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Flag of Aruba gently waving in the wind.

Aruba Island

In the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, just outside of the hurricane belt, lies Aruba island. One Happy Island, Our home.

Only 19.6 miles long and six miles across, our beautiful speck of powdery-white sand is a paradise shaped by the sea — an island that embraces you with warm sunny days and even warmer, sunnier people.

The southerly and westerly region of Aruba island is alive with resorts, shopping and nightlife. In the north, waves and wind sculpt rugged coastlines and limestone cliffs. And in our heart, Arikok National Park protects an expanse of desert landscape, towering cacti and natural wonders.

Family Walking at Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba

The One Happy Island of Aruba

When you touch Aruba it touches you back. The island returns your love with warmth and kindness, natural treasures and surprises.

The statue of Princess Wilhelmina (1880-1962; Queen of the Netherlands from 1898 to 1948), in the park named after her, was unveiled in October 1955 by her daughter Juliana, who was on the throne at the time.

History and Culture

You’ll find traces of Aruba’s history and culture on cave walls, pastel façades and the faces of our happy people.

Come visit the Historic monuments of Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba.

Facts about Aruba you should know about

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, our happy island is a beautiful, sun-kissed speck on a vast azure sea.

Cacti and Landscape in Arikok National Park.

Guide to the best towns in Aruba

From our dry desert to our Dutch-colonial capital, every part of Aruba sets us apart from any other Caribbean island.

Itinerary ideas

Countless ways to find happiness

Inspire your Aruba vacation with itineraries that invite you to explore, experience, and embrace every unforgettable corner of our happy island.

Get Inspired

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