Aruba

Enjoy sunny days at white beautiful beaches, welcome to Aruba!

Aruba is the smallest of the ABC islands, which besides of Aruba also consists of Bonaire and Curacao in the southern Caribbean. Of the three ABC islands, Aruba is the one who gets the most visitors, and visitors is largely composed of Americans, but of course also many Dutchmen since Aruba is still a part of the Dutch kingdom.

When to visit Aruba

The high season in Aruba is between December and April has more to do with the weather in North America and Europe then the weather in Aruba. If you visit Aruba in any of the other month you might come around a bit less expensive hotel rates.

Aruba lies south of the general hurricane paths of the Caribbean. The weather in Aruba is tropical but no extreme heat all year around.

Getting to Aruba

Air

From US and Canada most visitors go by charter flights. American Airlines and Aruba Airlines connect Aruba with New York and Miami. From Europe the most common way is flights via Amsterdam. The airport in Aruba is called Reina Beatrix. The easiest way to get to or from the airport on the island is to go by taxi.

Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix

Phone: (+297) 5 824800 ext. 241

» Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix website

Sightseeing

The nature on the north part of the island differs quite a lot from the southern part. One of the most famous and well-visited spots on the island is a stonebridge, made by nature itself, on the northeast side of the island.
If you don’t rent a car yourself, LimeWave can recommend the half day tour ”Discover Aruba”, which is a well organized tour that takes you all around the island.

Beaches of Aruba

Common man’s dream of powdery white sandy beaches, warm crystal clear turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and relaxing pleasant evenings is what Aruba is all about.

Skön eftermiddag på Eagle Beach, Aruba

Aruba’s pride is of course its long beautiful white sand beaches. The beaches of this Caribbean paradise, that still belongs to the Dutch kingdom, is among the most paradisaical and cleanest beaches in the Caribbean, and most are easy to get to when you’re on the island.

Learn more about some of Aruba’s most beautiful beaches.

Getting around Aruba

Renting a car is a good way to explore the island of Aruba. You can rent a car from the international car rental companies as well as from local companies.
Bus service runs between Malmok (northwest of the island) and San Nicolas (southeast of the island). The bus will pass Oranjestad, the hotels and the airport. You can get on a bus from the colourful square in the middle of Oranjestad.

Taxi is also available. You can often grab a cab outside the hotels or popular places around the island. They have a well established zon-system and you’ll can ask in advance how much the ride will cost you.
It’s possible to rent a taxi by the hour for sightseeing. The taxi driver will expect 10% tip.

Business hours

Affärer har generellt öppet från 08.00 till 18.00, med lunchstängt mellan 12.00 och 14.00
Banker har öppet mellan 08.00 till 16.00.

Tips

Shops and stores are in generall open between 8AM – 6PM (closed for lunch between 12-2 PM).
Banks are open between 8 AM- 4PM.

Visa

U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to this country.
Almost all other nationalities are allowed to stay for a shorter period of time without Visa.
Return ticket is required for all.

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