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Alphabetically first among the welcoming world of Dutch heritage ABC islands including Bonaire and Curacao, and not all that far from Venezuela, tiny Aruba is about six miles across at its widest point and some 19.5 miles long. The island packs in assorted things to see and do, all amid non-stop tradewinds and an overall desert southwest atmosphere. Once operating on an oil-based economy, tourism has since become big business on this island where the Bon Bini welcome mat is as ever-present as the breeze. Outside glittering Oranjestad with its shops and clubs, Aruba's countryside awaits with rocky desert terrain, cactus, distinctive divi-divi trees, wild parakeets, secluded coves and beaches. Low humidity and temperatures averaging 8o°F make Aruba a year-around magnet that is especially alluring in winter. Watersports and beaches, golf and tennis, casinos, duty-free shopping, eclectic dining, and more than 7,500 hotel rooms, with a variety of resorts clustered mostly along the shoreline, make the island irresistible. Aruba is rich in folklore, with some islanders believing it necessary to depart the same door one enters. For getting rid of undesired guests, one custom is to stand a straw broom upside down against an outside wall. Red ribbons suspended over doorways protect homes or places of business from evil. Similarly, newborns and small children often wear chains with a red and black seed, thought to ward off the "evil eye." Although Dutch is the official language, Arubans speak, write and read English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento fluently. Many also speak French and German.
We have organized our listings of Aruba's local hotel accommodations into several geographic areas and alphabetically. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater Aruba area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Hotels located in the Palm Beach area, near beautiful sandy white beaches offering many outdoor sports.
Hotels located in Oranjestad, a beautiful city with a Caribbean flair. Oranjestad is also Aruba's capital.
Hotels located in Eagle Beach near white powdery beaches with excellent swimming conditions. This area also includes Punta Brabo Beach, also known as Manchebo Beach, which is a favorite among topless sunbathers.
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Area Facts: The local currency of the island is the Aruba Florin, worth about half of the U.S. dollar, and the official language is Dutch, though everyone here also speaks English. The international dialing code for Aruba is 297.
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