Aruba - One Happy Island!
The Island of ArubaAruba lies at the heart of the southern Caribbean, about two-and-a-half hours by
air from Miami, Florida and within easy flying distance of other U.S. cities. The island is 19.6 miles
long, and six miles across at its widest point, with a total area of 70 square miles.
Some postcards from Aruba show the divi-divi tree, permanently bent at a 45-degree angle by
constant trade winds, springing from a stretch of pure white Caribbean sand. Others are photos of a
l9th century windmill-turned-restaurant, symbol of the island's Dutch heritage. Still others star happy
vacationers, showing off new tans during lazy afternoon sails or big nights at the casino.
Aruba is an easy island to get to know, and equally easy to love. Just l5 miles off the coast of
Venezuela, it is far enough from home for adventure -- but small and friendly enough to feel like a
As you explore, as you get to know Aruba, you'll soon begin to notice the smiling faces everywhere.
Real smiles. Gracious smiles. Sheer-joy-of-living smiles. Aruba, as any traveler here will tell you,
must surely be among the most welcoming places on Earth.
Maybe its the Dutch tradition of hospitality. Maybe its the long and prosperous history of the island.
Maybe its the year-round warmth of the sunshine and the fresh breezes of the tradewinds. More
than likely, its all those things and more. But whatever it is, its absolutely true: Aruba is a genuinely
happy place to be. And the people who live here, in the cities, in the villages, in the countryside,
are genuinely happy to be sharing it with you.
So, sit back, relax and explore our website, where you will find many things to do, places to go and
things to see, as well as important information to help you plan your visit to Aruba, "One Happy
It means welcome. And here, you truly are.
You're welcome to dream. Of endless sun and scenery. Of breathtaking blues and crystal clear
ocean and white, sandy beaches. You're welcome to plan the ideal family vacation or wedding or
honeymoon or meeting or simple escape to a colorful world away from home. You're welcome to
explore. To make everything that's ours yours. To find the perfect something, or nothing, to do.
Welcome to Aruba. This is our home. And we want to share it with you.