Although getting married in Aruba is a wonderful thing to do and the first thing on the bucket list of many people, same-sex marriage in Aruba is still not possible, unfortunately. At least not yet. Because of religious views, there is just too much opposition on the Caribbean island. Registration, however, is possible.
Saying I Do – Same-sex Marriage in Aruba
Aruba, Curaçao, and St. Maarten have been obliged to do so in 2007 by court, as long as the marriage has taken place in the Dutch Kingdom of the Netherlands or in the Caribbean Netherlands i.e. Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The legal status of the registration of same-sex marriages still differs from the legal status of opposite-sex marriages and this has resulted in conditional legal protection. In the United States, recognition of same-sex marriage takes place by the federal government. In 36 states, same-sex marriages are legal. Regardless of all these legal proceedings, it goes without saying that celebration of your marriage in Aruba is quite easy to organize. There are many gay- and lesbian-friendly hotels and resorts in Aruba that offer just the right ingredients to make your wedding party an unforgettable one. Below you’ll find a selection of such places for you to consider.
Gay- and Lesbian-friendly Hotels and Resorts in Aruba
At Palm Beach you will find the four-star Aruba Marriot Resort & Stellaris Casino and the four-star Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa that offer excellent possibilities for your Caribbean wedding celebration. Also the five-star Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort is located at this beautiful beach and offers all the possibilities to celebrate your wedding party. The four-star The Marriot’s Aruba Ocean Club, also located at Palm Beach, offers a traditional Caribbean style and gorgeous place to enjoy the time of your life. This is really a beautiful resort to take into account when you are looking for a place for your celebration party. The Marriot also offers a beachfront place called Marriot’s Aruba Surf Club at Palm Beach that offers just that surroundings to make your celebration unforgettable. When you are looking for a more quiet place to celebrate, then The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba can be a perfect place. It is located across the street of Palm Beach. A walk to the beach takes you about 5 minutes and you enter Palm Beach between Hotel Riu Palace Antillas and Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive.
At Druif Beach you will find Divi Aruba All Inclusive, a gorgeous low-rise resort that offers more possibilities than you will ever need for your wedding party to last forever! Between Divi Beach and Druif Beach there’s also the possibility to plan your party at Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive. This low-rise resort offers oceanfront rooms and has tons of amenities on offer to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
At world-famous Eagle Beach, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is also an excellent choice for you to stay. Manchebo Beach connects to the renowned Eagle Beach and is one of most beautiful and widest beaches of Aruba. Also there’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. Why not stay and plan your party here? The location of this resort is really breathtaking thus worth a visit.
In Oranjestad you can choose the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino. Renaissance Island is private to all guests of the hotel and just may be the perfect place to make arrangements for your wedding celebration.