First of all, I like to welcome you to my island in the sun. Aruba’s weather is always so predictable (hot and windy) and that might be the main reason you decided to come visit us. Of course, besides the sun there is much more like: beaches, restaurants, shopping, gambling, activities and more. Aruba is the Paradise Real Island life
Talking about all those fun things to do here, if you live on the island full time, and work every day, you might forget that we truly live in a paradise.
Of course on your off day you might go swimming or drive around, but it is after a few more days at home when you start realizing how beautiful our island really is. So I took some time to “smell the ocean breeze” … I truly think that all local should do so, once in a while, to appreciate where we live and what we have. Enjoy breakfast outside in your patio or yard. Breathe in and out… Let it sink in a little. No rush and no hurry. Take time to enjoy your fresh squeezed lemon juice from your backyard trees with a ﬁsh omelet (left over’s from last night’s incredible catch of the day). Grab an ice cooler, ﬁll it up with anything you like to drink cold, and start driving. Of course you can get into an air conditioned car, but also nice for the experience are the open-air jeeps. In that case all you need is to protect yourself with sun block because our sun is really strong, I recommend The Aruba Aloe brand! Packed with a towel and the ice cooler I started driving along the coast line. Never realized how many different shades of blue really exist in the ocean. I counted at least 9 different types of blues-just like you see in famous movies like the “blue lagoon”. Aruba is the Paradise Real Island life
First stop was the famous Charlie’s Bar in San Nicolaas Main Street. Generation after generation of Charlie’s have been running this cozy place, where you can spend hours looking around and identifying all the things visiting tourists have left behind to personalize the bar, like baseball caps, business cards, license plates and of course weird kind of souvenirs. Go check it out yourself… Aruba is the Paradise Real Island life
Up to Baby Beach and Rogers beach. These are the places the locals go. This is where we teach our kids to swim. Calm and shallow waters, lots of space to liy out and catch some sun. If you pick a spot close to the Snack Container where they sell burger and refreshments you can enjoy 24-7 “golden oldies”. Music you grew up with … After a few hours of “begging” on the beach, staring at the turquoise ocean and listening to the birds that ﬂy by and walk around it is time to get some food. Zeerovers in Savaneta is the place to go. Simple, clean, and oh so good! The freshest ﬁsh on the island, brought in directly by our local ﬁsherman. You order by the piece and or pound and as little or as much as you want. The price for ﬁsh and chips is so good that you for sure would ask “is that all”? No fancy dinner ware, Just plain, easy, simple plastic but I promise you that you will be licking your ﬁngers while enjoying a few drinks and the best sunset on the island, island style … You see now that a day in Aruba can ﬂy by as long as you have fun enjoy every moment of it. Yes, you are in PARADISE!!! Aruba is the Paradise Real Island life.