For a sun soaked holiday, reap the best of both worlds with vibrant city life in trendy Miami and laid back island beach life in Aruba.
Begin your trip in the ultra-stylish city of Miami, which sits on the south east coast of Florida. With a diverse blend of cultures including American, Mexican, Cuban, Jewish and Caribbean, take some time to soak up the unique atmosphere of the city. Sample the delicious food, enjoy the performing arts scene and take advantage of the city’s incredible shopping opportunities. And of course, no trip to Miami would be complete without a visit to the city’s famous white sand beaches.
Complete your multi-centre holiday with a stay on the Caribbean island of Aruba, with direct flights taking under three hours. Arrive in the Dutch capital of Oranjestad, which is home to colourful colonial buildings that seem a world away from the glitz and glamour of Miami.
Away from the city, highlights of Aruba include the abandoned gold mines, a butterfly reserve and the rugged Arikok National Park which sprawls across almost 20% of the island. Of course, sun worshippers and water babies should head for Aruba’s dreamy coastlines to relax on calm sandy beaches and to make the most of the refreshing, sparkling waters. Brave the choppy waves for a spot of windsurfing or dip below the surface and scuba dive. Beneath the water, you can observe the colourful species of fish and marine life that thrive below the tides.
- Embrace the city’s Latin influences in Miami’s Little Havana district
- Enjoy island life on the sunny shores of Aruba
- Indulge in dinner on the sand on Miami’s famous Palm Beach
- Explore the stunning natural beauty of the desert-like Arikok National Park in Aruba
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From luxury coastal hotels to glittering nightclubs to quirky art galleries, Miami has it all. Sitting in South Florida, Miami offers a strong Latin influence and you’ll find it demonstrated in the food and culture of the city. Head to Little Havana to browse the cigar shops and to feast on scrumptious Cuban fare.
A visit to the district of Wynward is a must for art lovers. The area is filled with galleries, museums and funky bars and restaurants. The ideal spot to people watch and explore, admire the streets that are decorated with intricate art and colourful murals and graffiti.
For a relaxing day spent soaking up the sun, retreat to one of Miami’s sandy beaches to rest before cooling down in the sparkling blue sea.
From the bright lights of Miami, head to the tiny island of Aruba which lies on the warm coast of Venezuela. Boasting almost guaranteed year round sunshine, Aruba is the ideal spot to embrace relaxed island life. The country’s motto is ‘One happy island’.
Whether you’d like to unwind after a busy trip in Miami or would prefer to continue the adventure, Aruba caters to all. Unwind in the sunshine on a beachside hammock or take the opportunity to explore the sublime natural beauty of the island.
Rent a bike to navigate the island on wheels, channel your inner spirit and practice yoga on the beach or explore the expansive Arikok National Park which takes up a fifth of the island. At the park, you can visit turtle nesting sites in the hope of observing the tiny creatures crawling towards the ocean, marvel at the Caquetío Indian rock paintings in a cave and relax on untouched sandy beaches.
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