Articles Mentioning Aruba Hotels

The 8 Safest Travel Destinations in the Caribbean Right Now

One of the most common questions we hear at Oyster.com is: “Is the Caribbean safe?” The answer is yes — but it depends where you’re going. By and large, travelers are unlikely to experience any major incidents on their Caribbean vacation no matter where they go. However, murder and violent crime rates are higher on…

12 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Aruba

Beach at the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba/Oyster Year-round sunny weather, white-sand beaches, friendly locals, and tasty international cuisine—these are a few of the reasons we love Aruba. In addition to picture-perfect beaches, the clear water that rings the island is perfect for snorkeling and wreck diving. And while visiting Aruba is pretty easy, there are…

The 10 Best Islands for Honeymoons

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island If you’re trying to decide where to go for your post-wedding escape, a sun-splashed island can be a solid choice. But which one to choose? The ideal island for your newlywed getaway depends on your budget, and how much time you have. But whether you’re simply looking for sand and…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Aruba Vacation

Beach at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino You may think if you’ve been one to Caribbean island, you’ve been to them all. But that’s definitely not the case when it comes to Aruba. This Dutch Caribbean island is so close to South America that you can see Venezuela on clear days. Aruba offers a…

The 7 Best Beaches in Aruba

Beach at Divi Aruba All Inclusive/Oyster If you’re taking a vacation to Aruba, you probably love the beach. The Caribbean island is 74 square miles (about the same size as Brooklyn) and is loaded with some of the most breathtaking stretches of sand in the Western Hemisphere. Unlike many Caribbean islands, however, Aruba is less…

The Best Packing List for Aruba

Aruba is known as “One Happy Island” for a reason. The Caribbean nation is widely celebrated for its white-sand beaches, sparkling blue waters, and trade winds that make for consistently warm and breezy weather. But packing the wrong items or forgetting to bring something essential can easily make any visitor feel less than happy. Avoid…

The Best Beaches in the Caribbean

With a winning combination of sun, sea, and sand, the Caribbean is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world for beach lovers. But with more than 7,000 islands sprinkled throughout the region and an almost immeasurable number of beaches, narrowing down the best stretches of sand can be a tough task. That’s where…

The 13 Best Caribbean Hotels for Under $100 a Night

As winter quickly approaches, we’re setting our sights on a warm Caribbean getaway. And while we’re all for indulging in luxury vacations, we also love scoring budget-friendly stays that don’t compromise on comfort and convenience. If you’re looking for an inexpensive hotel that still offers cozy rooms and easy access to the beach, you’re in…

The Most Romantic Beachfront Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon or looking to spend some quality time with your sweetheart, a beachside vacation is often a go-to choice. Mexico and the Caribbean are packed with stunning hotels along the ocean, but not all offer the romantic atmosphere many couples want. With that in mind, we sorted through hundreds of hotels…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort Club Upgrades

The best part of booking an all-inclusive vacation is that everything — food, drinks, activities, and accommodations — is supposed to be included in the rate. But have you ever checked into an all-inclusive resort and noticed that some guests have access to otherwise restricted restaurants, premium alcohol, luxe pools, more comfortable beach chairs, and…