It’s not often that you get to cross off two bucket list items with one stone, but that’s part of what makes Seabob Aruba so special. Most people go to Aruba to enjoy the 5-star resorts and lounge beachside for hours. While the hotel I stayed at was definitely inviting, I wanted to get out and see more than just my guest room. Specifically, I wanted to have an underwater adventure. If you too have mermaid dreams, or simply…

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16 years ago, a woman named Linda began Linda’s Dutch Pancakes and Pizzas in Palm Beach, Aruba. Today, her son Stefan continues her legacy, managing the business along with his brother in his mother’s memory. Not only will you find the best breakfast in Aruba at Linda’s, you’ll come across an atmosphere befitting of the island—friendly, easygoing, and consistent with Aruba’s trademark as one happy island. Located just minutes away from all the major hotels in…

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Aruba is nicknamed “One Happy Island,” and it’s not hard to see why. At just over 19 miles long and a mere 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, it’s a slice of paradise that’s full of quirky contradictions. As a territory of the Netherlands, Aruba has a surprising infusion of Dutch architecture and food. Guests sample these distinctly European elements amidst echoes of Spanish music while the heat on your skin reminds you that you’re in the tropics. The…

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Where you stay in Aruba really makes a difference, and you won’t find better accommodation than the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba. Often the debate revolves around whether to stay in the high-rise or low-rise hotel area while in Aruba. Located in Palm Beach, the Boardwalk Small Hotel is in the high-rise area. But with only 14 villas, you’ll never feel rushed or herded here. It’s across the street from the Ritz Carlton and Marriott so you…

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