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Scarlet Aruba had their official launch at the new office in Playa

ARUBA – Last Thursday Scarlet Aruba had their official launch at the new office in Playa after 2 years located in Savaneta and you could tell it was a total success. The CEO of Scarlet, Mr. Gert Post took his time to talk with the different partners and guests about the progress of Scarlet Aruba, [...]

Welcome to Aruba’s gourmet bistro Amuse Bistro and its mouthwatering menu

Amuse Bistro, the restaurant which recently was awarded four and a half stars by TripAdvisor, is a wonderful place, not only because it is elegant, yet cozy and relaxed, but because it treats the palate and the taste buds like royalty. Before you read on, you should know that Amuse Bistro’s chef makes everything, but [...]

Aruba Happy Rentals Receives a ‘Top Rental Award’ by Flipkey and is ‘Rated Excellent’ by Tripadvisor!

Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, Aruba Happy Rentals has been recognized with a “Top Rental Property” award by FlipKey. This exclusive honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from guests.Additionally, Aruba Happy Rentals has also qualified for a “Rated Excellent” badge from Tripadvisor [...]

First guest for transformed Cadushi Apartments

ARUBA – Cadushi Apartments is proud to announce that it recently received its first guest. Samira Souifi from Rotterdam, Holland was welcomed with champagne and a big smile from manager Willeke Volgers last Friday while the paint had just dried and the final finishing touches had been made. Cadushi Apartments, located at the Stadionweg, has undergone [...]

Responsible campers on Eagle Beach

ARUBA – Last Thursday at 11 PM a hugh Leatherback Sea Turtle came ashore to lay her eggs. The campers in front of La Quinta called the Turtle Hotline at once and then turned off  all the lights in their “campamento”. When the volunteers of Turtugaruba arrived ten minutes later, the beach was completely dark.

Papillon Restaurant celebrates its fifth anniversary with High Fives!

Five is the magic number at Papillon Restaurant in the month of May, the fifth month of the year. Why? Well, the exquisite, theme-based restaurant with its excellent French-Caribbean cuisine is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Of course manager Tina van Mal and Executive Chef Bas Kuurstra do not wish to overlook this momentous [...]

Madison Mackey honored at the Ritz Carlton Aruba

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very special visitor of Aruba on her 10th consecutive visit to the island, as a Distinguished visitor. This special event took place at the Ritz Carlton Aruba for the first time since the Resort just opened last November. The symbolic honorary [...]

BONBI CAME OUT TO PLAY AT THE ARUBA MARRIOTT RESORT

Aruba’s official mascot first resort visit PALM BEACH – On Wednesday April 16, guests young and old at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino received a special visit from Bonbi, Aruba’s official mascot.

Journalists Dominic and Rose Prince from England are amazed with Aruba

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority hosted a journalist couple from England on Aruba, to cover a complete story about the Island’s tourism industry, lifestyle, culture, tradition’s and history. The journalists were Mr. Dominic Prince who is also an author and film documentary maker and he is writing a travel feature for the Daily Mail, [...]

Italian Journalist amazed with the Aruba experience

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority hosted a journalist couple from Italy on Aruba, to cover a complete story about the Island’s tourism industry, lifestyle, culture, tradition’s and history. The journalist were Mr. Franco Bortollotti from Florencia and Mrs. Stefania Lancelotti from Milano,

Hyatt Regency Casino gives away over $59,000 in prizes in less than two weeks

ORANJESTAD – Tourists that come to our island, without a doubt like to have fun, and that includes  being entertained at the casinos. Hyatt Regency Casino is one of them that truly caters to their visitors. In just two weeks, Hyatt Regency Casino gave away over $59,000 in prizes to its visitor. Here are just [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster April 22nd, 2014

SCARLET RIBBON CUTTING. The cutest little girl in the universe cut the ribbon at Scarlet’s Client Appreciation and Grand Opening reception on Thursday, assisted by her father Luis Miguel Mansur and suave, laid-back, Dutch-born boss, Gert Post. On the island since 2003, the company is growing under the leadership of its secret weapon, Bettina Daal, [...]

