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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to Aruba

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. ARUBA …

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How to Get to Aruba

Airports and airlines: Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) has over 100 non-stop direct flights a week from US, Canada and Europe, served by American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United, JetBlue, Spirit, Insel Air and US Airways. Two and a half hours from Miami. Island hopper service to Curacao, Bonaire on LIAT, Tiara Air and DAE. Cruise ports: Ships on the Southern …

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How to Get Around Aruba

Rental cars are prevalent around the airport, but you must be at least 23. For journeys into the interior or the more remote beaches, a 4×4 is the most appropriate. All-terrain vehicles (ATV) are also popular, but watch out for roaming donkeys and potholes on the way. Aruba has an excellent bus system, running into the late evening, with 16 …

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Where to Stay in Aruba

8,800 rooms, 78% occupancy Overview Aruba has a big timeshare occupancy, but there are some fantastic beach-side resorts along Palm Beach hosting some familiar names such as Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn, Radisson, Renaissance, and Marriot. The hotel menu comprises couples-only, all-inclusive and family-oriented with kids clubs and bountiful activities. Deals With so many hotels competing in such a small island, visitors …

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What to Eat & Drink in Aruba

At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the …

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Where to Go in Aruba

You could stay the whole vacation around the resorts in Palm and Eagle beach and not get bored, with excellent watersports, nightlife and dining. However, this is not a large island to cover, so it’s worth taking a tour to the arid inland Arikok National Park, or out to the California Lighthouse on the rocky, wave-buffeted coastline.

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