In 2018, Zoetry Isla Di Oro will join the family in Aruba. Several of the 126 suites will be built over the Caribbean Sea, and the resort is just 20 minutes from the airport. Here are some things to explore while staying at this new Unlimited Vacation Club location.
The Arikok National Park is home to rattlesnakes, parakeets, and whiptail lizards. The southeastern corner of Aruba is covered with this ecological preserve and is a favorite among tourists. Plan to make a day of the trip, exploring the caves, sand dunes and limestone cliffs in the area. Or visit the Amerindian art and abandoned gold mines. Or plan a drive through the park on a four-wheeler and stop to hike where you please. Children are free to enter the park and admission is just $10 for others.
If animals are enjoyable, the Ostrich Farm may need to go on your list. Learn a lot from the farm’s tour guides, including the survival instincts and mannerisms of the ostriches and emus. You can interact with them up close. Tours operate every half hour from 9am to 4pm and the farm is open daily. Kids and adults alike will love to learn that ostriches lay the largest eggs of any of the bird species and that they only have two toes per foot. After a trip here, consider visiting Baby Beach, also in the Oranjestad area.
If you think you can handle the cuteness, take a quick trip to the Donkey Sanctuary, a nonprofit determined to saving the island’s donkeys and educating people on their care. As donkeys helped build the island, serving as the main forms of transportation, most of them are now sick and injured. The sanctuary is in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, about 8 miles from Eagle Beach.
Enjoy these and other attractions when staying at Unlimited Vacation Club’s newest Zoetry location, in Aruba.