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Family Vacation Critic awards over 400 family-friendly hotels, based on expert and consumer feedback In its first annual hotel awards, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has released a list of the top hotels for families. Over 400 hotels received the honor of “Family Vacation Critic Favorite,” out of more than 3,500 hotels recommended [...]

Saying Thank You for Continued Loyalty The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Entertains Corporate Clients

Palm Beach – With Christmas about 90 days away, the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa rolled out its red carpet for an unforgettable reception, designed to entertain and delight corporate decision-makers. Chef Hector Espinosa and his culinary team presented an array of beautiful dishes, appetizers, main courses and desserts selected off the 2014 holiday [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces First Global Coffee Day Celebration for Monday, September 29

Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests across Latin America and Aruba to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts [...]

Regular guests at Papillon Restaurant get a special Mojito birthday treat.

Almost every weekend Papillon restaurant is lucky to have one of the nicest families of Aruba for dinner. The moment they come in and greet all the staff with a friendly smile they get served right away a Moijito for each member of the family. This past weekend daughter and father were both celebrating their [...]

From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am: Road east of airport will be partly closed on Tuesday night

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) hereby informs that tomorrow night (Tuesday night September 23, 2014 to Wednesday morning September 24, 2014), ELMAR NV will be executing trenching works on the Simeon Antonio road across Golden Dragon Restaurant  (Chinese Restaurant, east of Solar parking lot) located in front of the airport.


Born out of the dreams of a couple who escaped south for the winter and never left, Kukoo Kunuku is the place on Aruba to find great food and make fun memories with the people around you. Kukoo Kunuku offers party bus tours and other adventures that take guests on a whirlwind tour of some [...]

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

CASA ALISTAIRE, SAVANETA. One of my local media celebrity friends celebrated her birthday at Casa Alistaire in Savaneta this weekend. The reason her name shall remain unknown is that she only invited a handful of people instead of the usual armies, so to avoid dark feelings of rejection, her name shall remain secret! The historic [...]

Tsunami will perform for the first time at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

ARUBA – Tsunami, consisting of 13 Aruban musicians, is one of the most well known bands on the island. The unique blend of Latin, Caribbean and local influences combined with the focus on live instrumentation and their high-energy performance has propelled Tsunami to great levels of success. Aruba’s popular 30-man brass band D2U365, which existed [...]

Two new lawyers VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

With the admittance to the bar of junior associate Vincent Abbing and the employment of associate Godelieve Wesselingh, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has expanded with both a starting and an experienced attorney. Vincent Abbing was sworn in by the Common Court of Justice of Curaçao, Aruba, and St. Maarten and of Bonaire, Statia, and Saba on [...]

Salt & Pepper can’t get enough of Yvonne, Hein and Katinka

ARUBA – Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden is always a lively place, but more so when Yvonne, Hein and their daughter Katinka come in for dinner. Yvonne, a kindergarten teacher at a local school and Hein, who works at a printing firm are regulars: they come to Salt & Pepper for the [...]


As we are getting closer to October Aruba is getting ready to host the 8th annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival at the Renaissance Festival Plaza. Locals as well as International visitors have geared up their plans to be concentrated around both days of the festival. The Purple Entertainment Group has started to transform the Renaisance [...]

How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a Home?

As seen on Aruba real estate blog; The first thing to understand about buying a property is that you do not need to have all the cash saved up in order to make your purchase. The good news is that there are banks out there who will lend as much as 95 percent of [...]

Aruba Bank “The Traveling Blood Bag”

ARUBA – Blood bank of Aruba would like to recruit donors under the customers who visit our bank (ages 18 – 65). During the four week period a board with 4 blood bags, application cards and a poster with instructions will be placed in the lobby of our Aruba Bank Camacuri and Hato Branch. The [...]

Fernando Halman: Famous Aruban Radio DJ Releases his first international Hip Hop track!!

ARUBA – Fernando Halman has been producing music under the name Dulzura for many years now. He works for FunX, one of the biggest Urban radio stations in the Netherlands.He called his musical friends to join him on the song ”Lève les mains en haut” (Put Ya Hands up). A beautiful mix of Reazun (Dutch/French), [...]

De Suikertuin goes all-out with a fantastic Indonesian dinner

ARUBA – De Suikertuin restaurant, located in a historic mansion in the Wilhelminastraat in downtown Oranjestad, is organizing a wonderful, traditional Indonesian night on Saturday evening, September 27. Chef extraordinaire will be Isabella, who has Asian roots and who loves to cook the specialty dishes of the traditional Indonesian kitchen.

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Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and its participating member resorts, recently made a $20,000 donation to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Education Foundation. Mr. Panna Utpaul, general manager of Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, presented the check to foundation executives during the CTO [...]


ARUBA – Recently Jonathan Boekhoudt with Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure in presenting Mr. Hector Armas & Mrs. Mabel Olivo with their “Goodwill Ambassador” Certificate. They have been coming to Aruba for over 20 consecutive years. Mrs. Edith Turbay de Lievano received the “Distinguished Visitor” Certificate. She has made over 17 consecutive visits [...]

