Aruba

Best Beaches in Aruba

VIDEO: The Best Beaches in Aruba

 On an island blessed with as many great beaches as Aruba, it isn’t easy picking the best. That’s because this Dutch Caribbean tourism stronghold is one of the ultimate beach destinations in the Caribbean, with an emphasis on impossibly white …

Sunset in Aruba

VIDEO: Sunset in Aruba

 It’s just you, the soft sands of Eagle Beach and the brilliant glow of the setting sun. In other words, the perfect sunset in Aruba. Here’s what it’s like.

Under the Palms

VIDEO: Under the Palms in Aruba

 It’s just you and the sand, a cool breeze and a cold rum cocktail. This is Eagle Beach, Aruba’s marvelous strand of sand, steps in front of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. This is your moment.

LATEST NEWS

JetBlue Aruba

 There’s a new way to get to Aruba. JetBlue announced that its broad Caribbean expansion push would continue with a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport beginning Jan. 4, 2017. It’s the latest …

Things to Do in Aruba

 With breezy white-sand beaches, year-round balmy temps, and a uniquely cosmopolitan culture, the Dutch-Caribbean isle of Aruba has long been a favorite of sun-seeking Caribbean travelers. But, in case you need more reasons to visit this tiny territory, check out …

Seamus Mullen

 Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen is coming to Aruba this fall for a special one-night-only dinner. Mullen, a top chef in New York City best known for his El Colmado tapas and wine hall in Hell’s Kitchen, will be creating a …

Aruba

 In its lead-up to International World Tourism Day, the “happy island” of Aruba will host Happiness 360 Conference World Tourism Aruba– an international symposium in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The event is scheduled for September 13-14, …

 By John GrantOp-Ed Contributor It’s no secret that the Caribbean is known for its tourism, and Aruba is no exception. In fact, 75 percent of Aruba’s GDP is from tourism dollars alone. However, with the U.S. lifting sanctions on Cuba …

aruba savaneta

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Osyth Henriquez, who sent in this stunning shot taken at the Old Mean and the Sea Ocean Villas in the neighborhood of Savaneta. Have you taken a great photo in the …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest islands is getting greener. Aruba is planning a new 7.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project. The project will include 2.5 MW installed at schools and public building rooftops, with a 5 MW utility-scale park that will help …

 We always say a great restaurant comes down to three things: “food, service and ambience.” When it comes to the best restaurants in Aruba, you can find all three very easily. Aruba’s diverse populace and history have lent themselves to a …

aruba tourism

 By Alexander Britell Caribbean tourism is on the upswing, but no destination has had a better two years in a row than the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The island has had consistently strong growth in both 2014 and 2015, …

best hotel in aruba

 A Dutch Caribbean gem By Alexander Britell There’s something special about the air here. Maybe it’s the breezes from Eagle Beach, or the dry heat of Aruba. Actually, it’s something far simpler: an in-room air purifier and dehumidifier. This is …

 Sure, there are great beaches all around the Caribbean. But it’s hard to argue against the proposition that Aruba has just about the best collection of white-sand beaches there is in the Caribbean, from remote patches of sand like Baby …

 Another Aruba hotel is getting an upgrade. The Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort will be undergoing a multimilllion-dollar property upgrade beginning in Spring 2016, the Aruba Tourist Authority announced. The project will modernize and enhance the resort, with changes including …

 Aruba’s newest resort is making some new additions. The Hilton Aruba, which debuted at the former Radisson Aruba over the summer, has announced the opening of a new spa and the addition of a new executive chef. The new spa …

 Like many Caribbean islands, Aruba has had a long battle with overpopulation of dogs and cats. But now one hotel has a creative idea to help tackle the problem. Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has launched a new program …

 While Aruba has some of the greatest beaches in the Caribbean, even frequent travelers to the island don’t know them all. One such under-the-radar Aruban beach is a smaller stretch of sand called Boca Catalina on the road toward Arashi Beach. …