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Simply Paradise.

Bon Bini (welcome) to Aruba where you can expect near perfect weather seven days a week. Want a place to escape to from all the pressure of work? Why not assure yourself seven days of sunny skies, warm temperatures, and cooling breezes? Aruba has got some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Walk along miles of white sugary sand. Rent a board and surf on the turquoise and gentle seas, or just have a nice leisurely swim in the refreshing water. Tired of lolling on the beach? Aruba has activities and sights for everyone. Drive through a desert full of cacti, iguanas, and strange formations. Go on a hike, windsurf, or enjoy a day of shopping and fine dining, Aruba is well known for its diverse and favorable foods. Regardless of how you plan to spend your days on Aruba, bring a camera there are plenty of breathtaking places and people to snap photographs of.

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Aruba Culture

Aruba has over 88,000 inhabitants its island. Culturally, Aruba has strong ties to Holland, its colonial occupier and present day partner in the Netherlands kingdom. The official language of Aruba is Dutch. Dutch can be seen on street signs, government documents, and several local newspapers. English is spoken by most Arubans, particularly those in the tourism business. Aruba also has a lyrical language called Creole that is compromised of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch,

French, English, and a combination of African languages, called Papiamento. The language of Papiamento is thought to have evolved in Curacao during the 16th century, when slaves and their Spanish owners developed a common ground to communicate with. The population of Aruba is a mix of descents with 40 different ethnic backgrounds from around the world. Due to such a cultural and diverse ethnic background, Aruba plays a range of different music on the island such as calypso, soca, and reggae. The history and people of the island contribute to Aruba’s rich culture and present day.

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Aruba Shopping

Shop till you drop on the island of Aruba. One great thing about shopping here is that there is no sales tax. Aruba has the advantage of being a low-tax-free member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which makes it a fairly good place to buy European luxuries, jewelry, and perfume. Oranjestad is the primary shopping area with several open-air malls, a wharf-side market, and a half mile stretch of top stores. Since the town is small, all the stores are located

within a few blocks, and you can easily walk to each. Great buys in Aruba are cigars, designer clothing, English china, Indonesian fabrics, Caribbean rum and liqueurs, and Aruba Aloe beauty and health products. One tip when going shopping on the island of Aruba is if you see something you like grab it. Since the price on the tag is the price you pay, and most likely it is a discounted price already.


Aruba Restaurants

We’ve provided listings for some of the top restaurants in Aruba including Oranjestad, Palm Beach and more. You’ll find lavish gourmet restaurants, affordable restaurants serving up good food, and everything in between. Sample traditional Aruba cuisine or other specialty cuisines that are sure to make your taste buds happy.

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