Perfect weather, gorgeous beaches, shimmering seas, duty-free
shopping, and friendly Dutch West Indies hosts shouting "Bon
Bini" (welcome) will greet you upon arrival in Aruba.
The island will capture your heart as you experience friendly
hospitality in the hotels, dive centers, restaurants, casinos,
and shops throughout the island.
Diving in Aruba is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and
interesting coral formations that dominate Aruba’s underwater
realm. This includes the 400 foot Antilla wreck, which is
the largest wreck in the Caribbean.
Most of Aruba’s dive sites lie along the protected western
and southern coasts, a short distance from the hotels along
the famed Palm Beach. Aruba’s waters are rich in exotic marine
life, including stingrays, moray eels, manta rays, barracudas
and yellow tail. A large, shallow sand plateau surrounds Aruba
making boat travel the most convenient method of reaching
the off-shore reefs. Interesting coral formations are found
from shallow water depths of 20 to 100 feet, with little or
no current and flat surface conditions.
Climate 75 - 85F 24 -29C Water Temp 75 - 82F 24 - 28C Visibility
50 - 100+ ft 15 - 30+ m
Diving and Accommodations
Surf Club Resort
Tel: 00 855 7938213
Timeshare resale website, ArubaSurfClubResort.com, offers
studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom timeshare suites within
the Marriott Aruba Surf Club Resort on Palm Beach at
fantastically affordable rates. The Aruba Surf Club
Resort lies at the tip of gorgeous Palm Beach and allows
guests the serenity and relaxation they crave. This
unique resort boasts all the fine amenities and services
visitors have come to expect from this world famous
brand. Experience a luxury resort without spending an
arm and a leg by renting or purchasing a timeshare through
Bubali 143, Noord, Aruba.
Tel.: 297-5877482, 5876474
Sasaki Apartments is a pleasant complex of 24 studio
apartments, conveniently located in the residential
area of Bubali in northern Aruba.
400 meters (0.31 miles) from the famous Eagle Beach,
which you can walk to in about 8 minutes. SuperFood
Plaza (grocery store, pharmacy, ATM, cell phone center,
restaurant and more) is just across the street.
casinos, shopping malls and restaurants are just minutes
away by car.
for business travel, family vacation or honeymoon.
Apartments also has a large swimming pool, a kids pool,
garden and BBQ area.
following airlines have Aruba on their route:
Rates, set by the Government, are based on destination rather
than mileage traveled and are for the total number of passengers
in the car or van.
There are a number of international and local rental agencies.
It's nice to be able to explore the entire island at your
leisure. But many of the roads are rugged and not suitable
for a car. Make sure that your spare tire is full of air before
heading out into the rough rugged terrain. Many 4-wheel drive
rentals often have no roof, so make sure you put on sun block
because the sun shines brightly in Aruba! 4-wheel drive vehicles
are numerous but they are often hard to get because they are
used for "Jeep Safari" tours that are popular sightseeing
- Arubans drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- The minimum age of 21-25 and the maximum of 65-70 vary slighty
- International driving license or any valid license held
for at least two full years is required.
- Unlimited mileage; rates subject to change without notice.
- Deposit of US $500 or open signed credit card.
- Towing service available.
- Windsurf roof racks upon availability and upon request.
- Pick up service available, with some exceptions, at the
- Insurance recommended, but does not cover if the driver
is intoxicated in a car accident.
Scooters and motorcycles are also available and lots of fun.
A regular driver's licence is all you need! Helmets are supplied.
Gas pumps for your rental car register in liters: 1.06 quarts
to 1 liter. One gallon is 3.78 liters. Prices at gas stations
are in Aruba florins. It is not usually the custom to pump
gas for oneself, please check if the attendants are to pump
gas or if it is a self-service gas station.
There is inexpensive and reliable daily bus service between
all the districts and the hotel areas. Check at your hotel
for schedules and hours. The main bus station is located in
downtown Oranjestad across from the waterfront shops and restaurants.
Telephone Services: For dialing direct calls from Aruba, the
code into the international circuit is 00 followed by the
country code, area code and the number. For assistance, call
Aruba's International telephone country code is 297. To direct
dial Aruba from the U.S., the code is 011-297-plus the number.
You can use the public phones (with Aruban calling cards)
that are placed all over the island. Unfortunately, it is
not possible yet to use your foreign cell phone in Aruba,
due to the specifics of the telephone net in Aruba. If you
want to rent a cellphone, there are several places where you
The Central Post Office is located diagonally across from
San Francisco Church in Oranjestad. Open from Mondays to Fridays
from 7.30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Post
office at the Royal Plaza Mall in Oranjestad is open from
Mondays to Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
Aruba is tropical and very warm. You should bring light, casual
clothing. It is generally not allowed to enter shops or casino’s
in your bathing suit. Evening's lower temperatures and breezes
may warrant a light jacket if you chill easily.
There is no need to buy bottled water, Aruba’s water from
the tap is praised for its excellent quality and taste. Aruba’s
drinking water flows from the world’s second largest desalinization
plant. It is not only perfectly pure and safe to drink, it’s
also very delicious.
Aruba has the same voltage standard as in North America (110
volts AC). Therefore, European appliances (that use 220 volts)
generally cannot be used in Aruba (unless you have a converter).
Aruba has always been considered one of the safest destinations
in the Caribbean, however incidents may occur. Please do not
provide temptation by leaving your valuables unattended on
the beach or in your rental car.
Generally, there is an 11% service charge on room rates. Most
hotels also apply a 6% government tax.
Most Aruban restaurants maintain a service charge of between
10 and 20%.
Shops are open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon
(many closing for lunch) and from 2 PM to 6 PM. Some stores
close Tuesday afternoons. The Alhambra Bazaar is open until
midnight. Bargaining on prices in Aruba is not considered
polite - even in the many bazaars. What to look for - china
and crystal, clothing and accessories, leather goods, jewelry,
local crafts, food (Edam and Gouda cheese and Dutch chocolates).