Fly to Queen Beatrix airport, the most modern airport in the caribbean, just one of many ways of getting to the smallest of the Dutch Antilles, Aruba is the ideal getaway for anyone who is looking for a relaxing retreat offering luxury accomodation, high class restaurants and a fantastic choice of watersports. Much of the island is very uncommercialised which makes it more appealing to many of the repeat visitors this island attracts, who prefer not to be faced with fast food joints and souvineer shops.
The average temperature here is around 82*F, but the best time of year to visit is December to april
when the rainfall is less prevalent although there is no official rainy season and it also below the hurrican belt making it ideal for that lazy beach holiday. The south coast of the island offers the best beaches and it is not hard to find a secluded spot on a stretch of powder white sand, many of the hotels here offer private beaches, not that overcrowding is a problem, there is enough beach here for everyone.
The capital of Aruba, ORANJESTAD takes its name from the colour orange, much of the local architecture bares this bright opulent colour, which truely reflects the sunny disposition of the local people. Where ever you visit on this captivating island you will see houses painted in the prettiest of pastel colours which only adds to the wonderful ambience Aruba.
If you tire of the stunning powder white beaches then there is plenty for you to do, why not try a visit to the Ostritch farm, get up close and personal with these huge prehistoric type creatures, you can even hand feed them as they have become so tame. The ostritch are reared on the farm, you can view or even touch the huge eggs which are kept in an incubator on site, a real once in a lifetime experiencen. Explore Aruba with a personalised tour by quad bike, you will experience so much more this way than from a tour bus. Weave your way through cactus to Alto Vista chapel, then speed along the beach while watching waves crash on the rocky shores, visit the old gold mill at Barushibana
The Arubain florin is the local currency although the US Dollar and Canadian Dollar is widely accepted.