USA & Aruba Twin Centre Holidays
With its picture-perfect beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Southern Caribbean and tropical climate moderated by trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean, Aruba is a perfectly sized slice of paradise. Whether you want to take up surfing, snorkel in a giant rock pool, ride a horse along the beach at sunset or simply sit by the pool enjoying a chilled glass of the locally brewed Balashi Beer, you are guaranteed plenty of relaxation and a warm welcome.
Aruba’s beaches offer everything from peaceful, shaded retreats to bustling beaches for watersports fans. There’s a distinct contrast between north and south coasts. With its resorts and busy beaches full of activity such as windsurfing, water-skiing and para-sailing, the seven-mile strip along the south western coast is the place to see and be seen. This is also the best place to snorkel along with the northernmost tip of the island where you’ll find the Antilla, the largest shipwreck dive site in the Caribbean.
By contrast, the windward coast is exposed to the Atlantic so beaches are quieter and more rugged with coves hewn from limestone, craggy desert terrain and expanses of sand dotted with the island's distinctive divi-divi trees, bent by constant exposure to winds from the east. Here you can enjoy cliff-walks, discover Aruba’s famous natural bridges and even get a glimpse into the island’s mining past with a visit to the ruins of the Bushiribana Gold Smelters, built in the early 19th century.
Aruba has been a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1636 and this European influence is most vibrantly on display in the capital, Oranjestad with its colourful Dutch Colonial Architecture and multi-cultural dining options. Best of all, the island of Aruba is outside the Caribbean hurricane belt, just 15 miles from the Venezuela coast so whatever you want to do with your island holiday, the sun will be shining on you.
Our top Aruba Twin Centre Holidays
New York and Aruba
10 nights from £1,675pp
Combine the bright lights of a New York holiday
with a beach holiday in the Caribbean. Start in the Big Apple, where you can shop on Madison Avenue and explore the city’s famous sights. Then fly to Aruba and relax in the sun. Explore the natural beauty of the island or take advantage of the watersports on offer – the choice is yours.
Miami and Aruba
10 nights from £1,975pp
Start your holiday in the vibrant Miami, with its spectacular beaches, cutting-edge arts scene and the famous South Beach. Then head over to the Caribbean paradise of Aruba. Relax on white-sand beaches, see the island’s natural wildlife and visit Aruba’s turquoise bays.
If you like the sound of these twin centres or want to try something different, please give our travel experts a call on 0208 290 9751 and they will be happy to tailor-make your dream holiday.