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35 Great Valentine’s Day Ideas from Aruba

The most romantic day of the year, V-day, is coming up quickly!  So if you are still contemplating on what to gift your loved one, and you don’t want some cliché Valentine’s day gift like chocolates or flowers, we have some great Valentine’s Day Ideas in store for you, all courtesy of the One happy island of Aruba, which some say is the most romantic island in the Caribbean!

Aruba, the perfect island to celebrate Valentine’s Day:

It’s no secret that Aruba is the island with the most sunny days of the entire Caribbean, but add as backdrop our beautiful pristine white-sand beaches and you have the perfect circumstances for one Instagram-worthy, no filter needed, super romantic sunset picture with your sweetie!

Book a Romantic Aruba Getaway

Divi Aruba All Inclusive Special

Plan Your Next Vacation to Divi Aruba and Find Out Why We LOVE Aruba! Stay with us at rates starting at $199 per person using code ‘LOVEARUBA'. All vacations at Divi Aruba include the following:

  • Accommodations just steps from the sand and pools with king bed or two queen beds
  • All meals at 10 dining options and all beverages at 8 bars
  • 4 freshwater pools
  • Non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, beginners windsurfing, and the Divi Winds Sports Center with 30-ft rock climbing wall on the beach
  • Nightly entertainment including themed nights
  • Wifi throughout the property

You can also explore the nearby Links at Divi Aruba, a 9-hole golf course, the shops at Alhambra Casino or relax at Indulgence by the Sea spa. There are many reasons to love Aruba. At Divi Aruba, you’ll experience many from local cuisine and adventurous water sports to dance filled nights with live local bands and Carnival shows. With special booking code: LOVEARUBA, rates starting at $199 per person for travel May 1 – December 22, 2017. 

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Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Special

Plan Your Next Vacation to Tamarijn Aruba and Find Out Why We LOVE Aruba! Stay with us at rates starting at $195 per person using code ‘LOVEARUBA'. All vacations at Tamarijn Aruba include the following, plus if you bring the whole family, Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE through age 17 year-round!

  • Oceanfront accommodations with king bed or two queen beds - Connecting rooms available for families
  • All meals at 10 dining options and all beverages at 8 bars
  • 4 freshwater pools
  • Non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, beginners windsurfing, and the Divi Winds Sports Center with 30-ft rock climbing wall on the beach
  • Nightly entertainment including themed nights
  • Wifi throughout the property

You can also explore the nearby Links at Divi Aruba, a 9-hole golf course, the shops at Alhambra Casino or relax at Indulgence by the Sea Spa. There are many reasons to love Aruba. At Tamarijn Aruba, you’ll experience many from local cuisine and adventurous water sports to dance filled nights with live local bands and Carnival shows. With special booking code: LOVEARUBA, rates starting at $195 per person for travel May 1 – December 22, 2017. 

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Blue Residences Aruba

Blue Residences Room

  • 20% Discounts for travel through December 21, 2017
  • Luxury 1-Bedroom Ocean View Apartment Suites from $280 Winter season and from $200 Summer/Fall.
  • Website link: www.BlueAruba.com
  • Promo Code: Blue Aruba
  • Toll Free (800) 728-4910

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Romance Package at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort:

Divi Phoenix Aruba The romance package includes:

  • Accommodations in an oceanfront one bedroom suite
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Romantic candlelit beachside dinner for two at pureocean
  • Welcome turn-down service with flickering bedside white candles, petal strewn bed, chilled bottle of champagne in a keepsake souvenir wine cooler bag, two souvenir champagne flutes and chocolate or tropical fruits
  • 5 nights during February: $2638; 7 nights during February: $3637

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 Romance Package at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on Aruba Includes:

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  • Accommodations in an oceanfront one bedroom suite
  • All meals, drinks and non-motorized water sports at your choice of three Divi Resorts
  • Romantic candlelit beachside dinner for two at Windows on Aruba (reservations required)
  • Welcome turn-down service with flickering bedside white candles, petal strewn bed, chilled bottle of champagne in a keepsake souvenir wine cooler bag, two souvenir champagne flutes and chocolate or tropical fruits
  • 5 nights during February, all-inclusive: $2683; 7 nights during February, all-inclusive: $3703

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Brickell Bay Adult-Only Beach Club Romance Package

Brickell Bay beach Area de playa

  • 5 Nights’ accommodation
  • Bottle Champagne on ice in room
  • Breakfast daily (2 person)
  • $100 hotel credit for Spa or dinner the hotel's brand new Italian steakhouse Joe & Guisseppe's
  • A $80.00 credit voucher for on-Island excursions & watersports with Pelican Adventures
  • Free upgrade to deluxe room
  • Night turn-down service with chocolates
  • Free Wi-Fi in the room
  • Welcome cocktail
  • $40 Casino Match-play voucher

