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    Why Aruba?

    http://www.aruba.com/aruba-vacations/why-aruba

    what do you tell others about "why?"

    certainly if you are a repeat aruba visitor, folks ask you "why?"

    the link above to our parent site, lists a few of the many reasons folks continue to visit and call aruba their "home away from home"

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    that is an easy answer....
    1. friendliness of arubans
    2. beauty of the island
    3. cool tropical breezes (to off set the blazing heat !!!)
    4. Beautiful beaches, calm ocean making for great swimming/floating
    5. easy access with no fuss customs in and out of island
    ...... could keep going but those are probably my best answers....
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    In my best Dr. Zoidberg impression from Futurama, "Why Not Aruba?"
    What really makes me long to return to Aruba:
    1. The small island feel.
    2. Feeling as though I'm home.
    3. Friendly, wonderful, pleasant, beautiful and hospitable people.
    4. The overwhelming feeling of relaxation that is present in the atmosphere. From the moment my connecting flight takes off from Curacao the warm embrace of relaxation takes hold preparing me for my arrival on the island.
    5. Sunday Barbecue!!
    6. The common characteristics in culture that Aruba and my country has in common. (Carnival, Soca, Calypso, Steel Pan etc)
    7. There is so much to see and do, yet there is no need to be in a rush to do them all.

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    1) My Aruba Family. We have about 30 people that go to the Divi Village the first two (2) weeks of August, they are the nicest people and I am from Boston and they are from New York, Conn. and New Jersey and we allget along so well.
    2) The beautiful beaches
    3) Warm and friendly Arubans
    4) As I tell me Golf buddies when they ask why would you go to Aruba in the summer, I could go to Seabrook or Hampton Beaches and spend $3,000.00 and have it rain the whole time but in Aruba it's always sunny and windy and fantastic.
    5) I just love Aruba
    Next Aruba trip in

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    The way you are "welcomed back home" from your arrival at Customs and your resort when all the workers from housekeeping to waitstaff to barstaff remember you from the years prior.

    The way you feel "safe" while visiting downtown, restaurants, bars, casinos or wherever you go outside of your resort.

    How friendly and clean Aruba is.

    The beautiful sunsets!

    The beautiful beaches!

    The wonderful weather whenever you choose to visit!

    The friends you meet each year and the friends you see from previous years!

    Bully!!!! The best taxi driver anyone could ever have, who becomes a friend!!!!

    This forum where you can learn and share stories with other Aruba lovers!!!!

    The soft, cool sand and beautful ocean!!!

    LOVE ARUBA!!!!

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    Last year I met my sister and her extended family in Miami Beach. They were there for a four week vacation in Florida, changing locations every week.

    I caught myself mentioning Aruba to her so many times, automatically comparing Miami Beach with Aruba. Miami Beach was nice but could not keep up with Aruba, IMO. The biggest differences for me:

    Aruba's beaches are clean, safe and lovely. There is something for everyone: more waves, possibility to wind surf etc. I not a good swimmer and prefer the calmer water along Palm Beach. In Miami Beach: there were lots of sea grass (nasty) to go into the water and when the water is a bit cleaner, the waves are much stronger which I don't like. There are also lots of jellyfish! Yuck! And possible sharks!

    Aruba has much more to offer: the tourist area with lots of restaurant and ambient e, so does Miami Beach. But it's easy to change the scenery in Aruba, every day can be completely different with all the activities, sports, events etc. Where in Miami Beach, every day seemed to be more or less the same.

    The weather: both are hot but Miami Beach seems to be more humid and there could be some intense rain showers. Aruba seems less humid with less rain.

    What my sister and her husband noticed about Miami Beach: It was not recognizable any more. They had met there 25 years ago and both were working there for a few months. There charm they loved about it was gone, it all had turned into a big commercial place.

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    Aruba is my paradise! What else is there to say? I agree with all of the above mentioned awesome things! There is also the amazing feeling of being welcomed. There is a sincerity in the Aruban people. Everyone I have met actually WANTS us there - they are appreciative of us tourists supporting the tourism industry. And I am truly thankful for that!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Where else can you go and be on the beach within an hour of landing. The beaches are phenomenal; clear and pristine with waves to play in. Where else can you go and receive so many hugs!! Year after year our friends at the Divi welcome us back with warm smiles and hugs, telling us "Welcome home"! There is no place else, only Aruba!!

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    and speaking of "welcome home"
    every time we pass thru aruba immigration upon arrival in aruba, we are always greeted with "welcome home"
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Where else can you go and be on the beach within an hour of landing. The beaches are phenomenal; clear and pristine with waves to play in. Where else can you go and receive so many hugs!! Year after year our friends at the Divi welcome us back with warm smiles and hugs, telling us "Welcome home"! There is no place else, only Aruba!!

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    For me it's simple. My ideal vacation is a relaxing one. I'm not big on having an agenda full of things to do. My friends are always on the go with schedules and time limits so I don't usually go away with them ha ha. Aruba has great beaches, fabulous food, and just enough 'touristy' things available if I feel like I want to do something besides bask in the sun.
    ​Laura from NH/Divi Village

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