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New Cinema in San Nicolas, Start of Baby Beach Renovation & Latest Aruba Tourism News

ORANJESTAD (July 21, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

This weeks edition features the top news headlines in Aruba.

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New Movie Theater in San Nicolas

The buzz is in San Nicolas as the islands former movie theater reopens.

Originally known as, Principal, this was one of the first movie theaters in Aruba since 1932. The theater’s name did change once, from Royal Theater to Principal.

After being shut down in 1992, the building itself was inactive for almost 3 decades.

Now we’re honored to witness the rebirth of a state of the art Cinema in San Nicolas.

Constructions took only 5 months to complete. It’s a modern theater, including 3 auditoriums with large screens, 20 VIP seats and 175 regular seats.

Principal also has a concession stand for popcorn, nachos, hamburgers, drinks and snacks.

Apply for their super card and enjoy the benefits.

The movie theater is located right in the promenade of San Nicolas.




Ground Breaking Project At Baby Beach

Renovation and reorganization at Baby beach and the surrounding area are going to begin soon.

The project is part of the new tourism development plan for San Nicolas. This entails upgrading the infrastructure and landscape of the beach.

Additional palapas will be added throughout the beach strip, a new boardwalk will be created, just like the one alongside Surf side beach, and Malmok.

Both piers at Rodgers beach will also be reconstructed.

According to Tourism Minister, the projects will happen in two phases. And groundbreaking ceremony for construction is expected late August.


Aruba’s First Luxury Resort Celebrates 60 Years Anniversary

Aruba’s first luxury hotel celebrates 60 years of service.

Sixty years ago, on July 18, 1959 the first hotel opened on the island, and tourism was born. The hotel was named Aruba Caribbean Hotel.

Aruba Caribbean Hotel was nicknamed “Grande Dame” and designed by Morris Lapidus, a famous American architect back in the days.

The resort featured 125 rooms and was one of the hotspots for celebrities and royal families.

Did you know that the island most popular drink, Aruba Ariba, was created by a local bartender at the Aruba Caribbean Hotel on July 1, 1963?

Sixty years later, today the resort is now known as Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. One of the only partially local owned resorts on the island. The resort expanded initially from 125 rooms to 357 rooms.

To commemorate the resorts accomplishments in the tourism industry, Hilton will host 60 days of specials at the bar & restaurant.

Laguna restaurant offers a local special breakfast for only $22.50

Sunset Grille also has a daily chef special with amazing dinners for two at only $99

Aruba Ariba, and the Aruba Tini are also on special at the bar, buy one and get another one free!

There’s also special room rates for locals and visitors during these 60 days, as of July 18, 2019.




Aruba Hosts Vow Renewal Ceremony on Eagle Beach

If you’ve been doing your research on Aruba, you’d agree with me that it’s one of the most revisited islands in the Caribbean, and the go to place for love birds!

Why is it the go to place for romance?

Everything adds up to love.

The sunsets. Late night dinners on the beach. Countless romantic hot spots, and lots of things to do on the island for couples.

Here’s a video recap of the vow renewals on Eagle beach in 2018.

This year is no different.

Eagle beach is going to be host of the 3rd vowel renewal ceremony in Aruba. It’s the biggest wedding memory event in the Caribbean region.

The ceremony will be held on August 21, 2019.

What is the vow renewal ceremony all about?

Of Course renewing your wedding vows, but in a special way, the Aruban way!

With your feet in the sand on Eagle beach, as the sun makes it way down the horizon. You and your loved one will recommit your wedding vows and promise each other to stick by besides one another.

Champagne and local hors d’oeuvres will be available during the event.

Are you going to be in Aruba during this event?

You can pre-register to attend the vow renewal ceremony by visiting here.

This years event has a surprise for a lucky couple.

One lucky couple can win a free trip to Aruba. All you have to do is send a written essay between 200 – 500 words, including video or images showcasing you two, and why you want to renew your wedding views on Eagle beach.





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