For those in the U.S. continuing to work remotely this summer, you can relocate to Aruba for up to 90 days through its One Happy Workation program, which allows Americans to stay on their U.S. passport (no special visa required). Visitors can take advantage of discounted rates for long-term hotel stays and added experiences to truly live like a local while on the island.
With interest in wellness travel at an all-time high, several Aruba hotels and resorts have introduced new, uniquely Aruban wellness offerings:
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort (IGLTA Member)
This year, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, a premier adults-only boutique resort on Aruba’s famous Eagle Beach, announced its new personalized wellness program, which includes a wellness-focused concierge that can help guests coordinate exclusive, wellness-centric activities and new resort-exclusive offerings like:
Make Your Own Aloe Scrub. Synonymous with Aruba, aloe vera is Mother Nature’s healing plant that grows abundantly on the tropical yet arid island. Participants will learn proper aloe cutting techniques, discover its significant uses and discover the joys of making their own Aruba keepsake – personalized aloe skincare scrub. Bucuti & Tara is the only hotel in Aruba to host this event on property.
Goshen Farm: Back to the Land Experience. Guests tour the beautiful country estate and working farm, followed with a true farm-to-table cooking lesson onsite with picked-at-peak ingredients.
Full Moon Yoga and Drum Circle. Connect with the rhythm of life through energy yoga, meditation, sacred songs and a drumming circle where love and compassion guide this magical gathering.
Nature Hike & Ocean Snorkel. Summit Aruba’s highest point, Jamanota Mountain, to take in the breathtaking island and ocean view before trekking to the ocean for a drift snorkel.
Additionally, Bucuti’s on-site spa facility, Purun Spa, allows guests to rejuvenate with a multitude of spa selections, from an Aloe Wrap to a full Therapeutic Massage. One offering unique to the resort is their Massage of Totomo, which is a prized possession among the ancestral culture of Aruba. They soak guests’ feet in the Canica of Totomo with seawater to restore vital energy and ridding any pent-up tension.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino (IGLTA Member)
This beachfront high-rise property completed a multimillion dollar renovation in 2020, including Trankilo, a brand new expansive and serene adults-only pool, transformed ZoiA Spa. ZoiA uses all-natural treatments, pulling from Aruba’s natural landscapes’ minerals, crystals, herbs and oils to create healing treatments to protect, renew and empower guests. The spa menu offers a variety of treatments ranging from an Aloe Devotion facial using local aloe to a Piña Colada Spa Sampler, a Marine Detox Wrap and more.
Another highlight of the new ZoiA Spa is Massage den Awa, a gentle form of body therapy performed in the Trankilo adults-only pool for deep relaxation that combines elements of massage, shiatsu, and muscle stretching. In addition to the in-pool treatment, guests lounging by the pool can receive spa treatments in their private cabanas.
Photos courtesy of Aruba Tourism Authority