Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Mi Dushi Yourself in Aruba

Mi Dushi - Aruba's greatest escape from reality

Mi DushiMi DushiAruba is like my beautiful, older cousin, Jen. All the other islands know that no matter how hard they try, they'll always look gangly and awkward next to year-round sun, a beach for each day of that year and Mi Dushi.

What's that? Never heard of Mi Dushi?

Mi Dushi, built in 1925, sails the glorious trade winds of Aruba to 3 unique snorkel sites. The crew supplies everything you need to make your snorkeling fun and safe (including disposable mouthpieces and life jackets). Lunch is included, as are all your drinks.

You'll spend the morning snorkeling and enjoying the scenery, the afternoon swinging the rope and drinking more rum than should be legal in any part of the world. The video below shoes my pathetic attempt at mastering the rope swing.

The crew makes safety as much a priority as fun, which means the bar remains closed until the snorkeling is finished. The rope swing started after the bar opened - not that we needed liquid courage - but the rum helped reduce the sting of belly flops.

I love that the whole point of Mi Dushi is about getting out of your own way so you can just have fun. Some Aruba Ariba FriendsAruba Ariba Friendspeople on the cruise had trouble uncoiling themselves enough to have the kind of fun they left behind in college.

But not me.

Admittedly, I actually don't remember much about what happened after the rope swinging, except that I made some new friends.

Oh, and I also know how to climb the bowsprit of a ship now too.

Mi Dushi's BowspritMi Dushi's BowspritMi Dushi isn't the only thing you'll love about Aruba, but it will be the silliest fun you'll have while on the island.

It almost makes you feel sorry for all the other islands and what they're missing.

Related Stories

Rate This post


I just got back from an 11 Day Exotic Southern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which was out of this world....wish I was still there! Rather than stay at an all inclusive resort and are restricted to that one location, take a cruise. What an amazing way to visit many different islands in such a short period of time, have wonderful people take care of your every need and be waited on hand and foot. There is always something to do on a ship. Everyone has different needs and Royal Caribbean will make sure that everyone is happy.

Post new comment

GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Travel Planning

Lonely Planet


Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?

Not a member? Join!

Most Recent Comments

  • On Club Orient - St. Martin, Scribbles said "The naturist beaches on St Martin are really quite special. There are many choices and opportunity for getting an all over tan. There are naturist hotel accommodations also. https://naturist.sx is a great place to learn about all the naturist opportunities on this beautiful Caribbean Island "
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, admin said "Thanks Bat-El for the great tip. We've included your link in our Bonus Ideas from our Community section so others can enjoy. I really enjoyed the Stonehenge tour ... it's on my bucket list!"
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, Bat-El Galor said "My name is Bat-El, and I'm working in collaboration with Travel Trend website. We've recently published a post -"Top 100 virtual tours around the world". After looking at these wonderful tips to survive in self-isolation; It occurred to me that our post could also contribute to your readers with further virtual tours resources. The post includes 100 links to virtual tours and unique experiences around the world. Feel free to check out the link and enjoy your travels ... https://www.trvltrend.com/technology/virtual-tours/ Cheers,"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, admin said "Thanks Gordon for the update ... and given most routes to the resorts on the coast are an hour+ and it's Cuban warm, that money for a beverage is a great tip!"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, Gordon Mitchell said "Over the last few years The $25 departure tax has been included in your airfare. Make sure you convert your cash at the airport so you can buy a cold beer on the bus on your way to the resort. They will take canadian money but not loonies and toonies. "

Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.