Noord, Aruba- The Caribbean island of Aruba sits like a jewel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea with powdery white beaches, fantastic water sports and an enviably sunny climate. “Aruba offers some of the best diving to be found anywhere and sits comfortably beyond the usual hurricane zone, making it a fabulous year-round destination,” says Matthew Smillie, whose company, Aruba Villa Vacation Homes, provides Aruba beach villas.
Aruba was first settled by Arawak Indians from South America. In 1499, Spanish explorers came to the island looking for gold, but eventually abandoned the isle when little was found. For a long period after that, Aruba became a clandestine port for pirates who tormented ships as they returned to Europe. In the 1600s, Aruba was captured by the Dutch and it became part of the Dutch colony of the Netherlands Antilles. Since then, Aruba has become a premier tourist destination, offering a wide variety of hotels and Aruba vacation rentals.
Aruba is located in the southern Caribbean and is popular for its pristine, white beaches. “These sands are some of the finest in the entire Caribbean and are relatively untouched,” says Smillie, whose company lists villas and vacation rentals Aruba. The island’s most popular feature is its clear, beautiful waters. Aruba has a large variety of water sports, including deep-sea fishing, surfing, and wind surfing. Aruba is one of the world’s best diving sites and is home to a number of impressive, wrecks (including a World War Two German ship). Divers also encounter Barracudas, Manta Rays and the rare Green Moral Eels.
Oranjestad, the island’s capital, is a shopping Mecca and a picturesque colonial city with pastel, Dutch style buildings. The capital has a Natural History Museum where visitors can see Arawak Indians’ pottery and cave-drawings. After dusk, Aruba comes alive to the beat of Caribbean-style music and many visitors enjoy all-night bars and casinos. “The best way to enjoy it is to board one of the island’s brightly colored, party buses that blare festive music and take partygoers to Aruba’s hotspots,” says Smillie, a provider of Aruba Beach rentals.
Visitors can experience prehistoric cave drawings at Canashito, enjoy four-wheel drive excursions through the sandy Arikok National Park and explore the abandoned pirate castle and gold mines at Bushiribana. Aruba’s cuisine is an exotic mix of Dutch style meats and cheeses, hearty South American steaks and goes down very well with a local beer or one of the island’s fantastic cocktails, notes Smillie, whose company lists Aruba beach villas.
To learn more about Aruba Villa Vacation Homes, visit their Web site at http://www.arubavillavacationhomes.com/ or phone them at +297 5645437.
About Aruba Villa Vacation Homes:
Aruba beach villas, houses, apartments, condos, hotels and guestrooms. Each rental meets the highest standards and most have a private pool. With more than 40 properties, Aruba Villa Vacation Homes offers the widest selection of Aruba vacation rental properties on the island.
Aruba Villa Vacation Homes is owned by You Need A Vacation Rentals N.V., which is part of the Global Holiday Finders Corporation.
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