Together with Bonaire and Curacao, Aruba form Netherlands Antiles still under Dutch jurisdiction, which adds some unique elements to this otherwise typical Caribbean location full of sun, sand and sea food.
In the shops you can expect many of products with European provenience, like jewerly, chocolate and Delft porcelain as well as Polynesian souvenirs from the area, which was a former Dutch colony. The liberate law allows gambling venues, which makes Aruba the Vegas of Caribbean with over ten of large casinos, mostly located in the large brand hotels, including Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Westin or Radisson. These premises are open for everybody ( over 21 ) and so all the beaches are public, which makes the small island ( 24 km long ) a friendly place, especially as the locals are famous for their hospitality.
There is a vast choice of accommodation also without a casino inside, like all-inclusive Occidental Grand, RIU Palace, or Divi Village Golf & Spa Resort which offers a collection of villa accommodations overlooking the golf course, but you can also find more privacy renting a house, or condo outside of big resorts and make use of you own kitchen to learn the mysteries of local cuisine by yourself.
The island is outside of Hurricane Zone, hich makes it an attractive all year round destination with sun guaranteed for almost each day of a year. The activities are as one can expect from the Caribbean location, there are plenty of opportuities for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, kayaking deep-sea fishing and snorkelling. Scuba divers will find here some interesting spots to explore – one of the most popular is Antilla, the wreck of WWII German vessel.
All the resorts offer special wedding packages and help with preparation of ceremonies, hovewer the legal one has to be held in the building of Civil Town Hall.
The location is also popular among honymooners, who can expect here some extra gifts and bonuses prepared by the resorts, that joined the One Cool Honeymoon program.