Travel restrictions around the world are still in place as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

As we all dream of one day of going outside again, everyone is asking the same questions – when will it end? And how will travel look like when borders are reopened?

Truthfully, no one knows the definite answer to these questions. It all depends on how each country manages the crisis.

And even if borders are open again and health authorities give green light to travel again – you have to take safety concerns into your own hands.

Here’s how you can safely plan your travel after coronavirus outbreak ends.

Don’t Rush To Book Your Trip

Experts can only speculate, but no one knows when Coronavirus is going to end once and for all.

Even if the outbreak ends and the world slowly returns to normal – chances are that the virus can cause an unforeseen second wave of infections, that you should avoid at all cost.

If this turns out to be the case, it can ruin your travel plans.

It’s best to play it safe and keep your options open.

Booking way to early, and find out that borders and travel restrictions are still in place will ruin your travel plans and cost a lot of money, if you do not have proper trip insurance in place.

This counts for booking flights, hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants and activities.

Only book when you’re certain that it’s really safe to travel again considering all aspects.

Related Article – Coronavirus Is Improving in Aruba

Check Cancellation Options Before Booking

When booking your trip, look for free cancellation options – this counts for flights, hotels, villas, rental cars, restaurants and activities.

Many of tourism related companies made the cancellations flexible for travelers.

Certain hotels and airlines have a full refund or free cancellations until certain dates. Other companies even offered travelers the option to reschedule their vacation later in 2020 or 2021 without any additional fees.

Protect your travel investment by informing about cancellation policy before booking anything related to vacation.

Secure Your Trip With Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an important aspect of vacations, even more now with coronavirus outbreak.

Insurance companies have adapted their coverage since the outbreak, and the fear of Coronavirus is not included in your travel insurance.

As we all know, travel insurance is divided into two separate groups – health insurance and trip insurance.

Health insurance covers any accident or illness that happens when you are abroad, but if you get sick with COVID-19, your travel insurance may not cover any of your medical expenses, depending on your insurance plan.

Fear of coronavirus is not a valid reason within trip insurance policies.

The best option when searching for travel insurance is to purchase “Cancellation for Any Reason Travel Insurance”.

As the name suggest, your expenses when canceling a trip will be covered, including if you fear Coronavirus.

If you do not have an insurance plan like this, you may lose money when cancelling your trip.

Consider purchasing travel insurance that covers everything you need when booking your vacation.

Related Article – Aruba Not Ready To Lift Coronavirus Restrictions

Stay Safe When Traveling

Aruba will improve its tourism in aspects to cleanliness to provide a safety for its visitors.

But how can you take your health into your own hands while traveling?

Travel with certified masks that protect against coronavirus.

Use hand sanitizers and bring Lysol wipes to clean surfaces that you are going to be in frequent contact with at your hotel or vacation rental.

It’s also important to practice proper hygiene, this means washing your hands with soap because it’s the most effective compared to using hand sanitizers.

Try not to touch your face if you didn’t wash or sanitized your hands.

During your vacation use social distance as a way to protect yourself and others. If you notice someone coughing or sneezing, and has symptoms that look like the flu, keep away from them. Keeping a 1,5 meters distance is advised by health organizations, but removing yourself from their presence is the safest option.

To avoid food and beverage related infections, visit restaurants and bars that practice safe hygiene when preparing your food and drinks.

This includes restaurants and bars that have their employees that use masks, wash hands properly and frequently. And establishments that do not allow guests at full capacity, social distance is key!

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This is a guest post written by a dear friend of mine, Charles Croes – a famous writer in Aruba. You’ve probably read his words and stories inside of many magazines that are published to visitors on the island. He’s sharing a story about the origins of Aruba – a few words to lift your spirits during the hard coronavirus times.

Charles Croes writes…

It is my hope that this short story is read quietly at home and that it brings you a semblance of inner peace.  It is my belief that these times are on us to measure us as a global people. I also feel that whatever the outcome, that it will be of our making. 

In an odd way, I see this plague as a messenger that tells us a story about who and what we are and does so on a daily, perhaps hourly or minute by minute basis. While I am respectful of the conditions of these times, I am in awe of us as a species. 

