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Welcome to Aruba

Aruba

The Venezuelan surprise

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Lying just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean, Aruba really is an island paradise. With superb white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water, Aruba is the perfect Caribbean island for relaxing and exploring.

Aruba is a great island to explore, whether you go in search of the rugged and dramatic northern coast or enjoy a visit to the picturesque capital city Oranjestad with its Dutch colonial architecture in pastel colours. Here you have the mix of modern shopping malls with the more traditional open air market where you can browse for Aruban art and local handicrafts.

Holidays to Aruba

Water sport enthusiasts are well catered for in Aruba with great diving and snorkeling available in the clearest of waters and reefs in which to explore.

Nightlife in Aruba can be lively with salsa and meringue music adding to the overall Caribbean atmosphere and flavour of Aruba.

For an idyllic choice of holiday, let Horizon Direct Holidays find your perfect holiday to Aruba by calling free on 0800 270 7644.

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Attraction Overview

For total relaxation, alabaster beaches and gentle seas are good for the soul.  At resort spas, regain inner harmony and indulge in an exotic menu of indulgent treatments. 
 
Or… rock your world with wet ‘n wild adventures, deep sea diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing…even parasailing and sky diving!  Tee off on a championship golf course, saddle up on horseback, take a tour, or hike through Arikok National Park and discover the island’s fascinating natural wonders, from rock formations to natural bridges.
 
Shop ‘til you drop, enjoy glittering nightlife and fabulous restaurants.  Broaden your cultural horizons with visits to museums and art galleries, and don't miss the weekly Bon Bini and Caribbean festivals.

Aruba may be best known for its beautiful Caribbean beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and check out fun attractions. You’ll find a happy island full of history, culture, rugged landscapes, exotic local dishes and even more fun activities in Aruba.

Fringing turquoise Caribbean waters, Aruba’s beaches include wide shaded expanses, quiet retreats, and busy sunbathing and water sports meccas. Much of the seven-mile strip along the west coast is lined with resorts and packed with activity. Beach goers relax on their comfortable lounges while swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing, waterskiing, tubing, parasailing, bananaboating, and all kinds of wet ‘n wild adventures are just steps away.

In contrast, the beaches along the windward coast are in more secluded and undeveloped areas. There are coves carved out of limestone, inlets formed by pounding waves, unique natural phenomena and craggy desert terrain. Because of strong undertow and crashing waves, swimming here is not recommended. Both coasts afford spectacular Caribbean views. All beaches are open to the public.