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The Amstel Bright Stadium exploded!

Brazil demolishes Italy in the Beach Tennis Nations Cup: 12-1! A crazy Amstel Bright Stadium, chockfull of dancing, singing and flag-waving beach tennis fans saw an incredible, epic victory last Thursday evening, when the team of Brazil humiliated Italy. The score was 6-0 in the Men’s Double; the ladies won 6-1 and the stadium exploded! [...]

Dr Rudolf Davelaar 10 Reason why you should eat Lionfish

1. Lionfish are rch in Omega 3 which is good for heart 2. Lionfish are a healthier alternative to everyday fish 3. You will help to control over population by eating Lionfish.

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” to the loyal visitors of Divi Village

ARUBA – Recently Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Distinguished Visitors and Goodwill Ambassadors at Divi village. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between 10 and 20 consecutive years.

EQ3 Aruba November: Ready for the Holidays? Furniture and Accessories!

Oranjestad, Aruba – known as Aruba’s favorite place for modern furniture and accessories, at EQ3 they love how special their sofas become to their owners. Each of their sofas are made to order and guaranteed to last. At EQ3 they hope that providing the option to customize your new sofa in over 100 different fabric [...]

Non-residents can buy a house in Aruba!!

As seen on Aruba Real Estate Blog; www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com All non-residents can buy land or a house in Aruba going through the same process as the Aruban residents. They can buy a home on property land as well as on lease land.

Well done, kids! Lots of talented juniors at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open

The juniors played their hearts out on Wednesday and Thursday, the second and third day of the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach. Local young players, some younger than 10 years old, mingled with their international peers and had a lot of fun. On Thursday evening the finalists were called on the Amstel [...]

James & Pauline Martin were honored at the Occidental Grand Resort

ARUBA – Recently, James & Pauline were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 years consecutive years 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 between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Getting ready for the doubles

Great athleticism in the sand at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach Hats off for the tireless Masters (50-+ category) at the 2014 Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open: these guys played and played, staying on the courts from 7 pm until 11 when the winner, Henry Hancock of the USA, defeated our [...]

One happy brunch at Taste of Belgium

On Sunday you can start with a dessert, like a lava cake of Belgian dark chocolate or a hot sugar waffle with strawberries and end with breakfast like a croissant filled with Belgian chocolate. Which way you order all these delightful available items on the brunch menu does not matter. You can do whatever will [...]

Aruba Say’s “Masha Danki” to our Loyal Island Visitors

Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure to honoring a very nice family whom are Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors at their home away from home. Honorees are Mrs. Carolyn Vince resident of Windsor Ontario Canada

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a group of loyal visitors at Holiday Inn

Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guests a Goodwill Ambassadors 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 between 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Special guests were honored at the Divi Phoenix Resort

ARUBA – Recently, Avi Siegel and Piroska Keddy were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 years consecutive years and also Roberto Wainsztein & Ruth Hili were honored. an Ambassador of goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token [...]

Aruba’s Marine Biologist, Byron Boekhoudt’s10 reasons why you should eat lionfish

1. Lionfish is healthy for you. 2. Lionfish is tasty, like snapper and grouper.  The tender white meat goes well with various seasonings. 3.  You help the environment and it feels good to do good. 4. It is the new delicacy

Lionfish are staking claim on our Pristine Reefs

ARUBA MARINE PARK FOUNDATION PROTECTS OUR REEFS Hadicurari – “Lionfish is an invasive species which threatens to displace our local species of fish”, explains Marine Biologist, Byron Boekhoudt.  By adapting effortlessly on our reefs, the brightly colored Lionfish are attracting our juvenile fish who curiously swim directly towards the predatory fish and BAM – our [...]

International Chef, Avid diver and Volunteer Lionfish Hunter, Ilja Cybulski

10 Reasons Why we should Local Eat Lionfish 1: Eating non-native fish is good for the environment. 2: Protect the indigenous reef-fish, the habitat and food source 3: Other local fish are suffer from overfishing

First rounds of singles go without a hitch at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014

The first rounds of the Round Robins of the singles went smoothly last Tuesday and Wednesday. Schedule masters Hielco and Koen had everything under control and the courts were continuously occupied by enthusiastic players. At this point results are not decisive: that is only when the Elimination Round competitors start playing and when the finals [...]