We will continue and will do so splendidly. Of this I am sure.

This short story is an observation, not of the subject matter but instead about what it is when we leave our established homes and go to places we call our home away from home. 

I wonder often what it is we look for. 

It certainly cannot be the same as what we leave behind. In talking to many visitors to our island, I often tell them, “You are not going back to reality. Aruba is reality. Where you are now returning to is unfortunate.” 

And by that, I mean the daily routine and not the place. Simply said, Aruba is splendidly different than home. Not better, just splendidly different.

The Start of a New Day in Aruba

A bird floats over the ocean as it views the piece of land he calls home. Effortlessly – he soars while scanning his domain – making sure that all is tranquil and, as it should be.

Out of the corner of one eye, he sees a small white house.

It is a point of reference for him as well as it is for many other living creatures in the area.

The ongoing shrieks from birds as they skitter back and forth along the washing shoreline becomes a normalcy that is there yet unheard.

It is a part of it all, a part of Aruba.

All the while that one single bird floats and looks down on the happenings of his island home.

It is a seaside sounds of birds running on the shoreline mixed with that of the ocean lapping against the white shoreline creating a delicious foam that disappears as quickly as it is created.

The ocean mist floats on the wind leaving a salty wetness on the stones surrounding the small white house – it is a normal thing.

All the while, the bird hovers in silent vigil.

The soft sounds of moving shore sand mixed with that of small rolling shells create nature’s symphony with a rhythm that follows the movements of the gentle surf.

It is a soft and gentle sound made by tiny shells in their struggle to get out of the water and onto the land. They lie there, clinging to the shore only to be swept again into the sea by the same waves that brought them. Their quest, on this new day, will be to form a part of the beach or to crumble and become a grain on the nearby dunes.

It is an eternal quest with an eternal soothing sound.

The bird flies overhead and observes all.  He has seen it before.  Then, slowly he blinks his eyes and turns his head to the ocean in search for a small swimming morsel.

In a bushy area nearby, a thin and dusty dog rests after a night on the prowl. His lean muscles are unable to hide the bony structure that supports them.

Not far away, a small gray owl nestles in the crags of the dried corral that he calls his home. The owl sits while his head spins like a bulb on a socket. It is difficult to know if he is surveying the areas around him or looking for a juicy meal.

In this desolate place, no one knows and no one cares.

The thin and dusty dog and the owl occasionally eye each other to establish their respective domains. All the while, the soaring bird observes.

The scene is remarkable.

The colors of the landscape are stark and their edges serve as boundaries for the changes from one piece of nature to the other.

A savage and deep blue ocean turns to an aquatic green as it comes closer to land.

Then the shallow water white sands start the color change to turquoise and finally to the brilliant white of natural sand.

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Further in and in its own small space, is the small Cunucu house with its green windows recently painted.  All of this, when taken into consideration by our senses, know that only nature could create this beauty.

All the while – the bird floats overhead looking at this splendor.  He sees the dusty dog with half-opened eyes looking for the owl that has receded into his rocky crag for the moment.

In a small white room of the Cunucu house with its open windows – lies a man on a bed.

The salty sea breeze gently blows across his brown face.  To him, the smell of ocean is sweet.  His shocking white hair is thick with small tufts that move with the wind acting like human weather vanes. One at a time, his eyes open then close again.

This stocky man started his with the simple movement of his arm.  Lifting it he let it fall on the pillows next to him and thought to himself, “one hour”.

The heat (or lack of it let him know how long ago she awoke and left his side to make him the black coffee which was his morning ritual.

Her aroma lingered but not the heat of her face.

Turning on his side, he looked out the window and saw a bird soaring high above.

The bird saw him.

All that was him walked into the room and handed him the small cup of coffee.

He brought it to his lips and allowed the brown liquid to linger there.

She leaned over and whispered softly, “Get my love, it’s the Day.”

He grunted and repeated “The day”

And so, new beginnings arrive all over our world. At different times and in different places.

All we have to do is live them.

In a small white house with green shutters, a couple did just that.

All the while – an owl bobbed his head as he looked at the dusty sleeping dog.

