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Aruba’s Happily Ever After Guarantee

by Angelique Platas

Jul 21, 2020

Couple on Honeymoon. Photo: Aruba Tourism Authority

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As of last week, Aruba is open and ready for American travelers — a welcome update for lovers of One Happy Island. Before using those idle miles toward a flight, check out the island’s Traveler Health Requirements here.

With more than 95 percent of 2020 weddings rescheduled for later in the year or for 2021, the Aruba Tourism Authority launched the Happily Ever After Guarantee to help couples dealing with one disruption after another. This destination-wedding policy is “postponable” and perfect for couples planning (and re-planning) their 2021 wedding or honeymoon with concerns related to COVID-19 and future travel.

Couple on Honeymoon. Photo: Aruba Tourism Authority

Any guests planning a wedding or honeymoon in one of the participating hotels or resorts can postpone and reschedule at any point, provided they give a minimum 30-day notice before the day of the event. In short, a destination wedding couple’s dream policy. This flexible policy includes a slew of participating hotels and resorts, including The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort and Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort — to name a few.

Read the full list of participating properties and details here.

Eagle Beach Wedding. Photo: Aruba Tourism Authority

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