Reading an Aruba trip report gives you the inside scoop of someone’s vacation.
You get valuable tips about what is a must do (or not), where to eat (or avoid) and what to do for fun or relaxation.
Valerie’s Aruba Trip Report
This is the first time I am posting a trip report by a reader of mine.
Her name is Valerie Viercant Berg.
I quickly noticed Valerie’s passion for Aruba while we chatted on Facebook.
She told me how she would like to live on Aruba one day.
I asked her to share her passion for Aruba – she said yes.
So let’s read further for tidbits to plan your vacation in Valerie’s Aruba trip report.
She wrote about…
- Her first time on the island.
- Where she went, what she ate and more on her first visit.
- And how she became an Aruba ambassador and a return visitor.
My First Time Traveling To Aruba
It was December 24, 2015.
The day I stepped foot on Aruba for the first time.
I was greeted by my tour guide at the Cruise Ship Port.
Afterwards I went on a tour and spent 6 wonderful hours exploring the island.
My experience so far in one word – breathtaking!
I Couldn’t Believe It
I was in awe my first time in Aruba!
Driving around the island with my tour guide I saw pristine white sand beaches, beautiful turquoise waters, a desert like north shore and the Natural Pool.
There was more to explore on Aruba and I had to plan a return visit.
I couldn’t believe Aruba was so beautiful and full of history.
Fresh Fish and Cold Beers
The food on Aruba is simply to die for!
I found that you can basically get pretty much anything you want to eat.
I had the chance to visit Zeerovers in Savaneta.
It was one of my first stops after arriving. It’s a local spot that sells fried fish. A great place to relax and drink a few local beers.
There’s nothing like fresh fish and a few Balashi’s!
Time for Some Fun in The Sun
Then I was off to Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, Arashi Beach, Fisherman’s Huts, Malmok and Baby Beach.
I also got to snorkel at Boca Catalina.
It was beautiful and a one of a kind experience.
The Day I Planned My Return Visit
I totally fell in love with Aruba in the 6 hours that I was on the island.
In my heart I knew that I needed to go back.
That day I booked my second trip and 29 days later in January, 2016 I was back!
Yes, so soon and quick.
And let me tell you something – I thought I had seen everything in 6 hours before the first time, but I was wrong!
I saw more sites this time and I feel like I still have more to see!
For example I still have to climb The Hooiberg.
I Became an Aruba Addict
To satisfy my own mind I returned again on May 29, 2016.
I was hooked.
I was on Aruba three times in less than 6 months.
The feeling of being in paradise was all over me.
The third time around I knew, right away when I had Aruba in my sights from the plane, without doubt, I had truly found where I belong.
The Reasons Why I Love Aruba
I love Aruba so much because…
- Aruba is a country I feel safe travelling to alone.
- I drive anywhere I want and go for walks by myself.
- The local people.
- Aruba being outside the hurricane belt.
- The consistent good weather
- The food
- The natural beauty on the island makes Aruba a true Paradise!
I could go on and on, there’s so much I could tell you about Aruba!
I’m a Brand Ambassador for Aruba
I promote Aruba to everyone I know as I feel everyone needs to experience Aruba at least once in their lifetime.
Let me tell you…one visit to Aruba and you’re hooked!
Everyone I know said I was glowing when I returned home from Aruba.
They asked me what happened when you were on Aruba.
Because the excitement I show when I mention Aruba is amazing!
My friends and a local Aruban both told me I should work for Tourism Aruba because I show so much excitement when I speak of Aruba.
I tell people I will help them plan their vacation if they go to Aruba.
My Last Thoughts About Aruba
I feel excited and peaceful inside when I see the island from the plane.
As soon as the plane lands I say to myself – I am home.
When on Aruba, I feel more at home there than I do in my home country!
My dream is to live permanently on Aruba!
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