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This year’s wedding and honeymoon plans for many might have been thwarted by Coronavirus, but all may not be lost.
With surreal seascapes, magnificent sunsets, starry nights, wonderful beaches, welcoming people and world-class hospitality, there are many reasons why Aruba, is the perfect Caribbean wedding and honeymoon destination.
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Sunshine, warm temperatures, cooling trade winds, brilliant sunsets, and a location at the southern fringe of the hurricane belt take the worry out of planning your special day.
Aruba provides couples with many unique and unforgettable wedding venues. While most still opt for a barefoot-on-the-beach ceremony, others prefer diverse landscapes and natural phenomena such as hidden coves, underwater reefs, hilltop panoramas, and unusual rock formations.
Resorts offer a wide range of ceremony options from elegant ballrooms to sandy beaches. Brides can tailor their special day, choosing from a wide menu of facilities and amenities at both luxury high-rise resorts and more casual low-rise resorts. Or for that extra special night why not experience Aruba’s only over-water bungalows at Aruba Ocean Villas located in Savaneta.
Two of Aruba’s resorts are for couples only, so if you would rather a child-free celebration, but still want to celebrate your Caribbean honeymoon in style then the award-winning Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort or the Riu Antillas may be the perfect haven for you.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flies direct to Aruba from its home base at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport – and offers connections to Amsterdam from London-Heathrow and 16 regional airports. So, wherever your guests are travelling from, there will be a handy airport nearby and everyone can meet up at Schiphol. Additionally, Tui operates a summer charter flight to Aruba from London-Gatwick between the months of May and October, this will resume in 2021.
Aruba’s people are friendly and helpful. Hotel staff are professional and well informed. You will be received with warmth and appreciation and handled with care throughout your stay.
Civil marriages are now possible in Aruba, but they must take place at the Civil Town House. With some advance planning and submission of documentation, religious ceremonies can also be conducted on-island.
The best wedding planners in the Caribbean are in Aruba and can ease the stress of planning a wedding long distance. There is plenty of professional help available. Independent and resorts’ own wedding planners provide a complete service, with expert advice about documentation and legal matters, as well as coordinating the big day. Every last detail about the ceremony and reception can be taken care of – from officiator, witnesses, flowers, mementoes, gifts and wedding certificates to limousines, photography, video, a rehearsal dinner, wardrobe and personal attendants – even a butterfly release!
Trying to plan your big day in these uncertain times isn’t easy and we recognise that flexibility is more important than ever. To offer a little peace of mind, we’re announcing the Happily Ever After Guarantee -- the first postponable pandemic destination booking policy for any couple looking to book a wedding (or honeymoon!) in Aruba in 2021.
With this guarantee, you can plan your dream wedding or honeymoon on One Happy Island knowing if COVID-19 causes a hitch in your plans, your special event can be postponed for up to a year from your event date. Your big day or honeymoon is not a matter of if, it’s only a matter of when.
Aruba is one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean. You are safe and secure at all times. Aruba is one of only three islands in the Caribbean that has been given for WTTC Safe Travels Stamp.
This island has also intruded a Health and Happiness Code to ensure all restaurant, hotels and attractions meet a certain level of hygiene standards and safety. For more details on travelling to Aruba during this time please visit Aruba.com
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