Aruba Vacation – One Happy Island!

Aruba is my favorite island to visit each year. Here you can relax, sun, swim and eat delicious food! What more could you ask for?

This is the perfect vacation spot if you are looking for a warm, sunny place to rest, relax and read and soak up the sun and warm water that is out of the hurricane belt. Weather is always 80’s to 90’s and sunny, warm and windy. Water is cool when you first go in but refreshing and soon feels like a comfortable bath that you never want to leave. Ahh! We love it and spend hours every day in the water.

I hope to soak up as much as I can before going back home. Ahh! I plan on reading many books too that I will be reviewing for your reading pleasure for the months of October and November.

Here are a couple of photos as we flew in.

Beautiful Aruba from plane
Almost there!
First Night at Pure Beach Restaurant
Gorgeous Sunset
View of Pure Ocean Restaurant – Dined here second night
View of sun setting from Balcony of Room
Pure Ocean Restaurant – Hostess
Delicious Shrimp Cocktail with pickled onions and greens
Chicken Saltimbocca

The third night we ate at our favorite Asian restaurant, Yee’s which used to be Blossom’s for those of you who know anything about Aruba.

Enjoying a tasty Sangria with fruit at Yee’s Asian Restaurant
Our first selfie on our balcony

This is just the first week we are here. At this rate if I take a photo or every night’s meal I will be busy for three weeks. Hope you enjoyed a snippet of what Aruba is like. Hope you get to visit this lovely little island. It really is One Happy Island! Who wouldn’t be happy here?

My first day here I got a sunburn on my arms even though I had sprayed and creamed well. We are in the water so long each day that the sunscreen washes off. From now on I have to leave the water and reapply more sunscreen. I forgot how much closer we are to the Equator and how damaging the sun can be.

I promise not to bore you with every night but I will post some more photos of the ocean and of course sunsets and food.

Thanks for stopping by to read my post and enjoy my photos. I appreciate your kind support. Watch for more posts coming about Aruba.


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Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Aruba Vacation – One Happy Island!

  1. Darlene says:

    We only spent a day in Aruba a few years ago but just loved it.

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