The average annual temperature is 83° F (27° C), and rainfall amounts to just 17 inches a year, most of which occurs during the months of October and November.
BON BINI! It means "Welcome" ...On the island of Aruba, you truly are.
You're welcome to dream of endless sun and scenery. You're welcome to plunge into the breathtaking blue and crystal clear ocean and to lounge on sparkling white beaches. You're welcome to plan the ideal family vacation, the perfect wedding, a romantic honeymoon or simply escape to a colorful world away from home. You're welcome to explore ...to make everything 'Aruba' your own ...to find the perfect something, or nothing, to do. Aruba is a distinct blend of people from South America and Europe, from the Far East and other islands of the Caribbean. These diverse settlers add unique flavor to the lives of the inhabitants of the island.
Arubans are among the most educated people in the world, speaking English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento fluently. Many also speak French and German.
From the moment you arrive, your vacation will be overflowing with good music. Arubans are ardent music lovers and musicians and cherish their traditional music, such as the fiery tumba, the elegant danza and the fast-paced Antillean waltz.
International cuisine runs the gamut from French to Fusion, Italian to Indian, from Japanese to Javanese. Local cuisine carries its own distinction with the sharp taste of the local "yerbe hole" basil bringing out the best of the "catch of the day."
Come enjoy the charm of windmills, lighthouses and twisting divi divi trees ...or luxuriate in the world's most opulent spas. Come play in the glittering casinos and luxury resorts ...or wander the unsurpassed pristine beaches. Bon bini!
Travel to and from Aruba uses the Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Departure taxes are generally $34.25 per person, USD Rental Cars: Arubans drive on the right-hand side of the road, and in order to rent a car in Aruba one must have held a driver's license for at least two years. The minimum age to rent is between 21 and 25, while the maximum age is between 65 and 70 (depending on the rental agency). A deposit of $500 US or an open signed credit card is normally required, and there is a large variety of rental agencies to choose from, including many multi-national companies such as Hertz, Avis or Budget.
The currency in Aruba is the Aruban Florin, U.S. dollars accepted..
Required Proof of Citizenship:
U.S. citizens:Valid US Passport; All other travelers must bring a valid passport and a visa.
Traveling with minors: Minors traveling with only one parent or adults other than their parents must have a notarized letter from the absent parent(s) authorizing them to be taken out of the country. If the parent is deceased, a copy of the death certificate will be required.
Tips: There is an 11% service charge on room rates. There is also a 6% government tax. The service charge of food and beverages is 10% to 15% in lieu of gratuities at the hotels.
Couples can have both their wedding ceremony and honeymoon in paradise. Documents must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registry on the island via mail or in person. Certain restrictions may apply.Passengers can call 1-800-to-aruba for more details
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APPLE RATINGS: Exceptional Standard of Service &
First Class; First
Class; Comfortable; Modest
Superior to other hotels with the same rating; Superior to other hotels with the same rating
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