Travel Haiku - Oranjestad (Aruba, Caribbean)
Oranjestad Baby Beach
we make our own waves
splashing the day away
Aruba boasts mile after mile of powder-white beaches, year-round temperatures in the low 80s, and annual rainfall of just 20 inches, making it the perfect place for budding explorers (and their parents) to find their feet. Oranjestad the capital city with its colorful Dutch colonial architecture, is big enough to be bustling but small enough to explore (and shop) on foot. Make sure to spend a day at Baby Beach, so-called because its turquoise shallows are barely deep enough for a baby to swim in. Even hundreds of feet from shore the bath-warm water is only waist-deep, and the reef itself is home to an abundance of tropical fish.