Aruba: Photos from Editor's Trip

ISLANDS contributing editor Alyx Kaczuwka shares her photos of her recent Aruba trip, plus photos of Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

Aruba Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts view
The view at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts.Courtesy Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts penthouse
Life in the penthouse.Courtesy Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts restaurant terrace
The restaurant terrace even has a perfect view.Courtesy Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts romantic beach dining
Romantic beach dining.Courtesy Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts restaurant at night
The nighttime scene on the restaurant terrace.Courtesy Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba Bucuti beach resort private cabana
For an intimate and indulgent dining experience, try a private cabana at Bucuti - only three are offered, with two seatings per night.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba Eagle Beach
Umbrellas dot the sand of Eagle Beach, as seen from the Tara Suites at Bucuti Beach Resort.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba Bucuti Beach resort plants
This nod to Aruba's natural flora at Bucuti Beach Resort is a reminder of how much of Aruba is truly a rugged Caribbean desert.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba Bucuti beach resort dish
Bucuti offers fusion cuisine and classic Aruban fare, like these appetizers, which included pisca tempera, pastechi and beef croquette.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba Snorkeling at Boca Catalina
Aruba has many serene spots for snorkeling, such as Boca Catalina.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba Arikok park
An early morning hike through Arikok National Park - here, in the rainy season - yields breathtaking views.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba donkeys
Donkeys, which were once approaching extinction in Aruba, can now be seen at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary and roaming through Arikok National Park.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba wind farm
Long known as a windy island, Aruba is now harnessing that wind to generate a significant portion of its power. The Vader Piet wind farm can be seen on a drive along the shore of Arikok National Park.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba California Lighthouse
From the California Lighthouse on Aruba's northwestern tip, the view often extends as far as Venezuela.Alyx Kaczuwka
Aruba editors trip boats
At the port in Orangestad, local boats are often docked, in addition to cruise ships.Alyx Kaczuwka