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Aruba One happy island says Bon Bini (Welcome)

Your Caribbean vacations start here.

The heartiness, friendliness and hospitality of the Aruban people make you feel at home the minute you set foot on the island. The island is situated about 15 miles (25 km) from the coast of Venezuela, is about 20 miles (32 km) long and 6.2 miles (10 km) wide and the smallest of the Leeward (former) Netherlands Antilles.

The heartiness, friendliness and hospitality of the Aruban people make you feel at home the minute you set foot on the island. The island is situated about 15 miles (25 km) from the coast of Venezuela, is about 20 miles (32 km) long and 6.2 miles (10 km) wide and the smallest of the Leeward (former) Netherlands Antilles.

The white sandy beaches which stretch for many miles, the capitol Oranjestad with its many little shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and casino's and of course the friendliest people have made the island one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.

Carnaval is a great event that attracts thousands of people from all over the world. There are a lot of festivities during the carnaval season which highlights for over 3 weeks.

Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1996 when they were the first of the six islands (Leeward: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao Winward: Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius) to have a “Status Aparte” which makes it independent within the kingdom of The Netherlands. In 2010 Curacao and Sint Maarten followed. The remaining smaller islands Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (Statia) became a special province (so called special municipalities) of The Netherlands.

The north-coast is rough and wild with rocks, large bays, white dunes and some small beaches.

The centre of this pearl is hilly with the 620 feet (189 m) high Jamanota as the highest point and of course the cone shaped Hooiberg (the Dutch word for haystack).

The south coast has pearly white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and of course the crystal-clear blue sea.

Flora and Fauna

Because the climate is very dry, there is not much variation in the vegetation which mainly consists of cactuses, agaves, aloe and brushwood. The divi-divi trees which horizontal growth is caused by the trade wind are characteristic.

The island is inhabited by almost 200 species of birds.

Besides the donkeys, goats and several species of lizards (the iguana is the largest) there are few other representatives of the animal world.

Tourist attractions

Ornamented situated at the Paardenbaai has many beautiful colonial buildings. From the historical point of view, Fort Zoutman, the oldest building on the island, is very important. In the Wihelminastraat we find the oldest houses.

Shopping, dining in excellent restaurants, Visit the many casinos, nightclubs and bars.

The island also knows some interesting caves and you have a beautiful view over the island from the Jamanota hill. We also mention the Santa Anna Church in the north.

The other part of the island is a totally other world. It lies beneath the surface of the sea, the underwater world.

Find out for yourself

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