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US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated
Source:  Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines
woensdag 13 oktober 2021 10:10

Zeke Miller, AP News – The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic. The new rules, announced Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel starting in early November when a similar easing of restrictions is set to kick in for air travel into the country. By mid-January, even essential travellers seeking to enter the U.S., like truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he was “pleased to be taking steps to resume regular travel in a safe and sustainable manner� and lauded the economic benefits of it.

Both Mexico and Canada have pressed the U.S. for months to ease restrictions on travel that have separated families and curtailed leisure trips since the onset of the pandemic. The latest move follows last month’s announcement that the U.S. will end country-based travel bans for air travel and instead require vaccination for foreign nationals seeking to enter by plane.

Senior administration officials had previewed the new land border policy late Tuesday. Both policies will take effect in early November, the officials said.

The new rules only apply to legal entry to the U.S. Officials cautioned that those seeking to enter illegally will still be subject to expulsion under so-called Title 42 authority, first invoked by former President Donald Trump, that has drawn criticism from immigration advocates for swiftly removing migrants before they can seek asylum. One of the officials said the U.S. was continuing the policy because cramped conditions in border patrol facilities pose a COVID-19 threat.

Travellers entering the U.S. by vehicle, rail and ferry will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard U.S. Customs and Border Protection admissions process. At officers’ discretion, travellers will have their proof of vaccination verified in a secondary screening process.

Unlike air travel, for which proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required before boarding a flight to enter the U.S., no testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided the travellers meet the vaccination requirement.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. will accept travellers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization, not just those in use in the U.S. That means that the AstraZeneca vaccine, widely used in Canada, will be accepted.

Officials said the CDC was still working to formalize procedures for admitting those who received doses of two different vaccines, as was fairly common in Canada.

The delay in the vaccination requirement for essential cross-border travel is meant to provide truck drivers and others with additional time to get a shot and minimize potential economic disruption from the vaccination mandate, officials said.

All told the new procedures to move toward a policy based on the risk profiles of individuals, rather than less targeted country-based bans.

The vaccination requirement for foreign nationals comes as the White House has moved to impose sweeping vaccination-or-testing requirements affecting as many as 100 million people in the U.S. in an effort to encourage holdouts to get shots.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor completed the initial draft of an emergency regulation that will require employers of 100 workers or more to demand their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. The Office of Management and Budget is now reviewing the order before its implementation.

The move toward restoring regular travel comes as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have dropped to about 85,000 per day, the lowest level since July, following a spike from the more transmissible delta variant of the virus. Per capita case rates in Canada and Mexico have been markedly lower in the two countries than in the U.S. for the duration of the pandemic, which amplified frustrations about the U.S. restrictions on travel.

Mexico has not put in place any COVID-19 entry procedures for travellers. Canada allows entry of fully-vaccinated individuals with proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as well as proof of a negative test conducted within 72 hours of entry to the country.

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More Carnival Cruise Line ships to restart in early 2022
Source:  Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines
woensdag 13 oktober 2021 08:57

Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans for more ships to restart in January and February 2022.

Carnival’s U.S.-based operations will cover the following homeports and ships by February:

  • Galveston: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista
  • Miami: Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Conquest
  • Port Canaveral: Mardi Gras, Carnival Elation, Carnival Magic and Carnival Liberty (effective February 11)
  • New Orleans: Carnival Glory and Carnival Valor
  • Long Beach: Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance and Carnival Miracle
  • Baltimore: Carnival Legend
  • Tampa: Carnival Pride
  • Charleston: Carnival Sunshine (effective January 13)

“Our restart plan continues to excel across all metrics, and we are looking forward to completing the restart of the fleet in the new year. We appreciate the support and patience of our guests, travel agents and port and destination partners who have been key to this successful restart,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Duffy said that Carnival continues to carefully monitor the status of public health and adjust its operating protocols accordingly. 

“We are optimistic that vaccines will be approved for children between the ages of 5-11 before the end of the year and we look forward to welcoming more families back on board.”

