When our friend Colin told us he was going to propose to his girlfriend Tess, he asked us to go with them to Aruba, Costa Rica, or Belize. To be honest I was praying hard that the final choice would be Aruba, mostly because I have never been and I didn't know much about it. I would have been ecstatic going to any of those choices but mostly we were super pumped about spending a week with Colin and Tess. OMG I was so scared I would text the wrong thread and ruin the surprise too but I didn't!!!!! So WOOO!!!
We arrived on Thanksgiving to the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort and they greeted us with champagne and a hot towel. Do you know how good that feels after traveling....it feels amazing!
We quickly put our suits on and met Colin and Tess at the Beach.... and the vacation began!
We knew we needed the relax and chill time but most importantly where was Colin going to propose and what day? What excursion would it be on? Was I too excited? Was it obvious how I was acting? Maybe but that's ok because Tess had never been on vacation with me so she didn't have anything to compare it to.
Excursions we took ///
Deep Sea Fishing /// I knew this was not gonna be good for me but I still went to be a trooper and lets get real FOMO. I took dramamine, slept in the cabin almost immediatley, then hung over the side and puked a bunch of water because I didn't eat that day. Never fails, This girl does not belong deep sea fishing.
Snorkel, Booze, and Sail /// THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER.... We saw so many fish, we swam and saw shipwrecks, ate lunch, dove off the boat way too many times and PARTIED! I think we were having the most fun out of everyone. True Story. I don't remember the details...
Rented a jeep and drove around the entire island along the coast /// played at secret beaches, stopped at the lighthouse for coconuts and snowcones, went to the oldest church in Aruba, went to natural bridge but it had fallen, went off roading, went to the national park, COLIN PROPOSED IN THE CAVES, Tess chased goats, we saw bats, watched people surf these crazy waves, ate at a local spot called Zeerovers where they serve you the catch of the day (YOU MUST GO), and celebrated at Baby Beach! ALSO BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!
The rest of the days we spent on the beach drinking our drinks and soaking up the sun. If you follow me on IG I'm sure you got a little taste of our experience. None of us wanted to leave the Bucuti... If you go to Aruba without kids you should stay here. They make it really special no matter what the occasion is.
The love birds left on a Tuesday and thats when we headed over to The Renaissance Aruba Resort. I will touch on that in a different post.