The Salamander King Pins Enjoy a Memorable Bowling Outing

Palm Beach – The associates of the Salamander Group, enjoyed team spirit and joyous camaraderie at a fun bowling session at Dream Bowl, Palm Beach Plaza Mall. The bowling outing was organized by Managing Director Jodi Tobman who reports her staffers were bowling in each other’s lane, often, and sometimes, they did not even hit a [...]

With a first lecture at the Playa Linda Beach Resort – FCCP furthers its education campaign about prostate cancer

PALM BEACH – The fight against prostate cancer has found a strong, proactive voice in the non-profit of  FCCP (Fundacion Contra Cancer di Prostaat). The foundation launched its awareness campaign with a lecture to the general public, organized through the Aruba Cancer Funds (KWF), soon after it was founded in November 2013, and is now [...]

For the AHATA Recycled Art Competition 2014 Playa Linda creates functional art

PALM BEACH – The Playa Linda Beach Resort is once again a proud participant of the AHATA Recycled Art Competition, with the functional art of a standing lamp representing the creative reuse of materials by the resort’s Maintenance Department. Micheal Barrosa, Pedro Ogando and Jomar Obian, a.ka.

HOP ALONG TO LA VISTA RESTAURANT FOR A FUN FILLED EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH

Enjoy complimentary mimosas and champagne PALM BEACH, ARUBA – La Vista Restaurant invites you and your family to come celebrate Easter Sunday with a fun filled brunch on Sunday April 20. La Vista is preparing a delicious brunch with a wide variety of food selections and festive activities for this special day. La Vista’s wide-ranging [...]

Eat like a local on Easter at Bugaloe!

Palm Beach – While it is a true Aruban tradition to eat fish at home on Easter, Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill, located on the pier between Radisson and Riu hotel, would like to continue this tradition. We are opening the doors of our home, and invite you to come and enjoy typical Aruban food, [...]

Lots of activities coming up at Café the Plaza in the Renaissance Marketplace

ARUBA – Café the Plaza’s end of the month calendar is filled with lots of activities, all them them worth a visit to the popular café in the Renaissance Marketplace. We start off with Good Friday, April 18, when one can enjoy Dutch fish specialties (lekkerbekjes and kibbeling, fried fillet of haddock and fried whitefish).

Loyal visitors honored at the Costa Linda Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Costa Linda Beach Resort as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for [...]

John and Debra Miller love the grouper at Fishes & More Restaurant

ARUBA – John and Debra Miller from New York do not hesitate one second when asked what the name is of their favorite restaurant on the island: Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden on the hi-rise strip. The couple happened to pass by the restaurant on Good Friday five years ago – since [...]

This Easter Sunday at 8:00 pm Grand opening of a new “hole in the wall”.

ARUBA – Right in the center of the hot spot  area at South beach mall (at Palm Beach). UNIQUE COCKTAIL LOUNGE is going to be unique in its own kind with, ambiance and character (classic with a modern twist). It’s a bar that focuses primarily on the LGBT (gay) community. Unique cocktail lounge is the [...]

Tya Hurkmans is Caribbean Queen for April

Palm Beach – Every month, Caribbean Queen at Palm Beach Plaza Mall honors one local female artist who lives and creates here.  The Caribbean Queen program was launched when the store opened in late 2011. For the month of April 2014, local artist Tya Hurkmans is the boutique’s celebrated Caribbean Queen, showcasing the art of [...]

Aruba Meets Europe with Toes in the Sand at Divi Phoenix

Palm Beach -Delegate of the annual Aruba Meets Europe, AME, hoteliers and members of the Aruba Tourism Authority and the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association enjoyed a most creative evening offered by Divi Resorts and hosted by it Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer and his executive staff at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort.

Dennis and Marge Hart coming to Aruba to celebrate their Golden Anniversary

Next Friday Aruba will receive the visit of a very lovely couple, Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Marge Hart, this very nice couple are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba for more than 25 years, and they will be staying at their home away from home the Costa Linda Beach Resort. Marge & Dennis Hart are [...]

