Being in your 20's in NYC can lead to some of the best times of your life. However the daily hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle is exhausting. Yes I said it tired.com. This winter brought on an extended stretch of cold weather and a lot of snow, causing quite a depressing drawn out case of the winter blues.
Each February, my Godmother and I take a Mother-Daughter vacation to celebrate our birthdays and redeem our winter dose of Vitamin D. Considering we both live in the Northeast and the massive amounts of unwarranted snow this year, we postponed our trip until April.
We embarked for our 2014 destination, Aruba. With this being my first trip to this wonderful island, I was excited to explore. Upon arrival, I fell in love. With constant blue skies and a peaceful breeze, my NYC woes were quickly washed away.
Since we are ladies who like to eat, sip and indulge in a plethora of activities, we opted for an adults only hotel that offered an all-inclusive. As a foodie, I could go on and on about the tasty dutch delights but since bikini season is coming I will leave the glutton in the past and zone in on my personal highlight of the trip...
The Renaissance Hotel stands in the heart of Aruba's marina area and reminds me of a swanky Miami hotel with a rooftop pool and shops ranging from Cartier to Ralph Lauren. However, the secret oasis was a boat ride away. Each morning we would walk down into the lower lobby and await our ride (which docks right inside the hotel) and off we went into the ocean towards... The private beach. SWOON!
The beach was sectioned off for adults only and included an area for fishing, feeding the flamingos, water sports and hammocks that lingered in the edge of the waves. This special treat made for a perfect trip and a craving for a yearly trip. Thanks Aruba.