Our Story: 14 Years ⁄⁄ 9 Trips

Ten years ago, we took a southern Caribbean cruise and Aruba was the final island stop. Let’s just say we saved the best for last! Since then, we’ve visited every year and our young daughters, Mia and Paige, look forward to every trip.

Some of our best memories are of watching the girls grow up on the island. They seem to just get Aruba. We spend most of our day hopping back and forth between the beach and the pool, stopping at the bar halfway for a chocolate milkshake they've nicknamed the “sandslide.” The girls say this is their absolute favorite place in the world, and when we do our sunset walks on the beach as a family, I have to say that I totally agree.

--Shannon Whipple

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Some of our favorite places
Nestled on the southeast end of the island, Baby Beach is a calm, sandy-bottom lagoon. With a bounty of fish, it’s one of Aruba’s perfect snorkeling spots.
A spectacular two-mile stretch of pristine beach where the sand leads right up to our high-rise hotels and resorts. The calm waters are perfect for swimming, and the sunsets are ideal for sandy evening strolls.
One of Aruba’s most popular beaches. The calm, turquoise waters and picnic areas make it a perfect place to swim, snorkel and play for the day.
Some of our favorite places to eat
A celebrated Asian-fusion restaurant at the Westin where you can watch your dinner prepared fresh right before your eyes.
Conveniently located right across from the Radisson Resort & Casino, Gianni’s is a family-owned Italian favorite offering fresh fish and traditional Italian dishes.
Located right on the beach at the Marriott Surf Club, Seaworthy’s is definitely worthy of a visit.
Some of our favorite activities
Relax and float down the lazy river. Let the kids play the water slide. Have a family volleyball game. This cool pool at Marriott Surf Club is fun for all ages.
An “adventure outfitter,” Red Sail sports will help you explore Aruba. Everything from Jeep rentals to snorkeling tours to sunset cruises.
A fun-of–a-kind voyage on an 85-foot teak schooner will float you right to Aruba’s most colorful marine life.
I love our sunset walks on the beach. It's Aruba family time for us.
Shannon Whipple
Get a yummy chocolate milkshake from Seaworthy’s Pool Bar.
Our girls are captivated by the hibachi grills at Blossoms.
Aruba Facts
Try a wet and wild ride on the Great Big Mable with Red Sail Sports.
Aruba Facts
Take a family stroll down Palm Beach before dinner.