Aruba in the Caribbean is known as The Happy Island. A small island approx. 21 miles long and 10 miles wide, about 17 miles north of Venezuela. With long stretches of white sandy beaches, cooling trade winds and wonderful friendly people it’s no wonder that Aruba is becoming such a great place to visit, with people returning here time and again. The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be amongst the cleanest, widest, and most spectacular in the Caribbean. Aruba is where island life combines perfectly with the modern comforts of home. A Dutch island in the Southern Caribbean, the capital is Oranjestad, named after the Dutch Royal House of Orange.
Aruba is a generally flat, riverless island that has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. Aruba has the big advantage of being outside the hurricane belt and the weather is warm all year with a fairly constant temperature of 28°C (82°F). Trade winds cool the island, making sun-bathing on one of the many beautiful beaches much more pleasant, although care should be taken since this can be very deceptive. The sun is strong, particularly between 11am and 2:30pm and the use of high-factor sun creams is strongly recommended. It does rain in Aruba, rainfall averages about 45cm a year, with most of it between October and January. Even then the rain tends to be erratic and in short bursts.
Swimwear should be reserved for beaches and hotel pools and are not permitted in shopping and business areas. No real need for elegant evening wear, casual silk or linen dresses & slacks will do. A light sweater for the cooler evenings may come in handy. There is plenty to do in Aruba, from restaurants to casinos and nightclubs. Don’t miss the live music scene, featuring Aruba’s own Tumba music.
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