• Meet our Happy Returners

    Our seven miles of white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people are just a few of the reasons why Aruba enjoys one of the highest return visitor rates in the Caribbean. Meet some of our Happy Returners—the real people who return to Aruba year after year. Read their stories below to see what they like to do, and why they return to happiness.

     

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  • Family Fun

    Mark and Robin Everly from Frisco, Texas, travel to Aruba twice a year for their Caribbean Vacation. They love the time they get to spend as a family each year. 

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  • Family Fun

    Shannon and James Whipple from Norwalk, Connecticut, came to Aruba each year with their daughters, Mia and Paige, for their Caribbean Vacation. The trip is all about the girls—they spend their days halfway between the pool and the beach, with a few milkshakes in between.

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  • Family Fun

    Angela Russell began visiting Aruba as a teenager, and has had a love for our island ever since. Now, along with her husband, Kurt, she’s introduced a new generation to Aruba—their son, Mason.

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  • Romantic Escape

    For their Caribbean Vacation, busy professionals from Washington, D.C., Keith and Patty Lindsey come to Aruba each year to unwind from the stresses of daily life, and reconnect with one another. 

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  • Weddings & Honeymoons

    When Gianfranco and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding, but I was kind of nervous about getting married in a place I’d never seen. Luckily, Gianfranco and his family had been to Aruba before, and they had wonderful things to say. I got in touch with a wedding planner in Aruba and I trusted her immediately. From then on, I...

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  • Weddings & Honeymoons

    Kara and Anthony Feliciano always knew that Aruba was the place where they wanted to get married. In April 2011, they said their vows on the beach. 

     

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  • Island Adventure

    Andrea and Paul James from Lakeland, Florida, first discovered Aruba on a dive trip three decades ago. Thirty-nine trips later, they consider themselves honorary Arubans. 

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  • Island Adventure

    Jess and Angelo Campano got engaged in Aruba, on their first vacation as a couple. Now, they visit Aruba every October. They love that they can wake up without a plan, and always find a memorable adventure on their Caribbean Vacation. . 

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  • Relaxing & Hanging Out

    As long as I can remember, Aruba has been a part of my life. My parents first took me to Aruba when I was 12, and I’ve been back almost every year since. I’ve seen the island change and grow over the years, and I love it just as much today as I did when I first stepped onto the tarmac at the old Aruba airport.  

     

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  • Relaxing & Hanging Out

    Many years ago, we were on a cruise that stopped in Aruba, and for us, it was the best stop. It was tranquil but fun, and we felt safe exploring the island. The next year, we decided to come directly to Aruba, and have been back almost every year since!

     

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  • Relaxing & Hanging Out

    At first, it was all about a romantic getaway for Barb and Brad Tesch. Now, they visit for the friends they’ve made in the island over the last 25 years. One of their favorite memories? Seeing their daughter get married on the beach last year.  What a Caribbean Vacation that was!

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Things to do in Aruba

Travelers share their Aruba stories on TripAdvisor

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