Aruba is “Open for Happiness”! Its white powdered sand and turquoise waters are the exact beaches we’ve been daydreaming about for the past few months. If the beaches aren’t convincing enough, you can watch the recent virtual getaway we had with the Aruba Tourism Authority and learn about the other incredible experiences the island has to offer. And now, as restrictions slowly open up again, Aruba is at the top on our list for one of the best destinations to re-introduce you to traveling. Why?
- The last reported active COVID-19 case was 5/27/2020 and no new cases since 5/4/2020. (As of this article's publish date)
- Many resorts were already designed for social distancing. (But we called it “romantic” before!)
- Average year-round temperature is 89 degrees.
- Yearly rainfall amount is less than 20 inches.
- TSA and airlines have introduced enhanced safety procedures making it safe to travel to the island. You can read more about those here!
Here are some of our favorite resorts that are taking enhanced safety precautions seriously, that we trust to provide the VIP experience we know and love:
Bucuti & Tara Resort
This property co-hosted the virtual getaway we mentioned earlier and it’s difficult to NOT fall in love. You won’t have to sacrifice luxurious amenities and activities Susan describes. Click here to read about the advanced safety measures being taken at Bucuti & Tara Resort.
We love the Ritz-Carlton Aruba because of the luxury, comfort, and beauty. Here you will find that the service impeccable, the grounds immaculate, and you can explore the island without ever leaving the resort. Here you can read the steps being taken by the Marriott Group at all of their resorts to ensure safety and cleanliness.
Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
Aruba Marriott is an Adults Only Resort overlooking the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach. They offer spacious accommodations with sunny beaches, superb dining, and picturesque views. Also part of the Marriott family, you can find their safety and cleanliness guidelines here.
The All-Inclusive Barcelo Aruba Resort offers 373 rooms that all feature a balcony for enjoying the sunrise and sunset. It stands out thanks to its spectacular sports and leisure facilities, particularly connected with the paradise beach where the building stands. Here you will find the changes Barcelo Aruba is putting into place foe added safety and security.
Travel looks a little different post COVID-19, but the world is still out there to explore! Traveler safety is our number one concern, and we love that Aruba and its tourism partners take it seriously, too. Let us help you navigate these new changes with our trusted partners so you can #travelwell and get that beach break you deserve!
Written by Brian McGee
Brian is a Leisure Travel Consultant at Uniglobe Travel Designers who has a passion for all things travel, sports, and music. Outside of the office you can find Brian drumming for a local duo country band or working at a local sporting event or concert. He and his wife Wendi have been married for 18 years and have 4 children,1 precious granddaughter, and French Bulldog pup Roux.