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The Ritz-Carlton Aruba Romance Escape 

The Ritz Carlton Aruba habitación resortValid through September 30, 2017. Starting at $389 USD per night

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Daily breakfast for two at Solanio
  • Daily $100 USD resort credit
  • Welcome to Aruba amenity (once per stay)

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Gold Coast Valentine's Day Special

Get away with Valentines day and enjoy a romantic stay at Gold Coast Aruba! Our beautiful 2 bedroom Condos and Townhouses are the best accommodation to enjoy some time away with your loved one. We will make sure your stay will include all the romance you excpect on this special day, including a free bottle of Champagne. Looking for a way to make your stay even more romantic? The restaurant, White Modern Cuisine, located at the Clubhouse of Gold Coast Aruba offers a special 6 course Valentines dinner! Stay at one of our 2 bedroom Condos & Townhouses for 3 nights for the total price of $695,- this is including all taxes and cleaning fees! Surprise your loved one and spend Valentines day at Gold Coast Aruba!

For more information or reservations contact us at rentals2@goldcoastaruba.com or call us on our toll free number: +1-866-978-5978. For restaurant reservations please contact White Modern Cuisine at  +297 280 0280 or email at contact@whitecuisine.com

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Romantic Dinner à Deux

Treat your SO to a romantic toes-in-the-sand dinner at one of our many beachfront restaurants? Especially for Valentine’s Day, our Aruba restaurants offer private beach dining options, special menus and great discounts!

Private Dining under the stars at Atardi

Enjoy a private dining experience under the starts in a gazebo with a special menu prepared by our Executive Chef Romeo Penacino. For reservations call +297 520 6537. 

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Romantic Dinner at The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol

Restaurante de Tierra del Sol Resort Golf en ArubaEnjoy a romantic dinner at The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol. You and your Valentine will enjoy a delicious 3-course Valentine’s set menu at $75 p.p. (Price excluding taxes). For reservation call at (+297) 586-7800 Ext. 221 or email at restaurant@tierradelsol.com

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Ike's Bistro at Manchebo Beach Resort

Ikes bistro lounge nightIke's Bistro, the recently completely renovated and remodeled open-air restaurant at the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa on Eagle Beach, presents an innovative new menu in a trendy, cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a 3 course Valentine's Day menu for just $50 p.p at Ike's Bistro!

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The Chophouse at Manchebo

the_chophouse_at_manchebo restaurantExecutive chef Ever de Pena, presents a truly innovative new menu in an all new trendy and cozy ambiance. The famous South American - Churrasco Steak continues to highlight the menu together with an array of new fish, chicken, beef and seafood specialties. Enjoy a 3 course Valentine's Day Dinner menu for just $50 p.p! 

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Hilton's Exclusive Toes-in-the-Sand Beach Dinner 

sunset_dining_Hilton Aruba Enjoy an exclusive 5 course toes-in-the-sand dinner for just $300 per couple. Sweethearts of all ages are invited for a special barefoot dinner, toes in sand at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. The resort beachfront will be dedicated to lovers, on Valentine’s Day, dining at leisure under the stars on a special festive menu, prepared by the resort’s culinary brigade. 

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Windows on Aruba Valentine's Day Menu

Windows on Aruba Red SnapperIndulgence in a 3-course Valentine's Day dinner at the elegant Windows On Aruba restaurant for just $69 per person. Situated at the Divi Links Clubhouse

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Pure Ocean's Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Divi Phoenix Aruba Pure Ocean Enjoy a 3-course meal for $55 per person at the Pure Ocean restaurant, situated at Divi Phoenix. 

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Mulligan's Grand Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner

divi Mulligans Aruba Mulligan's Golf Cafe and restaurant is offering a 3-course dinner for just $49.95 per person.

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Amuse Sunset Restaurant Valentine's Day Dinner

Amuse SunsetAmuse Sunset Restaurant is offering 2 fix prix Valentine's Day menus, a 3- course dinner at $39.50 per person and a 3-course dinner at $75 per person. 

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Matthews Beachside Restaurant Valentine's Day Dinner

Matthews Beachside RestaurantCome enjoy Matthew's Beachside restaurant 4-course Valentine's Day dinner for just $39.95 per person! 