Cruises on Carnival’s three remaining U.S.-based ships – Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville, Carnival Paradise from Tampa, and Carnival Sensation from Mobile – have been cancelled through February.

In addition, Carnival Splendor from Sydney, Australia is cancelled through February 7, and Carnival Spirit from Brisbane, Australia is cancelled through February 20.

The Cruise Line is working towards the return of its full fleet sailing from U.S. homeports in the spring of 2022. 

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Jamaica to implement new vaccine policy
Source:  Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines
dinsdag 12 oktober 2021 18:31

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that Jamaica will have new vaccine policies after the government completes its public education campaign.

Holness said that Jamaicans are given the choice and opportunity to get vaccinated. However, he hinted that the Government might make the vaccination mandatory for the country to return to normal.

“We will respect people’s rights and the process before we do anything, but we can’t continue like this for much longer; our children must go back to school. They have suffered the most, and so there will come a time when we will have to insist upon persons taking the vaccines.”

Holness also acknowledged that in the past, vaccines saved societies from being destroyed and now, the country is at the point where the virus has impacted the way of life.

“Those who don’t take the vaccine remain the host population for the reproduction and mutation of the virus. The consequence of this is that the people who would have taken the vaccine will face the potential of being infected by a mutated version of the virus for which the original vaccine they took would not be as effective.�

The Prime Minister added that it is unfair for people to want their right not to take the vaccine and move about freely and do as they wish to be respected, while those who are vaccinated endure hardships.

Immunised Jamaicans encouraged to share vaccine info

Immunised Jamaicans are encouraged to help share accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

“You are the heroes [and] now I want you to become the ambassadors. Go back into your community, into your households, schools, churches [or] marketplace, and as you talk to your neighbours, encourage them to get vaccinated,� said Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Holness noted that a significant number of persons remain hesitant in relation to getting vaccinated, primarily because of misinformation.

“I have not met upon any hardcore objection to vaccination; what I am really seeing is hesitancy. There’s a certain vulnerability and naivety with the deluge of misinformation, alternative facts, and fake news that people are absorbing, and that is impacting their health-seeking behaviours,� he pointed out.

Prime Minister Holness used the opportunity to dispel some of the myths regarding vaccines.

He emphasised that all citizens have received at least one vaccine in their lifetime, which proved effective against diseases such as measles, smallpox, and poliomyelitis.

“All of you would have had to be vaccinated and almost all of you who are here are still living. Vaccination is not new to Jamaica,� he underscored.

Holness, also reiterated that approximately 95 per cent of persons currently hospitalised are unvaccinated.

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Ewald Biemans of Bucuti & Tara to be honored at the United Nations Climate Conference ‘COP26′ in Glasgow, Scotland
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 28 september 2021 13:03

More than 100 political world leaders, Queen Elizabeth and tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens will be in attendance at COP26 for 12 days of climate discussions and negotiations, deemed the world’s most significant summit to date on climate change.

Aruba in the Global Spotlight

Being the only hotel certified Carbon Neutral in the Caribbean, and with a replicable model believed to have the potential for significant impact due to the large number of hospitality businesses around the globe, the UN awarded the coveted Climate Action Award to Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in 2020.  Ewald Biemans has therefore been invited to present his success to the conference attendees and will be honored during a ceremony on November 9th at COP26, Glasgow, UK.

What is COP26?

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a lesser-known issue to a global priority.  COP26 will take place from Oct. 31st – Nov. 12th in Glasgow, Scotland and is the United Nation’s 26th conference on climate change.

Why is COP26 more critical than ever?

Leading climate scientists worldwide see evidence and have been warning that irreversible changes in Earth’s climate systems are underway and have us in a state of planetary emergency. Global heating conditions with a global temperature rise of 9 degrees Farenheit, sea levels rising 20 to 30 feet would result in the complete loss of the world’s coral reefs, the Amazon forest, and which will cause coastal areas such as the Eastern Seaboard, large portions of Asia and all Caribbean islands to be underwater, displacing millions of people who will become climate refugees as large parts of the planet will be uninhabitable. COP26 is in response to this global emergency to make a plan with a goal to limit warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius).

