Best Attraction in the Caribbean & Top 25 Beaches in The World

ORANJESTAD (March 8, 2020) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island.

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The Best Caribbean Attraction is in Aruba

Aruba’s National Park, Arikok, won the best Caribbean attraction awarded by USATODAY 10 Best.

Covering almost 20% of the island, this park has hundreds of miles of walking trails leading towards beautiful scenery.

The Arikok landscape is covered with cacti and hilltops with sweeping views of Aruba.

It has wildlife only found in Aruba, caves with ancient Indian paintings, ponds with feet cleaning fishes and beautiful beaches, including several natural pool, many which are hidden gems.

Arikok has many other beaches in Aruba that are beautiful and worth a view, including but not limited to Boca Prins, Dos Playa, Daimari and Black Stone Beach.

The newly built visitor’s center is open for information about hiking, flora, fauna and getting around the park.

If you want to know more about Arikok, follow my journey hiking journey through Arikok read “Discover the Best Attraction in the Caribbean”.

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Eagle Beach – Top 7 Beach in the World 2020

Aruba’s pristine Eagle Beach ranks number 7 on TripAdvisor’s list out of 25 Beaches in the World.

It’s one of the main attractions that makes first time visitors fall in love with Aruba, and turns them into return visitors for years to come.

Never been to Eagle beach?

The sand is pure white, fine like sugar, sweet to walk on, swaying palm trees, cooling breeze and shiny turquoise waters, plenty of it.

Eagle is popular for beach goers – swimming, snorkeling, relaxing under a palm tree or morning beach walks.

Despite ranked number 7 by TripAdvisor, travelers who set foot and fall in love with Eagle beach, really find it the world’s best!

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New Adults Only Pool at Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency continues to upgrade its property, this time with a new adult’s only pool.

Inspired by a bougainvillea structure, the new pool named, Trankilo, which means, easygoing in Papiamento, is the newest swimming attraction at Palm beach.

It’s a 4.951 square foot three tier pool made with limestone walls and with saline waters.

Lined around the pools are private cabanas, reserved for couples, or private ZoiA Spa Massage services, available at Hyatt.

Guest can also enjoy a variety of amenities, including a swim up bar, named Balashi, volleyball and daily bingo at 2:00 pm.

Dushi Vibe Festival in Aruba

April will be the month of a new concert experience in Aruba called Dushi Vibe fest.

It’s one of the first largest concerts in Aruba for 2020.

Here’s a list of artist that are going to perform at Dushi Vibe Fest:

  • Daddy Yankee
  • El Alfa
  • Francy
  • Pedro Alonso
  • and local bands

Dushi Vibe Fest will take place at Harbor Arena – April 4, 2020.

The festival has 4 sections for fans:

  • General – $78
  • Standing VIP – $214
  • Royal VIP – $335
  • Diamond VIP – $638

Tickets are sold at:

  • Sweet Peppers Restaurant (Noord)
  • Tony Chey Barber Shop (Oranjestad)
  • Mauchi’s Smoothie (Savaneta)

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Alto Vista Chapel Project Complete

The signs beside the road with passages of the Bible leading towards the Alto Vista Chapel are restored.

Over 40 biblical road signs have been renovated during this project, led by the pastor and members of the Church. Each road sign features a different passage from the bible.

The roadside with these religious crosses is known as “caminda di cruz” in Papiamento.

Alto Vista Chapel is the first chapel on the island and still a main attraction to religious travelers looking for Aruba’s authentic experience.

Behind the Alto Vista Chapel there is a labyrinth where you can go to walk for peace, meditation and for enhancing prayers.

Alto Vista Chapel is part of the culture in Aruba.

The best way to find out what Alto Vista Chapel is really about is to visit.

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Future Monuments That Will Be Restored

The Monument Funds of Aruba restores monumental buildings around the island, the most recent being “Uncle Louis Store” in San Nicolas.

Soon you will see more restored buildings around the island of Aruba.

According to the Monument Funds of Aruba, plans are to renovate several other monumental buildings such as Botica Aruba, Palais Hindu, and both Water Towers in Oranjestad and San Nicolas – also an antique home from back in the days close to the hotel Area.

The restoration of these monumental buildings will help preserve the history of the island – maintaining the essence of Aruba’s cultural heritage as new visitors step foot on Aruba and get a chance to learn more about the islands history and old time stories.

Aruba Starts Medical Cannabis Exportation Business

Health Minister & Prime Minister of Aruba recently announced that Aruba will start a new economic pillar – the cultivating, planting and export of medical cannabis for the production of medicinal products including cremes, cbd oils, pills and capsules.

A new department, Bureau Medicinal Cannabis will regulate the production of medicinal cannabis in Aruba. There’s over 21 strict requirements to be followed by companies who grow medicinal cannabis in Aruba, two of the most important being good manufacturing practices and good agricultural practice.

The government is currently changing the legislative laws regarding “landsverordening verdovende middelen” (national ordinance for medicinal drugs) to be able to plant, cultivate and export cannabis for the purpose of creating medicinal cannabis abroad.

Smoking cannabis in Aruba for recreational purposes will remain illegal in Aruba.

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