Aruba offers a bountiful selection of shopping/entertainment centers in the high-rise resort area and store-lined streets and upscale malls in downtown Oranjestad, as well as unique boutiques and emporiums. Aruba shops are brimming with diamonds, gold and silver jewelry, timepieces, perfumes and cosmetics, state-of-the-art electronics, beach and resort wear, designer apparel and accessories, lingerie, fine linens and china, collectibles, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Friendly, multilingual salespeople will assist you. *Some shops are closed part of the day or all day Sunday.
Downtown Oranjestad Shopping
Oranjestad, the island’s original shopping mecca, is livelier than ever. The year 2013 ushered in a new era for the Island’s capital with the introduction of the Caribbean’s first streetcar line. Three streetcars, designed in San Francisco and utilizing clean energy sources, take shoppers and sightseers through the heart of downtown (it’s free of charge and you can hop on and off at several stops along the way), where both historic Dutch colonial architecture and world-class shopping await. Check out the Cosecha Arts & Crafts, a monumental store to buy art direclty from local artists. Whether you prefer international designer brands or quaint, one-of-a-kind boutiques, the downtown scene is a shopper’s delight.
Parking is available in the free lot behind the bus station; taxi and bus service will also get you downtown in minutes. Regular shopping hours are from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, but there are sometimes extended hours when cruise ships are in port.
Is home to elite luxury retailers like Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, BCBG, David Yurman, Rolex, and Gucci, just to name a few. Duty-free perfumes and cosmetics, Cuban cigars, and beach and resort wear can also be found in this indoor/outdoor mall.
Upstairs, L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, Crystal Casino, and Crystal Theater can be found. Shopping hours are 9 am - 8 pm, with later hours for restaurants, bars, and lounges.
Shops: Adolfo Domínguez, Aldo, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Benetton, Calvin Klein, CH Carolina Herrera, Custo Barcelona, Diesel, Entre Nous, Eva Boutique, Furla, Gucci, Guess, Hilfigure Denim, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Longchamp, Michael Kors, Monalisa, Ralph Lauren, Benetton, Calvin Kein, Ermenegildo Zegna, Falconnable, EPK Children' Store, Guess Kids, Vilebrequin, Aruba Aloe, Chopard, Yves Rocher, Sun Specs, Aldo, Bulgari, Cartier, Coach, Furla, Longchamp, Dufry Perfumes, Cigar Emporium, Colombian Emeralds, Cocosol, David Yurman, Gandelman Jewelers, Jewelers Warehouse, Rolex
Dining & Entertainment: Crystal Casino, Aquarius, Atlantis Submarine, Blue Bar, Starbucks, The Lounge, L.G. Smith's Steak & Chophouse
Spas: Okeanos Day Spa
Anchored by the downtown marina, is just across the street from Renaissance Mall. Here, a lively atmosphere prevails in an alfresco venue that features an array of shops, restaurants, outdoor cafés, and an outdoor stage with live entertainment nightly. A state-of-the-art cinema complex and the Seaport Casino are also located here. Open daily, from 10 am to 9 pm. Enjoy extended hours at the dining and entertainment venues.
Shops: Bana Island, City Fashion & Gifts, Maggy’s Full Service Salons, Sun Specs, Discovery Travel, Captain Cook Minimarket, Mopa Mopa, Rage Silver, Champagne
Dining & Entertainment: Cafe The Plaza, Casa Tua, Cilo, Starbucks, Duncan Donuts, Grand Tropical Café, Cuba’s Cookin’, Haagen Dazs, Hopi Bon Teppan Bar & Grill, Hung Paradise, Nextdoor, Subway, Sushi Ya, The Dutch Pancake House, Seaport Casino, The Cinemas Aruba.
Located across from the harbor and adjacent to the main bus terminal, has become an iconic landmark in downtown Oranjestad. Its signature pink and white Dutch Caribbean architecture houses three levels of shops—featuring anything from fine jewelry and perfumes to cigars and souvenirs—as well as restaurants and an alfresco nightclub. The mall has an elevator and an escalator.
Shops: Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Shivas Gold & Gems, Little Switzerland, Swatch, Bula Surf Shop, Fantasea, Music Box, Waves, Monalisa, and several kiosks and souvenir shops.
Dining & Entertainment: Iguana Joes, Mojitos
Low-Rise Hotel Area
Alhambra Casino & Shops
Is the island’s newest shopping and dining destination. The breezy outdoor plaza invites visitors to stroll amongst an array of unique boutiques offering resort wear and swimwear, souvenirs, and gifts. A large coffee shop with alfresco seating; pizza, ice cream, and sandwich shops; a gourmet mini-mart; and a chic tapas and piano bar infuses energy into the nightlife scene.
Shops: Aruba Aloe, Daher & Co., Lazy Lizard, Diamonds International
Spas:Shalom Day Spa
Dining & Entertainment: Alhambra Casino, Fusion Tapas & Piano Bar, The Market, Piranha Pizza, Duncan Donuts, Subway, Juan Valdez
High-Rise Hotel Area
Here the streets are lined with shops and kiosks, bars, cafés and restaurants, and exciting new malls, providing an entertaining ambiance for high-rise shopping and dining.
