NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, Aruba will sweep 10 special couples off of their feet, 86 stories high, as they exchange "I Dos" atop the iconic Empire State Building.
After all of the couples experience the perfect wedding and open their island-inspired gifts, one of the lucky newlyweds will receive a 5-night / 6-day trip to Aruba's beautiful Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Eagle Beach and round-trip airfare provided by Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA).
"It warms our hearts to create a storybook Valentine's Day at the Empire State Building for the second year in a row," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, ATA CEO. "New York is full of dreamers, and Aruba is where dreams come true."
We look forward to welcoming the happy couple to our tranquil adults-only, boutique property, currently ranked as No. 8 hotel in the world on TripAdvisor," said Tisa LaSorte, Director of Sales, Marketing and Administration for Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. "We were proud to be selected as the 'Top Hotel for Romance in the World' in the 2016 Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Awards, and offer an ideal honeymoon retreat after an unforgettable wedding."
Celebrated for its award-winning beaches and constant sunshine, Aruba is a favorite destination for romantic retreats. Couples can explore their wild sides by off-roading on an exciting Jeep Safari tour through the rugged Arikok National Park, plunging headfirst into Aruba's natural pool Conchi, SNUBA diving with exotic marine life, or venturing through the ancient Fontein and Guadirikiri Caves. As the sun begins to set, lovers can enjoy a serene catamaran sail or dinner at one of the famous local restaurants floating above the turquoise waters. Before visiting, lovebirds can plan their romantic itinerary by building a personalized "Shortcut to Happiness" video at aruba.com/shortcuts.
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba — One happy island — is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 300 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba's natural pool— accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors. Visit www.aruba.com to learn more and engage with the brand at www.facebook.com/arubafans and @aruba on Twitter.
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