Being Italian myself, I am very selective when it comes to Italian cuisine. Azzuro did not disappoint. Along with a beachfront view, Azzuro offers a delicious variety of food and drinks. Something unique to this restaurant is the Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano dish. Our table got this as an appetizer to share and it was a great way to start our meal. The pasta is tossed with sauce inside a whiskey flambeed wheel of parmigianio cheese. The smokey flavor combined with the sauce and basil made it impossible not to go back for seconds. If they had given us the entire cheese wheel, it’s quite possible we would have tried to eat that too. For an entrée, I ordered their squid ink pasta with an array of seafood. It was my first time having squid ink and I was pleasantly surprised! The seafood was cooked to perfection and I can confidently say this dish was my favorite on the island.
Once you’ve fueled up from lunch, it’s time for an activity that was the highlight of our trip; a catamaran snorkel cruise on the Arusun with Aruba Watersports Center. During this cruise, you’ll be provided with snacks, cocktails, festive music, and an amazing and knowledgeable staff. We went to two different locations for snorkeling. The first was to a shipwreck dating back to WWII and noted as one of the largest in the Caribbean. The second location was closer to shore and allowed us to swim and dive with some of the most beautiful schools of fish I’ve ever seen. This was an unforgettable way to spend the afternoon and one I highly recommend during your stay.
Now that you’re satisfied from a delicious meal, it’s time to enjoy Aruba nightlife! One of our favorite stops was Sopranos Piano Bar. This casual, open-air bar was filled with jubilant guests, all singing along with the entertainer of the night. Sopranos offered a wide range of music and took requests from the audience. The wine and beverage list was extensive and the bartenders were amazing and friendly. The vibe was exactly what we were looking for and we went numerous times during our trip. I highly recommend stopping in and once you do, you won’t want to leave.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing stay on the beach or a week of adventures, there are countless wonderful things to experience and visit while in Aruba. The locals do an excellent job of making you feel welcome and taken care of. I look forward to returning one day and reliving our amazing time spent there. Until then, Aruba!
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