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    Finding Peace, Quiet, Solitude in Aruba

    There is no doubt that Aruba is bustling and booming with people, building, and traffic.
    How do you handle the "busy-ness?"
    If you need solitude and peace while on vacation, where do your find it on Aruba?

    What works for Paul and I; stepping away from the resort areas, staying at "other" kinds of places, visiting "other" beaches a little off the beaten track.
    We do enjoy a walk about in the Palm beach area in the evenings....we do love the hustle and bustle of that area in the evenings!

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    Our biggest 'escape' was moving from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach a few years ago..... just night and day with the decreased crowds and noise.

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    A couple of days a week I have a slow jog from Alto Vista Chapel, down to the beach on the stony path to the right of the chapel and then with the sea on my right I jog a few miles along the east coast towards the lighthouse. Hardly a soul there at Sunset apart from the odd dog walker. The sea is wild and the wind is stronger than at Arashi or Palm Beach. It's a primal and quite a beautifully desolate view of the island that people don't often see with rocky hills inland on the left and the rough seas on the right. Not made it to the Lighthouse yet (I'll get there eventually) this year but it gives me quiet, solitude and time to mull over the days events and the views are tremendous. It's as lovely walked as jogged (or you can do it in a jeep) and when you get tired, you can just walk/jog back the way you came. Warning though... Each of the hills you go down mean you have to go back up on the return trip !! The Balashi is all the more sweet though, once you get home...🍻

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Our biggest 'escape' was moving from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach a few years ago..... just night and day with the decreased crowds and noise.
    We made the "move" in 2004. It's been great ever since with a nice quiet beach and quiet morning beach walks without hardly anyone in sight - and also a nice quiet resort, too, with only 72 rooms.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- South Beach, FL: Feb. 2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    We also have stayed on Eagle Beach for the last four years. I go on a daily walk from the entrance to the Tamarijn every day and it really grounds me. This year we are staying in Oranjestad, but have a car, so will be hitting Eagle Beach early am.

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    We stay away from the high rise area. We first were at (and still own) at Renaissance which is quiet, especially the island. Now we are at Eagle Beach and again it is peaceful.

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    The Peace Labyrinth at Alto Vista is a wonderful place to walk and hang out and be mindful & peaceful.

    Like so many of you, we stay on Eagle Beach and do appreciate the quiet, but like to head over to Palm a few nights to get our crazy in

    Very early mornings on the balcony and on the beach are my only alone times during our stay and I appreciate them so much, but also love watching the groggy little faces come out to find me.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Just love the Eagle Beach area; quiet yet not to far to go up or down town

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Our biggest 'escape' was moving from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach a few years ago..... just night and day with the decreased crowds and noise.
    We keep rotating Arashi and Eagle Beach.

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    I too enjoy the quiet area vs. high rise crowds. I live for my morning walks on the beach watching the sun come up. I also like the DIVI AI which for years only had 204 rooms, now has a new building but still compared to high rise area feel small and less crazy.

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