3 Days in Aruba

Day 1: Surf & Turf
9:00 AM
Start the day with a four-hour Jeep Safari tour, which will take groups to a variety of (literally) off-the-beaten-path locations. Tours include a stop for swimming and snorkeling; prices include beverages and snorkel gear. www.abc-aruba.com
3:00 PM
Give landsailing a try. Drive a three-wheeled vehicle across the sand, using a sail for control; this sport enables “sailors” to reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, and generally two-to-three times the speed of the accompanying wind. www.aruba-active-vacations.com
7:00 PM   
If attendees have worked up an appetite for something hearty, take them to the Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (which wrapped a $50-million renovation in 2009). The restaurant seats 175 guests and offers two 16-seat private rooms, including a wine room. www.ruthschris.com
Day 2: Risk & Reward
2:00 PM
Take a horseback riding tour to the Natural Pool. The site is inaccessible by car, upping the adventure factor for attendees. www.ranchodaimari.com
6:00 PM
Here’s an unusual combo: Fine-dining with a prison twist. Papillon hints at Henri Charriere’s years behind bars before escaping from Devil’s Island. Try French dishes with a Caribbean influence, such as a grilled veal chop with a thyme honey barbecue sauce. www.papillonaruba.com
8:00 PM
Head across the street to the newly renovated Palm Beach Casino at the Westin Resort and Casino. A new bar and 300 new slot machines offer tempting ways to while away the hours. www.westinaruba.com/casino
Day 3: Waterfront Fun
8:00 AM   
Send the divers in your group out with Dive Aruba, run by Aruba-native Clive Paula, who has more than 20 years of experience diving. Groups will spend a few hours exploring the area’s wrecks and reefs. www.divearuba.com
11:00 AM   
For non-divers, enjoy a submarine experience, viewing marine life at depths of up to 130 feet. The tour will pass two sunken wrecks and innumerable fish, coral, and sponges. www.atlantisadventures.com
3:00 PM    
Take a picnic to Baby Beach for some rest and relaxation. Considered one of Aruba’s quieter beaches, this is a perfect place to swim and snorkel, or just sit in the sun and read a book. www.aruba.com