The Aruba effect
The feeling that stays with you long after you depart...
Aruban culture is all about hospitality! Accommodating, welcoming and always ready to provide superior customer service. As a top travel destination not only for individual travelers but for groups as well, Aruba’s infrastructure offers world class indoor and outdoor event and meeting spaces. With the support of the most established DMC in the Dutch Caribbean, Eco Destination Management Services, Aruba caters to many corporate incentive travel groups each year.
With the highest return visitor rate of any island in the Caribbean, Aruba is more than just warm weather and beautiful beaches. Our warm hospitality, the welcoming feeling of being home away from home, the beautiful people, culture and history all contribute to the superior travel experiences guests experience when visiting Aruba. Why wouldn’t they want to come back?
Our dedicated team of professionals can organize any event you wish, ensuring your guests have a unique VIP travel experience!
HIGHLIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS
Re-energize and relax on crisp white sandy beaches, gently allowing the sea to caress your skin when you dive into the crystal-clear turquoise ocean. They say salt water really is the cure to everything, but with numerous resort spas, regaining your inner harmony and indulging in exotic treatments might just be the cure for you. Maybe yoga on the beach, or horseback riding is what your soul is craving… Or, you are looking to be more adventurous and want to explore the rugged side of the island with a hike through Arikok National Park and discover the island’s fascinating natural wonders. From rock formations to natural bridges, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, tee off on a championship golf course, and sky diving, there is something for everyone!
Shop until 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 Carubbian festivals. Aruba is 69,5 mi² of the Caribbean that has everything to offer for an unforgettable experience!
Oranjestad, a bustling harbor city, a distinctive blend of old and new, Aruba’s capital truly has a unique charm. Oranjestad’s streets and malls are dotted with international luxury retailers, diverse boutiques, and dazzling jewelry stores. Fascinating restored landmark buildings are found along the way, such as the green “stadhuis” housing the City Hall where marriages are performed. A scenic linear park lines the coast from Oranjestad to the airport.
A new state-of-the-art tram begins at the cruise terminal, meandering through town, all along the sparkling new landscaped Main Street. Oranjestad is also a jumping nightlife mecca, filled with restaurants, cafes, clubs, lounges, bars and casinos. There is truly something for everyone and we can help you maximize your time in Aruba. Our tourism friendly city has even allowed Eco Destination Management Services to shut down the entire downtown area for private functions in our newly renovated public spaces. Our DMC will work with you to create never before seen corporate events in Aruba.
San Nicolaas, Aruba’s second largest city, owes its success to the former oil refinery that it harbors. With the recruitment or refinery workers from the British Caribbean in the early 1900’s San Nicolaas developed its distinct Creol-flavor, including food, music, dialect and its designation as the birthplace of Aruba’s Carnaval.
San Nicolas’ artistic side has always been prominent. Experience a blast from the past on your visit to the Museum of Industry and discover what life in our industry looked like in yesteryears. Journeying from the hotels and Oranjestad toward San Nicolaas “sunrise city” of the island will take you through island communities that represent the typical lifestyle and culture of our locals.