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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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  • When Gianfranco and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding, but I was kind of nervous about getting married in a place I’d never seen. Luckily, Gianfranco and his family had been to Aruba before, and they had wonderful things...

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  • I was 14 when I first visited Aruba. My parents took me when I was growing up, and when Kurt and I started dating, he was invited to join in the fun. Now we’re new parents, and we’ve been very excited to bring a third generation of my family to this...

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  • Our first trip to Aruba was when we got engaged. It was our first vacation together as a couple and Angelo proposed during the most beautiful sunset on Palm Beach.

     

    Of course I said yes.

    For the next few years, we traveled to...

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  • As long as I can remember, Aruba has been a part of my life. My parents first took me to Aruba when I was 12, and I’ve been back almost every year since. I’ve seen the island change and grow over the years, and I love it just as much today as I did...

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  • Many years ago, we were on a cruise that stopped in Aruba, and for us, it was the best stop. It was tranquil but fun, and we felt safe exploring the island. The next year, we decided to come directly to Aruba, and have been back almost every year...

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