is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean. Its inviting climate and bustling economy also make it one of the most popular. The island's culture represents a mix of influences. As one of four countries that make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a strong Dutch influence is noticeable, especially in the architecture and the language. Strong international and native influences are also evident, with most residents fluent not only in Dutch, but also English and the native Creole language of Papiamento.
Aruba boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The island is located less than 30 miles north of the coast of Venezuela. Its geographical orientation is such that the western and southern coasts feature extremely calm shores all year round. The average temperatures hover around the mid-80s all year, making it a popular destination in every season.
Aruba is the perfect Caribbean destination for memorable family vacations in Aruba hotels
, scenic weddings and first or second honeymoons. The island's numerous resorts
cater to every kind of visitor, offering romantic getaways for couples, family-friendly accommodations, and facilities for hosting every kind of celebration.
Sites of interest like Arikok National Park and the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins combine to make Aruba the perfect vacation destination.
Many of the hotels in Aruba are located on Palm Beach, on the island's northwestern coast. Because of its calm weather and sandy beaches, it's one of the most popular places to stay when visiting Aruba. The turquoise water and swaying palm trees make it an ideal destination for water sports or for simply relaxing on the beach. Palm Beach is internationally recognized for its excellent scuba diving. Diving lovers especially like to visit the remains of the Pedernales, a WWII tanker, which was shipwrecked in the area following a torpedo attack in 1942.
The Palm Beach area is also known for its world-class cuisine, shopping and entertainment destinations, many of which can be found along J.E. Irausquin Boulevard, a road that runs parallel to the beach and passes by many of the best hotels in Aruba.