We stayed at the Marriott Resort in Palm Beach, it was so nice! One thing that was great about Aruba was that we didn't have to stay on the resort the whole week due to lack of safety. Aruba is very safe, we walked down the beach every night into "town." This is where we ate most of our dinners and did a little shopping with the local street vendors. The first night we ate at this awesome BBQ restaurant called Smokey Joe's. It was caribbean influenced BBQ... it was SO good. We got some sort of platter that had BBQ shrimp and chicken, pulled pork, ribs, some banging potatoes, and last but not least, fried plantains. It was my favorite thing to eat while we were in Aruba, and almost every restaurant had them.
|On our walk into town on the first night. Notice the sun... that was the last time we saw it until the day we left.|
|Beautiful sunset, one of the only ones we saw.|
|Second night, dinner and a show at the resort.|
|Awkwardly posing in front of California Lighthouse.|
Our next stop was the Natural Bridge, it was a land bridge that collapsed in 2005. But we were able to see Baby Bridge!
|Of course Hunter had to find something to eat.|
At our next stop we got to go snorkeling at Baby Beach... Fun Fact: this is where the that American woman reportedly went missing a few months ago, her boyfriend is currently one of the only people sitting in the only prison on the island. Very little crime occurs in Aruba, the locals understand that tourists mean jobs, and tourists don't like crime. The only major crimes in Aruba in the last few years seem to be rich white guys going a little crazy on their vacations.
|One of our nightly walks|
|Hunter taught me how to play chess, I'm not very good at all.|
|Iguana's were EVERYWHERE!|
|Last night in Aruba, dinner on the beach... it was the best.|