It’s time to decide where you want to escape to this winter. Why not select a location to cross off your bucket list like Aruba or Saint Martin? With snowstorms soon to be popping up in the U.S., both locations are perfect to get away from shoveling your driveway and splitting wood for the fireplace. So, trade in your scarf and boots for flipflops and sunscreen. Check out the awesome recommendations below:
Visit the Caribbean
It’s not easy to pick a Caribbean vacation destination, but fortunately, we’re here to help you understand just what makes Aruba so special, unique and worthy of your consideration. Aruba may be best known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and you’re sure to be amazed by an incredible set of new and exciting things to do. Whether you seek peace and tranquility, excitement and adventure, immersive cultural experiences or an alluring romantic getaway, the One happy island has got you covered. With so many fun things to do in Aruba, you’re sure to find an activity, sight, attraction or event that’s right up your alley! Aruba is warm year-round with sunshine, clear skies and temperatures in the mid 80’s! Some might even say that Aruba has the most sunny days in the Caribbean.
Did you know Aruba is located on the outside of the southern hurricane belt and records show that Aruba has never been hit directly by a hurricane? Aruba is the perfect place to visit in the winter months because the weather is perfect to cure those winter blues. There are plenty of friendly people eager to say hello and welcome all of us snowbirds looking to trade in the cold weather to soak in the warm sunshine.
Things to do in Aruba:
This 37-square-mile island, ringed with white-sand beaches, has been living with a split personality since 1648, when it became the smallest parcel of land to be peaceably shared by two countries: France and the Netherlands. This is one of the smallest landmasses in the world divided between two countries. When you visit St. Maarten, the Dutch side in the south, it bustles with wide boardwalks, lively beach bars, and late-night casinos. Meanwhile, sleepy French St. Martin, with its harbor full of brightly colored boats and houses built up into the cliffs, is reminiscent of a Mediterranean Fishing village. Thanks to the French influence, you’ll also find some of the best food in the Caribbean!
Have you ever seen videos of people sun baiting on the beach while airplanes fly directly over them? Well, that would be the Maho Bay beach which is located at the end of an airport runway. This is a popular attraction for people visiting Saint Martin. Saint Martin is hot, sunny and tropical year-round. The average temperature is in the high 70s and low 80s which is absolutely perfect any day. Rain and storms are pretty rare with less that 4 inches per month. It’s hard to choose from the two locations, I know!
Things to do in St. Maarten:
Azure Beach And Blue Residences
Azure Beach and Blue Residences are two condominium complexes located across from one of Aruba’s most beautiful beaches, Eagle Beach. Aruba is known for being the happiest and friendliest islands in the Caribbean, also known as the One Happy Island. It is famous for its soft white sandy beaches, warm tropical breezes and turquoise water. The island is ideal for family vacations, a romantic honeymoon, destination weddings and even a relaxing getaway for you to unwind. The 2-bedroom condominiums are equipped with a full kitchen, two private bathrooms and sleep up to six guests.
Royal Palm Beach Resort
A haven of sun, sea and sand awaits you! Poised on a pretty bay with the powdery sand beach just steps away, Royal Palm Beach Resort is located on the island’s Dutch side, known as Sint Maarten. Endless stretches of powder white sand, swaying palms and the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea engulf magnificent beaches that will take your breath away. Experience Caribbean splendor steeped in French and Dutch culture as you stroll along island beaches listening to the calypso sound of steel pan drums and watch the hypnotic beat of carnival dancers. Just imagine strolling along the gorgeous beach, swimming in the sparkling blue waters, and just relaxing by the pool at the resort. If you are looking for the ultimate in relaxing vacations, you will find it at Royal Palm Beach Resort.
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