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How Aruba’s Strong Tourism Growth Can Get Even Stronger

 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 …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sea in Aruba

 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 …

Aruba Planning Major New Solar Project

 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 …

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 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 …

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 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, …

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 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. …

 The Divi Aruba all-inclusive resort has unveiled its latest changes. The property has opened a new Mexican restaurant, Pure Lime, along with a new pool-view building. “We are extremely excited to offer these new additions to our guests,” said Alex …

 Every day at sunset, a sandy beach lounging area in Aruba transforms into a haute beach restaurant. And now Aruba’s popular beach pop-up eatery, Simply Fish, has a new look and a new name. The beach restaurant at the Aruba …

 It’s a frequent complaint at Caribbean airports: there’s no Wi-Fi, free or otherwise. But more regional airports seem to be considering making the investment to satisfy travelers, and Aruba is the latest to do so. Aruba’s Reina Beatrix International Airport …

 The Blue Residences condominium resort project has completed construction on the last of its three towers. The project now features 124 multi-bedroom units, along with a second infinity pool. The third tower, called Turquoise Tower, joins the existing Indigo and …

 One of the top coffee brands in the Netherlands has arrived in Aruba. The gourmet coffee brand Smit & Dorlas has opened its first gourmet coffee shop in Aruba at the Hilton Aruba Resort and Casino. The store is the …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Carole Desbiens, who sent in this spectacular shot of sunset on Palm Beach in Aruba. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 The Divi Aruba all inclusive resort is expanding. The property has already opened its new Pure Lime Mexican-themed restaurant, and will open a new “pool-view” building in January. The latter will include 60 rooms, all of which will have built …