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Find Your Virtual Happy Place in Aruba

by Angelique Platas

Apr 20, 2020

Photo: Littleny | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / Caribbean

When you can reconnect with your travel self and venture back out in the world, Aruba will be waiting and as happy as ever — but, in the meantime, find your beachside footing from home.


Hold on to the hope of visiting One Happy Island with the help of Aruba Tourism Authority’s virtual trip, enticing new travelers and reminding loyal visitors of what they won’t soon be missing.


Think of the virtual journey as a way to stay #TogetherWhileApart and bring the island vibes home with this lineup of virtual programming:


Sights and Sounds


When you need island vibes to ease your work day, homeschooling session or housekeeping shift, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino’Island Vibes Spotify Playlist can help. Hit shuffle play, turn the volume up and escape with the sounds of the Beach Boys, Bob Marley and more.


Step out of your living room and on to the sandy beaches of Aruba (virtually, for now) and enjoy 30 Minutes of Happiness with this calming video. Showcasing the soothing sounds of the ocean, your family can leave this on in the background for a much-needed change of pace. For even more visual stimulation, take a virtual tour of the Butterfly Sanctuary with a real-life local guide.




While nearly everyone you know is trying their hand at baking, cooking and crafting, you can join in the fun and add a little island flavor to your day with these recipes.


One snack staple you can start with, the pastechi is an easily customizable treat, created with nearly anything you can find in your kitchen — follow along with the instructions and mix and match fillings based on what you already have.


Pair your snack with a cocktail and try Divi and Tamarijn Aruba’s recipe for an Aruba Ariba. You may already have many of the ingredients, but don’t worry if you can’t find coecoei in your pantry — it’s optional.


For something a little less boozy and a little more family-friendly, Bucuti & Tara Resort Aruba’s expert mixologists suggest this mocktail recipe.


Check back in with the island’s tourism board for weekly fun, including meditation on Boca Grandi beach and more recipes. Check out the full site for games, activities and even island news for your future travel plans. Check in on social media for more up-to-date island vibes to stay


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