Travels in Aruba 2016 – part one

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.

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Starting the trip with an airport mimosa as we traveled Flint to Atlanta to Aruba.
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.

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Chilled wine, gouda, crackers, cookies & Aruba Aloe lotion!

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!

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A little Prosecco

Exhausted but we made it! 
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……








5 thoughts on “Travels in Aruba 2016 – part one

  1. I would love to go to Aruba. We have gone to several Caribbean Islands on cruises but those stays are too short and most destinations from Florida tend to be closer to Florida. I think St. Kitts was the farthest we have been.

    1. It is special, lovely people, use US currency, no language barrier, some of the purest water you’ll ever drink and the beaches and ocean take your breath away. I did an earlier series, Travel in Aruba last October that I think you’d enjoy if you’re even thinking of going. And I hope you do!

      1. You talked me into it but it won’t be soon. Later this year we are taking my son and stepson on a short cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.

  2. Aruba looks like a must visit destination!!! πŸ˜€ I’m enjoying this series a lot… Also quick mention, Spence and you look great together πŸ™‚ lots of love!

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