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The Aruba Effect

Bonbini - Welcome to One Happy Island!

Aruba is much more than a Caribbean paradise. Our world-class beaches, always-perfect weather and warm and welcoming culture are only a part of what makes Aruba unique. The feeling you get when you step on our sunny shores is what truly sets us apart - we call it the Aruba Effect. And it all starts here, on One happy island.

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Countless Ways to Find Happiness

Easy

Easy

Aruba has convenient and direct flights from major U.S. & Canadian cities.

Convenient

Convenient

We speak four languages, and have more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.

Discoverable

Discoverable

We're small, safe, and modern, so you can make our entire Aruba island your playground.

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Dream Come True

No need to pinch yourself, because you’re definitely not dreaming. We’ve got experiences to fulfill your biggest Aruban fantasies. From sunset cruises to private palapas to sunken shipwrecks, One Happy Island will turn your holiday into an unforgettable memory.

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One Happy Family

The Aruba Effect doesn’t care if you’re 5 or 50 – it’s felt by anyone who opens themselves to Aruba's magic. So if you’re looking for something that parents and kids can love equally, look no further than One Happy Island.

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At One With Nature

We don’t really do “indoors” in Aruba. The natural beauty of our island is meant to be experienced freely and fully under our signature sunshine. There’s no wrong way to be at one with nature in Aruba but we have a few suggestions to get you started.

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Get Inspired

Aruba’s beauty isn’t just found in its perfect beaches – it’s on display all over One Happy Island. So if you’re looking for some newfound inspiration, take a moment to explore the breathtaking views of Arikok or the colourful San Nicolas murals. Your camera roll will thank you.

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Slow Things Down

Sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet to reconnect with those who matter most. Aruba is filled with the peaceful solace you need to slow things down and appreciate those closest to you, whilst surrounded by breathtaking paradise.

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Instant Local

All it takes is just a few minutes on Aruba to feel like you’re a local yourself. So pull up a seat at a local rum shop or go off the beaten path to the find the best local swimming spot – either way you’ll feel like you’re home.

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We are family

Headshot of blogger Jane Vermaas in Aruba

Jane Vermaas

Revel in family time as you venture out and discover that Aruba has something captivating for every generation.

The Philip's Animal Garden in Aruba is for young and old.

Interact with exotic animals at Philip's

Morning
Aerial shot of Casibari Rock Formations.

Climb the boulders at Casibari and enjoy

Morning
Family having a visit at the donkey sanctuary in Aruba

Pet and feed donkeys at their sanctuary

Mid-day
Mural Art in San Nicolas. Artistic painting of two face on a wall in Aruba.

Explore artistic murals in San Nicolas

Afternoon
San Nicolas now boosts a brand new Museum of Industry (opened September 2016) and a soon to open Community Museum in the newly restored Nicolaas Store in Aruba.

Observe Aruba's history at the museum

Afternoon

Your North Coast Adventure Awaits

Picture of www.aruba.com blog author Ulrich Hermans

Ulrich Hermans

Get your adrenaline pumping as you immerse yourself in thrill-seeking activities

Go walking or bike riding in Arikok

Morning

Relax at Boca Prins with a cold beer

Mid-day

Visit the Quadirikiri cave, worth it!

Afternoon

Catch the waves at Armando's kite shack

Afternoon
Charlie's Bar & Restaurant was founded on September 18, 1941. Over the years old and new items where carefully collected and now adorn the walls and ceilings of the restaurant

Grab a cold one at Charlie's bar

Evening

Aruba's culture buff

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Vicky Arens

Whenever I travel I want to be immersed in the local culture , follow my journey and discover what makes Aruba unique.

Tram in main street in Aruba.

Hop on our trolley & experience down

Morning

Aruba Archaeological Museum

Morning

Stroll to Cosecha and find local art

Morning

Try Gelatissimo Bistro's local lunch

Mid-day

Lovebirds in Paradise

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Glendeline Maduro

Fall deeper in love as you uncover Aruba's treasures from dawn til dusk together with your better half.

California Lighthouse was named after steamship
California, which wrecked nearby on September 23, 1981 in Aruba.

Rent your bike and go to the lighthouse

Morning
California Lighthouse was named after steamship
California, which wrecked nearby on September 23, 1981 in Aruba.

Savour a healthy lunch at Nourish Café

Mid-day
Terrafuse art gallery

Create your glass jewellery at Terrafuse

Afternoon
Image of the dining area of Passions on the Beach

Dine and unwind at Passions on the Beach

Evening

Eat and drink like a local

Shot of ATA's Junior Digital Content Specialist and Blogger horseback riding in Aruba

Jennifer Richardson

As we say in Papiamento, "Barika jen, curason contento", a full belly means a happy heart

Entrance of Linda's Dutch Pancakes at day time.

Savour Dutch pancakes at Linda's

Morning
Entrance of Linda's Dutch Pancakes at day time.

Lunch at Antesala, where the locals go

Mid-day
Energy boosting shakes ready to be  enjoyed by happy customers

Get a smoothie at Mauchi

Afternoon
People standing in front of Saco di Felipe store in Aruba.

Enjoy the local favourite Saco di Felipe

Evening

Unwind and activate your senses

Shot of ATA's Junior Digital Content Specialist and Blogger horseback riding in Aruba

Jennifer Richardson

Get ready to unplug, unwind and recharge as you relish in Aruba's soothing waters and calming surroundings

Food presentation at Eduardo's Beach Shack located at Playa Linda Beach Resort.

Savour an Açai bowl at Eduardo's shack

Morning

Yoga: Stretch to your heart's content

Morning

A healthy bite to eat at Garden Fresh

Mid-day
2021 Images of eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort.

Activate your senses at Eforea Spa

Afternoon
Two People kayaking.

Kayak as the sun sets at Arashi beach

Evening

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We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

Discover the Aruba Effect

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

Discover the Aruba Effect