The birds soared overhead and smiled a bird-smile knowing that in her world, all is well.

And so started The Day.

Looking for things to do on a Tuesday night in Aruba?

Of-course you do.

You’re in Aruba to have fun, and part of that is entertainment.

Let me tell you about this place where you can go on a Tuesday night and have drinks, eat, enjoy beach games, and dance the night away!

Tito’s Tuesday’s At Ricardo’s

Ricardo’s restaurant has a new event that’s capturing the nightlife in Aruba during the week. It’s called Tito’s Tuesdays!

Here’s where dining and nightlife come together.

It all starts from 7:00 PM and keeps going well into the night at 11:00 PM. And its only 18+ entry.

Drink specials at $5.00 cocktails (Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a mixer of your choice). Bartenders at Ricardo’s made 5 different concoctions of Tito’s including – cranberry, mango, passion fruit, ciroc and mojito.

Food is also covered at Ricardo’s. BBQ specials are available ($15.00). Fresh skewers of beef, chicken and shrimps. Sides of roasted potatoes, corn beans, biscuits . The meats are grilled to perfection accompanied by different dips, including chimichurri and BBQ Guasacaca (guacamole sauce).

DJ’s and MC turn up the spot. Vibe to the modern beats of the DJ.

Whether you can dance or not, follow the dance moves by the live MC Alberto.

Looking for active entertainment?

Take part in several beach activities, included but not limited to jenga, cornhole (corn sack toss), and other beach games.

As you can see in the video, things get heated on Tito’s Tuesday at Ricardo’s restaurant. 

If you need to get your dance fix on Tuesday nights, head over to Ricardo’s restaurant and rock out barefoot on the beach sand. Ricardo’s restaurant is located behind Aruba Beach Club Resort, next to the beach.

Ricardo’s is open 7 days a week and has one of the best international and Aruban cuisines.

Want to secure your seat at the restaurant? Reserve your table at Ricardo’s here.

Spacious 3 Bedroom Home inside a Beautiful Residence in Aruba

This fully fenced in, peach painted home is located close to the downtown area and not far from surf side beach in Oranjestad.

Built on 5652 square foot property area, this 1905 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a large indoor one car garage.

The house also a covered porch (veranda & patio), backyard, kitchen, living room and dining room.

Surrounding the house is a lush garden with tropical flowers, cacti and palm trees providing shade.

Inside the living room is spacious. High ceilings, including a large door connected to the veranda and patio.

Inside the master bedroom you’ll find a private bathroom, including a semi furnished closet. Want to see the rest of the house? Click here to see pictures, floor plan, additional information or make an appointment to view the house. 

Who’s selling?

The house is for sale by a popular vlogger in Aruba named Sam De Krijger.

Her asking price? US$279.500

Location in Aruba

The home is located in a quiet and private residence called San Barbola.

It’s located close to supermarkets and public parks. A new highway connects San Barbola easily with the airport, hotel area and other hot spots on the island.

3 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Buy a House in Aruba

  1. Aruba is one of the best islands in the Caribbean, if you’re planning a move to this region. Luckily, at the moment the price of land in Aruba is cheaper compared to other islands.
  2. A family of four or more travelers spends thousands of dollars on a 7 days trip to Aruba. If you visit the island every year, this cost can be high. Owning a vacation home in Aruba will save you money in the long run.
  1. Outside of your stay in Aruba, you can rent out your vacation home to other visitors.

According to AirBnb, home owners in Aruba that decided to rent out their house using their services, made an average of $9.200 in 2018. 

A house in this location could easily rent out between $150.00 – $200.00 a night.

AirBnb measured the average occupancy of Aruba vacation homes at 52%. At this rate, you can easily expect to make at least $30.000 or more a year renting the house to other visitors, when you’re not on the island.

Can Non-Aruban citizens to own real estate in Aruba?

Anyone can own real estate in Aruba, including visitors.

The Average Cost of Utilities in Aruba 

The average price for water supply in Aruba varies depending on your usage – one person can expect around $40, however a family of 4 can be around $100 or more with landscaping and pool.

Electricity also depends on your use, ranging from $80 to $200, the latter representing a larger family or more energy consumption compared to the average user.

