VUE | Summer 2022

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With so much to do and see in the bustling town of Oranjestad, travel goers seeking excitement during their stay will not be disappointed. High- end shopping centers and art galleries pepper the colorful sidewalks of Oranjestad, and restaurants and bars abound at every corner. e concierge services at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort help make scheduling your days a breeze, with helpful staff that provide assistance with renting a car or booking excursions. ere are activities galore for every traveler's taste. For the not-so-faint of heart, explorers can seek out an off-road Jeep Safari experience with De Palm Tours. Imagine spending the day traversing the rugged interior of Arikok National Park, with the wind blowing through your hair as your open air vehicle draws closer and closer to Aruba's famous natural pool. Once there, adventurers can explore swimming and snorkeling in the clear jade waters before taking another off-road excursion on their return trip to the resort. For those who envision a day out at sea, Pelican Adventures will take you on an "Aqua Champagne Brunch Cruise." is four hour excursion covers all the bases of an ideal island vacation with an open bar, deliciously prepared food, and three guided snorkeling stops at reefs and wrecks alike. Spending the day on the turquoise ocean, sipping on mimosas, and soaking in the sounds of the steel drums, all from the comforts of a catamaran cruise, sounds like a dream anywhere, let alone on the dreamlike waters of Aruba. While Amsterdam Manor's concierge services take the guesswork out of your holiday planning, the resort also provides a plethora of dining options for every meal of the day. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner beachside at Passions on the Beach. Of course, any beach resort would be replete without the addition of an incredible beach bar and Amsterdam Manor delivers with Horizons Bar, a cozy oceanfront perch from which any guest is welcome to gaze at the ocean or just people watch. Small bites, delicious cocktails, live music, and daily Happy Hours make Horizons Bar a mainstay of any vacation at Amsterdam Manor. For those seeking a taste of island life outside of the resort, Quinta del Carmen is a feast for your eyes and appetite. e upscale and unique fine dining experience is housed in a recently restored historical mansion that stands .5 miles from the doors of Amsterdam Manor. Quinta del Carmen's extensive menus, wine list, and beautiful historic setting make it a dining destination for travelers and locals alike. VUE ON | TRAVEL VUENJ.COM 75

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