Paseo Herencia, a shopping & entertainment centre, is a new “old style” plaza surrounded by shopping, dining and a state of the art movie theatre. There is also a main stage featuring a nightly waterworks extravaganza and musical performances against a backdrop of Aruban architectural designs which also showcase the island’s heritage. Shops at Paseo Herencia are open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shops include Hunkemöller a leading European fashion store, Baci de Roma an Italian women’s boutique and one of three Aruba Aloe stores located on Aruba. For more information please visit: www.paseoherencia.com
Palm Beach Plaza just opened in January 2010! The Palm Beach Plaza is situated on 30,000 square meters of Aruba’s most prime property. Located just moments away from Aruba’s Palm Beach Hotels, the centre is a multi-level mall with approximately 15,000 square meters of fine shopping, dining and entertainment as well as a luxury condominium complex. A variety of businesses include a rock-climbing wall, 42 retail stores, a bowling alley, a movie theatre, a day spa, restaurants, a food court, ATMs machines, over 350 parking spaces, valet parking, a carwash, and 24 hour security. For more information please visit: www.palmbeachplaza.com
South Beach Centre recently opened with several very popular restaurants and hang-outs including The Hard Rock Cafe, South Beach Lounge, Buster’s Garage, and Café Rembrandt, as well as boutiques offering resort wear, high fashions, chic jewelry, and much more.
The Village, as its name implies, is a quaint shopping and dining village featuring Dutch-colonial style buildings housing original boutiques and popular restaurants. The Village’s Chinolatino restaurant and club promotes a wide variety of concerts and parties. During the year food and wine festivals are also held at The Village.
The Renaissance Marketplace at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is lined with boutique retail and specialty shops, cafés, restaurants and entertainment options. Open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to midnight, the Renaissance Marketplace is the ideal place to pick up everything from a quick bite to eat to a pair of designer sunglasses. Live nightly entertainment is a draw for those who want to add a little sizzle while enjoying scenic views of the Marina. Opened in November 2009, the Starbucks, the second in the Caribbean, now shares the enjoyment of Starbucks specialty coffee and legendary service with Aruba’s locals and visitors.
The Renaissance Mall in the heart of downtown Oranjestad houses over 60 stores offering an array of women’s and men’s apparel, footwear, luggage and leather, perfumes and cosmetics, jewelry and accessories, spirits, and cigars. With recent upgrades the Renaissance Mall carries the latest collections of luxury brands, like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as other international high-end brands, like Calvin Klein, Guess, Lacoste, and Polo Ralph Lauren at about a 30 percent discount. An atrium cafe, in-house Belgian chocolatier, newly renovated day spa, full-service beauty salon, and 24-hour casino are also onsite. For more information, please visit www.shoprenaissancearuba.com/mall"
portable beach umbrellas used in aruba are almost unheard of due to the strong winds.
beach chairs can be purchased at any of the hardware stores and at the mall area where certified grocery store is located.
(andrea, not lisa)
I agree with Andrea, umbrellas will become flying missles. Some of the beaches such as Arashi and Boca Catalina have a few shade palapas. You just need to arrive early. BC also has some shade trees. On Baby Beach you can rent shade "thingees".