How it began:

It has been 29 years since the world-famous 1992 United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit and Ewald Biemans, Owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is still as inspired as the day he heard the call to action given to the world at that conference. An avid news follower, Biemans read and watched all the coverage he could find as the pivotal 1992 gathering took place. Describing it as “a wake-up call,� the conference accelerated his early efforts to what is now the Caribbean’s most eco-awarded and first carbon-neutral hotel by 2018 and ultimately, a United Nations honoree.

During the 1992 summit, scientists painted the picture of what our world would look like if we did not reduce our carbon emissions. Left unchecked, global warming would cause sea levels to rise to the point where Aruba may no longer have beaches. The science was clear and Biemans began to search out and implement solutions.

Twenty-eight years later, Bucuti & Tara became the first hotel in United Nations’ history to win the coveted Global UN 2020 Climate Action Award for Climate Neutral Now. This year, Biemans has been invited to attend as a speaker at UN’s 26th annual climate change conference, Conference of the Parties, or COP26, November 1-12, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth and over 100 political world leaders will be in attendance with COP26 deemed the world’s most significant summit on climate change in the race to keep a temperature rise limit of 1.5 degrees within reach cited by the 2015 Paris Agreement with just nine years left before ecological consequences would be catastrophic and irreversible.

Learn more about Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Photo by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Article written by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

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Enthusiastic Aruban Turnout for World Cleanup Day 2021
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 23 september 2021 10:44

Aruba was one of 180 countries participating in World Cleanup Day on Saturday with more than 60 volunteers led by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in partnership with Arikok National Park.

The leadership of Arikok National Park and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort invited local educational groups, including the International School of Aruba, the University of Aruba, Fofoti Tours, The Interact group,  and guests and staff within Bucuti & Tara to participate in the effort to rid Arashi Beach and surroundings of trash.

World Cleanup Day was organized with a goal that crosses borders and defies religious and cultural differences. It is one of the biggest civic movements, uniting countries across the world with the mission to facilitate a cleaner planet. Last year, World Clean Up Day brought together more than 11 million people despite the difficulties of COVID-19.

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power and enthusiasm of people around the world who want to see sustainable living for future generations and it is accomplished by joining together. The movement this year highlights an area so critical for Aruba – the ocean. With 70% of the world’s oxygen produced in oceans, it is devastating that 8 million tons of plastic ends up polluting the water each year. The 2021 theme is to raise awareness and work to stop the flow of garbage into the waters. Cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from Aruba’s beaches and streets will positively impact the undersea flora and fauna and ultimately, everyone.

Participating EcoKids from the International School of Aruba shared: “We are young eco-warriors! Our mission is to help the ocean and our beautiful island of Aruba. We want to protect and help the Earth for future generations. Thank you Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort for inspiring us and supporting us!” From the University of Aruba, the Dean, Dr. Viola Heutger and some foreign exchange students proudly joined as well.

Fofoti Tours provided transportation to the clean-up site. A company representative shared, “Our team at Fofoti is proud to be a believer and supporter of having a healthy balance between tourism and protecting our natural environment because this is where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.�

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort returning guests Mr. Michael Wildemand and Ms. Annette MacMullin from Teuksbury, schedule their stays for the third week of each month to make sure they have the opportunity to participate in the resort’s monthly Eagle Beach clean-up. They were pleasantly surprised to join and meet the robust group of sustainability-minded local people during the special participation in World Cleanup Day this year.

Overall the event was a resounding success and Bucuti & Tara and Parke Arikok thank all the participants.

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Article written by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

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Arcade Aruba by Wind Creek is now open!
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 21 september 2021 11:33

A new state of the art entertainment center at the Renaissance Marketplace

After months of preparation and designing a new concept for the Renaissance Marketplace, the ARCADE ARUBA by Wind Creek is now officially open. The coolest ‘hang-out’ place for children and teenagers who like gaming. A new state-of-the-art Arcade opened its doors offering many games and activities to entertain all children – young to old – while parents relax and dine at the Renaissance Marketplace. Come & play today to start earning points towards awesome rewards!

