Hi Ladies & Gents,
So let me apologize for taking so long to post this trip but the thought of going through 300 plus pictures didn't sound to thrilling to me to be honest,lol. I decided since I have few trips coming up it was time to finally sit and go through my Aruba trip with the hubby and let me tell you I had both happy and sad thoughts. Happy thoughts because it was an amazing trip and sad because I wish I was in those same moments right now. I guess I just have to start planning our next trip.
My husband and I always planned getaways with each other before Annabelle came into our lives and we both think its important to still keep that tradition. It is so easy to get trapped into a everyday routine and as much as people would like to paint a pretty picture, the everyday routine of being new parents, plus work and lack of sleep can take a toll on the best of marriages, so we promised ourselves a trip alone. As you guys can tell I'm obsessed with my daughter and I cried a lot leaving her but I knew it was a needed trip for my husband and I.
A lot of people when planning a Caribbean trip, plan to do excursions and venture out, but remember this was our first trip away from Annabelle, so our daily routine was very simple. We chose to stay at The Occidental Aruba because it was all inclusive and had 4 stars. I can tell you the staff were very friendly, the food was amazing and the drinks were great. It's a place I definitely would recommend to anyone. I loved that no one bothered me on the beach and the water was so calm that it was easy to swim in. The funny part of our trip is every night we would say oh lets go to the casino but each night we were in bed by 9pm. The fact that we were actually getting 8hrs of sleep was the best thing we could have asked for.
Overall our trip was amazing and if you have never been to Aruba, I highly recommend it, you can walk out of the resort and feel safe and there really is a lot to do if you do choose to.
We are planning trip back very soon.
Check out below some pictures from our trip.
Peace & Love
We got in during late afternoon so we just checked in and made reservations at the Hibachi place in our hotel. We had so much fun with our chef, he was so funny and even got me to participate. As we were eating, women in amazing costumes came by to tell us there was a party on the beach, so after dinner we headed over for a great beach party.
Top, Hat & Skirt: Forever 21
Sandals: Enzo Angaliano
We grabbed a quick breakfast and were greeted by these huge lizards, they literally were everywhere and caught me off guard to my husband's amusement. We literally spent the whole day at the beach. The great thing about our hotel was everything was so close, so we had the bar and grill next to us. That night we ate at the Italian restaurant in our hotel and it was amazing.
Bikini from Target
Top & Shorts: target
Clutch & Shoes: Zara
We decided to walk around to check out other resorts and came across this guy on this cool jet pack, he went pretty high. It was cool to watch, but I don't think I could do that. As we were walking I found this cool bridge on our resort property, that was my go to for pictures. We decided at night that we would go back to Hibachi because the food was so good.
Hat: Jlo (Kohls)
Cover up and Bikini: Target
Sunglasses: Michael Kors
Top and Shorts: Forever 21
Some more relaxing, you guys get the drift,lol. We were so exhausted from the sun we decided to just go get a quick bite at the buffet which had all types of amazing island food, good call by my husband.
Top: Forever 21
Clutch: Kitson LA
We actually ventured out of the resort for dinner to a place called Madaame Jeanatte, the food was beyond amazing and I would highly recommend. I was a little nervous going because the taxi driver was taking us through some back roads but trust me it is worth it.
Top & Pants: Forever 21
Purse: Kitson LA
Our last full day, we covered up because at this point we were nice and tanned,lol. We hung out by the pool and hot tub. Our last night we ate the Italian restaurant and walked through the grounds.
Pants: Joyce Leslie
Clutch: River Island
We did a little mini photo shoot, Ill share with you guys soon. I hope you liked our trip as much as I did. xoxo