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Aruba Time Zone

Welcome to Aruba: the One Happy Island in the Caribbean Sea.

Here you’ll find pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and people that make you feel at home in no-time. Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in tropical paradise? Let’s start with some basic holiday preparations and dive deeper into Aruba’s time zone! 

What time zone is Aruba in?

As you probably know, Aruba is located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s only one boat trip away from many American countries, like Venezuela, Mexico and the United States. Similarly, the island operates on an American time zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST). That’s the same time zone as New York in the summer months; and five hours behind Amsterdam during the winter. It’s smart to keep that in mind when booking your trip.

Is there a time change in Aruba? 

There’s no daylight savings time on the island. This means that there are also no time changes in Aruba, nor switches in time zones. The locals operate on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) consistently, all throughout the year!

Does your country follow daylight savings time? Then the difference between your home and your holiday destination can change with the seasons. For example, in the winter months, Aruba is one hour ahead of New York, but this time difference disappears during the summer. Also, Aruba is five hours behind Amsterdam during the winter months, but you can make that six in the summer. 

Is Aruba in the same time zone as New York?

While Aruba operates on the Atlantic Standard Time (AST) all year round, New York does on the Eastern Standard Time (EST) in winter and on the Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDST) in summer. 

The time in Aruba, AST, is one hour ahead of EST, but similar to EDST. Thus, in the summer months, Aruba’s is in the same time zone as New York. There’s a small difference in winter time: then Aruba’s just one hour ahead.

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