Candy Dulfer @ Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2014

Candy Dulfer (45) is a popular Dutch smooth jazz alto saxophonist. She started to play saxophone at the age of six. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy Award nomination. She has performed and recorded songs with renowned musicians, such as her father, famous saxophonist Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison [...]

Backing band for Prince during 10 year period will be in Aruba

LIV WARFIELD & NEW POWER GENERATION HORNS IN CONCERT ON OCTOBER 4 2014 ARUBA – You have seen her on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The David Letterman Show and others. LiV Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/Soul. LiV performed alongside a host [...]

Best of Aruba: 7 Can’t-Miss Adventures

While it’s tempting to spend all of your time sipping Aruba Aribas at your beachfront resort, the unprocessed beauty of this Dutch Caribbean isle demands you do more. In Aruba, you’ll find cacti mingling with coconut trees as the island’s arid clime accounts for its uncommon coastline, discover the endless azure waters that likely lured [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the Renaissance Ocean Suites

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, at the Renaissance Ocean Suites, as Distinguished Visitors. 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 [...]

Bucket specials at MooMba Beach during NFL Football

ARUBA – Buckets are the hottest things to order during the NFL Football and College Games, that will be transmitted live at MooMba Beach. The atmosphere will be just as sizzling as if you were in the stadium, but now your feet are in the sand and your sweater can stay home. The bucket deals [...]

Weekend activities at the Trop Club & Casino Culminate with Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, Live

Eagle Beach – A fun filled weekend starts at the Trop Club & Casino on Thursday, with a unique Ladies Night, inviting female players to sign up at 6pm for free champagne and manicures. The casino’s Free Black Jack Tournament with attractive cash prizes — 1st prize $150, 2nd prize $100 and 3rd prize $50 [...]

Local celebrity Anthony Romeo Bryson taking steps to conquer the American dance scene

ARUBA – At only 24 years old, Anthony Romeo Bryson has already made a name for himself as a celebrity dancer, host and entertainer, winning numerous singing and dancing competitions on his native island of Aruba. After having moved to Miami to expand his horizons, Anthony is now riding a wave of success in the [...]

Arubapalooza & Bugaloe: Match Made in Fun Heaven!

Palm Beach – Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill, located on the Palm Pier between Radisson Resort and Riu Hotel, recently were selected to be the host of a fun group of people. The fun group are all North-American journalists from several big media outlets like: Departures Magazine, Wine Enthusiast and Dine Magazine, but also online [...]

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne appoints new management

As of 1 October 2014 law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has a new executive committee. New members are Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer (managing partner) and Mayesi Hammoud. Along with current chief financial officer Esther Jansen the trio will be leading the organization with seventy employees in five locations.

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 Visitor of Aruba, at the Costa Linda Beach Resort, as distinguished Visitors and 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 [...]

Diane Tattersall honored at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice lady, who is a loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, as Ambassador of Goodwill, at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests [...]

The Aruba donkeys need your help! Donations very welcome to keep the Donkey Sanctuary in business

ARUBA – Have you already been to the donkey sanctuary in gorgeous Sta. Lucia, where more than 130 donkeys find a home in the typical Aruban countryside? It’s a dose of nature at its best, a trip that should not be missed. Donkeys are curious, loyal, proud and intelligent animals and once you have stroked [...]


MR. MARRIOTT HIGHLIGHTS THE ARUBA MARRIOTT IN HIS BLOG PALM BEACH – Mr. Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International recently highlighted a recent Tripadvisor review of the Aruba Marriott  Resort & Stellaris Casino with title “One happy hotel on a one happy island” in his most recent blog post [...]

Royal Academy of Dance Certification Ceremony took place at Club di Movimiento.

Saturday, September 13th, students and their parents were invited to celebrate their dance achievements ceremony held in the indoor patio at Club di Movimiento located at Bubali. Club di Movimiento had a total of 77 exam entrees ranging from 5 to 21 years old and students received their Royal Academy of Dance Certificates, Exam Results [...]

Arion Wine Company goes to California

ARUBA – Earlier this year, Arion Wine Company N.V. started an incentive program for its Californian wines. This incentive offered the opportunity to win a trip to California together with Aruba’s wine expert Govert van der Hout, wine specialist and owner of Arion Wine Company N.V.  The winners were the ones who sold the most [...]

Congratulations! John and Carol and Jim and Charlotte from Boston were at Fishes & More

Four friends from Boston celebrated their anniversaries during their trip to Aruba. Of course they came to dinner at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden for the freshly caught fish and seafood, which they love. For John and Carol Poulakis and Jim and Charlotte Isiumis the island is their second home, so they [...]

Prince Royce headlining Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2014

ARUBA – Jerry Geoffrey Royce Rojas (born May 11, 1989), known professionally as PrinceRoyce, is an American bachata recording artist, musician and record producer from The Bronx, New York. He debuted in early 2010 with the release of hiseponymous studio album, which includes hit singles “Stand by Me” and”Corazón Sin Cara”. He started his career [...]

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