When in Aruba, you are surrounded by the sugar sand beaches and the ocean which varies between shades of teal, turquoise and indigo depending on sun, clouds and the depth of the water that can’t help but captivate your attention. On land, there is equal beauty in the flowering trees and shrubs at every turn. With my love of gardening and photography, I was compelled to take these pictures and share them.
On of the things you see on the island of Aruba are Divi Divi Trees. Due to the tradewinds, the trees look unique as they grow with the wind.
Aruba’s trademark: the Divi Divi or watapana tree. An interesting observation is that attempts to plant this tree in other parts of the world have proved futile – it seems the Divi Divi is most comfortable in Aruba! (source: internet search)
Both at our charming boutique hotel, the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts and at every turn, we saw so many flowering plants and trees. This is a sample of the beauty:
Cacti and palm trees grow everywhere, endless varieties. Around our hotel, many of the cacti, trees and flowering shrubs have small signs identifying them which was thoughtful (and informative) for a gardening buff such as myself.