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By David Mellinger

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Your ARUBA Vacation

The locals say Bonbini! It means welcome. And in Aruba, you truly are.

Aruba has endless sun and scenery, breathtaking blues and crystal clear ocean and white sandy beaches. You're welcome to plan the ideal family vacation or wedding or honeymoon or meeting or simple escape to a colorful world away from home. Come to Aruba to explore,to dive, to relax. Keep yourself busy with activities, or do nothing at all.
The people of Aruba are truly welcoming and enjoy having you as their guest.

Aruba's culture is unique in the Caribbean because it is defined more by geography than by history. While other islands suffered from the squabbling of European nations, Aruba remained relatively unwanted because its desert land was not good for sugar production. This lack of plantation-style farming also kept Aruba relatively free from the African slave trade and the troubles it caused in other nations. Despite other slavery issues, Aruba was extremely peaceful, and this peace is certainly evident today.

Aruba is known for its miles of beautiful beaches, peaceful atmosphere, and its ability to show visitors a good time. However, many visitors don't expect to find the popularity of Aruba's activities, which include golf, tennis, watersports of all kinds, and even bowling.

There are so many popular activities, it's hard to have a dull day on Aruba, even if the island isn't covered in the stereotypical lush, tropical foliage. Instead, this quirky island offers up its own slice of paradise - a small desert amid sparkling seas.

Aruba activities include a visit to several ship and plane wrecks now residing on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, or spend a day riding a horse to the island's most popular sights. And, of course, Arubans know how to welcome their visitors, Caribbean-style. So, whether you're looking to spend a night out gambling on the town, spend a little cash in duty-free stores, or just explore island history, there's plenty to do on Aruba.


"All-inclusive" resorts tend to be the most popular type of accommodation in Aruba. Both high-rise and low-rise hotels can be all-inclusive as well. High-rise hotels are located in the more posh areas of Aruba, while the low-rise areas have less hustle and bustle. By choosing an all-inclusive option, you pay just once to receive all the amenities of a specified package.

Several other options cater to those seeking a less commercial approach to accommodation. Guesthouses and villas are two other options for visitors. These accommodations offer a more personal at-home ambiance, making it feel as though you live in Aruba.

Check to learn about all of the accomodatons available to you in Aruba.


Flights arrive at Queen Beatrix International Airport (airport code AUA; tel 524-2424), which is 2.5 miles from the capital, Oranjestad. Flying time is two hours from Miami and four hours from New York.

The cruise port is located in Oranjestad.

Cruise lines that call on the island include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Festival Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Orient Lines, P&O Cruises, Peter Deilmann Reederei, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Regal Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and Windjammer Barefoot Cruises.

Check to learn about all of the travel options available to you for your Aruba vacation.

 About the Author     

An Estate Agent in Los Angeles, David loves Caribbean travel and has developed to help everyone get the most out of their Caribbean vacation. From all-inclusive resorts to cruises, this site will give you information on 25 Caribbean islands. Have a great time in the Caribbean!

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