Honeymoons in Aruba
Aruba is a small island located off the north coast of Venezuela, in the Caribbean Sea, and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language of the island is Dutch, but the locals typically speak Papiamentu (their native Creole language), English, and Spanish as well, so during your honeymoon in Aruba you should have no problems with communication. The island is located outside of the hurricane belt, which is an added bonus for a tropical destination, and with its predictably sunny and warm weather it is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing time together.
If you are an avid shopper always on the lookout for a good deal, then a honeymoon in Aruba is an excellent choice. Aruba is a free zone, which translates into some amazing deals on brand name items including clothing and jewellery. If it’s a party you’re looking for, a honeymoon in Aruba in January will set you down in the middle of the biggest celebration of the year – Carnival! Be prepared for lots of music, costumes, and wild parades full of dancing. For the active types there’s no shortage of water sports, including diving and snorkelling of course, flamingo watching and hiking. The people of Aruba are known for their laid back and welcoming nature, and you will feel right at home during your honeymoon in Aruba.
- As with many other Caribbean destinations, you may be dreaming of long days on the beach sipping cocktails, evenings out dancing, and maybe some snorkel trips. All of this is possible, but here are three additional activities you should consider while on your honeymoon in Aruba:
Visit Huliba Cave, also known as ‘The Tunnel of Love’ because of its heart shaped entrance. Once inside, you can admire the ancient cave drawings along the 90- meter-long passageway – but don’t forget your flashlight!
- Take a relaxing horseback ride along the coast and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views.
Take in the view from Hooiberg (Haystack Mountain), where you can see the mountains of Venezuela in the distance after climbing up the 562 steps which lead to the top.
Key Facts for Aruba
Currency: Aruban Florin
Flight time: 9 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Aruba
When to go:
The average daily temperature in Aruba is 29 degrees Celsius. The climate is hot and dry, and even during the rainy season, which runs from October to December, rain showers generally don’t last long. The cooling trade winds make the temperatures ideal for a honeymoon in Aruba all year round. Be sure to pack a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and light clothing of natural fabrics. A sweater may be useful for some evenings, but especially if you plan to spend time in air conditioned spaces!
KLM operate flights from Dublin via Amsterdam to Aruba with a flying time just under 13 hours!
The local currency is the Arubin Florin although the US Dollar is also accepted.
Visitors from Ireland do not require a visa for their honeymoon in Aruba. Your passport must be valid for at least three months after your date of departure from Aruba, and you will be required to present an onward or return ticket that shows you will be leaving the island within 30 days. You’ll land at Queen Beatrix International Airport, and from there you have the choice of making use of local buses and taxis, or renting a car of your own for part, or all, of your honeymoon in Aruba.
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Getting Married in Aruba
If you want to get married somewhere beautiful with a lush tropical environment then Aruba could be the perfect destination for your wedding abroad. With so many beautiful hotels and resorts, Aruba has plenty of stunning wedding venues to offer. Or you could get married on one of the many white sandy beaches, overlooking the crystal clear ocean. This Caribbean island has a tranquil and peaceful feel to it that makes it the perfect romantic location for a wedding abroad. After saying your vows, why not celebrate your wedding at one of the beautiful resorts or on a beach overlooking a beautiful sunset. To get married in Aruba there are some legal requirements which your wedding planner will be able to assist you with.
To get married in Aruba you will need:
Copies of birth certificate for bride and groom with apostille (state certification).
Passport picture page or valid state issued picture ID for Bride & Groom.
Witness (18 years up) passport picture page or valid state issued picture ID (minimum 2 witnesses).
Certificate of no impediment for bride and groom (also referred to as a single status report and in some states called a negative statement of marriage). Apostilles are required for "negative statement of marriage")
If either party has been divorced a copy of the 1st and last page of the divorce decree(s) is required.
If either party is a widow(er) copy of death certificate is required.
For further information visit http://www.visitaruba.com/experience-aruba/weddings-and-honeymoons/getting-married-in-aruba
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