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- Private room
Our "Happy Villa", in Oranjestad, at 10 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the tourist center and cruise port, is the ideal accommodation if you want to relax in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Our "Casa B" is excellent if you are traveling solo, as a couple or in a group, especially if you enjoy meeting new people. There are 5 separate ads, one for each room, so if there is no availability, you can access any of the other 4!
- Entire home
- Palm Beach
Welcome to Casa Carmela. Relax in the resort sized pool and outdoor oasis. Melt the day away under the exotic palapas or toast your buns in the sun. Whatever your pleasure, Casa Carmella aims to please. She’s a short walk to Palm Beach one of the top rated beaches in the world. Restaurants, casinos and nightlife are walkable as well. She comes with a comfy king size bed, gas grill, fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs & beach towels and cooler. This is all yours and only yours.
- Entire home
A very nice, moderne house: peace, space, very near to the capital Oranjestad and the beaches. You can park 3-4 cars on the premises. Airco in the living room and all bedrooms. A beautiful Italian design kitchen, WiFi included. Outside is a big storage room with a washing machine. We also use this storage room. The house is perfectly located to visit all the nice places of Aruba. A small supermarket is just a 2 minutes walk away. One of the biggest supermarkets is just a 5 minutes drive away.
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Your guide to Aruba
Welcome to Aruba
Aruba has all the earmarks of a Caribbean paradise: startlingly blue waters, white-sand beaches, and gentle breezes. But there are surprises, too. Rather than the waving palm trees that may come to mind when imagining a tropical island, Aruba’s landscape is arid and desert-like. This captivating volcanic landscape is dotted with cacti, scrub, and sculptural divi-divi trees, whose sinewy trunks are carved by the winds. It’s a beautiful and wild place, with clusters of civilization contrasted by a rugged and undeveloped side.
Aruba is a constituent country of the Netherlands, and its small but lively capital city, Oranjestad, contains colorful Dutch Colonial buildings. Beguiling beaches and fine dining can be found here, but also adventure. Snorkeling, windsurfing, and diving are popular pastimes. Aruba is considered a prime spot for exploring the ocean, and divers come here to see such fascinating shipwrecks as the SS Antilla, a German ship that was scuttled in 1940 and is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean. If you’re traveling with cash, note that although the island currency is the Aruban florin, you don’t need to exchange U.S. dollars here. American currency is widely accepted in Aruba, although you may receive change in florins.
How do I get around Aruba?
Fly into Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), located in Oranjestad. Once on the ground, there are public transportation, taxi, and rental car options. A rental car can be a great way to see the island, especially if you plan to visit its more rugged side, but it’s not required. The public Arubus travels between downtown Oranjestad and major attractions: you can purchase day passes or pay a single fare. Taxis do not have meters, so inquire about fares up front. Bikes, motorcycles, and scooters are also popular transportation modes, and you can rent them on the island.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Aruba?
There really isn’t a bad time to stay in an Aruba vacation rental. With some of the lowest rainfall of any of the Caribbean islands, and reliably warm and sunny weather, it’s a balmy paradise year round. The accommodating weather means there’s a steady lineup of outdoor entertainment. The Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival, on Labor Day weekend, brings a lineup of musicians, comedians, and beach fetes, and in the fall visitors arrive for the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, one of the island’s largest events. But the marquee festival is Carnival, which takes up the whole month of February with revelry, musical performances, and parades featuring people in wonderfully elaborate costumes.
What are the top things to do in Aruba?
Arikok National Wildlife Park
This windswept, picturesque park unfurls over nearly 20 percent of the island’s landscape. Marked by dramatic volcanic outcroppings, visitors flock here to bathe in the Natural Pool, a gorgeous ring of rock that forms a protected patch of ocean water, and to explore the Fontein Cave, an impressive network of limestone rock formations.
This stately white lighthouse, perched on the western tip of the island, provides breathtaking 360-degree views of Aruba. It's worth climbing the stairs to the top of this more than 100-year-old landmark, especially for an unparalleled view of the setting sun.
Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations
These two clusters of massive boulders delight visitors and confuse scientists, who aren’t sure how they came to be piled together in this way. Clamber over the bulbous Casibari, which rest inside a complex with a restaurant, and then head over to the nearby Ayo formations, which are decorated with ancient rock drawings.