According to the Aruba Tourism Authority, more than 1 million couples in the U.S. delayed their wedding plans over the last year-and-a-half due to the pandemic. So to cure these couples' blues, the island is kicking off the Honeymoon First sweepstakes that will award one lucky pair with a free five-day, four-night trip!
"With so many having to postpone important milestones in the last year, we want to give couples the chance to enjoy a safe, romantic escape to reconnect," stated Ronella Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. "Our One happy island offers a slice of paradise for all couples to enjoy, from our sunny skies and fresh ocean air to the secluded caves and Natural Pool in Arikok National Park."
The spot is the perfect place to destress: not only is Aruba located outside of the hurricane belt, but it boasts an average daily temperature of 82 degrees. There's also an endless options of activities, including shopping, shows, sunset yoga classes and tons of outdoor adventures, like snorkeling, scuba-diving and water-skiing.
The contest runs from today until November 15 and offers a stay at either the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort or the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. And even if you don't come out victorious, be sure to check out the other deals the island offers for honeymooners.
The Brickell Bay Beach Club & Spa has a special five-night Romantic & Relaxing Getaway package, which includes a sunset sail, daily breakfast buffet and $100 in resort credit, while the package at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino consists of a private Sunset Concierge Dining Experience, an 80-minute couples' spa treatment, daily palapa on the beach and daily breakfast.
Since the island reopened last summer, they've implemented several health precautions. To start, travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance.
At the moment, more than 75 percent of eligible residents (aged 12+) have received at least one dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. To learn more about Aruba's health protocols, click here, and to enter the sweepstakes, click here. Good luck!