5 Things to Do in Aruba This Summer

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Does your ideal summer vacation look like sand, sun and a whole lot of adventure? Then Aruba is the perfect destination for you. From water adventures to cultural immersion, Aruba has a little bit of everything that makes the Caribbean so wonderful. Book with Apple Vacations and you'll get round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and in-resort round-trip airport transfers leaving nothing for you to worry about besides enjoying your Aruba vacation.

Be Properly Welcomed at the Bon Bini Festival

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If you find yourself in Aruba on a Tuesday night, head to the historic Fort Zoutman in the heart of Oranjestad. There you'll find traditional food, crafts, music and dancing at the Bon Bini Festival, a celebration of Aruba. "Bon Bini" translates to "Welcome" in Papiamento, and the festival lives up to its name with a fun course on Aruba's culture. It's a great introduction to the people and traditions of the island.

Try Your Hand at Windsurfing

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Hit the waves at one of Aruba's many beaches for plenty of heart-pumping activities. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, the waters around Hadikurari, or Fisherman's Huts, is perfect for windsurfing year-round. Home to the annual Hi-Winds Pro Am Windsurfing Competition, this beach is open to anyone are looking to pick up a new hobby.  Feel the wind on your face and pick up a new hobby as you skirt through shallow, clear waves.  

Discover Secret Swimming Holes and Beaches

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Aruba's more famous beaches are attractive for many reasons, but if you want something all to yourself, head off the beaten path to Arikok National Park. On this side of the island, you'll find a rocky, desert landscape littered with an abundance of secluded beaches and secret swimming holes. These private spots are perfect for catching some sun and relaxing without the crowds. Reach them by horseback, hiking trail or four-wheeler to add to your adventure.  

Tour Aruba's Monuments

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With a fascinating history, and over 80 nationalities represented in its population, Aruba offers a diverse past worth exploring. Head out on a tour of Aruba's many monuments. From the vibrant-hued City Hall to the iconic California Lighthouse, there are plenty of historical spots to immerse yourself in this unique culture.

Relax!

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It's no surprise that Aruba's motto is "One Happy Island." As one of the sunniest islands in the Caribbean, it offers the perfect conditions for relaxation all year long. Whether your bliss comes from lying on warm sand, indulging in spa treatments at world-class resorts or tasting new foods, you'll find it here.

It's no surprise that Aruba's motto is "One Happy Island." As one of the sunniest islands in the Caribbean, it offers the perfect conditions for relaxation all year long. Whether your bliss comes from lying on warm sand, indulging in spa treatments at world-class resorts or tasting new foods, you'll find it here. All you have to do is book and Apple Vacations will take care of the rest.

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