Ultimate Aruba shopping guide
Where are the best stores in Aruba? Check out this Aruba shopping guide for tips on finding the best places on the island.
Where are the best stores in Aruba? Check out this Aruba shopping guide for tips on finding the best places to buy Aruba clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and much more, all just a short trip from the all inclusive Barceló Aruba.
Good to know: Aruba shops often close early — 6 or 7pm at the latest! So get out there early to get your Aruba shopping spree done.
The capital city of Aruba is filled with great spots for a little retail therapy. Amidst the charming Dutch colonial-style architecture, you’ll find all kinds of great shops, markets and malls.
- Renaissance Mall (Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, Aruba): Fashionistas with a taste for luxury should make a beeline to Renaissance Mall. Here, you’ll find an array of upscale brand name outlets, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla and more. In case you need a little caffeine buzz to accompany your spree, there’s a Starbucks at Renaissance Mall as well.
- Renaissance Marketplace (Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 9, Oranjestad, Aruba): Right across from Renaissance Mall you’ll find even more Aruba shopping options at Renaissance Marketplace. This outdoor mall is a great place to see and be seen while checking out local Aruba boutiques and enjoying some of the island’s best restaurants. There’s also a movie theater and stages that offer live entertainment seven days a week.
- Royal Plaza Mall (Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 94, Oranjestad, Aruba): The shopping at Royal Plaza Mall is fantastic, with authentic Aruba shops alongside classic name brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica. But it’s the remarkably ornate architecture – designed to resemble a pink decorated cake – that might stick with you the longest.
- Caya Grandi (Main Street, Oranjestad, Aruba): Explore Aruba’s main shopping street – Caya Grandi! Here, you’ll be able to browse a half-mile of local and international shops, in addition to art galleries, cafes and much more. If you’re looking to add some real Aruba color to your wardrobe, pay a visit to La Linda, the country’s oldest department store.
Palm Beach Plaza Mall
L.G. Smith Blvd 95, Noord, Aruba
Palm Beach is one of Aruba’s most legendary beaches (guests of Barceló Aruba will be just steps from the sand). But it’s also home to one of the island’s most essential shopping experiences. Palm Beach Plaza Mall features high-end swimwear, cosmetics, apparel, jewelry, footwear, including such familiar names as Victoria’s Secret, Loft and Mont Blanc. You can also catch a movie or two at Caribbean Cinema, boasting the largest screens in Aruba, bowl at Palm Beach Dream Bowl, or dine at several great restaurants. And when you need a break, just hit the beach!
Paseo Herencia Mall
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 382A, Noord, Aruba
Also located steps away from Palm Beach, Paseo Herencia’s charming architecture resembles an old Aruban village – but the offerings here are state of the art. You’ll find a wealth of shopping options, from the Humidor (offering fine cigars) to Aruba Aloe to Las Casas de Artesanas, which showcases the best of Aruba’s creative community. Shopping is just the beginning, though. Culinary offerings include fast food and fine dining – and pretty much everything in between. Don’t miss the nightly liquid fireworks show, either!
South Beach Centre Mall
JE Irasquin Blvd., Palm Beach, Aruba
One more Palm Beach-area Aruba shopping option is the South Beach Centre Mall. SBC is a great place to get a few authentic Aruba souvenirs, gifts and other island items to take back home with you. Browse the offerings at The Lazy Lizard, with its quality range of Aruba-inspired tees and other Aruba fashion apparel for the entire family, alongside a great selection of tropical resort wear for both men and women. When you need to take a load off, head over to the world-famous Hard Rock Café for food, drink and live music.
Pitastraat 115, Aruba
Aruba isn’t just world famous for its beaches, culture and food. It’s also famous for aloe. Founded in 1890, Aruba Aloe, with several store locations on the island, is the oldest aloe company in the world, bringing the restorative powers of this succulent plant to the world for more than a century. At one of the stores, you can discover Aloe-based lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos and so much more. You can also pay a visit to the Aruba Aloe Museum & Factory where you'll see exactly how aloe is “fileted” and learn the many benefits of Aloe Vera. Afterwards, take a walking tour the Factory itself, including the aloe cutting room and the testing lab.
Start planning your Aruba vacation now! If you’re hoping to save a little cash for your Aruba shopping spree, be sure to check out some of Barceló Aruba’s great offers and deals. The resort offers its visitors attractive discounts, making their vacation an unparalleled experience.