Overview of Honeymoons in Aruba
For shopaholics, with radar for good deals, a honeymoon in Aruba is a top choice. Brand name items, particularly clothing and jewellery, can be found at extremely discounted prices on Aruba, due to the fact that it is a free zone. Partygoers will do well to plan their honeymoon in Aruba for the month of January, when the most popular celebration of the year takes place – Carnival! The celebrations of Carnival bring seemingly endless music, brightly coloured costumes and lively parades and dancing. If it’s water sports your looking for, you won’t be disappointed in the diving and snorkelling options that Aruba has to offer. Well known for their hospitality and laid back style, the locals will be sure to make you feel at home during your honeymoon in Aruba.
Dreams of cocktail sipping, beaches, and maybe a bit of salsa are typical for those planning a trip to the Caribbean. But don’t forget to consider these three activities if you’re planning a honeymoon in Aruba:
- Climb the steps (all 562 of them) up to the top of Haystack Mountain. From there you’ll be able to see all the way over to the mountains of Venezuela.
- A visit to Huliba Cave. Due to its heart shaped entrance, this cave is affectionately known as ‘The Tunnel of Love’. Ancient cave drawings cover the walls of the 90 meter passageway, just waiting to be discovered.
- Horseback riding. Who said riding horses was for cowboys? A calm ride along the coast, with the sun setting in the distance is just what the doctor ordered for newly wed couples!
Make sure you choose the right time of year to visit Caribbean for your honeymoon.
When to go:
Aruba is a hot and dry island, with an average daily temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. The rainy season lasts from October through December, but even then you won’t be bothered by much rain. Luckily, the trade winds keep the temperatures at an enjoyable level, making a honeymoon in Aruba a perfect plan at any time of the year. Don’t forget your sunscreen, and plenty of light clothing. You might also want to bring along a sweater or jacket, mainly if you plan on spending some time in air conditioned rooms where you won’t be in control of the temperature!
American Airlines operate flights from London Heathrow with one touchdown en route to Aruba with a flying time between 18 to 25 hours.
The local currency is the Arubin Florin although the US Dollar is also accepted.
Couples from the UK do not need a visa for their honeymoon in Aruba, providing they will be staying for 30 days or less. A passport, valid for a minimum of three months past the end of your honeymoon in Aruba, will be required, as will a return ticket. From the Queen Beatrix International Airport on Aruba, you will find plenty of public transportation options, including buses and taxis, but there is also the possibility to rent a car.