island in the Caribbean
Sea, just a short distance north of the
Venezuelan-Paraguan Peninsula, combines
so many of the wonderful images that we associate with
a perfect tropical holiday.
a part of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands. The island's capital,
free shopping along its streets lined with pastel coloured replicas of
Dutch houses and a wide variety of culinary delights for everyone's
Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an
arid, cactus-strewn landscape with little of
the tropical vegetation that many expect in the Caribbean. This climate has helped tourism as
visitors to the island can reliably expect warm sunny weather. It has a
land area of 193 km² (75 sq mi) and lies outside
the hurricane belt.
Frommer's Portable Aruba - Frommer's
Portable Aruba gives you the lowdown on where to dine, where
to stay and what to see and experience on this idyllic island. Written
a range of tastes and budgets, Portable Aruba describes many of the
islands gorgeous beaches, from hot party spots to small, secluded white
sand coves. You'll find this pocket-size guide invaluable!
comes a time in many a Caribbean travellers voyages when all
those gorgeous beaches framed by palms and etched by azure seas may
blend into one lovely, hazy memory, a record playing the same tune. Was
that Bahamas or Barbados? Have I seen the Virgins or the Saints? Not
so, once you have touched down on the ABCs: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaao.