Spence and I got home a week ago from a return trip to our beloved Aruba. Last October we travelled there and had so much fun that four days later, we booked two weeks in May to coincide with my 60th birthday.
Those who’ve followed this blog may recall my 15 part series, Travels in Aruba from 2015. Hands down, it collectively brought the most activity to Spence’s Girl since it’s launch. I’m hopeful that you’ll enjoy this series as well.
We awoke well before the crack of dawn to arrive at the airport to check our bags by 4:00 a.m. and took off shortly after 6:00.
Arriving at our final destination around 2:30, we picked up our rental car and headed a short distance to Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort. Having stayed there last trip, there was no question that we’d return there, we’d even requested and got the same room.
Upon our arrival, we were offered cool, lavender scented cloths to wipe away the travel grime – and a glass of ice cold champagne. Nicole, who we’d met last year at check-in, took care of the formalities this year and got us settled in. As always, they’d provided lovely welcome gifts.
Knowing that the first of two daily cocktail hours commences at 4:00, we scooted down to the Sand Bar for drinks and our first sunset of the trip. Life is good!
We opted for night one to have dinner at Elements, the restaurant at Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, which we think is the best on Aruba. The menu is creative, food delicious, presented beautifully and excellent service guaranteed.
For our first night, we opted for a light meal and the selection of appetizers was very appealing…..what to choose???
Stay tuned for more in this new series……