Type of Ways To Buy a House or Land in Aruba

You only have two options when it comes to buying or building a house.

The first is when you buy a house, or build a home on freehold property land. This means you own the land, and will have a deed to show for it. 

If you’re not the outright owner of the land, you’re going to have to lease the land that belongs to the government. 

It’s normally a long term lease and paid every year, depending on the location of the land. The price is higher near the hotel area.

The annual lease fee usually increases after the lease is renewed after 60 years.

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Nature Conservation Projects in Aruba

Besides the beautiful beaches, Aruba is also a nature’s lovers paradise.

The national park of Aruba (Arikok) intends to keep the island a paradise for nature lovers by starting various nature conservation projects.  

Restoring the population of native parakeets called lora’s & prikichis is one of their goals.

The population on the island has decreased mainly due to building, habitat loss and invasive species like the boa constrictor snake.

To prevent a decline in the shark population, investigations are also currently ongoing as to the amount of sharks in the islands deep blue waters.

Sharks are not commonly found in the shores of Aruba, but most likely out in the deep blue, miles away from the beaches.

A marine park will be implemented soon to protect flora, fauna and underwater life at different beach areas.

The marine park will be effective at mangel halto and the surrounding bays. And at most of the beaches in San Nicolas, including Baby beach and Rodgers beach.

Arikok national park will also start a restoration project for the mangroves at spaans lagoon.

Including the planting new mangrove seeds in the area.

A botanical garden will also be introduced in Aruba soon, with focus on medicinal plants.

Mind Your Code of Conduct When in Aruba

Tourism Authorities will start an awareness campaign after two pictures of visitors with their jeeps and UTV in the ocean went viral on social media.

The pictures caused an online outrage for both visitors and locals.

How could someone end up with a rental vehicle in the ocean, while it’s not even allowed to drive on the beach sand?

The new awareness campaign will be implemented to reinforce the code of conduct for responsible traveling in Aruba.

Both travelers and locals play an important role in developing responsible and sustainable tourism because they make a difference with their conduct and decisions.

If you did not know it yet, it’s not allowed to drive on the beaches in Aruba.

Planning on going off-roading with jeeps, UTV or ATV?

Be careful where you drive on the north coast of the island.

The terrain on this side are dry and rocky, but a lot of flora and fauna can be found here.

Watch out not to drive over habitats belonging to lizards, iguanas, crabs, owls, rabbits and other small animals, even indigenous plants.

The best way to discover the beauty of the northern coast without destroying nature is by joining guided tours. Locals who know the island can show you the way through Aruba’s beauty.

After the incidents with vehicles in the ocean by visitors, the government plans to fine drivers who choose to break the law.

There are over 1000 ATV and UTV rentals on the island, can you imagine if everyone drives on the beach, rides over animal habitats or enter the ocean?

Everyone needs to respect nature in Aruba – locals and visitors alike.

New Changes For Arubus & Paid Parking in Aruba

Arubus and Aruparking are introducing new changes.

Transport minister announced important updates this week regarding the new buses and the future of paid parking in Aruba.

After appointing a new director for the public transportation company, transport minister revealed the new buses on the way to Aruba.

A total of 15 new buses are on the way to Aruba from Brazil.

All with a bright yellow paint job that is visible at night, including the Aruba logo on the sides.

The first six buses are scheduled to reach Aruba end of July and the other buses in August 2019.

By the end of 2019, Arubus should have a float of 30 new buses.

All new buses have air conditioning, free wifi and wheelchair accessibility.

Paid Parking in Aruba

Parking in Aruba was always free, but it all changed in 2016 when paid parking was introduced in the downtown area.

However, in 2017 paid parking became a suggestion, not a must. And the yellow car wheel clamp was removed. But parking in permit spots (marked with yellow lines) is still not possible, and your car will be towed.

Now in 2019, Aruparking plans to introduce new rules: parking close to the downtown area will have a price. And free parking will be allowed, but further away from the main-street.

Aruba Summer Music Festival

Summer time is just around the corner, and one of the islands hottest music festivals is getting closer.

This year is going to be the 5th edition of Aruba’s Summer Music Festival.

