Welcome to the Aruba Resorts section. After a brief description of this welcoming island you will find a list of resorts that will say Bon Bini which means welcome in Aruba! It’s hard to get lost on Aruba, even when you venture off the few main roads. This 21 mile long island has cooling trade winds that bend its gnarly divi divi trees into near right angles. These trees are always pointing west toward the hotel zone. Not to say that you wont get lost in the experience of the endless sun and scenery. The breathtaking blues of crystal clear ocean and white sandy beaches make a perfect back drop for weddings or just a well earned escape from daily life.
Most visitors are drawn to Aruba for the glitzy casinos, clubs and bars that stay lively into the early hours of the mornings. Aruba resorts range from the luxurious high rise to the villa style with a creative array of sports and dining options ranging from fast food to gourmet. Add to this the fact that Aruba is outside the hurricane belt and it is easy to understand the popularity of this fascinating island.
Aruba’s beaches are as varied as its dining. For families with smaller children there is Baby Beach which is named for is family friendly shallow, tranquil waters. Sports enthusiasts will find a lively game of volleyball, banana boats, jet skis and parasols on the silky white sands of Palm Beach and it’s neighbour Eagle Beach. Windsurfers head north to the shallow wind swept Hadikurari Beach which is also known as Fisherman’s Huts.
The Antilla, a 400 foot long German freighter is one of the many underwater attractions in Aruba. Just beyond the rocky coves of Malmok Beach there is excellent snorkeling. Offshore reefs attract both snorkelers and divers with a variety of exotic marine life and coral encrusted wrecks.
As for the land lovers activities, there are several golf courses, horseback riding, ATV, Jeep and bus tours of the cactus studded desert countryside, or cunucu. The partying crowd can jump on a brightly painted tourist bus called Kukoo Kunuku for a circuit of Oranjestad, Aruba’s charming capital.
Oranjestad dates back to 1797 and is reminiscent of Holland. The gabled buildings are pastel painted and brimming with boutiques and shops catering to cruise and island visitors. You will find Delft Blue china figurines, Dutch cheeses and fashionable clothing and jewelry in abundance. Mornings along the wharf brings locals out for fresh fish, often right off the fishing boats, while visitors bargain for local crafts and t-shirts.
Although the official languages are Dutch and Papiamento, a mix of Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese with a hint of Indian, English, French and African, most of the locals speak English. The cultural mix is not only evident in it’s languages but also it’s culinary options. At Madam Janette European and Caribbean flavours meld. Papiament, a 175 year old Aruban manor, serves specialties such as tenderloin topped with melted gorgonzola. Chez Mathilde draws Francophiles to its in town mansion. A few other favourtie stops include Salt & Pepper for Spanish style tapas, Amazonia for all you can eat Argentine meats and the Flying Fishbone for fresh fish served right on the beach.
Following is a list of the resorts in Aruba.
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The Aruban Resort & Casino
Brickell Bay Beach Club Aruba
Bucuti Beach Resort & Tara Beach Suites
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
The Mill Resort & Suites
Occidental Grand Aruba
Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Riu Palace Aruba
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
Tierra Del Sol Resort, Spa & Country Club
Westin Aruba Resort