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Salt &  Pepper Valentine's Day Menu

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, you take your best gal or guy out to dinner after having presented her or him with roses, chocolates or other sweet nothings. At Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden it’s tasty tapas that will lure the romantic couples in with 4 cold and 4 hot tapas. The drink special on Valentine’s Day is the fresh Strawberry Mojito. The four cold tapas that will be served are: a sushi roll called Maki Caebichado, Salmon tartare, Cucumber carpaccio and a Mango-passionfruit grouper ceviche. The four hot tapas are: Braised pork, served with mashed potatoes and a brandy-strawberry coulis, lamb chops in a red wine sauce, a red onion compôte and a mushroom risotto, red peppers, filled with oven-baked mozzarella, Gouda cheese, steamed vegetables and pan-fried potatoes and a seafood paella and blue shell mussels al ajillo.

Make your reservations for this tasty tapas Valentine’s event via (00297) 586 3280 or www.saltandpepperaruba.com. Salt & Pepper is located across from the Barcelo Resort on the hi-rise hotel area.

Tango Argentine Grill's Valentine Day Menu

Yes, it might just be possible: Cupid’s arrow might strike home when you are in the middle of a lovely Valentine’s dinner at Tango Argentine Grill in the Arawak Garden on Palm Beach. Well-known and very popular locally, this outstanding restaurant has come up with a Valentine’s menu that even Cupid can’t resist! The menu is as follows: there is a choice between two appetizers (Seafood Chowder or a Mixed Garden Salad with a choice of dressings), three entrees (Suf & Turf with Shrimp and a 6 oz. Filet Mignon, a mahi mahi filet with a Creole sauce or a 12 oz. New York Striploin with sautéed onions. Dessert is when you can expect things to heat up. You either choose Bread Pudding (pan bolo) served with dulce de leche ice cream, Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream, or Strawberry Cheesecake served with strawberry ice cream. For reservations for this feast in honor of St. Valentine and for menu prices, please call 586-8600.

Fishes & More Valentine's Day Menu: 

Romantic vibes will fill the air on Valentine’s Day at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden. Cupid is around, pointing his arrows to the left and right. Taking your special someone to Fishes & More on February 14 is a great idea: everyone will absolutely love the Valentine’s Day Special Dinner, which starts off with a cold surf and turf combination of beef carpaccio, tuna tataki and shrimp, served with a wasabi-cream dressing or a New England clam chowder. Main courses are either a whole red snapper, served with garlic butter, steamed fresh vegetables and scalloped potatoes or filet mignon, a whopping 9 oz. of juiciness grilled to perfection and served to your liking. Cupid’s dessert is a strawberry bavaroise. A glass of Cruse Brut Landiras, a French sparkling wine is served by this extraordinary 3-course dinner. Romantic souls can already make reservations for Valentine’s Dinner at Fishes & More Restaurant via www.fishesandmore.com. Fishes & More is located across from the Barcelo Resort on the hi-rise hotel strip.

Hadicurari Valentine's Day Menu

Make a toast to Love and to life itself on Valentine’s Day at lovely Hadicurari Restaurant. This restaurant is excellent for lovers and friends of all ages, who want to spend a romantic evening, gazing at each other, the ocean, the fishing boats at the pier and the waving palm trees nearby. Dinner at Hadicurari will be a mouthwatering affair, with a choice of appetizers, two main course options and a flaming red dessert. When love is in the air on February 14th, you will know for sure.  Cupid, get ready with your arrow!

Sumptuous appetizer choices are: prosciutto with a potato soufflé, duck liver, tuna duo or garlic escargots with sun-dried tomatoes. Main course options are either the catch of the day or rack of lamb and dessert will melt even the hardest heart: baked Alaska and flamed red cherries.

Please make your reservations at Hadicurari at 586-2288 or via www.hadicurari.com and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Cheers to Love!

Moomba Beach Restaurant & Bar

Romantic vibes are swirling around allover the island on Valentine’s Day, February 14. You can buy roses and cute bears saying I Love You for the one that is playing a major role in matters of the heart.

Taking your special somebody out to dinner has become a tradition. As all restaurants will be posting their menus, there are many choices available. One of these, however, is outstanding and therefore we would like to bring it to your attention.

At MooMba Beach there is a Vantine’s menu which will catch your eye; it is offered with or without a wine pairing. The evening starts off well with a pink Prosecco and a Tuna Tataki amuse. After that there is a choice between a Seafood Chowder (with Josh Chardonnay) or an Asian Chicken Salad (with Coastal Ridge Riesling). Main course options are either Skirt Steak, served with garlic mashed potatoes and a homemade gravy (with a glass of Josh Cabernet) or a Red Snapper Steak, served with a white wine sauce, potato wedges and vegetables (with a glass of Pine Ridge Viognier). Dessert is a Fresh Fruit Coup, marinated in Prosecco and served with cream and a raspberry sauce or a Crème Brûlée For Two, served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Both desserts are served with a creamy Chocolate Martini (also if you have not chosen the wine pairing package).

