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Our Story: 28 Years ⁄⁄ 28 Trips

When Barb and I visited Aruba for the first time 25 years ago, it was Carnival and the parade went right past our hotel on the first night. The energy was unbelievable and everyone was so friendly and outgoing; right away we fell in love with Aruba. From then on, we began to visit Aruba every year to escape the winters in Colorado and have a couple weeks for just the two of us.

Now we come to Aruba to visit all the friends we’ve made. We’ve grown close to other couples who visit about the same time we do, as well as Ignacio Petersen, the bartender at the Manchebo Resort’s Pega-Pega Beach Bar. Over the years, he’s invited us to his house, and we’ve done the same, opening our doors to he and his family when they visit the States.  He’s the one who taught us to slow down, to not be in such a hurry. It really has helped us appreciate life more.

--Brad Tesch

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Some of our favorite places
One of the best beaches on the island, calm water, white powder sand and plenty of space for all visitors.
Located across from the marina, Crystal Casino has more than 400 slot machines and is open 24 hours a day.
One of the original casinos in Aruba, it offers more than 300 slot machines and all of your favorite table games.
Some of our favorite places to eat
Marina Pirata
Located right in Saventa, this local favorite has 15 tables right on the dock overlooking the water-perfect for dinner at sunset.
Already an Aruba institution, Madame Janette is equally celebrated for its ambiance and cuisine. They serve up international fare with a distinct Aruban touch.
One of Aruba’s best located in Noord. Fine Europoean cusine with a hint of Dutch flair. Chef Martin is one of the best talents on the island, he will make any dish on prior request.
Some of our favorite activities
This boutique hotel borders Eagle Beach, and features a Caribbean-Balinese spa, where you can get treatments right on the beach.
Tee off on a PGA Championship course on Aruba’s picturesque, rugged north coast. Tierra del Sol is equal parts challenging and stunning.
MORNING STAR
Watch the sails unfold in the breeze and join Captain JJ, Kat, and her daughter Jasmine on a family-friendly snorkeling adventure or a romantic sunset cruise.
We love sharing the beach and the ambiance with the friends we’ve made over the last 20 years.
Brad Tesch
Tips
BEST GOLF
The course at Tierra Del Sol. It’s a spectacular Robert Trent Jones II design.
Aruba Hotels : Where to stay in Aruba
BEST DINNER FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION
Chefs Tables & Madame Janette. Be sure to make a reservation in advance…they both are very popular!
Aruba Facts
BEST CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Visiting during Carnival and hearing Aruba’s local bands.
BEST WAY TO RELAX
Experience a blissful massage in the open-air huts at Spa Del Sol