Both the downtown harbor front area of Oranjestad and Palm Beach bursts with modern colorful malls that produce a distinctive architectural trademark. The major shopping centers are: The Alhambra Shopping Mall, Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Royal Plaza Mall, Renaissance Marketplace, Renaissance Mall and Paseo Herencia Mall.
Smaller shopping centers include Strada Complex, Port of Call Marketplace, both located in downtown Oranjestad and The Village Mall in the heart of Palm Beach.
Many shopping malls in Aruba feature wide open-air concept ceilings that allow the sun to shine in. They are all brightly lit at night, giving the downtown core a glowing neon display in vivid colors. Some have first class nightly live entertainment and casinos.