Caribbean Soul Trekkers at Soul Beach Music Festival We Brought SOUL to the Beach

Each Memorial Day, Caribbean Soul Trekkers join hundreds of fun-seekers in a migration to the sun-soaked island of Aruba for the ultimate summer kick off event: Soul Beach Musical Festival.

We chronicle this event each year as part of our ongoing mission to inspire travel to the Caribbean. With miles of stunning beaches, more days of sunshine than most islands and a well established tourist infrastructure, Aruba is the perfect island to welcome first-time Caribbean travelers and welcome back yearly returnees.

Aruba is one happy island and we are more than happy to return each year for Soul Beach!

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Enjoy Part 1 of our photo journey of Soul Beach Music Festival 2016 and see how we "get it in".

One Big Happy Family on One Happy Island

People often ask us, "What is Soul Beach?" Our answer is quite simple. Imagine what it would be like to experience the energy of a family reunion, HBCU homecoming, and an ol' school house party all mashed up into one. That's Soul Beach.

At Soul Beach, you catch up with old friends. You groove to the vibe of your favorite throwback tunes. You lounge on the beach...or at the beach bar...or in the water. You party all day and all night. And - best of all - you experience live performances from some of your favorite artists. But not in a stuffy indoor concert stage. No. Your concert experience is under the moon and stars.

(Of course all this only applies if you pace yourself and don't fall victim to the blazing sun.)

We love Soul Beach for what it is: a drama-free, grown and sexy affair set along a backdrop of beautiful, turquoise-colored water and under the glow of perfect, sunny days.

We begin our Soul Beach 2016 recap at the end...of the day, that is. Let's Check out the nightlife.

Our Soul Beach experience typically kicks off a few days before the crowds arrive. And, one thing we can count on is for the Soul Beach crew to get connected. For us, this meant meet ups at Moomba Beach - voted one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean.

Time to get it in!

oVer the past few years, Soul Beach's de-facto after hours meet up spot has been Sand At Brickell Bay.

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The Soul Beach FAM!

The drinks flow all DAY and all NIGHT

early arrivers warm up Moomba Beach Bar!

Early Arrivers Warm Up Moomba Beach Bar!

When in Moomba...

welcome party at Pelican Pier

Welcome Party at Pelican Pier
Brought to you by Terrance Steafon Felder
The SBMF Legend!
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Shout out to DJ Bigshow Tapia for bringing SOULFUL HOUSE MUSIC

to SOUL BEACH!

So many Villa Parties,

so little time

Over the past few years, villa parties have become a staple in the Soul Beach party scene.

Don't get us wrong. Soul Beach's daytime beach parties are not to be missed. But when you crave a change of scenery, villa parties offer a chance to mingle in more relaxed and intimate settings. Whether your motivation is bond with your travel buddies or make new connections, these off the script affairs have added a different dimension to the Soul Beach experience.

Trek Tip: Most villa parties occur before or after the official start of the SBMF. They are usually coordinated via social media (WhatsApp) and some parties are invite only with a reminder to bring a premium bottle of spirits and ice to ensure the cool, drama-free vibe.

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Soul Beach = Beach bliss
The Coolest people create the perfect vibe

Stay tuned for Part II of our series where we highlight the Soul Beach day parties on Moomba Beach!

Day Parties at Moomba!

Want more info about Soul Beach Music Festival 2017 in Aruba? Click the official website link below:

Get social and join one of the Facebook SBMF groups. They are a great resource for everything related to travel and more!

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