‘Flamingo ‘ selfies’ is not good for the flamingos, claim tourists

Until recently, the swimming pigs of the Bahamas are the Instagram stars of the Caribbean.

But this year, another animal has come to claim the mantle: the pink flamingos from Aruba.

The exotic birds to fill Renaissance Island, a private island that is owned by the five-star Renaissance Resort And Casino in the neighborhood.

Curious hotel guests are sharing pictures of themselves paddling with the pink birds on social media, and even feeding them snacks.


The hotel also sells tours for tourists from other hotels for $99 per person, and that she will get a boat trip to the island, as well as lunch and a drink in the low season.

However, many beach-goers claim that the birds, is actually being held on the island by the hotel.

Flamingo selfie to happen at flamingo beach. I must say that the flamingo was not half as excited as me, but even smiling in a photo ? If you’re heading to #Aruba and want these cuties, do not forget that they live on a private island @renaruba . Non-guests can buy day passes, but ONLY if the hotel is not fully booked. So you can’t buy these passes in advance. When I was there my friends couldn’t see the flamingos because they were elsewhere. So I recommend booking this hotel to avoid disappointment ? #renaruba #businessunusual

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“they don’t want my food’ face

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Many believe that the flamingos have their wings clipped, that would explain why the birds don’t migrate as the animal usually does.

They suggest instead that the tourists who want to see wild flamingos must instead travel to the Caribbean island of Bonaire.


While the birds on Bonaire are not tame-just like that of the Renaissance, they are at least able to fly away.

A TripAdvisor user with the name JohhnyTram said reviews on the site that “Flamingos roam freely on the island and you can drive along the beach road and see hundreds of them in a natural habitat.”

Sun Online has contacted the Renaissance Hotel for a response.

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

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