It’s the largest festival in Aruba featuring Latin artists.

Who’s performing this year?

  • Silvestre Dangond
  • Farruko
  • Manuel Turizo
  • Ala Jaza
  • Jeon
  • Local Bands: Solo Banda Show & D-Licious

Aruba Summer Music Festival takes place 28 – 29 June, 2019.

Marco Antonio Solis Announces Concert in Aruba

The iconic Mexican singer-songwriter, Marco Antonio Solis, will perform all of his greatest hits live in Aruba this year.

Currently on tour in the US, the singer has a long list of Latin songs that make anyone dance and enjoy listening to.

Marco Solís was awarded five Latin Grammy Awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.

His concert in Aruba will be on November 10, 2019.

The last Latin artist to perform in Aruba was Ana Gabriel, back in May 2019.

Ticket prices and venue will be announced at a later date.

Rose All Day in Aruba

August 10 is going to be rosé all day in Aruba.

Renaissance island, also known as the flamingo island, has a rosé all experience for those who enjoy a glass of wine or champagne.

How does a rose all day look like in Aruba?

Private island. Beautiful weather. Beach. Stunning views. Music. Delicious food and drinking rosé all day.

The dress code for the rosé event is white & pink.

Tickets for this event are normally $40, but there’s an ongoing early bird sale for just $30 – special available until June 30, 2019. (Event is on August 10, 2019).

Admission to rosé all day includes a boat ride to Renaissance island, $10 wine credit, and a goody bag.

VIP packages are also included for six people at $600. This includes: butler service, snack platter, 2 wine bottles and a private cabana.

Tickets are available for sale at the Navigators Desk or Front Desk at Renaissance Marina Hotel. For more information or reservations call +297-523-6115.

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7 Best Sunscreens To Use in Aruba After Harmful Sunblock Ban

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We all know Aruba has warm weather, one thing you can’t forget about when traveling to the island is sunscreen. But what are the best sunscreens for Aruba you should look for?

In this article I’ll suggest the best sunscreens for Aruba after the recent ban of sunscreens containing harmful chemicals.

The Best Sunscreen in Aruba

Besides broad spectrum protection, high sun protection factor (SPF) and water resistance, you should look at other important factors when considering a sunscreen.

The best sunscreen for Aruba should be all of the above, including reef safe (no harmful chemicals), and safe for your own skin. 

Sunscreen Ban in Aruba

The government in Aruba announced the transition for a ban on sunscreens containing harmful ingredients as of January 1, 2019 and in full effect in 2020.

The harmful chemical that is banned is called Oxybenzone.

Oxybenzone is used in many traditional sunscreens as the main ingredient to block the suns dangerous rays from your skin.

However, oxybenzone is not the best choice when it comes to protection. Because it’s harmful to the corals and marine life. And it’s not healthy for your body.

Aruba Reef Safe Sunscreen

Consider buying reef safe sunscreens for Aruba.

Avoid sunscreens that include Oxybenzone, or other harmful chemicals. Instead look for sunscreens that use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredient to block sun rays.

If you’re looking for the best sunscreen for Aruba, you should pick one that doesn’t include the ingredient Oxybenzone.  

Local Sunscreens in Aruba

Most sunscreens suggested in this article are available for sale on Amazon.

However, if you want to buy local sunscreens on the island and support local business in Aruba, here’s a few suggestions.

I Love Aruba Sunscreen

There’s I Love Aruba shops on the island that sell souvenirs from Aruba, including sunscreens.

Not only do they sell sunscreens, I love Aruba also has  with this logo on it has now started a line of sunscreen products, including aloe and after sun skin cream.

They are for sale at local supermarkets and gift shops near the hotel area.

Different i love Aruba sunscreens.

Aruba Aloe Sunscreen

Aruba Aloe sunscreen is formulated pure Aloe grown on the island and different vitamins. They also have after sun lotions you can use to stay hydrated for prolonged sun exposure.

Aruba Aloe has a production facility on the island with a store next to it. All aloe sunscreens are available for sale at local supermarkets or gift shops in the hotel area.

