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Aruba Vacation 2009: Snorkeling at De Palm Island

Aruba Vacation 2009: Snorkeling at De Palm Island

Aruba Vacation 2009: Snorkeling at De Palm Island

De Palm Island is Aruba’s private island water park and beach.  We were able to visit De Palm Island as part of our Jeep Tour which was an incredible all day adventure.  We were supposed to SNUBA at De Palm Island but it was too windy and there were too many waves for us to go out and do this.  Snuba-ing is like scuba diving except that you are tethered to a boat that holds your oxygen.  Click on the links to find out more.  We did get some snorkeling in – but the waves were kicking up sand, and as you can see from the pictures, visibility wasn’t all that great.

Aruba Vacation Tip:  Spend some time at De Palm Island – there is a small water park for kids, opportunities to snorkel, SNUBA, and to just relax on the beach Buy your Tour Package to De Palm Island.

I used my Cricut machine to cut out the Titles on this page and spread them over the two pages to help tie them together.

Vacation Tip: If you are spending a day near water invest in several cheap waterproof camerasthat way you can get great underwater pictures like the ones on this spread, and you don’t have to worry about your expensive camera being stolen from your stuff on the beach while you are in the water.

Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise – $48.99

Head out to the most famous snorkel spot in Aruba on this 3-hour Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise! Discover the famous snorkel spot, Antilla Ship Wrek, as well as a variety of tropical fish and colorful coral. Along the way, you’ll stop by Catalina Bay – an ideal spot for beginner snorkelers. Enjoy a day out in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this snorkeling adventure!

 

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Aruba Vacation 2009: Sunsets

Aruba Vacation 2009: Sunsets

Aruba Vacation 2009: Sunsets

Every night that we were in Aruba we experienced amazing sunsets.  I combined several from different nights on this page.  The design elements on this page are not particularly spectacular, but I wanted to show something unique that I did.  On the right hand page you will notice a tall ship on the horizon on the page.  I did this to match the pictures of tall ships in the sunset.  In order to make it look right I cut off the bottom of the tall ship sticker so that it looked like it was riding low in the water.

Click here if you want to book a sunset tall ship cruise in Aruba.  We didn’t do this because I get seasick – but we heard many wonderful things about the experience.

Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise – $48.99

Head out to the most famous snorkel spot in Aruba on this 3-hour Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise! Discover the famous snorkel spot, Antilla Ship Wrek, as well as a variety of tropical fish and colorful coral. Along the way, you’ll stop by Catalina Bay – an ideal spot for beginner snorkelers. Enjoy a day out in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this snorkeling adventure!

 

Aruba Vacation: Beach

Aruba Vacation 2009: Beach Time

Aruba Vacation 2009: Beach Time

The pictures on this page were taken on several different days and combined together to make a Beach Day theme.  While there is lots of sand on this page on the embellishments unfortunately I forgot to pick up a little sand from the actual beach to put in the scrapbook :(.

EK Success Paper Shapers Corner Adorner Card Creators Punch - Trumpet Flower 7/8The left and right borders on this page are actually made out of material and are a little thicker which adds some dimension to the page.  I also enjoyed having one page be sand and the other water to represent the beach and ocean.  I also framed each of the photographs with the same background paper to tie the two pages together.  I also used the same corner cutter on all of the frames.  If you click on the image to the right you can buy one for yourself.

Vacation Tip: If you are spending a day near water invest in several cheap waterproof camerasthat way you can get great underwater pictures like the one on the bottom right, and you don’t have to worry about your expensive camera being stolen from your stuff on the beach while you are in the water.

Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise – $48.99

Head out to the most famous snorkel spot in Aruba on this 3-hour Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise! Discover the famous snorkel spot, Antilla Ship Wrek, as well as a variety of tropical fish and colorful coral. Along the way, you’ll stop by Catalina Bay – an ideal spot for beginner snorkelers. Enjoy a day out in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this snorkeling adventure!

 

Aruba Vacation 2009: Holiday Inn Sunspree Hotel

Aruba Vacation 2009: Holiday Inn - Our Hotel

Aruba Vacation 2009: Holiday Inn – Our Hotel

I don’t usually make a scrapbook page spread for the hotel that we are staying at.  This is usually because the hotel is just where we stay while we are doing something else.  But, on this vacation the hotel was a huge part of our experience – because we spent so much time in the pool and on the beach on this vacation.  We stayed at the All Inclusive Holiday Inn Sunspree – which was perfect for us.

The right hand page has two views of our hotel and one of them has an arrow pointing right at our room – I wanted to point out that we had an ocean view balcony – just in case this makes anyone jealous :).

On the left hand page I put a picture of the hotel taken during our helicopter tour of the island, as well as one of the door access keys and our wrist bands from the stay at the hotel. The wrist bands allowed us to reserve cabanas and get free drinks and food during the entire trip.

Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise – $48.99

Head out to the most famous snorkel spot in Aruba on this 3-hour Catalina Bay and Antilla Ship Wreck Snorkel Cruise! Discover the famous snorkel spot, Antilla Ship Wreck, as well as a variety of tropical fish and colorful coral. Along the way, you’ll stop by Catalina Bay – an ideal spot for beginner snorkelers. Enjoy a day out in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this snorkeling adventure!

 

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