Page-02Representing 5 years of continuous certification

ARUBA – Recently Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino was awarded with the Eartcheck Gold Certified Achievement for 2015. This places the hotel as a leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are Certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Company Standard with the exclusive EarthcheckTM science inside.

EarthCheck the world’s leading certifier of sustainable travel and tourism businesses is committed to making EarthCheck as underpinned by the science and integrity of EarthcheckTM science and systems the world’s most recognized environmental Benchmarking and Certification program for Hyatt Regency Aruba as their valued member.

A Love Story in Aruba

A Love Story in ArubaARUBA – Anelise & Karl from Boston has been one of our regular couple favorite guest. They’ve been coming to Sopranos the 1st time they visited the island & it wasn’t the last. Eversince then they’ve choose us as one of they’re favorite night spot. They got engaged and they came in the bar to tell us the good news. And this year month of November they decided to get married on the beach on One Happy Island which they consider as their second home.

InselAir starts 2 weekly flights to Manaus (Brazil)

insel airNon-stop service from Aruba to the largest Brazilian city in the Amazonian rain forest, as of January 14, 2015

InselAir will start operating 2 weekly flights from Aruba to Manaus, in northern Brazil, as of January 14, 2015. Manaus is InselAir’s 20th destination and tickets can be purchased at any InselAir ticket office and via local and online travel agents.

HumanHints, today ‘Observe Your Goals Into Existence’ Part 1 – Theory

Although you’d be hard-pressed to find it in a college text, physicists more or less agree on the existence of what they call the Zero Point Energy, a random sea of fluctuating frequencies of energy that permeate all of the three dimensional spacetime in which we live. It has been shown that the Zero Point Energy can be influenced by an electrical charge, and Human Beings are electromagnetic creatures.

Today is Wednesday, November 12, the 316th day of 2014. There are 49 days left in the year.

Al Capp, American cartoonist (1909-1979)Thought For Today:

Don’t be a pal to your son. Be his father. What child needs a 40-year-old for a friend? – Al Capp, American cartoonist (1909-1979).


Experience the oldest Aruban industry as a fun daytime outing: The Aruba Aloe Factory & Museum

Tour Advertorial 00Tourists have been visiting the wonderful island of Aruba since the late 1940’s, enjoying the pristine beaches, clear waters and Aruba’s dynamic nightlife. But one of the most unique experiences you and your skin will certainly appreciate for years to come is visiting the world famous Aruba Aloe Balm Plantation, Factory and Museum. You will learn about the rich history of Aloe Vera, its importance to Aruba’s economy, and the healing properties of this miracle plant.

The Aloe Vera Plant, a brief history.

Café the Plaza’s 21st annual Golf Tournament is coming up

Cdepgolf2014 02Golfers have been looking forward to it the entire year, but now the time is here: the Plaza Golf Open 2014 is ready for lift-off. Held on Saturday, November 29, this fun golf event will see its shotgun start at 12.30 pm at the fantastic Tierra del Sol golf course. The format is a two-person scramble; men play from the White tees and the women from the Coral tees. Thirty percent of the combined total is the team’s handicap.


Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. This condition affects 15 to 30 % of mostly older people. However, younger people can be affected as well, especially women who gave childbirth. Childbirth may weaken the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Incontinence that occurs suddenly usually has specific causes

HumanHints, today ‘Ancient Indian Text Decoded’ Part 2

Yesterday, we began the story of the Bhagavad Gita. When we left off, the great General Arjuna lost his nerve in front of both armies, and refused to sound the battle cry…Arjuna is prostrate before Krishna, unarmed, pleading for guidance, while the vast armies face each other, awaiting the signal to unleash the Horrors of War.

Today is Tuesday, November 11, the 315th day of 2014. There are 50 days left in the year.

Jan Struther (nee Joyce Anstruther), English poet (1901-53)Thought For Today:

Private opinion creates public opinion. … That is why private opinion, and private behavior, and private conversation are so terrifyingly important – Jan Struther (nee Joyce Anstruther), English poet (1901-53).

See Quality Tours Aruba joins AHATA with their annual beach cleanup

Page-02St Cruz – This year See Quality Tours Aruba volunteered together with friends and family for a beach cleanup at Andicuri Beach.

As a local Tour Company it is important to give back to Aruba, when working with tourists clean beaches are a must.

