Aruba's One Cool Family Program Delivers Great Deals for Families

Aruba's destination wide One Cool Family Vacation program opens the entire island to exploration, offering the perfect holiday fit for the whole family. Aruba invites families to choose from among its extensive family-friendly activities and dining options, offered now with special discounts and offers. A One Cool Card, free upon hotel check-in entitles families to over US $1000 in savings and is a family's passport to a perfectly unforgettable vacation.

The One Cool Family Vacation is available at most of Aruba's incredible hotels and resorts and the island's safe, friendly environment and proven great weather have made the island a natural choice for family vacations. The One Cool Family Vacation promotion offers discounts throughout the island for attractions, meals and shopping as well as a "kids-eat-free" feature at many participating resorts.

Here are the special family-friendly deals that Aruba resorts are offering this summer:

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

This family-friendly resort boasts the Bon Bini Kids Program for children five to 12 years olds for either half-day or full-day sessions ($35.00). This program offers options like nature walks, arts and crafts, t-shirt decorating, and other fun activities. Additionally, the resort has a game room, perfect for teens and kids alike. Babysitting services are also available upon request. The Marriott's famous free-form pool, with its cascading waterfalls, looks directly out to the ocean and is ideal for kid's who are "ducks out of water." For young sports' lovers, there are tennis courts, a basketball court and beach volleyball. Red Sail Sports is located on the resort's beach, offering sailing, snorkeling and more. Just three miles away is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course, the 18-hole Tierra del Sol, with its challenging greens and spectacular ocean vistas for younger duffers. For more information contact 1.800.223.6388 or 011.297.520.6483 or visit online at http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/AUAAR.

Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino

What better way to spend quality time with your family than soaking up the sun at Radisson Aruba and enjoying its signature Guest Enrichment program, featuring Family Night at the Movies, taking place each Wednesday free of charge, showcasing the latest G-rated blockbusters. Family Day, a Guest Enrichment activity involves a fun-filled day of flying kites (popular activity in Aruba due to the prevalent trade winds), building sandcastles and a picnic lunch at the beach, is perfect for creating lasting memories. The cost ranges from $12.50-20 per person. Also part of the resort's program, kids can enjoy a Nature Hike with a visit the National Park Arikok to witness Aruba's great variety of plants and animals like the divi-divi and kwihi trees, rare and exotic cacti, aloe, tropical flowers, birds and iguanas. They can also explore Mt. Arikok, home to some of the oldest Arawak drawings, as well as an old Aruban house made of mud and grass ($20 per person). The Radisson Aruba Kid's Club offer a new supervised children's activity center offers daily activities for children ages four-12. Full-day and half-day programs are available at varying costs. For more information please visit online at www.radisson.com/aruba.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino's 5,000 sq. ft. Camp Hyatt facility offers children, ages three - 12, the vacation experience of their dreams. Hyatt Resort's award-winning Camp Hyatt program was created to help children experience the wonders of the destination in a fun and educational atmosphere and secure environment. Options are also offered for families to spend quality time together, with everything from jeep safaris and snuba to all terrain vehicles and horseback riding. The Hyatt Regency Aruba also now offers a family concierge desk that will help families (pre-arrival and during ther trip) plan their on and off site activities. The Hyatt Regency Aruba's Camp Watapana features an arts & craft center, an on-site outdoor playground, a Nintendo Playstation, a 35-inch stereo TV and over 100 different types of games and toys. The Dutch Caribbean style facility was designed to keep children challenged and entertained, while teaching them about the destination. Activities include lessons in Papiamento, the island's native language, nature walks exploring the resort's array of wildlife including iguanas parrots and black swans and trips to the butterfly farm and aloe factory.

The Camp Hyatt facility is conveniently located near the resorts three-level pool complex with a winding waterslide and an adjacent dedicated game room filled with a variety of video, electronic and other participatory games. Long-time Camp Hyatt favorites like movies and popcorn, basketball and t-shirt painting and arts and crafts are also included on the activities roster. Camp Watapana runs year-round and is divided into morning-afternoon (9AM - 3PM) and afternoon-evening (6PM - 10PM) sessions. Sports are also big, with kids able to learn everything from tennis and basketball to salsa aerobics and sailing. Cooking classes are also a favorite from making pizza and cookies to even homemade ice cream. Each counselor works with a maximum of four children; two per counselor for offsite outings.

For reservations, travelers can call 1-800-55-HYATT (49288) or go to http://www.hyatt.com/. Sunshine on Sale does require advance reservations and is subject to availability. Package does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Sunshine on Sale is combinable with package options and is not combinable with any other promotions.

For more information on Aruba's One Cool Family Vacation please contact the Aruba Tourism Authority at 1-800-TO-ARUBA or visit www.aruba.com/coolprograms.

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