SO…YOU DON’T WANT THAT COOKIE CUTTER TRAVEL EXPERIENCE…

Experience San Nicolas 

 Whole New Way

A travel experience rooted in local culture, Blackness and community to create kinship

YOU DON'T WANT TO STAY AT A RESORT BUT...

You don't even know where to begin! This is where the Experience San Nicolas Experience Comes in

7 day, 6 night fully curated travel experience to San Nicolas, Aruba

This travel experience includes

  • High quality accomdations so that you have a safe, extremely clean, and comfortable place to lay your head at night

  • Any and all dietary restrictions that are required so that you can not worry if your next meal is coming the way you need…ERRBODY is eating and eating well.

  • All meals, beverages (water, tea, coffee, alchol, juices) so that you are fully hydrated in this Aruban sun AND you are not hangry at any point!

  • A healthy balance of high-energy and restful activities throughout your trip so that you do not need a vacation from your vacation or feel you didn’t experience Aruba

  • Transportation to and from the airport as well as to all activities so that you can take pictures, embrace your surroundings and not be focused on how to drive in a foreign country with unfamiliar street signs

  • History taught by locals so that you can truly connect with the community in a tangible way

  • Engagement with the local Black Aruban community so you can connect with your kinfolk

  • Packing list and travel guide at least 2 months prior to your trip so that you know exactly what you need to bring, any travel requirements, and do not have any last minute surprises

  • Patronization of local Black-owned businesses in Aruba so you can spend your hard-earned money supporting a small business owner instead of some billion dollar empire

  • Connection with other Black travelers so you can build lifetime memories with your folks

  • Excellent local Caribbean food so that you can avoid that awful, all-inclusive resort food…y’all know the seasonings don’t be seasoning

What is NOT included? 

Flight to/from Aruba 

Airport taxes 

Gratitude/tips 

Items of a personal nature 

An experience with memories that last a lifetime

Travel experiences you have had before

  • You go on these trips that feel super generic, cookie cutter, and vanilla.

  • You are used to travel experiences that are not designed for you as a Black person because the travel industry is not focused on your experience.

  • You’re spending your hard-earned money on an overpriced resort that doesn’t have good food and you’re pissed!

  • You stayed at a large hotel chain that continues to make some rich person (probably a rich white man) even more rich.

  • You were not able to find Black community in Aruba due to lack of information and resources.

  • You wanted to find the local spots but are totally overwhelmed with planning and researching since it’s not easy information to access.

Your travel experience in San Nicolas

  • You have a travel experience rooted in local culture, Blackness and community to create kinship.

  • You experience a fully curated trip made for, designed by and empowers Black people.

  • You are able to eat local cuisine that fills you up and was cooked with love.

  • You are able to support a local small business owner and help them continue their entrepreneurial dreams.

  • You know all the hot spots and how to connect with your folks for your next visit.

  • You are able to learn all the spots without any research so you can enjoy the experience and vibe out.

  • You were able to explore and rest! You come back refreshed and energized with a new sun-kissed glow.

What others have to say

Bachelorette 2015 NOLA! What happens in NOLA stays in NOLA, unless you booked with Amara! Amara was sooo increíble with my bachelorette gathering. She planned and engineered such amazing experiences. Whether it was the burlesque dancing, Drag Brunch, or the detailed games for hanging out at home. Amara has great attention to detail. She is clearly great with numbers because her ability to plan payments for my friends made it accessible for everyone. My experience was phenomenal that I went on to book my Baby Shower with her as well! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Amara, her approach, and her willingness to care about brown girls in foreign places. We love you Amara. Thank you 💜.
Sierra
Age 35
I would 100% recommend Amara for your travel experience. Amara organized a Bachelorette trip that I went on a few years ago and it was perfectly executed! Activities ranged from dining on authentic New Orleans cuisine every day, to participating in dance lessons! In addition to the scheduled activities, Amara also booked our lodging, a perfect house in a prime location. What was most appreciated was that Amara arranged a feasible payment plan that began months in advance, allowing all of the trip attendees to budget for the trip with ample time. I can wholly guarantee a well organized trip if you book with Amara!
Marlene
Age 36
Amara has planned 2 different trips I’ve been a part of. Both were planned flawlessly. She ensures that everyone has amazing accommodations and I’m super particular about where I lay my head. She created a great payment structure for everyone attending. Most importantly, she made every single penny I spent worth it. These are two of the best group travel experiences. I’m in my 70s and an avid traveler. Amara is really good at travel planning which I told her years ago! I can only imagine how much better she is now that she’s living abroad and has experienced more of the world. I highly recommend attending any travel experience that Amara is planning because it will be stress-free and fun as hell!
Leslie
Age 72
Amara helped organize and facilitate a bachelorette trip that I attended in New Orleans. She made the trip exciting and thoughtful. Amara found us the best restaurants and experiences. Not only was the trip amazing, but leading up to the event was managed great by Amara. She helped us set up a payment plan to budget and prepay for the lodging, activities and food. This made the trip so affordable and put us at ease when we arrived in Nola. Amara made sure our trip was full of culture, fun and celebration. I would definitely recommend her services!
Shannon
Age 35
Amara is passionate about the countries she visits, and her love for Aruba is contagious! Always with enormous respect for the local culture, she gives us the best advice and places to see while traveling. I would highly recommend using her to plan your trip to Aruba!
Bérengère
Age 39
Amara is a planner as such, she takes into account her groups of travelers. There’s something for everyone on a trip she organizes or you can explore on your own if it suits you. But isn’t that the fun of her trips…a loose framework of things to do as well as tips for going it alone? And lodgings are always excellent too! Plan with Amara!
Toni
Age 73

FAQ

People are traveling from all over the world to attend this experience and honey, I am not a travel agent. But seriously, imagine having to coordinate flights for 5-10 people from different countries, airports, and with different airline preferences. While I’m super organized, that is just too much. Also, my expertise is travel experiences once you land at your desired destination. 

You need to arrive in Aruba on November 1, 2022.

No, booking your flight is your only responsibility. If you need support, I can recommend a travel agent for that.

Absolutely! This is a vacation…relaxation is a MUST! The itinerary is designed for you to have a healthy balance of fun and rest. That’s why we have mornings on your own and days where it’s a full beach day aka rest ya self!

As a plant-based eater, I have a lot of restrictions especially when traveling. So I totally understand. Given my dietary restrictions, I know all the places to ensure you are properly fed. Also, every participant will have an opportunity to communicate any dietary restrictions and/or allergies prior to the trip.

This trip is fully curated and includes everything you will need during your trip. You will not need to come out of pocket for anything except if you want to do something outside of our itinerary. All meals, transportation, accommodations, beverages, and access to all activities and events.

Yes, technically you can just show up and find your own way. However, that requires a lot of planning on your end. I’m eliminating any planning required on your end. Remember San Nicolaas is not advertised the way it deserves which makes it extremely difficult for people to find the Black-owned businesses and gems here. It’s taken me 5 months to get a full understanding of the area. 

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