Honeymoons in Aruba
Located just off the northern coast of Venezuela, in the Caribbean Sea, is a small island known as Aruba. Aruba belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the official language is Dutch. However, the local population generally speak Papiamentu, which is the native Creole language, English and Spanish as well, so you should be able to get around just fine during your honeymoon in Aruba. A big plus point is that Aruba is a Caribbean destination located outside of the hurricane belt, which translates into plenty of sunshine and beach weather, without the risk of wind storms and flooding. A honeymoon in Aruba will be perfect for couples looking for a little relaxing time to enjoy each other’s company.
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!
Key Facts for Aruba
Currency: Aruban Florin
Flight time: 9 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Aruba
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.
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Getting Married in Aruba
If getting married amongst a lush tropical environment, on the beach, or gazing into an endless sunset, then Aruba could be the perfect destination for your destination wedding abroad. Aruba houses several beautiful hotels and resorts, all of which would be more than happy to help you as a couple from the UK arrange your destination wedding. This luxurious and tropical island in the Caribbean is famous for its tranquillity and is one of the most romantic places on earth when it comes to finding a romantic hotspot. If seclusion is what you are after then Aruba can provide that for you. With miles of sandy beach to explore, crystal clear waters to swim in, and exotic food and drink to experience, what better place to choose than Aruba for your wedding abroad.
Copies of birth certificate for bride and groom with apostille (state certification).
Passport picture page or valid state issued picture ID for Bride & Groom.
Witness (18 years up) passport picture page or valid state issued picture ID (minimum 2 witnesses).
Certificate of no impediment for bride and groom (also referred to as a single status report and in some states called a negative statement of marriage). Apostilles are required for "negative statement of marriage")
If either party has been divorced a copy of the 1st and last page of the divorce decree(s) is required.
If either party is a widow(er) copy of death certificate is required.
For further information on getting married in Aruba visit - http://www.visitaruba.com/experience-aruba/weddings-and-honeymoons/getting-married-in-aruba
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