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

For several months there was movement at the Renaissance Marketplace, the windows were covered mysteriously so no one would know what to expect, while on the inside the transformation took place. As soon as the window coverings were removed, there was a brand new Arcade of almost two thousand square meters.

This arcade offers the latest in technology with a generous redemption program. Gamers can purchase a playing card for just $1, this card is yours to keep. You can upload as many times and as much as you want. The more you play, the more points you accumulate, the bigger and greater the prize you can redeem. There are prizes for all ages starting with candies, till plush toys, to board games and even Go-Pro cameras. Arcade Aruba offers 22 machines with 16 different games for your to play: varying from the challenging grab machines with instant prizes, the nostalgic air hockey table, basketball hoops challenge, the fun ice ball game, Jurrasic Park shooting machine, to Down the Clown and many more…

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

With music, balloons and confetti shots, Elliott Loonstra, Aruba’s Paralympic Medalist, cut the big ribbon symbolizing the Grand Opening. Elliott is a great role model and inspiration to the youth. Arcade Aruba also invited the children from Sonrisa to be the first ones to try out the new gaming machines and to enjoy themselves. At the end of the day, each child went home with a nice prize.  According to Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba; “The Arcade was created to add entertainment to the mix at the Renaissance Marketplace. This way children can play while parents can sit and relax at one of the restaurants or bars at the Renaissance Marketplace. And this is just the beginning, in the future we will add more exciting machines to the mix�.

The arcade is open every day from 12 PM to 12 AM offering drinks and food as well. Make sure to follow Arcade Aruba on Instagram – @arcadearuba or  to stay up-to-date with the latest news and promotions.

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Southeast USA Travel Agents – Pack for a Purpose
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 20 september 2021 13:21

Agents touring the Bucuti & Tara generously bring five backpacks of supplies for Imeldahof

The Aruba Tourism Authority organized a familiarization visit for high producing agents following their Aruba Certified Travel Agents certification from the Southeastern region of the USA. Their five-day visit enhances their ability to promote and sell Aruba for their clients. Invited for dinner at Elements at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as part of their educational program in Aruba, staff, and management were delighted to receive five backpacks filled with supplies and gifts for the Pack for a Purpose program, benefiting Children’s home Imeldahof.

Pack For A Purpose is an international organization whose mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

The Pack for a Purpose organization started with a former teacher and her visit to Africa.  Rebecca Rothney saw the need for support of local school children in schools and returned on her next visit with a suitcase filled with supplies.  Since 2010, the organization has taken over 141,103 kilos of supplies to children in need in over 60 countries.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose since August 2015 and averages 423 kilos of donated items annually, brought by guests and in this case, visiting travel agents in their suitcases.

“Our hearts are full of gratitude for the generosity of these visiting agents for their contribution to the Pack for a Purpose program. At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we are merely facilitators of this great initiative�, says Crescenzia Biemans, local PR manager of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Our guests and these visiting agents deserve all the credit with their funding of all the supplies and gifts to the Children of Imeldahof�.

Learn more about Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Article written by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

*Main featured photo: Aruba Tourism Authority Donna Smith (far left) with her group of travel agents at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort hosted by Cresecenzia Biemans (far right) and the 5 backpacks of supplies for Imeldahof

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Bucuti & Tara and Aruba Win Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards As Top In the Caribbean and World
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 13 september 2021 10:40

Travel is back and readers of the prestigious media outlet Travel + Leisure has declared Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as one of the finest vacation experiences. Announced September 8, Bucuti & Tara is featured on the coveted list of Travel + Leisure’s 2021 Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

Bucuti & Tara is the only Aruba hotel to receive this honor. Joining in the awards, Aruba itself was ranked No. 3 on The Top 25 Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas and No. 18 on The Top 25 Islands in the World.

