makeouts.
more jeep. we drove in a lot of scary offroading places...
i am surprised they didn't charge us a bunch when we returned the jeep all nasty and rattling worse than when we got it.
goats in our way in the road. cool.
dutch-carribbean food. spicy!
jumping off a pirate ship!
snorkeling around shipwrecks!
lizards everywhere! on my flip flops.
huge iguanas everywhere!!!!
cool old boat washed up in the storm.
we took a walk to eagle beach one day...
and discovered some beautiful hidden tidepools with all sorts of sea creatures!
more fun lava rock.
after the hurricane passed by a lot of seaweed washed up and these big tractors came and cleared it away. so the beach by our resort didn't look too pretty on the last day.
such an amazing trip and a very unique place. we loved every minute of it!