Thailand Table of Contents 49 days 2024 Winter This trip was a challenge to plan, in part because it’s longer than usual. But since we’re literally going halfway around the world, we want to make the most of our time while we’re there. We also want to cut down on individual flight times by making
Aruba (Eagle Beach)
Having spent 6 days on Aruba at the beginning of our trip, we planned to spend our last 3 days at the beach. Period. And that’s what we did.
Christoffel National Park
It’s a pretty drive around the shore side. The road is paved so you can do it in a standard car. We didn’t detour to the caves. Not a fan of caves.
We saw only a few of the many beaches on Curaçao and they were all beautiful. Here’s a sample. (Note that beaches on Curaçao often have multiple names.)
We loved Curaçao and can see going back to spend even longer. We barely scratched the surface on things to see and do, too. Beautiful beaches, beautiful water.
Bonaire’s shoreline is mostly rocky. There are some beaches with sand, though the water entry tends to be rocks. Doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful.
Washington-Slagbaai National Park
Washington-Slagbaai National Park had me at the name. It’s worth renting a high clearance vehicle so you can visit. It’s beautiful and dramatic, though there isn’t a lot of hiking.
Bonaire is beautiful and beautifully laid back. Though there’s not much to do if you’re not into scuba diving.
Arikok National Park
We drove over to Arikok National Park and hiked the Kuruku trail. A fairly easy hike with nice views and wildlife.
We expected beautiful beaches on Aruba and we found them. Along with the hundreds of other people who appreciate beautiful beaches.
Aruba has long, beautiful beaches. It’s kind of wild seeing cactus next to the water.
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao
We spent a month hopping between Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. We did some snorkeling, less hiking, and spent a lot of time at the beach. The islands were beautiful, temperatures were in the 80s, and a constant breeze kept things comfortable.