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Sun, Sand, Serenity

Your time in the Aruba Effect starts with our island’s most desirable feature - the beach. Sporting endless white sand and crystal blue water, a day on our beaches is a day well spent. Lay in the sun. Float in ecstasy. And fill up on some much-needed Aruban warmth for your trip home.

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Savor it all

With over a hundred nationalities represented on island, Aruba is filled with flavors from every corner of the globe. From the classic tastes of Europe to more exotic offerings from South Asia to fresh local seafood, Aruba is a playground for your taste buds. Just don’t be surprised if you leave with a new favorite dish.

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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 one with nature in Aruba but we have a few suggestions to get you started.

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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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Slow it down

Sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet to reconnect with those who matter most to you. Aruba is filled with the peaceful solace you need to slow things down and reground your relationships 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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Sun, sand, serenity

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Xayenne Tromp

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50 shades of blue

Breakfast Spots

Eat a pastechi at Bright Bakery

Morning
Aerial shot of Baby Beach.

Enjoy the shallow waters at Baby Beach

Mid-day

Visit the iconic stairs at Rodgers Beach

Mid-day

Snorkel at Mangel Halto

Mid-day
Surfside Beach Bar

Enjoy a lunch at Surfside Beach Bar

Afternoon
Shoreline of Druif Beach in Oranjestad, Aruba

Take a dip at Druif Beach

Afternoon

Visit Eagle Beach, #1 in the Caribbean

Evening
B-roll Arashi beach

Gaze at the Sunset at Arashi Beach

Evening
Interior of the wine cellar at Papiamento Restaurant.

Indulge in seafood at Papiamento

Nighttime

Savor it all

Author profile Xayenne Tromp

Xayenne Tromp

Digital Content Specialist

Take your taste buds on an Aruban tour

Entrance of Linda's Dutch Pancakes at day time.

Have pancakes at Linda's

Morning
Aerial shot of Casibari Rock Formations.

Explore at Casibari Rock Formations

Mid-day
Honoring Aruban traditions centuries-old, the Old Cunucu House Restaurant is a perfect way to enjoy homemade local cuisine and warm island hospitality in an authentic atmosphere. This charming cunucu home built 150 years ago reflect the architecture of the time, with pitched roof thick walls, and various interesting feature. The criollo menus of Aruban specialties include hearty servings of keshi yena (stuffed cheese), stewed beef, chicken and goat, and fresh local fish all accompanied with pan bati, funchi (polenta), rise, plantain and much more. The old Cunucu house also has an international menu that features pasta, steak, lamb, and veal cooked to perfection

Eat keshi yena at The Old Cunucu House

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

Visit rescued animals at Philip's

Evening
Lobster dish at Quinta del Carmen Restaurant in Aruba.

Savor every bite at Quinta del Carmen

Nighttime

Your Aruba Escape

Headshot of blogger Jane Vermaas in Aruba

Jane Vermaas

Escape from the daily hustle and bustle during your Aruba vacation!

Sideview of Matthew's Beachside Restaurant located at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort and Timeshare.

Enjoy a breakfast at Matthew's.

Morning

Pay Bubali Bird Sanctuary a visit!

Morning

Arikok National Park awaits.

Mid-day

Lunch at O'Neil Caribbean Kitchen!

Afternoon
Aruba Mural Tours San Nicolas.

Get inspired by Aruba Mural Tours.

Afternoon

Take a dip at Rodgers Beach!

Afternoon

Time for a local dinner at Zeerover!

Evening

Happy Kids, Happy Vacation

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

Jennifer Richardson

Your kids will love this one!

People having dinner at the Salt and Pepper Tapasbar and Restaurant.

Have a nice breakfast at Salt & Pepper!

Morning

Have fun at Butterfly Farm.

Morning
Ostrich Farm

Make friends at the Aruba Ostrich Farm!

Mid-day
People & Place

Lunch time at Cadushi Sunset Terrace!

Mid-day

Let's go for a climb at Hooiberg!

Afternoon
Family having a visit at the donkey sanctuary in Aruba

More friends at Donkey Sanctuary.

Afternoon
Aerial shot of Baby Beach.

Time to relax at Baby Beach!

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

Eat local dinner at Saco di Felipe.

Evening

In the Lap of Luxury

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

Jennifer Richardson

Enjoy your luxurious getaway and indulge in all the best Aruba has to offer.

Couple enjoying a nice dinner.

Breakfast is served at Windows on Aruba!

Morning

Treat yourself at Kay's Fine Jewelry.

Mid-day

Explore the island with De Palm Tours!

Afternoon
outdoor dining on the sand.

Wine and dine at Pure Ocean!

Evening
2021 Images of eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort.

Enjoy a relaxing massage at Eforea Spa.

Afternoon
Aerial shot of the Tranquilo Charters boat in Aruba's clear blue waters.

Sail with Tranquilo Sailing Charters.

Evening
Interior of the wine cellar at Papiamento Restaurant.

Dine at Papiamento Restaurant!

Evening
Interior of the casino at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba.

Try your luck at Ritz-Carlton Casino!

Nighttime

Riding Solo

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Glendeline Maduro

Just you and the island!

Breakfast at Santos Coffee with Soul!

Morning
Sideview of the Fort Zoutman tower in Aruba

Soak up some history at Fort Zoutman.

Mid-day
Sideview of the Fort Zoutman tower in Aruba

Take an Aruba E-bike Tour!

Afternoon
Fishermen on the Hadicurari Pier Fishing

Relax on Hadicurari Beach.

Afternoon

Enjoy lunch at Hadicurari Restaurant!

Afternoon

Hit the waves at Armando's Kite Shack!

Afternoon
Dining area of the BLT Steak Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba.

Dinner time at BLT Steak!

Evening

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