Aruba Journals

Romantic Aruba Vacation

A June 2009 trip to Aruba by MattF

Bucuti Beach Resort Photo, Aruba, Caribbean More Photos
Quote: My Wife and I went back to Aruba to spend two glorious and relaxing weeks on a romanic getaway at the Bucuti Beach Resort on Eagle Beach. This is journal is about doing Aruba at a slow and rythmic pace.

Idling Away the Hours on Baby Beach

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Baby Beach Seagulls Photo, Aruba, Caribbean
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Baby Beach is located on the south eastern tip of Aruba by Seroe Colorado, and for good reason it is one of the local favorites. The beach has a breakwater surrounding the southern and eastern sides to break up the surf and as a result, this beach is calm and maybe up to six feet deep in the deepest spots. It looks like a HUGE beach pool and you can walk hundreds of yards into it without getting over your head. It is fantastic! The beach sand is powder white and the water is aqua blue. Gorgeous!We make the road trip to Baby Beach from the western resort area a couple of days each time we visit because this beach is so inviting and relaxing. There are palapas along the beach that you can us...Read More

Rumba Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Eclectic and Fun"

Rumba Bar & Grill Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
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We stopped into the Rumba for a drink after a hot day shopping in Oranjestad. We were pleasantly surprised by the eclectic decor and the service! We ordered a Balashi for me, and my Wife ordered a Sangria. Both delicious on a hot day, but also a delight because Jonike (sp) our bar tenderess was very friendly, full of positive vibe, and just made us feel special. She also was a wealth of knowledge on which local shops provided the best variety and the best prices! After sipping our drinks awhile we decided to move on to see some of the nearby architecture, but within the hour we were back at the Rumba for lunch and more fun time spent with Jonike!Lunch was really good (especially with anoth...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 30, 2009

Rumba Bar & Grill
Havenstraat #4
Oranjestad
+297 588 7900

Bucuti Beach Resort

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Hotel | "A Resort Focused on Romance and Relaxation"

Bucuti Beach Resort Photo, Aruba, Caribbean
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Having stayed at a Palm Beach resort in the past, we opted for a less crowded, adult oriented, and romantic experience this time. We selected the Bucuti Beach Resort after a significant amount of research. This resort is heralded in numerous travel magazines as one of the most romantic resorts in the world, and the Bucuti will definitely stand out as one of the most romantic and relaxing resorts we have ever stayed at. We stayed in a Tara Beach Suite on the bottom floor (Room 303). Our patio looked out over the beach, and from the patio we could stroll out to the Pirates Nest Restaurant, the Sand Bar, and the beach. The suites are well appointed and comfortable. There's a sitting area with...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2009

Bucuti Beach Resort
L G Smith Boulevard 55 B, Eagle Beach
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
(297) 583 1100

Screaming Eagle

Restaurant | "High Style and Great Food"

Screaming Eagle Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
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The Screaming Eagle Restaurant is located in Eagle Beach and came to our attention because it was established by the same people that own the Flying Fishbone Restaurant in Savaneta. This place is very stylish. The decor is upscale and modern flashy. You can have dinner in bed on all white sheets with white gauze curtains separating them, or standard tables located both inside the restaurant or on the patio. The bar is well stocked and decorated with a modern flare with intense red lighting. You feel a vibe when you walk into the place.The menu is fairly diverse, including steaks, lamb, chiken, fish, lobster, and even vegetarian fair. They have something to offer everyone. The pricing for e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2009

Screaming Eagle
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 228
Oranjestad
(297) 587-8021

Old Fisherman (The)

Restaurant | "Where the Locals Go!"

Old Fisherman (The) Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
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We were looking for a new restaurant experience that the Locals frequented, and that served local fresh fish.When we asked the staff at the Bucuti Beach Resort Intermezzo Spa, they all said that the Old Fisherman was the place to go and that we would really enjoy it. The Old Fisherman is located across from the central bus station in Oranjestad, behind Iguana Joe's. It is a small restaurant with maybe 10 tables and bar. It was very clean, decorated in fishing themes (pictures, and fishing boat models), and the service was really friendly and prompt.My Wife ordered a Grilled Red Snapper fillet and I ordered the Butter and Garlic Grouper. Both dishes were served with Coconut infused White Ri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2009

Old Fisherman (The)
Havenstraat 36
Oranjestad
+297 588-3648