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Xander’s Local Story

Xander's Guide to his Happy Island

Aruba is a tiny island paradise with so much natural beauty and rich culture to explore. Let Aruba local, and All-Star Boston shortstop, Xander Bogaerts show you some of his favorite spots and local experiences on One happy island.

Favorite Spots

Xander’s Perfect Day

Our island paradise has so much natural beauty and it’s all so easy to explore! I start the day at my favorite spot, Baby Beach. The warm water is great for the muscles. Next stop, nearby San Nicolas, my hometown. There’s a relaxed vibe, and an amazing local art scene. After a day of exploring, Zeerover in Savaneta is a favorite with the locals and visitors…hey, everyone’s a fan of fresh fish! At sunset, I walk the coastline of Seroe Colorado and watch the waves crash against the cliffs.

Dare To Dream Foundation

The Dare To Dream Foundation is Xander’s non-profit organization with a focus on young baseball athletes in Aruba, giving them support to become professional baseball players.

Meet more locals

Adventure

Watch videos and get insider tips from Sarah-Quita.

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Wellness

Watch videos and get insider tips from Shanti.

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Culinary

Watch videos and get insider tips from Samil.

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Romance

Watch videos and get insider tips from Lilian.

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Culture

Watch videos and get insider tips from Vanessa.

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Family fun

Watch videos and get insider tips from the Gomez’.

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