Aruba is known as "One Happy Island"

Visitors will agree with the island's motto after experiencing it's fine sand beaches, year round sunshine, glitzy nightlife and casinos, fine dining and friendly locals.

The tiny Dutch island is located in the Southern Caribbean, 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Aruba is within easy reach of the U.S. - just 2 1/2 hours from Miami.

While English is widely spoken, the island's official languages are Dutch and Papiamento. Driving is on the RIGHT side of the road, and the island is a popular destination with tourists from the U.S. and Canada.  

As you travel around Aruba, locals greet you with warm smiles and "bon bini" which means welcome in the Papiamento language. Papiamento, a creole language derived from Portuguese, also has its vocabulary roots from the African languages, Arawak native languages, and English.

The interior of the island is a vast desert of cactus, and a visit to the rugged eastern coast yields another different landscape of limestone cliffs, sand dunes, and crashing breakers.

Honeymooners and sun worshippers are drawn to the island for its blonde sandy beaches on the warm Caribbean Sea. 

Once the sun goes down, the sounds of Salsa, Reggaeton (South American raga), Meringue, and the island's own Tumba music fill the air.

Dining on the island is a delight with a choice of cuisine from around the globe - American, Argentinian, Aruban, Belgian, Caribbean, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - and of course fresh seafood is abundant.


  1. Nice photos! Aruba is beautiful. When it's time to travel in the Summer, Aruba Vacations are the only things for me!

  2. Thanks for visiting - Aruba is pretty special!

  3. Nice to see pictures of Aruba. I love Aruba, there are a lot of things to do and many festivals to enjoy. I'm planning to buy my own Aruba villa on the island.

    1. Likewise here Jeanette, it is a beautiful island indeed. Hope you find your Aruba villa, I'm sure you'll find one because there is a lot of villas in aruba for rent.