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Flag of Aruba gently waving in the wind.

Our Island

Ever ask yourself: where is Aruba? In the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, just outside of the hurricane belt, that's where. Our happy island.

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.

To the south and west, Aruba is alive with resorts, shopping, and nightlife. To the north, waves and wind sculpt rugged coastlines and limestone cliffs. And in our heart, Arikok National Park protects a sprawling landscape of desert sand, towering cacti, and natural wonders.

Learn More About Aruba

Aruba is home to beautiful beaches and warm waters. But what else do you know about Aruba? We’re guessing not these 16 facts……

Learn More About the Aruba of Island

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

Aruba's Island Facts

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

Cacti and Landscape in Arikok National Park.

Regions of Aruba

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

Family Walking at Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba

Aruba - One Happy Island

When you touch Aruba it touches you back. It returns the 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 & Culture of Aruba

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

Itinerary ideas

Countless ways to find happiness

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

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Aruba 360° Map

Click around the Aruba map and explore the One happy island in 3D!

We’re just getting started with the amazing things The Aruba Effect 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 tan.

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TRIP PLANNER

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Save your favorite places and experiences to a custom itinerary you can manage while you're visiting the island: Start Planning