Upon arrival at the entrance of the open-air lobby at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino, one word comes to mind – Stunning. Unparalleled beauty. As you climb the steps and gaze towards the hotel’s lush grounds, a beautiful vision of tropical flowers, palms, stone walls, waterfalls, pools, and a peak of the crystal blue ocean waters greets you. You breathe in the warm windy air, feel the caressing breeze and hear the sounds of hotel staff greeting you with a Papiamento accent. Pure Paradise. You can’t wait to dive in.
If you’re contemplating where to adventure in the Caribbean next, look no further than Aruba’s enchanting, calming waters and welcoming local culture. Having visited Aruba multiple times, it’s evident that this is a place you must put on your travel bucket list.
The Hyatt not only feels like the scene of a movie, its decadence includes all the services and amenities you could possibly need right on the property. These include multiple restaurants, a casino, an amazing spa, beach cabanas and float rentals, multiple bars, a swim-up pool bar, and even jewelry and clothing boutiques.
A quick walk around the grounds shows the beauty which encompasses the proliferating palm trees and sparkling pond setting. Iguanas, bright lizards, and black swans are within reach in the winding garden paths as you make your way down to the pools and beach. Once you reach the sand, sidewalks guide you left and right to discover multiple local restaurants that sit right on the water. These small restaurants such as the ones located on Pelican Pier provide the best fresh caught fish and conch, with beautiful views right on the water.
Sip on cocktails and watch as boats go by or sign up for your own deep fishing adventure, either way, you won’t be disappointed by the beauty and adventure that awaits you on this “one happy island.”
All photos were taken by Sarah Guiler.