The annual World’s Best Awards celebrate the greatest islands, hotels, airlines and more, all voted on by the readers. Participants could cast their votes earlier in the year and could vote on places they traveled to over the past three years both pre-pandemic and during it. 

Travel + Leisure acknowledged the toll COVID-19 took on the travel industry, thanking readers for traveling again and encouraging others to return to the world of exploring. The outlet shared, “an excellent hotel can still put a smile on your face, especially when the world feels tumultuous.� 

Caribbean hotel winners were heralded by voters for prioritizing privacy and favoring hotels that were either small, spacious, or secluded. Bucuti & Tara has long provided plenty of space, privacy and tranquility for guests at the adults-only resort. The pandemic created the opportunity for the resort to raise social distancing to an art form providing plenty of space amongst the romantic setting for vacationing couples. For added peace of mind, the resort’s doctor-developed, high-tech, hospital-grade COVID-19 safety and wellness protocols have been heralded for allowing guests to focus on what they want most, a memorable vacation.

“We are once again honored by and grateful for Travel + Leisure magazine and all of the voters who selected Bucuti & Tara to be a 2021 World’s Best Award winner,� shares Ewald Biemans, Owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “The Caribbean’s healthiest, safest vacation is found right here at Bucuti & Tara shared with our island home and Travel + Leisure winner, Aruba!�

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards is in the October issue, on newsstands now.

Latest award news

The Travel + Leisure awards join a bevy of recent accolades for Bucuti & Tara. Earlier this summer Tripadvisor named the resort’s Elements restaurant No. 2 Top Places for Date Night in the World. Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, also honored Elements for the third straight year its coveted Award of Excellence. 

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Wind Creek Announces the Launch of Battle Challenge at Wind Creek Crystal Casino in Aruba
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 02 september 2021 10:07

Wind Creek Hospitality is excited to announce that it is launching its proprietary Battle Challenge gaming experience at its Wind Creek Crystal Casino in Oranjestad this week. Located at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, the Battle Challenge is a new game within a game concept that elevates the player experience where guests can challenge other guests to compete in a race while gaming for the chance to win extra prizes.

“Battle Challenge is a unique, proprietary gaming platform that lets players compete head-to-head for great prizes while simultaneously playing against the house on an individual slot machine�, stated Ken Rohman, Chief Marketing Officer for Wind Creek Hospitality. “More importantly�, continued Rohman, “is that the extra prizes come with no additional payment. It’s just an extra level of competition, excitement, and fun that can result in some extra rewards for our players.�

Recognizing an opportunity in the marketplace, Wind Creek set out to develop a new type of game offering at its casino resorts that let groups of players compete against each other for additional prizes. The result of this year-long development effort is Battle Challenge. Players who want to join in the excitement, simply play at a slot machine just as they normally might but play a secondary racing game that is shown on additional adjacent screens using a combination of the slot game output and “power-upsâ€�, akin to old school go-kart racing games. A player’s racecar speeds around the racetrack, using the wager and win on a slot machine as the accelerator. The “power-upsâ€� allow players to slow down opponents by throwing mud at or freezing out other cars on the track. Other power-ups let players “shieldâ€� themselves from those types of hazards played by others in the game.

At the end of each race, which lasts roughly two minutes, prizes are awarded to first, second and third-place finishers in the race, consisting of free play, food credits, and similar casino rewards easily recognizable by regular patrons.

Wind Creek introduced the Battle Challenge concept at its casino in Pennsylvania earlier this year, and in Alabama just last week. The early response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive and getting this new game into its first international location at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino has been a priority for all involved.

“We are very excited to be adding Battle Challenge to our gaming floor,� stated Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. “We believe that this new game concept gives casino goers in Aruba truly unique and rewarding experience not available anywhere else on the island and will be a great option for locals and visitors alike.�

Battle Challenge is now live and available for play at the Wind Creek Crystal Casino at Renaissance Aruba Resort. 

