Paris Permenter & John Bigley's
Your guide to Caribbean family vacations from a husband-wife team of professional travel writers and guidebook authors.
Become a CaribbeanFamilyTripper fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS feed:
La Cabana All-Suite Beach Resort and Casino, Aruba
Located across the street from Eagle Beach, this orange
sherbet-tinted property has plenty of action, including a huge casino.
All guest rooms are suitesfrom studios for families to three bedroom
suites for families, and all include a fully equipped kitchenette. You
can opt for an all-inclusive plan or a room only.
Supervised Kids' Programs
La Cabana offers kids programs for every age. The
Club Cabana Nana program for children 5 to 12 offers activities from 10:30am
until 3:30pm daily, except Wednesdays when the program runs from 5pm to
8:30pm. The program runs year around. Kids receive a Club Cabana Nana
T-shirt, lunch daily (pizza on Wednesday nights), and plenty of activities
from which to choose: scavenger hunts, mini-golf, sandcastle building,
talent show, and more. Papiamento lessons are a fun and educational part
of the program, along with a botanical tour of the property and lessons
on the islands history and culture.
Teens arent forgotten either. The Teen Cabana Culture
Club entertains ages 13 to 17 with windsurfing, snorkeling, billiards,
mini-golf, beach disco parties, and more. There may be some additional
costs for this program, depending on the activity planned. The Teen Cabana
Culture Club takes place every Thursday and the price includes lunch and
Recommendations from the Concierge:
Concierge Bernadette Davis at La Cabana Resort recommends
several Aruba activities for families:
1. Tiri Kochi Park: a playground park where kids can play.
2. Kibaima Park: A mini zoo and recreational park. They
have miniature Aruban village houses, a replica coin house, a replica
stamp house, redesigned miniature houses of childrens classic stories
such as Cinderella, the Seven Dwarfs, and the Three Bears. This park is
good for children age nine and under.
3. Baby Beach: A perfect beach for children with no current
or tide. Its a family beach thats calm and shallow. There
are picnic huts and lots of shade; all ages will enjoy.
4. Adventure Golf. Great for kids with arcade machines, a boat ride for children age five and up. Mini golf for all ages with an Italian restaurant on premise.
Return to Aruba with Kids