Monday, March 23, 2009

Wild Aruba

For the past three years, my family and I have been fortunate enough to escape the frigid cold of Massachusetts and set off for warmer parts during February vacation. It's always a last minute deal with only two major requirements: warm weather and a fairly painless flight (nonstop, if possible). This year's destination: Aruba.

My husband had been singing the praises of Aruba for the past three years. Everyone we knew had something great to say about Aruba. But I'll admit, I was reluctant to take the bait. My images of Aruba were of high rise hotels, wall-to-wall bodies on the beach, and casinos galore. Not exactly the place for two little kids. Oh, and did I mention we don't like to stay at hotels? My son has a tree nut allergy, so renting a home-away-from-home with cooking facilities provides great peace of mind.

But after reading more about the great beaches and interesting terrain of the island (and finding a well-priced direct flight), we were on our way. Luckily, we found a great little place in Malmok right on Boca Catalina beach. Aruba turned out to be amazing.


  1. first time visitor to Aruba. Spent the first 2 weeks of april in my parents time share in Palm Beach. what an awesome place. I am a huge nature buff so seeing all the different birds, tropical fish,flowers, butterflies etc. was amazing.Oh, i neglected to mention that i am disabled and get around with crutches, braces and a wheelchair. For the most part getting around wasn't so bad considering they don't have the laws for accessibility as we do here in the states. If u do ur research you can find someplace to rent motorized scooters to get around and even a beach wheelchair so u can get to the water.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog, Kim. I'm glad you enjoyed Aruba. We loved the lizards, birds and of course, the great fish we saw snorkeling.