Aruba is renowned for its tropical climate, windswept divi-divitrees and cactus while secluded coves and white sand beaches make up its coast. A Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986.
Points of Interest
This lighthouse was built in 1910, named after the steamship ''California,' which sunk off the coast of Aruba and offers stunning views of the island and coastline.
Famous for gorgeous palm-tree lined white sandy beaches Aruba is a perfect location for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.
A stunning rock and coral formation, the original Natural Bridge fell into the sea in 2005. The smaller bridge remains a must see highlight of the island.
A 400 foot shipwreck is one of the most popular attractions. It was sunk during World War II and is home to many kinds of exotic sea life.
Dramatic formations formed by boulders, some the size of small houses and several tons in weight. Arawak Indians would visit to hear incoming thunderstorms and draw on the rocks.
Aruba's capital and largest port is known for its impressive Dutch Colonial architecture and offers the best shopping experience on its main street.
Home to hundreds of exotic butterflies who fly freely within large meshed enclosures visitors can handle these tiny creatures.
An unusual farm which houses ostriches and emus, you can get up close and personal and even try hand feeding them.