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  • Bon Bini! Welcome to Aruba!

    Located 15 miles north of Venezuela in the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, 82-degree days, and some of the warmest people in the world.

    Our island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. We’re located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, our climate is dry, so we rarely have a rainy day. On the south and west coasts of Aruba, you’ll find Oranjestad, our capital city, and miles of beaches that have been named some of the best in the world. Here, you’ll find most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, and Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA).

    In the interior of the island, you’ll find Arikok National Park, a desert like preserve with a variety of wildlife, cacti and dramatic rock formations. You’ll also find some of Aruba’s most striking views, as the ocean crashes against the rugged shoreline below.

    On the northeast coast, along the windward shore, you’ll see our island’s unofficial mascots, the fofoti trees. The constant trade winds have permanently sculpted them into graceful, southwesterly bending forms.

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  • A few years ago, a friend of ours who visits Aruba every year invited us for a trip. We absolutely fell in love with the island and everything there is to do. When Anthony and I got engaged, we knew Aruba was the place where we wanted to get married....

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  • Ten years ago, we took a southern Caribbean cruise and Aruba was the final island stop. Let’s just say we saved the best for last! Since then, we’ve visited every year and our young daughters, Mia and Paige, look forward to every trip.

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  • In the late 70s, we were on a diving trip in Bonaire and we stopped over in Aruba for one night. That was all it took.  It felt like paradise, and the Arubans made us feel so welcome. Sometimes when you visit a place, you feel like an outsider. Here,...

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  • Mark and I first visited Aruba on our honeymoon in 1999, and we knew in an instant that we wanted to make this island a big part of our lives. When we had our two wonderful daughters, Abby and Livi, our Aruba vacations easily turned into a family...

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  • When Barb and I visited Aruba for the first time 25 years ago, it was Carnival and the parade went right past our hotel on the first night. The energy was unbelievable and everyone was so friendly and outgoing; right away we fell in love with Aruba....

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