Let’s start with the brand name sunscreens you can find at your local store or online at Amazon that are reef safe. No oxybenzone, which is banned in Aruba. And you can safely use it without harming the ocean. marine life and your own skin. 

  1. Sunscreen For Active Travelers

Think sport sunscreen is perfect for active travelers who plan to spend a lot of time in the sun doing activities at the beach.

It does not contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone, paraben, avobenzone or any other dangerous UV chemical absorbers.

Think sport is water resistant for 80 minutes, reef friendly and biodegradable. It has a SPF 50+ and it provides broad spectrum coverage.

Think sport is available for sale on Amazon.

  1. Sunscreen That Smells Delicious

Hint Sunscreen has a subtle fruit scent for those who love their sunscreen with a fragrance.

Scents are available in: pineapple, grapefruit or pear.

No paraben or oxybenzone are included in Hint Sunscreen.

It’s a spray on sunscreen that works with a compressed-air system with no propellant chemicals, this provides a natural feeling when applied to your skin. It dries fast and no greasy residue.

Hint Sunscreen has broad spectrum protection and SPF 30. It’s also water resistant.

I found Hint Sunscreen for sale online at Amazon.

  1. Sunscreen For Water Sport Enthusiast Lotion

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen is perfect for travelers who plan to do water sports activities while on vacation in Aruba.

It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

This sunscreen is reef friendly and is free of oxybenzone, octinoxate or paraben. It’s has aloe to help protect and moisturize your skin.

It also has a handy clip to make it easier to carry around no matter where you go.

Rocky Mountain sunscreen is available for sale on Amazon.

  1. Sunscreen To Protect Kids

Banana Boat is among one of the best known brands when it comes to sunscreen.

It’s reef safe, water resistant and made without oxybenzone or octinoxate.

The spray on sunscreen applies quick and easy. It stays on your skin in 7 different conditions including: sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and even 100-degree heat.

It has an SPF 50+ and broad spectrum protection.

Banana Boat Simply protect kids is available sale online at Amazon.

  1. Reef Safe Sunscreen

Coral Isle is a sunscreen that is reef friendly.

It’s free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, paraben fragrance and gluten.

The active ingredients to block the suns rays are: Avobenzone and Octocrylene. It’s not made with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide, like other mineral sunscreens.

Coral Isle is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and has an SPF 50. It’s dermatologist-tested and fortified with aloe to help protect and moisturize skin.

You can find Coral Isle sunscreen for sale online at Amazon.

  1. Unscented Sunscreen

Badger sunscreen uses zinc oxide, a safe mineral as active ingredient to block sun rays.

It’s free of oxybenzone, octinoxate and other chemical active sun screening agents.

The sunscreen has an SPF 15, broad spectrum protection, water resistant for 40 minutes and biodegradable.

Badger sunscreen is also unscented.

You can buy Badger Sunscreen online at Amazon.

  1. Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin –  

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen contains no chemical ingredients or fragrances that irritate your skin. This makes it ideal for travelers with sensitive skin.

It has an SPF 30+, broad spectrum protection and water resistant for up to 40 minutes.

Besides skin sensitive, it’s also reef safe – there’s no oxybenzone or octinoxate.

Zinc oxide is the mineral that provides protection against the sun.

Blue Lizard Sunscreen is available on Amazon.

How Much Sunscreen Should You use?

Sunscreen should be used as directed by the product manufacturer.

The general rule of thumb is to apply 15 minutes before you go in the sun. And you should re-apply sunscreen every 60-80 minutes, or each time you come out of the water. 

Other Ways To Protect Against The Sun

UV swim rash guards are one of the best alternatives against sunburns in the water.

Price For Brand Name Sunblocks in Aruba

If you decide not to pack sunblock what can you expect to pay for sun block in Aruba?

Prices will be $15 or more for average sized sunscreens.

Keep in mind that items purchased in a resort store have a higher price tag.

Final Thoughts

The sun in Aruba is strong. Even if it’s cloudy or you’re under a palapa, if you don’t wear sunblock you can get slightly sunburned, depending on how sensitive your skin is. 

Avoid any sunscreens with oxybenzone, look for reef safe alternatives.

The best sunscreens use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the main ingredients to block harmful sun rays from your skin.