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VIDEO: Eagle Beach, Aruba

 It’s one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Caribbean: Eagle Beach, Aruba. And the stretch near the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is even better: a spectacularly wide, white-sand stretch of sand that will simply overwhelm you. So …

First Look: The New Hilton Aruba

 ARUBA — A classic hotel design never gets old. Morris Lapidus, famous for hotels like the Fontainebleau in Miami, made this Aruba’s first “it” hotel when it debuted in 1955 as simply the “Aruba Hotel.” But now the venerable design …

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A New Overwater Bungalow Hotel Is Coming to the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, and it will have something very rare in the Caribbean: overwater bungalows. The 126-suite Zoëtry Isla di Oro will be one of the …

LATEST NEWS

 ORANJESTAD — It’s in an old art deco building in a quieter part of Oranjestad, a section of Aruba’s capital you may not know. But at the heart of this old commercial building is something very special. It’s called Wilhelmina, …

 By Alexander Britell ARUBA – Gilbert Raven loved The Flintstones. There was something about Fred and Barney, about Dino, about pedaling with your feet. And it inspired him to build it. To build this place. Something about a trip to …

 It’s been quiet, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Over the last few years, Marriott has been on a push to redefine the Caribbean hotel lobby — to make it a place worth congregating, a place worth admiring, a place, well, …

 A few steps from Aruba’s ultra-wide, impossibly-white Manchebo Beach is New York. Well, not quite New York, but a slice of it. It’s a little shack of a place off just off Manchebo, one you might drive or walk right …

 It’s hard to miss it. It’s right in the center of Oranjestad, just across Havenstraat from the Renaissance Mall. And on a hot, dry afternoon in Aruba, it’s just about the best place on earth. This is Gelatissmo, the best …

 How Aruba Is Improving Local Tourism Awareness By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is ramping up its national awareness campaign, “Duna Aruba e miho Dibo,” which translates to “Give Aruba the Best You Can Be.” Using buses …

 The superstar stops in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Superstar actor and singer Tyrese visited Aruba this week for the Aruba International Film Festival, making his presence known with a series of social media posts. Tyrese was on the …

 By Dana NilandCJ contributor Aruba Development Corporation VBA has launched timeshare sales at the Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, the company announced. ADC, which is, an affiliate of Tropicana Entertainment Inc., has selected Interval International as its exclusive vacation exchange …

 A major Caribbean event By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is getting set for the  Aruba International Film Festival, which begins Oct. 7. The event, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority. In …

 Eman’s latest green push in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has been on a major green push in recent years, with a high-profile plan for 100 percent green energy by 2020, by far the most ambitious public-sector project …

 The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism hub is growing. Quickly. By the Caribbean Journal staff Plainly, tourism in Aruba is booming. The island saw a 16.2 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first half of 2015, making it the Caribbean’s …

 A new level of green By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s greenest hotels, but now Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has attained a new level of green certification: LEED Silver. The designation comes …

 Expansion in Colombia By the Caribbean Journal staff InselAir is expanding its operations in Colombia, the company announced. The new service includes two new flights per week between Aruba and Medellin, Colombia. The flights will operate on Mondays and Thursdays. …

 A new manager for Tierra del Sol By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf has tapped global golf giant Troon to manage its golf operations, the company announced. Troon has announced the return of Oliver …

 The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first …