I recently I recently traveled to Aruba on a three-generation family vacation with my mom, sister and granddaughter. My mom purchased timeshare in the later 80s at Paradise Beach Villa, one of the oldest resorts in Eagle Beach. We have visited off and on over the years. I told my mom who is now 89 years old that I would take her as long as she wanted to make the trip.
Even though a small island, 20 miles long and 6 miles across, every time we vacation there, I always find something new. I love the open-air beach side restaurants overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the water activities, jewelry shopping, caves and rock formations and the many festivals, music and dance performances.
This year, we decided to restaurant hop to places we had not gone before. To our surprise, we had two new restaurants in our resort that we thoroughly enjoyed, Terraza Italiana and Así Es Mi Peru. We indulged at other restaurants across the island including West Deck, Cuba’s Cookin, Chalet Sussie, Lobster and Chicken. Papillon and Big Mama’s at Baby Beach.
My family often tease me because I drive around the entire island as if I live there. We can get around many places via the island bus system, but I rent a car to make it more comfortable for my mom. I always enjoy our time on the island and look forward to next year.