Dive into special summer programming at these caribbean hot spots.


Aruba, Barbados, and St. Maarten just got even more interesting with special summer events for families, couples, and solo travelers.

The kids are out of school, the weather is turning warmer, and it’s time to escape the routine. Over 28 million people choose a vacation in the Caribbean each year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and for good reason – turquoise water, soft, sandy beaches, delicious food, tropical drinks, and unique cultures represented on each island make for the perfect tropical getaway.

If you traveled for the total solar eclipse, you’ll love this celestial experience. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino turns the full moon into a dinner party at Atardi, a surf and turf pop-up that is indeed steps away from the surf – you’ll sit with your toes in the sand at an elegant table under the stars. The Atardi Full Moon Dinner Experience takes place once a month when the moon is at its brightest, illuminating a communal setup with pillow seating and ethereal décor. A visit to the crystal bar will match you with the mineral that best suits your soul, and an onsite guide will answer your questions about chakras, crystals, and karma.

Wondering how to narrow down your choices? Below are hotels offering special summer programs, activities, and dinners to further entice you to their already fabulous properties. So take your pick, book your ticket, and get ready for summer fun.

Then you’ll revel in a themed, five-course, prix-fixe meal – imagine dishes in the shape of moon stages or glittering like the starry night above. Live music takes you to a dream state, and your host walks you through some self-reflection that might just foster a post-vacation goal. Book for June 21 (strawberry moon), July 21 (buck moon), or August 19 (sturgeon moon), and delight in the culinary surprises that await.

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