A group of Loyal Goodwill Ambassadors honored at Costa Linda Beach Resort by Aruba Tourist Authority

Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cubahad the great pleasure of honored a group of Loyal and friendly visitors at Costa Linda Beach Resort as Goodwill Ambassadors. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guest who visiting Aruba for 10 and 20 years consecutive. 

Radisson commemorates Earth Day 2014

Palm Beach – Tuesday, April 22, 2014, is commemorated as Earth Day this year. Earth Day was first recognized in 1970 and has become one of the biggest global movements towards a more sustainable future. Each year, over a billion people in more than 190 countries around the globe demonstrate their support for Earth Day [...]

Beach Soccer Aruba Celebrates 15th Annual Copa Cees Bossers on Eagle Beach.

ARUBA – This Thursday April 17th, Beach Soccer Aruba kicks off the 15th annual “Copa Cees Bossers”. Aruba’s prestigious Eagle Beach has been transformed into a sandy white soccer field for an amazing four days of Beach Soccer. Players face off to showcase their talent on Aruba’s Eagle Beach, named #5 of the Best Beaches [...]

AME Lunch & Business Session unfolds at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa

Oranjestad – The Sunset Grille Restaurant at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa was buzzing with activity as Aruba Meets Europe, AMS, delegates enjoyed a delicious business lunch, a welcome respite in their otherwise busy agenda. Immediately following lunch they joined a work-session at the Grand Caribbean Ballroom, focusing on the island’s relationship with [...]

SUCCESSFUL ARUBA MEETS EUROPE 2014 EVENT WRAPS UP IN STYLE

PALM BEACH – The fourth and final day of Aruba Meets Europe (AME) 2014 started off with a market place at Renaissance Convention Center, offering all 40 participating tour operators from 11 European countries the opportunity to meet with Aruba’s larger hotels and local destination management companies.

ALPHA 2 PRO WAVE SLOT MAKES ITS DEBUT IN SOUTH AMERICA AT THE ARUBA MARRIOTT

PALM BEACH – The Stellaris Casino at the Aruba Marriott is the first casino in South America to launch the award-winning ALPHA 2 Pro Wave slot machines from Bally Technologies. The Pro Wave brings a new level of gaming platform design to casinos with its trailblazing 40-inch/100-centimeter curved high-definition monitor.

At Amazonia Churrascaria Wine Tasting with Monrick Croes of the Art of Dining Service Management

Palm Beach — Staffers at Amazonia Churrascaria convened in the private banquet room for a wine tasting orchestrated by wine expert Mondrick Croes. The gathering was designed to pair food and wine, and to enhance the understanding of wine production and marketing, as it relates to today’s lifestyle, customer preferences and wine sales.

The Caribbean Palm Village Resort Conducts an Award Ceremony

Noord – Staff members at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort congregated for an early morning award ceremony to praise and applaud their peers going the Extra Mile during the first quarter of the year, among them Elsa Croes, Juanita Dorothal, and Hernando Ospina of the Housekeeping Department, Elvis Tromp of the Administration, Kenjah Howell, Gwendolyne [...]

Tourist Kids Give Back To Aruba Kids Enjoy protecting Aruba’s Reefs by creating awareness with our Save the Reefs Bracelet Program

Malmok – Aruba’s Marine Park Foundation in cooperation with the island’s popular water sports operators, Jolly Pirates have implemented an especially worthy “Protect the Reefs bracelet” program. The simple concept of a set of three awareness bracelets has been initiated to develop more reef care awareness and educational programs on the island.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster April 14th, 2014

STREETCAR NAMED MALFUNCTION. Besides the unbearable screeching, our streetcar also suffers from malfunction when it comes to the end of mainstreet, a dead-end, since it cannot loop around, then passengers have to disembark while the chairs get flipped over. I understand it is not a major engineering snafu. It’s a fixable challenge. Then the street [...]

EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS FAMILIARIZE WITH ARUBA’S APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS

PALM BEACH, April 10 2014 – The morning program of Aruba Meets Europe’s third day was dedicated to smaller accommodations on the island, such as apartments and studios. All AME participants had the opportunity to meet with owners and managers representing 15 of Aruba’s smaller guest facilities at a market place, set up in the [...]

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