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

Article written by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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Discover Enhanced Tranquility of Body & Mind at eforea spa
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 30 augustus 2021 16:18

Aruba’s unique oceanfront spa, eforea, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, is thrilled to announce the addition of locally inspired wellness treatments and services to its menu.

“We are excited to offer a mix of timeless and innovative treatments to our guests who perhaps were restricted in travel over the past year and a half and finally take time to vacation, wishing to emerge brighter, feeling renewed, uplifted and refreshed,� says Marielle Smeets, Senior Director of Resort Experience.

Eforea Spa at Hilton Aruba is proud to introduce Aruba’s first Sacred Sound Massage, a meditative experience that combines a full-body massage with vibration sound therapy. The eforea Astronomy Experience, a nighttime transformational encounter combines star gazing via telescope, followed by a romantic massage under the stars and a bottle of sparkling wine.

The extensive spa menu features the Escape, Essential, and Signature Journeys, highlighting specialty therapies available in the spa’s ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms, the outdoor cabana, or the three couples’ rooms, with optional use of steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool, full-service salon and state-of the-art fitness center.

The Escape Journey menu highlights the use of Aruba’s indigenous products such as Aruba Aloe, organic Coconut Oil, rum, fruit serum, sea salt, local herbs, and hot lava stones. Escape massages are designed for guests to unwind, even aid in the quality of their sleep. Exfoliation, hydration, and balancing come together in treatments with local Papiamento names such as Playa Y Lama, translating into Beach & Ocean, and Drumi Dushi, Sleep Sweetly.

The Essential Journey places the focus on body and mind connection, where physical and emotional health are intimately intertwined. The emphasis here is on fitness muscle massages, or stress relief techniques, in light, medium or deep tissue pressure. For the first time in eighteen-months, facials are back at eforea spa, including moisturizing and balancing treatments for both men and women. Prenatal and postnatal massages, targeting stress areas, are back and available, upon request.

The Signature Journey pays close attention to often neglected areas of the body, such as Head & Face, Shoulder, Neck & Scalp, or Feet, for ultimate, focused, distress massages.

Furthermore, the spa delivers a complete Hand & Foot menu, including a mud treatment, and Hand & Foot renewal, with many enticing options, such as incorporating the Hypervolt Percussion Device for improved circulation. For those seeking the perfect tan, Coola sunscreen or après-sun application is available.

Several upgrades are introduced in the new menu to enhance massages, facials and body treatments even further, with special Babor ampoule applications, NuFace red-light therapy Wrinkle Reducer, and Eye Lifter, all innovative micro-current, anti-aging therapies.

To bring people together, the dedicated couples’ spaces include the open-air beachfront cabana, for an ultimate romantic escape, a friendship retreat, or mother-daughter quality-time.

Guests who wish to truly transition into their vacation mode, are invited to try the Head to Toe, a complete cleansing and renewing session.

All spa treatments commence with a Hand Cleansing Wellness Ritual, utilizing Aruba Aloe. Hands are thoroughly sanitized with hand soap, Aloe hand sugar scrub, and hand lotion.

The Japanese-inspired Bamboo relaxation area invites guests to linger longer, setting the tone for ultimate tranquility.

Visit eforea spa for a much-needed escape and enjoy the added confidence of top safety protocols. All body massages may be performed with gloves upon guest request and face shields are available.

About eforea Spa:

Eforea spa is Hilton’s refreshing take on a spa experience, dreamed up to delight global guests and deliver a refreshingly unexpected spa experience – a spiritual escape from the increasing hectic day to day. Hilton’s eforea spa focuses on balance and wellness, where guests can find signature spa journeys waiting for them – the essentials, escape and Men’s journeys are core to the eforea spa experience, offering a distinctly therapeutic approach & take guests on a “journey of the senses�.

To view the complete eforea spa menu, click here.

Eforea Spa at Hilton Aruba offers a special daily Happy Hour between 5-6pm, with a choice of a 10% discount on a treatment or a complimentary add on to a treatment.

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