It is hard to beat the island of Aruba for a destination wedding or honeymoon and we will tell you why.
Aruba is known as “One Happy Island” and guess why? Well, wouldn’t you be happy in a place where there are 365 days of sunshine, breathtaking sunsets, crystal-clear blue waters, great food, and fun things to do every day? Aruba is a romantic, relaxing, and fun-filled destination where you can’t help to be happy. It is most definitely the best island for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons and let us tell you a little bit more about why.
1. The sun is always shining
Aruba is a paradise where the sun shines every day. It actually has the most sunny days of any island in the Caribbean. The temps are consistently warm, rarely dropping below 83 degrees. Now, that is some perfect beach weather. It almost never rains on the island as it is located below the hurricane belt, so bad weather spoiling your wedding or honeymoon does not have to be a worry.
2. Aruba is very safe
Aruba is extremely safe and has the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean. You won’t ever feel uneasy even if you go off exploring the island on your own. There are some secluded beaches and hidden gems that you can go discover without having to second guess if you should or not. Furthermore, it is great to know that all your relatives and their children will be safe. You won’t have to worry about anyone feeling on-edge or keeping them cooped up in a resort. Safety is often something we take for granted, but it makes all the difference, especially on your big day. In Aruba, you will be able to fully relax on all levels.
3. Aruba is perfect for all kind of couples
The list of things to do in Aruba is endless and there are activities and things to see for every kind of couple. If you’re a couple that likes the outdoors and adventure, you can get your adrenaline pumping and go on a hike in Arikok National Park, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, and deep sea fishing, just to name a few. If you prefer lounging on the beach, Aruba has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most popular ones are Eagle and Palm Beach with their stunning white sands and aqua water, you will be in heaven. If you’re a couple that enjoys eating, well you’re also in luck! You have to try Zeerovers in Savaneta, Wilhelmina in Oranjestad, Craft in Palm Beach, and Papiamento in Noord. They all receive raving reviews. Go shopping and treat you and your loved one to a spa day! You can’t go wrong with anything you choose to do. Whatever your interests are, Aruba has it all.
4. One Happy Honeymoon
Now, this is really cool, get ready. The Aruba Tourism Authority created the One Happy Honeymoon package, where they’ve partnered with resorts, hotels, restaurants, and outfitters all throughout the island to offer specials for honeymooners. All you have to do is just let the participating place or business know that you are a honeymooner! You won’t believe it, even the Ritz Carlton is a participating resort! Hurry, go book now! These specials are also great for when you go on guided excursions and other activities. See some of the other participating resorts, read more, and download the One Happy Honeymoon here.
5. Have your Dream Wedding you and all your guest will Love
Think about your absolute dream wedding. With the help of your destination expert, Caribbean Wedding Travel, the wedding planners at the resorts or the independent wedding planners on the island, we will make your dreams a reality. The dream team will also advise and help with the documentation and details of everything. Tell us your vision and maybe a few things that are really important to you. Caribbean Wedding Travel will match you up with the perfect Wedding location and you won’t have to worry about a thing. Since Aruba has been a popular place for destination weddings, the resorts and planners are very seasoned and have a lot of experience.
The hardest part of the whole planning process may be choosing only one of the stunning resorts as your venue. However, you could also have your wedding on the beach with your toes in the sand or maybe in Arikok National Park! You could even have it on a boat! Couples in the past have also chosen historical sites as their venue such as the gold mines, caves, natural bridges, or secluded coves. Get creative and think about what you really want because honestly, the possibilities are endless.
You can have a religious ceremony.
If having a religious ceremony is really important to you and your loved one, you can do that in Aruba too! There are Catholic priests and rabbis available, but you will just have to do some planning and arranging in advance. You can get in contact with one of the churches or synagogues on the island or have your wedding planner do so to figure out the details.
It’s an easy trip.
Talk about convenient! Aruba is just a four-hour flight from New York City. That’s just a hop, skip, and a jump! You won’t have to feel bad about putting your relatives and bridal party through a super long and boring flight. Upon arrival, you will by flying into the Queen Beatrix Airport which has won international awards for beautiful facilities and services. Furthermore, they provide pre-clearance of US Immigration and Customs on your return flight to the US. The whole traveling process couldn’t be easier.
There is amazing hospitality.
Aruba’s locals are so friendly, welcoming, and warm. You will be greeted with a big smile wherever you go. During your stay in the island’s resorts and hotels, you will be blown away by the attentive service and hospitality of the staff. It is all part of the beautiful and relaxing experience you will have in Aruba.
Clearly, Aruba is one of the best places to have a destination wedding or honeymoon. You will never want to leave this “One Happy Island.”