For reservations and prices of this incredible Valentine’s Dinner deal, please surf to www.moombabeach.com, mail to moombabeach@arubawineanddine.com or call (00297-)586 5365. 

Cafe The Plaza Valentine's Day Menu

Before we begin to list the mouthwatering Valentine’s Day menu of Café the Plaza in the Renaissance Marketplace, we would like to tell you a bit about this most unusual celebration. Saint Valentine is said to have performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry under the Roman Empire. Valentine was imprisoned and later executed for his good and romantic deeds. He received, however, a sainthood for this and his birthday on February 14 became a Western Christian liturgical feast.

Valentine’s day is celebrated in many countries allover the world. In Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America the day is called El Dia de los Enamorados (Lover’s Day), in Brazil the day is called Dia dos Namorados in Portuguese, but the feast is celebrated on June 12.  In the US 190 million Valentine’s day cards are sent on February 14. When you google Valentine’s Day there are many funny stories about how this special day for lovers, colleagues and friends is celebrated.

At Café the Plaza love is expressed with food: as appetizer there is a home-made Creamy Tomato Soup with heart-shaped croutons. Your main course options are Creamy Mango Shrimp: garlic shrimp in a creamy mango sauce with sweet mango chunks or juicy Grilled Pork tenderloin with a sweet basil wine sauce. Dessert is Vanilla Ice Cream with a mixed fruit salad.

Reservations for Café the Plaza’s  3-course Valentine’s Day feast can be made via cafetheplaza@arubawineanddine.com or call 583 8826.

White Modern Valentine's Day Dinner 

The very exclusive White Modern Cuisine, situated at the Gold Coast residence, is offering a scintillating5-course aphrodisiac menu. 

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297 Restaurant Valentine's Day Dinner

One of the sexiest restaurants on island at the moment, take your Valentine's Day up a notch with this extensive Valentines Day Dinner Menu:

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Mango's Valentine's Day Menu ( Locals Only) 

Mango is offering a 20% discount at their a la carte menu for Aruban locals. View Menu

Valentine's Day Activity Offers

There is no better way to RELAX and RENEW than by enjoying a couples’ massage in a beach cabana! Luckily, Aruba offers many top-rated spas where you and your honey can indulgence in body wraps, full body massages, facial treatments, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and more.

During the day go off the beaten path: rent a jeep or an ATV, and have your own little island safari! Aruba is perfectly navigational and has beautiful contrasting landscapes: soft white sand beaches on the west side and rugged dessert like cacti filled terrains on the north side. Be sure to check out the Arikok National Park, and take a refreshing dip in the Natural Pool.

Romantic Day Spa At Tierra Del Sol 

Pamper yourself and your valentine with one of our romantic spa specials at The Spa at Tierra del Sol. All spa packages include the use of our club facilities for the day: fitness center, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. For more information visit the Spa at Tierra del Sol website:  To book a romantic massage call at (+297) 586-7800 Ext. 229 / 230 or email at spa@tierradelsol.com.

Aruba Fantasy Tours Special Valentines Offer:

Why not spend the most romantic day of the year exploring Aruba together. Join us for an island tour visiting Aruba’s most beautiful attractions. We focus on a personalized and local experience, that’s why we keep our tours small, and customizable for your experience! Couples get a special 10% off all our tours on this day! 

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Find your Treasure at De Palm Island

The week leading to Valentine’s Day, treasures are hidden at De Palm Island. Each day from February 7 to 14 you have a chance of finding a hidden coconut shell with a present in it for you to keep. Just like that! Or give it to your loved one and make her or his day. 
De Palm Island offers a full day of fun activities like snorkeling, unlimited banana boat rides and more, together with beach relaxation including food & beverage. A perfect getaway for all ages!
Book your tickets online: www.depalmisland.com or at one of the De Palm hotel desk locations.

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Free Underwater Valentine Photo

Go Snuba®, Sea Trek® or Power Snorkel in the beautiful waters around De Palm Island and have your personal underwater Valentine photo taken. You will receive this photo for free.
Snuba® is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving and can be done without prior diving experience. With Sea Trek® you walk under water with a special helmet and feed a bevy of colorful tropical fish, view a sunken Cessna and more. Power Snorkel gives a boost to your snorkel experience while you maneuver through the water with a motorized machine. 

