Aruba is a 19 miles (30 km)- long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea. It's a mere 15 miles (24 km) from the coast of Venezuela. On a clear day the Venezuelan mainland is visible from the south-eastern coast. Together with Bonaire and Curacao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles.

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Aruba's hotels tend to be large megaresorts, some with casinos, but you will find several smaller and more intimate hotels, guesthouses and villas. The high-rise section at Palm Beach is the glitter and glam section and the low-rise section alang Manchebo Beach and Eagle Beach contains equally large but more spread out hotels and resorts. The island now has some 8,500 hotel rooms.


Lovers of Good Food instantly feel at home on Aruba. Culinary specialties from all over the world can be enjoyed there in a seemingly endless range of fine restaurants.