Flights to Aruba - The Caribbean Paradise
An upcoming tourist destination in South America, Aruba is by far one of the best island countries to soak up the sun at and stroll around the beaches. With a perfect weather throughout the year, this country, also known as ‘the Dutch Caribbean’, is the current favorite of travelers from across the globe. Its capital city, Oranjestad, is a cute little town, perfect for a two-hour walk. To add to the charm isAruba’s Carnival, a true example of vibrancy and party overload.
Best time to visit Aruba
The weather of Aruba from January to March is pleasant, without hurricane storms. However, the room prices during this time shoot up to double or more. If you want to save a few bucks, traveling to Aruba between April to August is a wise option. The weather remains soothing, with moderately priced rooms during this time of the year.February is also a good time to visit when you can witness the vibrant Grand Carnival Parade, the most popular event in the country.
How to reach Aruba
There are no direct or connecting flights to Aruba from India. The main airport serving the country is Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad. However, you can hop to the nearest airport, Maracaibo, in Venezuela and board a one-hour flight to Aruba. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Aeroflot, and American Airlines fly between this route. You can easily book a cab from outside the airport terminal and reach the city center. Aruba is 9 hours 30 minutes behind the Indian time zone by .
Accommodation in Aruba
Aruba is filled with luxury hotels, most of which are situated in Noord, Oranjestad, Baby Beach, and Palm Beach. 5-star hotels in these cities are sure to make your stay pleasant and extravagant. The price ranges from INR 9,000 to INR 35,000 (approx.) per night. Cheap accommodation options in hostels are also available in Oranjestad, appropriate for backpackers. They cost up to INR 2,800 (approx.) per night.
Attractions in Aruba
Being an island, Aruba is surrounded by beaches such as Eagle Beach, Hadicurari Beach, and Palm beach, allowing vacationers to indulge in light swimming and countless water sports. You have heard about wildlife sanctuaries; however, Aruba has something interesting in store. A non-profitable organization, Donkey Sanctuary is an initiative to save the island’s donkeys. It also makes for a popular tourist attraction. With sundry reptiles, Arikok National Park is a place for every wildlife fanatic.
To experience the nightlife of Aruba, Casino at Hyatt Regency Aruba and Stellaris Casino are the perfect places. Sea diving at Pedernales Wreck should be on the list of every water sports lover traveling to Aruba. The Ruins of Bushiribana and the rock formations of Ayo and the Casibari Rock take you back to the pre-historic times. Visit California Lighthouse and Oranjestad, explore the beaches at San Nicholas and indulge in some adventure at Santa Cruz and Savaneta. An explosion of music and vibrancy, the Carnival in Aruba is an experience of a lifetime.
Shopping in Aruba
Gouda cheese, Delft porcelain, Aruba Aloe, fragrances, and jewelry make for the perfect souvenirs from Aruba. If you want to take home something interesting, donkey soap (soap made from donkey’s milk), sold in Donkey Sanctuary of Aruba is what you are looking for.
Eating out in Aruba
One of the best places in the world to explore Caribbean food, you should not leave Aruba without trying Sopa di pompuna (pumpkin soup), Classic Aruban dishes, Keshi yena (cheese balls), and Cala (bean fritters), which are the must-try dishes. Bolita di keshi is a delicious fried roll made from egg and yellow and white cheese.
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