Aruba Part 3- The Food

Good morning everyone!

How’s everyone doing on this fine Tuesday morning?

I think that my city somehow knows that I went away last week, and is now getting back at me by raining every single day since I’ve come back! And it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon either! Not cool mother nature, not cool at all…..

Breakfast

I am trying to add more protein into my life, so instead of my usual yogurt cup this morning, I whipped up 3 scrambled eggs and 1 egg white. It was a nice change up, and I’ll probably end up having some yogurt for an afternoon snack instead! On the side, I had a cup of decaf coffee with a splash of milk.

Dining in Aruba

As promised, here is the scoop on dining in Aruba!

For the most part, all of the restaurants we dined at were very good. There was only one place that was so-so, but all in all I was very satisfied with all of the different dining options that were offered. Our hotel concierge was excellent, and suggest some pretty rockin’ places for us to try!

Breakfast

Each morning for breakfast we dined at the Hyatt’s Palm Restaurant. They offered a fabulous buffet spread, that had probably every single breakfast option that you could ever imagine! Most importantly, they had fresh fruit yogurt cups that were prepared daily! YUM ;-)

Aside from the amazing fruit yogurt cups, the Palm’s buffet also offered traditional options such as scrambled eggs, oatmeal, bacon, potatoes, an omelette station, waffles, fresh fruit, cereal, bagels and pretty much any other breakfast type food that you can imagine! Breakfast is typically my most favorite meals of the day, so imagine my face when I saw all of these options layed out in front my face! I was a happy camper for sure ;-)

Since we would usually eat breakfast around 8 a.m, and then go to the beach right after, I tried to keep it light (most of the time). My typical morning breakfast was a yogurt cup, some scrambled eggs and some fruit. I did give the locks a try, as well as the cottage cheese but the locks were wayyyyyyyyyy to salty for me, and the cottage cheese was ok, but not like my usual Breakstones 2% cottage cheese cup, so I left both of those on the plate.

Lunch

Unlike breakfast, lunch was not as regularly scheduled. To be honest, sometimes I wouldn’t even eat lunch, because breakfast held me over just fine. There were a couple of times where I got a salad at one of the hotel’s restaurants, but for the most part I either snacked on an energy bar, or slurped down a delicious fruit smoothie from the smoothie bar for lunch.

Dinner

Although I have been to Aruba twice before, I was still very impressed with all of the dinner restaurants we visited. I thought it would be difficult for restaurants to accomodate a party of 15, but luckily every restaurant was more than happy to welcome a large party.

The service and the food were both fantastic at every restaurant,(with the exception of one place) and I honestly don’t remember eating a bad meal while on vacation.

My favorite restaurant was called The Flying Fish Bone. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is thinking about vacationing in Aruba.The food is great, the service is impeccable and the scenery is to die for! It is about a 35 minute drive from the main hotel strip, but it is totally worth the drive!

The restaurant seems like nothing special from the outside, but once you walk in, you realize that you are right on the beach! The tables are literally in the sand, and the view is incredible. This is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants I have EVER eaten at! We decided to book an early reservation (6:30p.m), so this way we could watch the sunset. It was magnificent, definitely something I will never forget!

I especially loved the fact that everything was fresh and cooked to order, but did not take an obscenely long time to make. I get impatient when I’m hungry!

    Overall, I loved this place and would absolutely go back on my next visit!

Some other restaurants that we dined at during our stay on the island were Madam Jannette’s, El Gaucho and Hostaria Da Vittorio. Madam Janentte’s offers more of a French cuisine, El Gaucho is an Argentinian inspired steak house and Hostaria Da Vittorio is an authentic Italian restaurant. All of them were excellent, and I would absolutely suggest them to anyone.

There are definitely tons of dining options in Aruba for everyone. Even the pickiest of eaters should be able to find somewhere that will accomodate their needs. There were many times that I asked for a few changes to be made to my meal, and never once was it a problem. I was never scared about potentially getting sick, or not being able to find something I liked.

Overall the food in Aruba was OUTSTANDING for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It really added to the vacation, and made it even that much better!

I want to go back, now! Are you sick of hearing me say that yet?!

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Any good (or bad) vacation dining experiences you have to share? Spill it! I want to hear!

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Comments

  1. That restaurant on the sand is SO cool and I wouldn’t want to leave after dining there! Looks like you had a great time! Did you get to do everything you had planned?

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    • We did get to do a lot of the things we planned, BUT I still would have gladly stayed longer! Next time I will try to stay at least a full week!

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