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EL Tours Awarded 2016 Affordable Tour Operator of the Year

Published on: Oct 26, 2016

Category: General

EL Tours01.jpgThe Luxury Travel Awards recognize excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. With its four types of excursions, EL Tours prides itself on offering world class service at an affordable price. Whether you want an entire day of exploring or a short tour of Aruba’s highlights, EL Tours’ professionally trained staff will ensure that your visit to Aruba is a memorable one.

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Conde Nast Traveler Readers Name Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort one of the Caribbean's Best

Published on: Oct 21, 2016

Category: Accommodations

12967376_1189662064428752_961195800731634620_o.jpgThe Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort was recognized as one of the top 40 resorts in the Caribbean.

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Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Awarded Silver EarthCheck Certification

Published on: Oct 17, 2016

Category: Accommodations

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The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba properties have earned the Silver certification from EarthCheck for the 4th consecutive year, the world's leading certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. This certification is the result of hard work and dedication of the properties' staff and management team.

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Continues its Sustainability Efforts With New Solar Panels

Published on: Oct 17, 2016

Category: Accommodations

Solar Panels (4).jpgVisitAruba had the opportunity to conduct a short Q & A with resort owner Ewald Biemans. In this interview, Mr. Biemans spoke about Bucuti & Tara’s new solar panels and the benefits of embracing environmental practices in Aruba. The resort’s commitment to nature and ecotourism has resulted in several environmental awards, including its 16th annual Green Globe certification in 2016 and the new elite status of Green Globe Platinum.

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Awarded Green Globe Platinum

Published on: Oct 14, 2016

Category: Accommodations

Bucuti+Tara-Beach-2014_L.jpgBucuti & Tara Beach Resort just achieved its 16th annual Green Globe certification and the new elite status of Green Globe Platinum. With an outstanding score of 98 out of 100, Bucuti continues its mission of making rewarding vacations and sustainable tourism mutually inclusive.

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Aruba spared the worst of hurricane Matthew

Published on: Oct 03, 2016

Category: General

IMG_6217.JPGThroughout last week residents and visitors of Aruba had been on alert for the approach of  hurricane Matthew. Thanks to Aruba's southern location and the numerous precautionary measures and island-wide preparations, the hurricane passed by leaving only relatively minor damage.

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Boardwalk Small Hotel Celebrates Housekeeping Week In Style

Published on: Sep 20, 2016

Category: Accommodations

2016-09-19-PHOTO-00003696.jpgIn honor of Housekeeping Week, the Boardwalk Small Hotel treated their entire Housekeeping and Maintenance team with new shirts, goody bags, and a night filled of fun bar hopping on the Kukoo Kunuku Bus. The small hotel showed recognition to their team for their loyalty and meticulous cleaning skills, which is constantly receiving 5 stars on TripAdvisor. 

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California Lighthouse Now Open to the Public With New Daily Tours!

Published on: Sep 14, 2016

Category: General

Tower-Sunset.jpgWith the restoration completed, the California Lighthouse is finally open to the public after being closed for decades. This new attraction features daily and VIP guided tours, and a chance to enjoy Aruba’s scenic coastline from the lighthouse’s highest point. Come and enjoy Aruba’s newest and most unique attraction, and create life-lasting memories!

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3D Iguana Sculpture at Aruba Art Fair

Published on: Sep 07, 2016

Category: Events

bordalo street art 02.jpgLeading up to the Aruba Art Fair, portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo also known as Bordalo II has created an amazing 3D sculpture of an iguana using trash, found objects, and spray paint. This is just one of the ten public art pieces that will be left permanently after the Aruba Art Fair. The Aruba Art Fair consists of three days of a wide variety of artistic expressions in all shapes and forms.

JetBlue's new flights to Aruba from Ft. Lauderdale

Published on: Sep 01, 2016

Category: Airlines and Flights

jetblue.jpgJetBlue’s latest addition to its Fort Lauderdale growth plan includes new daily flights to Aruba beginning the fourth of January 2017. The new flights will leave Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at 11:22, and arrive at Reina Beatrix International Airport (AUA) at 15:24, local time. The returning flights from Aruba will depart at 16:20, and arrive at 18:25. These new flights are precisely timed to connect more than 20 evening departures in Florida, adopting JetBlue’s main South Florida hub as the gateway to the Caribbean.