At the heart of the area’s first large-scale outdoor mall, Paseo Herencia, is a gorgeous fountain featuring nighttime liquid fireworks choreographed with colorful lights and music, and an amphitheater that showcases a variety of themed events and performances throughout the year. Some 50 shops, a multitude of local and international restaurants, and a cinema complex with 6 movie screens fill this mall, which is dedicated to Juan Chabaya “Padu” Lampe, the legendary composer of Aruba's national anthem. Parking garage on site.
Shops: Aruba Aloe, Maggy's Perfumes, Cosmetics & Salons, Baci Da Roma, Bagit, Cariloha, DLG, Havaianas, Havana Nines, Kapricho, Lacoste, MaxiPet, Mia Boutique, Rare Addire, Tommy Hilfiger, Totto Tu, Tunic by Eva Zissu, YOLO Aruba, Del Sol, Happy Island Souvenirs, Happy Monkey, Huellas Aruba, Objects, The Humidor, The Mask, Little Switzerland, Kristies Jewels, Mario Hernandez, Murano Bijoux and More, Pandora Boutique, Pearl Gems, R-Glass, Sparkles Jewelry, Swatch Store, Time Square, Tous, Wenger, Agua Santa, Hunkemoller, La Langosta, Crocs, New Balance, Kok Optica
Dining & Entertainment: Che Bar, Haagen - Dazs, Iguana Cantina, La Creperie de Paseo, Le Bistro, McDonald's Desserts, Skylounge, Starbucks, TGI Friday's, The Cinemas Aruba
Located next to Paseo Herencia and a block away from the Holiday Inn Aruba, is a striking three-level outdoor mall, the largest of its kind in the southern Caribbean. Positioned as more than shopping, Palm Beach Plaza is a family entertainment venue with cinemas; a children’s entertainment center with a supervised playroom, activities, and a rock-climbing wall; a bowling alley; a gourmet fast-food court; fine dining restaurants; and a multitude of shops and boutiques to peruse.
Shops: Totto & Totto Tu, Loft, Caribbean Queen, Salvatore Ferragamo & Mont Blanc, Benetton, OndadeMar, Birkenstock & Clarks, Giordano, Panace, San Marina, Bassinger, Penha, Aruba Aloe, Technoland, Samsung Electronics, Optica Sunspecs, Shivas Gold & Gems, Rue Royale Maison, Swarovski, Mont Blanc, Jewels in Paradise, Monarch Jewels, Rage, Goofy Gecko, Western Union, Post Aruba, My Time, Pixie’s, Skechers, Rage Silver, Victoria Secret.
Spas: Aqua Nails & Spa
Dining & Entertainment: Taste of Belgium, Taco Loco, Sciue Scuie, Kono Pizza, Aki Sushi, American Burger, Mr. Froyo, Kalin’s Lounge, Dream Bowl, Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex
Located in the heart of Palm Beach, is a colorfully captivating collection of stylish shops and restaurants. During the evening hours, the courtyard bustles with a festive outdoor market selling souvenirs and local crafts. The Village has several popular bars and clubs that stay hopping into the wee hours. There is convenient parking, and taxis are abundant.
Shopping: Red Sail Sports, Mad Hatter, Kokuetas, Cloud Nine Watches
Dining & Entertainment: Amore Mio, 5 Burgers, Papillion, Gusto Night Club, Upstairs Bar, Daniel’s Steak & Chops, Gianni’s Italian Restaurant, Confession Night Club, Gelaticimo, Juan Valdez
South Beach Centre
Set the pace a few years ago, establishing the Palm Beach area as a lively district for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Anchored by the Hard Rock Café Aruba, this outdoor plaza comes to life after dark. In addition to gift and souvenir shops and kiosks, South Beach Centre has a diverse dining scene, tempting palates with sushi, Dutch cafés, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, Indian fare, a sports bar, and a chic outdoor lounge with nightly live music. Parking is convenient and ample.
Shopping: The Lazy Lizzard, Coconut Trading Company, Island Treasures, and various kiosks for gifts and souvenirs.
Dining & Entertainment: Café Rembrandt, Benihana, Hooters, Hard Rock Café, Yalla Yalla, House of Japan, South Beach Lounge, Tandoor, JH Yees
Spas: La Vie Med Spa
Arawak Garden Restaurant & Shopping Complex
Across from the Barceló Aruba Resort, you will find the Arawak Garden, which is home to a variety of restaurants, including a Dutch bar/café, an Argentinian steak house, a pizzeria, and a seafood house. A piano bar, live outdoor entertainment, and kiosks for shoppers make this a lively and popular spot for locals and tourists. Special events and festivals take place throughout the year.
Dining & Entertainment: Sopranos Piano Bar, Casa Tua, Salt & Pepper, Fishes & More, Tango Argentine Grill, Burger King
Shopping: Various kiosks offer unique souvenirs, gifts, and clothing
La Hacienda Mall
Across from Playa Linda Beach Resort, features a Brazilian churrascaria, an Italian restaurant, a row of kiosks along the main strip, and interesting shops selling souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, and more.
Shops: Gemani Jewelers, Kay’s Jewelers, Gold Palace, various gift and souvenir shops
Dining & Entertainment: Texas de Brazil, Sbarro, Quiznos