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Perfect weather, gorgeous beaches, shimmering seas, duty-free shopping, and friendly Dutch West Indies hosts shouting "Bon Bini" (welcome) will greet you upon arrival in Aruba. The island will capture your heart as you experience friendly hospitality in the hotels, dive centers, restaurants, casinos, and shops throughout the island.

Diving in Aruba is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and interesting coral formations that dominate Aruba’s underwater realm. This includes the 400 foot Antilla wreck, which is the largest wreck in the Caribbean.

Most of Aruba’s dive sites lie along the protected western and southern coasts, a short distance from the hotels along the famed Palm Beach. Aruba’s waters are rich in exotic marine life, including stingrays, moray eels, manta rays, barracudas and yellow tail. A large, shallow sand plateau surrounds Aruba making boat travel the most convenient method of reaching the off-shore reefs. Interesting coral formations are found from shallow water depths of 20 to 100 feet, with little or no current and flat surface conditions.

Climate 75 - 85F 24 -29C Water Temp 75 - 82F 24 - 28C Visibility 50 - 100+ ft 15 - 30+ m

Aruba Diving and Accommodations

Aruba Surf Club Resort
Palm Beach
Tel: 00 855 7938213
Timeshare resale website, ArubaSurfClubResort.com, offers studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom timeshare suites within the Marriott Aruba Surf Club Resort on Palm Beach at fantastically affordable rates. The Aruba Surf Club Resort lies at the tip of gorgeous Palm Beach and allows guests the serenity and relaxation they crave. This unique resort boasts all the fine amenities and services visitors have come to expect from this world famous brand. Experience a luxury resort without spending an arm and a leg by renting or purchasing a timeshare through ArubaSurfClubResort.com.


Sasaki Apartments
Bubali 143, Noord, Aruba.
Tel.: 297-5877482, 5876474
Fax.: 297-5878448
Sasaki Apartments is a pleasant complex of 24 studio apartments, conveniently located in the residential area of Bubali in northern Aruba.

Just 400 meters (0.31 miles) from the famous Eagle Beach, which you can walk to in about 8 minutes. SuperFood Plaza (grocery store, pharmacy, ATM, cell phone center, restaurant and more) is just across the street.

Nightlife, casinos, shopping malls and restaurants are just minutes away by car.

Perfect for business travel, family vacation or honeymoon.

Sasaki Apartments also has a large swimming pool, a kids pool, garden and BBQ area.



Getting There

The following airlines have Aruba on their route:

Getting Around

Rates, set by the Government, are based on destination rather than mileage traveled and are for the total number of passengers in the car or van.

Rental Cars
There are a number of international and local rental agencies. It's nice to be able to explore the entire island at your leisure. But many of the roads are rugged and not suitable for a car. Make sure that your spare tire is full of air before heading out into the rough rugged terrain. Many 4-wheel drive rentals often have no roof, so make sure you put on sun block because the sun shines brightly in Aruba! 4-wheel drive vehicles are numerous but they are often hard to get because they are used for "Jeep Safari" tours that are popular sightseeing day trips.
- Arubans drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- The minimum age of 21-25 and the maximum of 65-70 vary slighty by company.
- International driving license or any valid license held for at least two full years is required.
- Unlimited mileage; rates subject to change without notice.
- Deposit of US $500 or open signed credit card.
- Towing service available.
- Windsurf roof racks upon availability and upon request.
- Pick up service available, with some exceptions, at the cruise terminal.
- Insurance recommended, but does not cover if the driver is intoxicated in a car accident.

Scooters and motorcycles are also available and lots of fun. A regular driver's licence is all you need! Helmets are supplied.

Gas pumps for your rental car register in liters: 1.06 quarts to 1 liter. One gallon is 3.78 liters. Prices at gas stations are in Aruba florins. It is not usually the custom to pump gas for oneself, please check if the attendants are to pump gas or if it is a self-service gas station.

There is inexpensive and reliable daily bus service between all the districts and the hotel areas. Check at your hotel for schedules and hours. The main bus station is located in downtown Oranjestad across from the waterfront shops and restaurants.

Helpful Information

Telephone Services: For dialing direct calls from Aruba, the code into the international circuit is 00 followed by the country code, area code and the number. For assistance, call 121.
Aruba's International telephone country code is 297. To direct dial Aruba from the U.S., the code is 011-297-plus the number.
You can use the public phones (with Aruban calling cards) that are placed all over the island. Unfortunately, it is not possible yet to use your foreign cell phone in Aruba, due to the specifics of the telephone net in Aruba. If you want to rent a cellphone, there are several places where you go.

Mail Services
The Central Post Office is located diagonally across from San Francisco Church in Oranjestad. Open from Mondays to Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Post office at the Royal Plaza Mall in Oranjestad is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Aruba is tropical and very warm. You should bring light, casual clothing. It is generally not allowed to enter shops or casino’s in your bathing suit. Evening's lower temperatures and breezes may warrant a light jacket if you chill easily.

There is no need to buy bottled water, Aruba’s water from the tap is praised for its excellent quality and taste. Aruba’s drinking water flows from the world’s second largest desalinization plant. It is not only perfectly pure and safe to drink, it’s also very delicious.

Aruba has the same voltage standard as in North America (110 volts AC). Therefore, European appliances (that use 220 volts) generally cannot be used in Aruba (unless you have a converter).

Aruba has always been considered one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean, however incidents may occur. Please do not provide temptation by leaving your valuables unattended on the beach or in your rental car.

Room Taxes
Generally, there is an 11% service charge on room rates. Most hotels also apply a 6% government tax.

Tipping/Service Charge
Most Aruban restaurants maintain a service charge of between 10 and 20%.

Shops are open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon (many closing for lunch) and from 2 PM to 6 PM. Some stores close Tuesday afternoons. The Alhambra Bazaar is open until midnight. Bargaining on prices in Aruba is not considered polite - even in the many bazaars. What to look for - china and crystal, clothing and accessories, leather goods, jewelry, local crafts, food (Edam and Gouda cheese and Dutch chocolates).



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