Photo Essay: Aruba, One Happy Island
June 24, 2013
They call it “One Happy Island” — and believe me, it’s easy to see why. Let your cares drift away on the trade-winds and join me on an exploration of the tropical isle of Aruba:
In This Photo Essay You Will Discover:
- Aruba’s Largest Park
- Underwater Sights
- Rogue Waves
- Perfect Sunsets
Five days in Aruba wasn’t enough. I had just truly begun to relax and I was back on a flight to the Great White North. No question, I’ll return one day — but until then, I have my memories. And these photos of Aruba, One Happy Island:
Underwater on Aruba’s choppy north coast.
Brain Coral at Spanish Lagoon.
Sunset dining at Pincho’s Bar & Restaurant.
Palm Beach – home to the high-rise hotels.
Rogue wave! Getting soaked at the Natural Pool on Aruba’s north coast.
A couple of local residents scurry past our lunch table.
Deep-water drift-snorkelling at Mike’s Reef.
Shallow-water snorkelling at Spanish Lagoon.
Every Thursday, the streets of San Nicolas come alive with the Carubbian Festival.
Beach tennis novices: learning the skills.
Beach tennis pros: I couldn’t compete with these folks!
Snorkelling through a school of fish at Spanish Lagoon.
Enter the bat cave — not all the bats were sleeping…
An astonishing 18 per cent of Aruba is devoted to Arikok National Park.
Expect 80-plus-feet of visibility while snorkelling in Aruba.