We stayed at the Marriott Rennaisance Marina in Oranjestad and it was perfect! One of the reason we chose this resort was that it has a private island that a boat takes you to when ever you want to go. The boat actually comes into the hotel lobby to pick you up as you can see here:
Here is a view from the beach at the private island...paradise:-)
Bryan and I liked to sit out at the end of this penninsula...sooooo relaxing!
Here is one of the iguanas that live on the island...you actually see these all over Aruba.
Here is our hotel as you go in on the boat.
Heading back from a "rough" day of relaxing on the island;-)
As you come to the island from the boat...
We decided to have a really nice dinner at the amazing place called Pinchos. The restaurant is at the end of this pier so you are completely surrounded by water. It was a beautiful dinner and we got to watch the sunset as you can see in the next picture...
Here I am at the Natural Bridge...well what used to be a natural bridge. It actually collapsed into the water about 2 years ago but it was still an amazing sight to see!
Bryan and a huge cactus! Aruba is actually a desert climate so there are cactus everywhere.
Here we are at the top of the rock formations...it was a great view of the island!
Here I am with the infamous car..I had to include this picture;-)
Bryan feeding the flamingos that lived on the private island...they were such cool birds and super friendly with the people!
Unfortunately, this one got scared of the storm that had come through earlier and flew out into the ocean...it was quite entertaining watching the workers round this bird up:-)