The slogan for Aruba is "One Happy Island," and you can bet your pearly white teeth they live up to that expression. Aruba is a 33-mile-long island located in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is one of four countries that make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento, but English and Spanish are also widely spoken.
Info to Know Before You Go!
Queen Beatrix Airport (AUA)
Aruban florin (U.S. dollars widely accepted)
The best time to visit Aruba depends on your travel preferences. If the group is looking for fewer crowds, you should consider visiting during the low season, which runs from May to November. However, to enjoy the peak tourist season, with its vibrant nightlife and festive atmosphere, travelers should plan for December to April.
Oranjestad, Aruba's capital named after the Dutch Royal House of Orange, is located on the west coast. On the west coast you will also find long stretches of white beaches and most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Eagle Beach, named best beach in the world for a few times, is also located along the west coast of the island.
Palm Beach is a resort area on the northern coast of Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island. It’s known for its calm waters and long sandy strip lined with bars and restaurants. To its south, lush Bubali Bird Sanctuary has an observation tower and is home to herons and other migratory birds. Nearby are the Old Dutch Windmill, imported in the 1960s, and the Butterfly Farm, with free-flying butterflies in a jungle enclosure