You would be surprised to see how much litter there is on our beaches, Andicuri Beach is a personal favorite of mine and it was no surprise that we ended up there.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster November 10th, 2014

Page-05MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH EVERYTHING ITALIAN. I went to the Bulgari & Gandelman reception at the Hyatt Regency this week. As I was among the first party guests to arrive I was welcomed at the door by elegant and understated Robert Gandelman and a dashing Italian. I had them both, all for myself, for 15 minutes. The dashing one was my second Italian of the week. The first one was  sommelier Federico Trost, the export manager of Santa Margherita, he talked to me about wine, not just any wine, but his famous Pinot Grigio, looking irresistibly cute. You know the type, early thirties, just the right amount of facial hair, funky color-framed glasses, impeccably dressed in a casual open-collar shirt with jacket, perfect teeth.

Santa Margherita conducts a wine seminar at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa

Santa Margherita 02Palm Beach – True to its slogan: The Perfect Wine for Every Moment, Federico Trost Export Manager of Santa Margherita Winery facilitated a wine tasting seminar with more than fifty hospitality and food & beverage staffer, on his recent visit to the island.

Romar Trading representatives, and wine artist Clive Faustin who is the wine portfolio and account leader at Romar Trading, were on hand to welcome guests, at the Grand Caribbean Ballroom, for an afternoon of learning and enrichment.

Croleco Snacks First Ever Tasting Event a Great Success!

Croleco Snacks 03Oranjestad – For the very first time on November 6th, the factory of Croleco Snacks located at Caya Frere Bernadinus 12 hosted a successful business tasting event resulting in great responses! Last Thursday the successful tasting event had a great turnout and solid representation of many different restaurant owners, family and friends who came together to try delicious snacks by the oldest Aruban family owned snack company.

Wider access to breast imaging services needed to save lives in Latin America and the Caribbean

breast imaging servicesOnly 19 of 33 countries in the region report having mammography services available in the public health sector

Better access to mammography and other breast imaging services could help improve outcomes for more than152,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said on the occasion of World Radiology Day, November 8.

HumanHints, today ‘Ancient Indian Text Decoded’ Part 1

For the next few days, we will explore the ancient story of the Bhagavad Gita. Within this ancient Indian text, lies a fundamental secret of life as a Human on three dimensional Earth. With this knowledge, you wield the power to rise above your body’s emotions, and to transcend three dimensions.

Today is Monday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2014. There are 51 days left in the year.

Moliere, French dramatist (1622-1673)Thought for Today: ”Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtues.” – Moliere, French dramatist (1622-1673).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1944, during World War II, the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded while moored at the Manus Naval Base in the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific; the blast annihilated the Mount Hood and damaged nearby vessels, leaving 45 confirmed dead and 327 missing and presumed dead.

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a group of loyal visitors at Divi Tamarijn Aruba.

Page-02ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice family whom are Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, on their 25th Anniversary wedding day and as Goodwill Ambassadors at their home away from home.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between 10 and 19 consecutive years.

The honorees are:

The Aruba Connections blog celebrates its 10 years existence and this we would like to celebrate with you

Aruba Real Estate**win a restaurant gift certificate**

Send your best and most special Aruba story or picture to blogger Miriam Engeln, latest on December 6, 2014 and the winner will receive a restaurant gift certificate of US$100,- of one of the nice restaurant in Aruba.

Honoring at Marriott Surf Club

Marriott Surf Club Honoring 02Marilyn and Lawrence Kramps were recently honored as Distinguished Visitors due to their 15th  consecutive visit to Aruba. Ms. Marouska Heyliger representing the Aruba Tourism Authority conducted the ceremony which was held at the Marriott Surf Club. According to the couple, they love the friendly people and the warm weather.

Loyal Visitors honored at La Quinta by Aruba Tourism Authority.

La Quinta Honoring 01Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very loyal and friendly Goodwill Ambassadors at their home away from home.

The honorees are: Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Victoria De Maio resident of Massapequa New York honored as Goodwill Ambassadors for 30 years.

Jim and Barbara Clark fly to Aruba for Fishes & More’s great grouper!

Jim and Barbara Clark fly to ArubaThe heading of this article might not entirely be true, but the wonderful grouper that is served at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden is famous far beyond Aruba’s maritime borders. For the couple from Columbia, Maryland, it was just one of many reasons to come to the island once again. The two are regulars to Aruba, having flown down since 1999 on a regular basis; they consider the island their home away from home.

McDonald’s presents Hello Kitty® 40th anniversary and Max Steel Happy Meal® program

HM Hello KittyAruba – This November, McDonald’s joins Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary celebration with a special collectible edition of Hello Kitty characters in every Happy Meal. This new Happy Meal program features Hello Kitty® for girls and Max Steel toys for boys available now at McDonald’s in Aruba for a limited time.



