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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 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Some of...

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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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