The islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, collectively known as the Caribbean’s ABC islands are part of Dutch Caribbean. Aruba is a constituent country of the Netherlands. The three islands are closer to Venezuela, than to the rest of the Caribbean islands.
Aruba has long stretches of pearl-white sands, abundant water sport activities, rugged landscape to explore and plenty of all-inclusive resorts and top-class hotels, which has earned it the nickname “one happy island”. This small island country is one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean. Capital Oranjestad is sprinkled with beautiful Dutch colonial buildings, good restaurants, markets and shopping malls, best explored on a walking tour of the city. It is also the port of call for cruise ships stopping at Aruba.
Aruba also has some of the most amazing beaches in the Caribbean. Eagle Beach is often included in the list of the top 10 beaches in the world. The beach-side resorts are also some of the best in the world. You can spend some lazy time on the beaches soaking up the sun and doing absolutely nothing or delve into a world of exciting water-sports like wind and kite surfing. You can also go scuba diving and snorkeling in the stunning coral reefs and get up close with marine life or the wreck of SS Antilla, one of Caribbean’s largest shipwreck. If you’re not in the mood for the sea, head over to rugged Arikok National Park, where you can go on a hike and enjoy sweeping views of the island. This arid wilderness is a fascinating contrast to the developed west coast, and offers a welcome break from beaches and resorts.
Eagle Beach is often included in the list of the top 10 beaches in the world.