5: 30 PM
A luxury evening cruise gives your group the
chance for a memorable adventure along the
island’s stunning coastline on the brand-new
Monforte III. The 115-foot teak schooner can
do everything from cocktails at sunset up to a
full-scale dinner event. The seasoned culinary
team creates handcrafted cocktails and offers
a variety of menus tailored to your event.
Since Aruba is a small island, there is always
time for groups to enjoy the resort after the
off-site activities. monfortecruise.com
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Start off with yoga on the beach and let the
group indulge in their chosen free-time resort
activity such as spa experiences, PGA golf, offshore fishing, kite surfing lessons, and more.
Pick up some souvenirs at one of this destination’s numerous shopping areas. Perhaps its
most popular is downtown Oranjestad, where visitors will find a top-notch selection of products, both local and big-name designer brands, at a wide range of stores. The main street of
this shopping district is often turned into a pedestrian walkway, allowing visitors to enjoy a
leisurely stroll among the boutiques and jewelry stores.
End your event with a farewell dinner at your resort or one of the many colorful and exciting offsite
venues around the island. To create an authentic island experience, make it a Carnival celebration.
GET OFF ROAD
Get off road for a high-adventure ATV tour across
Aruba’s landscape. One of the most popular routes, a
drive along the country’s rugged northeast coast, gives
groups the opportunity to see sites such as the yellow Alto
Vista Chapel, encircled by outdoor stone pews, or the ruins
of the Bushiribana gold smelter (built in 1825 when the
island was a major source of gold). Red Sail Sports can arrange
for the tours and customize itineraries for the group. redsailaruba.com
Sample the island’s diverse culinary offerings at one of many restaurants. Among the dine-around options to consider are the tropical menu of Papiamento Restaurant, Italian at Faro
Blanco, or the stunning sunset views at Pinchos Grill & Bar. Afterwards groups can meet up at
297 or Sopranos for a taste of Aruba nightlife. papiamentoaruba.com; faroblancorestaurant.
com; pinchosaruba.com; sopranospianobararuba.com; 297restaurant.com
GET TO THE WATER
Start your visit here by getting into the
island’s famous crystal-blue waters for some
paddleboarding, snorkeling, kite surfing, or
windsurfing outings. For the fishermen in
your group, activity operators like Red Sail
Sports offer deep-sea fishing expeditions,
where attendees can try their luck at catch-
ing some local tuna, wahoo, or blue marlin.
Aruba’s white-sand beaches and clear-blue waters offer an ideal backdrop for groups
looking for some sun and fun with their next event. While the Aruba Convention Bureau
can help planners put together a perfect itinerary, here are a few ways to take
advantage of this Dutch Caribbean island’s rich offerings.
By Alex Palmer
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