I wanted to do something big for my 30th birthday. I started research shortly after turning 29 and decided on Aruba. Why? Honestly, because it was cheap to fly there!
We had been to the Caribbean several times and the A-B-C islands, or the Dutch Caribbean, was definitely on my bucket list. When I saw that a flight from Oregon to Oranjestad, Aruba was only $500, I was sold.
The island is known for the beautiful flamingos on the Renaissance Resort’s private island. If I was going to fly all this way, this was definitely a must for me. “Jenna, what did you do for your 30th birthday?” “Oh, I spent the day on the beach in a private cabana and hung out with flamingos!” Can you think of a cooler answer than that?!
The private island is for guests of the Renaissance Resort, but others can pay to visit depending on capacity for the day. I didn’t want to take the risk, so I booked a room at this resort. Also, when considering the cost of the day pass AND another hotel, it just made sense to stay at the Renaissance.
The resort was beautiful, and our room was so clean and spacious. It’s in the perfect location for walking around and exploring Oranjestad.
Stay tuned to read about my big 3-0 in the private cabana surrounded by vibrant flamingos!