Ten Criminally Underrated Aruba Restaurants

Next time you are in Aruba pick up a random rock, then throw it. There is a good chance that you’ll hit a restaurant. After all, Aruba has over 300 of them. That’s a whole lot of places to dine, especially when you consider the entire island is only about 70 square miles. Then why is it, we here the same ones recommended over and over again (Passions on the beach, Smokey Joes, Madame Jeanette, etc.) How about this? The next time you are in (or is it on?) Aruba, try one of these often underrated unsung heroes of the Aruba culinary scene instead.


EP83: Melissa Rose and the Aruba Gold Coast

On Episode 83 of One Happy Podcast, the officially unofficial podcast of the island of Aruba, I am being joined by Melissa Rose. Having just returned from her second trip to the island, Melissa is already a full-fledged Aruba-holic. Now Melissa was just in Aruba a couple of weeks ago and was nice enough to stop by One Happy Podcast to share her Aruba story.

In this interview, Melissa tells me all about her family vacation spent with her husband and two teenaged boys. Being a first-time vacation home renter, I was curious to hear about her experience with “Vacation Rental by Owners” (VRBO). I was also curious to see how the rental life compared to her previous stay at an Eagle beach resort. Melissa walks me through her family vacation including her trips to the various beaches of the island, as well as an excursion that she absolutely loves.

The reason why this episode is a favorite is because not only does Melissa do a great job of providing useful information but she does it in a way that places you there. By the end, I almost felt like I tagged along with them on their family trip. Even though Melissa is relatively new to the island, this interview proves that everyone has something to teach. I learned quite a bit from my talk with Melissa and I hope you will as well. At the very least I guarantee you will be entertained and warmed by the love she shows for One Happy Island, on episode 83 of the Officially Unofficial Podcast of the Island of Aruba.


9 Food-centric tips for saving money in Aruba

Depending on your dining habits the cost of eating and drinking can be either the major expense of your vacation or a small percentage of overall costs.  If you are anything like me, chances are it’s the former.  After all, I love my food and on vacation that love gets cranked up to eleven.  The…


Single in Aruba for Valentine’s Day? Here are 7 options

Let me see if I have this right. Its February 14th? You’re single? You’re in Aruba? While being single on Valentine’s day isn’t exactly ideal, all things being equal you could be worse off. Sure you may not have anyone to wine, dine and ummm stare longingly into their eyes but you are in Aruba and determined to make the best of it. Shouldn’t be too hard, Aruba has so much to offer, even to members of the lonely heart’s club on the most romantic day of the year.

Here is list of 7 things to do should you find yourself single in Aruba on Valentine’s Day.


6 Awesome Places in Aruba to Watch Superbowl 50

If you are a resident of Aruba or have some friends living there you may be invited to one of the many private parties that will be happening. For the rest of you who will be on island looking for someplace to watch or maybe just gather, here are my suggestions for the best places to watch Superbowl 50 in Aruba.

6 Fantastic Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Aruba