Aruba: One Happy Island

I spent 5 days relaxing in Aruba. In those 5 days, I ate, laughed, and soaked in the ocean until I became wrinkly. We stayed at an Airbnb in the Tuscany Residence subdivision, it was a pretty central location with a 10-minute walk to the Marriot and about a 10-minute drive to Palm Beach. 

We didn't see the Flamingos because the Renaissance and De Palm Island were booked. I highly recommend booking these places early if you're attempting to get a day pass and/or a private cabana. Flamingos were a bust but we enjoyed a relatively quiet Baby Beach as a consolation prize. Baby Beach is a perfect spot for chilling at the beach. The water in this lagoon is shallow and calm making it a nice spot to bring little ones.

Everyone knows I am a food snob, so you know I got my fine dining on. We did the Chef's table at Senses and it didn't disappoint. It was so much fun getting to watch Chef Kelt Hugo Maat do his thing. We had 8 courses that married the chef's Dutch and Indonesian background perfectly.  

Overall I really enjoyed Aruba and will be back because it was 1 a quick trip from DC and 2 I didn't get to see a ton of the island due to not renting a car. I can't wait to go back. 

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