Jamaica is my absolute favorite (the land of my birth) there are many others that I love to visit and could take up residence if I only had the coins. . .
I have been to Aruba three times and planning a trip for 2017. If you have not been, you need to try your best and go visit this happy Island. Aruba is 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, an autonomous dependency of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across at its widest point giving it an area of approximately 70 miles.
This flat island with no rivers is renowned for its white sand beaches and tropical climate. The temperature is almost constant at about 81F and the yearly rainfall usually does not exceed 20 inches. Because Aruba is more of a desert than a rainforest, the humidity is low and and it seldom rains, but when it does, it's usually only a short shower. Aruba is far south of the tropical-storm belt meaning hurricanes don't often visit. And beaches? They have them. . LegendaryEagle and Palm beaches are home to resorts large and small, super luxurious and laid back, with miles of white, sugary sand; warm, gentle surf, turquoise and aqua seas, and plenty of space.
You can do some serious gambling at large casinos, golf, ride a horse, hike, or drive an all-terrain vehicle over the island's wild and woolly Cunucu (countryside). Away from the beaches Aruba is a desert island full of cacti, iguanas, goats, donkeys, strange boulder formations and even the remains of a Spanish gold mine. You'll find the overwhelming majority of Arubans are genuinely friendly and welcoming. As the license plates say, it's One Happy Island. Though Dutch is the official language, almost everyone speaks Papiamento, English & Spanish. Are you ready to explore Aruba?
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More to come. . . .