BRIDGE RESULTS ALOHA BRIDGE CLUB ARUBAThursday morning, 6 november 2014

A total of 11 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort.

The results 50% and higher are as follows:

HumanHints, today ‘Physical Action’ Part 3 – The Attitude Behind The Action

human_hints_logoYesterday we discussed the importance of physical action. We talked about how it can get us out of depression and help us find a direction when there is no structure in our lives. Today we will talk about a subtle nuance that makes a huge difference to the outcome of your effort.

The energy of the outcome is defined by the energy behind the action.

Today is Saturday, November 8, the 312th day of 2014. There are 53 days left in the year.

Boris Pasternak, Russian author (1890-1960)Thought For Today:

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life – Boris Pasternak, Russian author (1890-1960).


Aruba Attracts More Than Sunshine- Just Ask James Wheatley, Ryan Milo and Enza Romeo!

Guest of the Week 01Aruba visitors James Wheatley, Ryan Milo and Enza Romeo are longtime travelers to the Caribbean and enjoy the chance to rest, relax and soak in the Aruban sunshine. The trio has been visiting Aruba for 15 years from their hometown of Detroit, Michigan in the United States. They first discovered Bugaloe while exploring the island’s beautiful beaches.

Walking along the beach and listening to great music leads you to some great places, as it turns out! James, Ryan and Enza all remember the first time they set foot in Bugaloe after a long day’s adventuring and exploring on Aruba.

At the Ritz Carlton Aruba The Aruba Culinary Association enjoys its first VIP networking event

Aruba Culinary Association 07Oranjestad – A recent gathering of chefs, food & beverage professionals and purveyors re-launched the Aruba Culinary Association dormant for a the past few years. The first open meeting for potential members took place on October 27th at the Renaissance Convention Center where the association formulated its mission and vision. The second open meeting, a VIP networking event, unfolded at the Ritz Carlton Resort ballroom on November 3rd, elegantly catered by Les Crustaces restaurant, publicly revealing the personalities behind the association, and their plans for the future.

Back to the future with a fabulous Swinging à la Carte Sunday Brunch

TOB Sunday BrunchIt’s Back to the Future at Taste of Belgium, with a wink at the fabulous Sunday Brunch with which former Le Dôme Restaurant made the island tremble. The owners of Taste of Belgium (formerly the owners of Le Dôme) are ready for a replay of the successful swinging, magic formula. Sunday Brunch starts at 11 am and it will go on and on until each guest has left the place singing, dancing or just in a really good mood.

Santa Margherita delights wine lovers on Aruba

Santa Margherita 03Oranjestad – Romar Trading Company N.V. welcomed sommelier Federico Trost to the island with a series of events designed to promote and publicize the already worldwide popular Santa Margherita wines.

On Tuesday, Trost hosted an event at Hostaria da Vittorio’s.

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Goodwill Ambassadors of the Island at Renaissance Ocean Suites

Renaissance 01Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba had the great pleasure to honor a Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors as their home away from home.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Lucia Wolff Suarez completes ten years of service at Caribbean Palm Beach Resort

SONY DSCNoord – Housekeeping Supervisor Lucia Wolff celebrated a career landmark at the resort recently, and was feted over lunch at Sweet Peppers Restaurant. In honor of the occasion she was joined by Mary Werleman, the Human Resources manager, Cristina Galindo, the new Executive Housekeeper and Astrid Muller, the interim General Manager. 

HumanHints, today ‘Judgment’

human_hints_logoThere is a lot of talk in the Enlightenment Movement about not placing judgment. These are good intentions, but to say Dont Judge misses the point that Humans relate to the world through judgment.

Heres the paradox. We shouldn’t place judgment, but judgment is how we relate to the physical world.

Today is Friday, November 7, the 311th day of 2014. There are 54 days left in the year.

Today is FridayThought For Today:

Examine what is said, not him who speaks – Arab proverb.


Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers FREE Wifi access throughout the resort

RENaua-free wifi_renovations_mall - ENG 00ORANJESTAD – November– Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is now offering FREE Wifi throughout the resort to all guests. In December all remodeling on Renaissance Ocean Suites will be concluded. The newly renovated resort features Blue Bar, Papagayo Restaurant on the Renaissance Island, LG Smith’s Steak & Chophouse and Renaissance Marina & Renaissance Ocean Suites rooms. In the meanwhile, Renaissance Resort introduces free Wifi to all guests. Wifi access is very important, it allows the guests to be in contact with their families and loved ones and gives them the opportunity to share pictures and visit social websites.

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