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Overview

Renowned for its turquoise water, golden sandy beaches and year-round scorching temperatures, the island of Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean is one of the lesser-known gems of the tropics. The main resorts of Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Punta Brava concentrate the majority of the tourist trade, while the interior of the island is mostly covered by the stunning Arikok National Park. Why not visit Aruba for a holiday to remember!

Things to Do

Aruba is one of the world’s premier scuba diving destinations, so no trip to Aruba would be complete without taking a dip below the surface to explore the hidden depths of the ocean floor. If you prefer your landmarks on solid ground however, take a trip to the Arikok National Park.This huge park is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, and some spectacular caves.

Food and Drink

Aruban cuisine is as varied as the country itself. Caribbean, Dutch, Spanish, American and West African influences are all mixed together to create tasty dishes with a bit of a kick! Keshi Yena is a national favourite in Aruba - chicken or beef stuffed in Gouda cheese then baked with tomatoes, onions, cashew nuts and fresh herbs. Of course all tastes are catered for, with plenty of international cuisines on offer as well.

Holiday Resorts in Aruba

Location of Aruba

Key Facts

  • Language: Papiamento, Dutch
  • Currency: Aruban Florin
  • Time Difference from UK: -4
  • Flight time: 9 hours
  • When to go: Year round