Snuba®, Sea Trek® or Power Snorkel is available at De Palm Island as an upgrade to your day package. For more info about these unique activities visit http://www.depalmisland.com/signature-experiences/ . Book your tickets online: www.depalmisland.com or at one of the De Palm hotel desk locations.
Free Valentine photo promo valid on February 13, 14 and 15, 2017. Free photo will be available online, original photo can be send by email (no extra charge).

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Natural Pool UTV Adventure by Fofoti Tours & Transfers

For the adventurous couples out there! There’s no better way to spend Valentines Day than by exploring the wild side of Aruba on your personal UTV – 4x4 vehicle! From February 10 thru February 15, get $14 OFF on the Natural Pool UTV Adventure when you use promo code VDAY17 to book your tour on www.fofoti.com. On the Natural Pool UTV Adventure you will be able to explore the wild side of Aruba on your Personal UTV - a 4x4 Off-road vehicle! Ride through the National Park, Visit the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, the Alto Vista Chapel, and swim in one of Aruba's top natural attractions, the Natural Pool, a unique natural rock formation in the form of a pool.  Duration: approximately 3.5 hours Departure time: 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM (Everyday)

Includes:

  • Bottle of water
  • Dry snack
  • Bandana
  • Arikok National Park Entrance Fee 
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel.

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Red Sail's Valentine's Day Sail 

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Indulgence in a 50 Shades Darker Sunset sail! Complete with a themed gift when boarding, themed drinks (open bar), decor and snacks for just $49. 

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Aruba Shops Valentine's Day Specials 

Ladies, we love jewelry right? Did you know that you pay approximately 40% less for jewelry in Aruba than in the US? So let your hubby, boyfriend, or girlfriend take you on a jewelry shopping spree!

Gandelman Jewelers Valentine’s Day Giveaway 

Gandelman is hosting a Valentine’s Day Giveaway this February. With the purchase of any item at any of our Gandelman stores or through our Customer Service Center through February 14, 2017, you will automatically participate in the chance to win a BVLGARI BVLGARI Carbon Gold watch.

The Winner will be announced on February 15, 2017 on the Gandelman Website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Full name, e-mail address and phone number of customer is required. If the Winner is a non-local, the watch will be shipped to his/her address abroad. Winner agrees that Gandelman may use his/her name and hometown on social and local media in connection with the prize!

Alex and Ani Because I Love You Set at $98

On the Saturday before Valentine's Day, ALEX AND ANI has a special offer for last minute shoppers. On February 11th, Spend $98 to receive a jewelry pouch with crystals as your gift with purchase! Visit the Alex and Ani store on the High Rise Hotel Strip, Across Playa Linda Hotel. J.E. Irausquin Blvd 382, Palm Beach, Aruba
Phone: +(297)586 6333

KAYS Fine Jewelry Valentine's Day Offer

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Pink and purple tones are at an all-time high as the fashion and jewelry industry looks for inspiration in romance. These collections are sourced with the most beautiful baby pink Natural Pink Diamonds from Argyle Australia. Natural Pink Diamond collections start at USD $1500,-. 

For more information visit the Kay's Fine Jewelry Website

T.H. Palm & Company 

T.H. Palm & Company is giving away a dinner for two this Valentines Day to Aruba's new Peruvian dining experience, "Así es mi Perú", located at Paradise Beach Villas. Clients of T.H. Palm & Company will receive a raffle ticket to enter the drawing which will be held at closing time  on Valentines Day. For each awg 25.00 clients spend at the store through February 14th they will receive a chance to participate to win a dinner with a $250.00 value! The store, a popular shopping spot with both locals and visitors alike offers a unique selection of on trend tropical clothing for Men & Women as well as shoes and a fun selection of gifts, baby rompers and artisan made jewelry. This popular boutique also stocks local artist Elisa Lejuez's beautiful limited edition silk scarves! T.H. Palm & Company is located next to Dushi Bagels in Palm Beach, in front of Playa Linda Beach Resort, open 10-10 daily, until 10:30 on Fridays! Telephone: 592 7804

You can't go wrong with any of these GREAT Valentine's Day Ideas, happy Valentines from the One Happy Island of Aruba! 

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About the blogger: Jane Vermaas
Born and raised on the One happy island Aruba, her passions include everything Aruba has to offer. From the best snorkel spots to authentic cultural experiences, she will give you the inside scoop on where to beach bum and where to get the best local dish, where to go salsa dancing and the island’s best practices to happiness!