Sunday – Tuesday, June 6 – 8
On the beach early Sunday morning…our second to last beach day because our flight home is early Tuesday morning . We have our anniversary dinner at Passion’s on the Beach tonight. We had another picture perfect day on the beach and it was a little hard to pull ourselves out of our chairs to get ready for our dinner…but oh so glad we did!
We cleaned up and got ready in record speed…making it to the beach bar at Passions in time for a glass of wine before our dinner. Our reservation was at 6:00…we were the first table seated. We were warmly welcomed by our server who immediately wished us a “happy anniversary” and offered to take a picture. Pictures taken, we ordered a bottle of wine and shared the Grilled Shrimps Tunisian Style…they were huge! The bread was delicious as well, and we sat back and relaxed with our toes in the sand watching the people walk by and those playing in the water…the sun was just beginning to set and it was a bit warm to say the least! Once the sun started setting, it was perfect! It wasn’t too windy…they only had to relight the torch at our table once! We ordered a Captain’s Salad to share…so glad we did because it was huge! After the shrimp, bread and salad we waited a bit for our dinner order! We were never rushed…the service was excellent! I ordered grouper w/creamy shrimp and my husband had the mahi mahi w/scallops, both were delicious! The sunset was the most spectacular of our trip…lot’s of picture memories! After dinner they brought us a special cake w/sparkler! There was a young man playing light jazz and before the evening ended he played a special song for “the couple celebrating their anniversary”…so to end our evening we had a special dance together on the beach…It was an absolutely perfect anniversary celebration for us…tying with our 25th celebration on a dinner cruise on the Seine in Paris!!!
We taxied back to the Divi and spent some time on our balcony listening to the music from the beach bar…to bed a bit later than usual but tomorrow is our last day...
Monday we were out early and had a perfect last day on the beach. We spent a little time in the morning organizing our things to pack up…we learned that we would be picked up at 5 AM for our 7:50 flight….UGH! Note to self….no more early flights out of Aruba! Our day was spent enjoying the beach…we walked to the Tam to pick up a few souvenirs. We thought they had some very nice shops. We also picked some things up at the Divi shops. We packed and cleaned up for our last dinner at the Divi. Preparing to leave is not fun…but, the Divi makes it very easy by allowing check-out the night before.
We ended our last evening with dinner at the Red Parrot…it was as delicious! One last drink at the beach bar and plans for another trip were made! We fell in love with Aruba and its warm people…we will be back!
Our early flight back to Miami was uneventful. The custom’s process through the Aruba airport was interesting…a first for us! It made getting back to St. Louis easy, our luggage made it home with us even though we had 3 connections! Note to self…pay a little extra for easier connections home…! I had actually used frequent flier miles for this trip…next time I will be more “creative” in picking/choosing our flights!
Danki Aruba pa unforgettable memories!