I have been to Aruba before but I am unsure of the laws regarding knives there and cannot find any information online about them. I purchased a 12" machete to take specifically to open coconuts while I am there next month. That is the smallest one they make, and I only plan on using it on the beach to open coconuts with. I know you can buy them and have them opened in front of you for $3-$5 a piece from street vendors, but the hotel I stay at told us we could pick and eat/drink as many as we would like to for free. Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to provide as many details as I can. I obviously wouldn't be walking around on the streets with it, would only use it on the hotel grounds or island to open coconuts. I have checked with the airlines and they said there are no rules against it that they know of and as long as it is in a case/sheath I can transfer it in my checked suitcase. Just want to make sure i'm not violating any laws or facing any fines or arrest if I do take it. Thanks for any advice/information!