The people, the beaches, the warm ocean water, the lively and varied dining, bar and casino scene, the shopping (That's for my wife. I just try to find a bench, like the one outside Little Switzerland and look cool).
Also love the fact that we can walk around comfortably and safely; that feeling of being at ease in the place.
Since 1980, and throughout the many changes, we still love going downtown in Oranjestad.
Favorite Dining places:
El Gaucho, Sol Mare and The Old Cunucu House
Amsterdam Manor, Manchebo Beach(1980. 1st visit to Aruba), Talk of the Town
Maui & Aruba. When we're not actually there, we're talking about them
A 59 y.o. accountant in Winnipeg, Canada. Might retire in 2 years but maybe not. Aruba and Maui aren't cheap!