My new home: Aruba
When searching for a place to do your internship, or doing your study abroad, or just spending your holiday, just stop! There is no reason for searching:
Step 1: Go on the internet.
Step 2: Book a ticket to Aruba.
Step 3: Search for a nice location and property at Aruba Happy Rentals.
Step 4: GO & ENJOY!
I know this sounds a little bit weird or short-sighted, but please believe me it is worth it.
First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Romy and I am a tourism management student. My school gave me the opportunity to do my internship abroad. Well, as soon as I heard about an internship abroad, it was clear to me what I was going to do: Travel & go abroad! I have to admit that I was searching in the first place too, for what kind of country I was interested in. As soon as I heard about internships in Aruba, I knew where to go. The company YoungAruba helped me with searching for a nice company to do my internship. They found a great place for me: Aruba Happy Rentals. This is a small vacation rental company with a large market share in Aruba. They are also doing long term rentals and started a Realty company too.
Upon arrival in Aruba, I did not know what to expect from the island, the culture, the people, the company, my new home, and so on. As soon as I arrived and went to my new home and Aruba Happy Rentals, the island felt like home. The one happy island, yes it is!
As soon as I arrived in my new home Perle d’or, I met some nice people. During the first weeks, more and more students were arriving there. Now we have a group of 60 students staying in Perle d’or, the (the way we call our self) Perle Family. This is such a nice place to stay and to meet some new people, who have become good friends: your new family for your stay in Aruba.
We started exploring the island by car and discovered beautiful places which I will never forget. On the west side of the island, the most beautiful beaches of the world are located! I was flabbergasted by the beauty of these beaches. I had never seen white sand and blue water like this before!
On the other side, the east side of the island, the coast is way different than the west side. There are no large beaches located, just some small bays. This makes the island so beautiful, the big differences in nature between the different places, on such a small island.
Besides the beautiful coasts, this island offers so much more. In the center of the island, is the natural park Arikok located. You should really go there to visit the natural pool and visit the most beautiful and spectacular caves. Also in the center of the island, is the Hooiberg located. We used this small mountain for our exercise. This mountain has got 670 steps, and the view from the top is amazing. A lot of people are going there. This is the most amazing location ever, where I did my exercise.
Of course we did not only exercises or went only to the beaches and the coasts, we went also to some nice bars, restaurants, boat parties, and so on. There are very nice places to go! I really preferred the beach bars and restaurants. You are just chilling, drinking or eating something, on the water or on the beaches. These were really some special moments on the island!
In Downtown, Oranjestad, there are also a lot of bars, restaurants and shops. However, you should not expect a lot of nice shops to go for new clothes. There are especially a lot of expensive shops. But what is that, comparing to all the other beautiful and amazing places, moments and memories!
My internship at Aruba Happy Rentals was amazing. I have learned so many things, I have improved myself in a lot of skills and I have developed myself incredibly. Thanks to Aruba Happy Rentals and my lovely colleagues. I have learned so much from them and they were so helpful and nice. I could not imagine a better place to do my internship. I would love to see them all again and return to Aruba for a holiday!
Besides all of the information mentioned above, there are a lot of other nice activities to do and nice places to go! For example salsa lessons, donkey farm, lighthouse, Ayo rock formation, Palm Island, Renaissance Island, Moomba, tours, and so on. I could keep talking about what to do and what to see, and that you should go there! The only way to experience it by yourself, is to go to Aruba and enjoy the ambiance, the nice people, the beautiful island, beautiful weather, lovely beaches and coasts, all of the beach bars, restaurants, islands, parasailing, diving, tours…. It is worth it going there! J Aruba the one happy island, my new home.