Kurt and Tracey Doiron honored at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort. 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 10 to 19 [...]

Tickets are now on sale for Kozlov Dance Academy’s “The Nutcracker”

ARUBA – After a highly anticipated and sold out performance last year, Kozlov Dance Academy will present two performances of the holiday classic ballet “The Nutcracker” at Cas di Cultura on Saturday, December 13th @ 7:00pm and Sunday, December 14th @ 4:00pm. Kozlov Dance Academy’s production of “The Nutcracker” was first staged for the Australian [...]

CILO CITY LOUNGE added new menu items to their menu!

We have added several new dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner on our existing menu-card! What do you think of a Tripoli Green salad? Would you like this salad with tuna chunks or chicken breast? Or do you like a Courgette Gratin, with stuffed zucchini and mozzarella?  Since we also have plenty of vegetarian dishes [...]

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki”

Recently Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Distinguished Visitors and Goodwill ambassadors at Divi Village. ARUBA – The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between 10 and 20 consecutive years.

The largest Beach Tennis tournament in the world went underway with 1100 players

ARUBA – The largest Beach Tennis tournament in the world, the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open, is underway. Last Monday registration started and players from 20 countries and a whole bunch of locals stood in line to pay,  get their goodie bags and wristbands. During the coming days many more participants will keep arriving at [...]

As part of the agreement with Schiphol Group: Mr. Jos Nijhuis visited Aruba Airport

ORANJESTAD – Management Team of Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) received a visit by the CEO of Schiphol Group Mr. Jos Nijhuis last Friday. During the visit of Mr. Nijhuis he exchanged ideas and thoughts with the members of AAA’s Management Team lead by Mr. James Fazio, Aruba Airport’s current CEO. Main topics of the [...]

Wim and Wil pass by at Taste of Belgium

ARUBA – On the picture you see Wim (75) and Wil (73). For already 14 years they fly every year 10 hours from the Netherlands to Aruba. The main goal for their visit is their daughter, and since a view years also to see their grandchildren. Since they love to spend time with their family [...]

ALHYDRAN, a highly recommended medical moisture-regulating gel cream in burn clinics worldwide, now locally available.

Tourists and locals love Aruba Aloes’ skin care and sun care products, many of them become loyal customers once they have tried it, ordering their products online or visiting the shops once they are back on Aruba. But what most people don’t know is that Aruba Aloe also produces a highly concentrated moisture regulating gel-cream [...]

Are you ready to try LIONFISH for the First time?

ARUBA MARINE PARK FOUNDATION PROTECTS OUR REEFS Increasing awareness about Aruba’s Lionfish Invasion Hadicurari – Organized Lionfish Derbies will spear up 150 kilos of the tasty fish for party goers to sample at the Save the Reef Party held at Nos Clubhuis, upstairs from Hadicurari Restaurant on November 30th from 6 to 8pm. Hosted by [...]

Come to Eagle Beach! Twin towers welcome everyone at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open

‘Bon bini’ say the twin towers that are the official entrance for all participants and public of the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach. The towers open onto a terrific village with a food court, flags, small shops and, of course, the stadium court. 29 Courts, 15 on the left and 14 on [...]

Loyal guests honored at Bucuti &Tara Beach Resort

ARUBA – Recently Darline de Cuba, of Aruba Tourism Authority in presence of Deborah Dintelman Resort Manager of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort had the distinct pleasure of honored  Mr. Gary and Mrs. Ellen Mirkos resident of Fox Point Wisconsin as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of [...]

Seminar VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and PwC focuses on control on governance

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and PwC St. Maarten (PwC) have organized a follow-up seminar of the ’Boardroom Essentials’ event that was organized in June this year. The feedback and requests received at that time encouraged the organizations to continue with sessions covering similar (sub)topics. This sequel was subtitled ’Are you in control’.

KUKOO KUNUKU SERVES UP FUN AND LAUGHTER IN ARUBA

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 November 17th, 2014

LE CHIC DICTATES GETTING OFF SOCIAL MEDIA. A recent invitation to a swanky birthday party included a loud and clear disclaimer to keep party selfies off social media. I guess the counter-movement has begun. The chic crowd keep images to itself, no publicity please. BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. Towards the [...]

Aruba Aloe Makes Pioneering Move to Newly Rejuvenated Main Street

Oranjestad – On Friday, November 14, Aruba Aloe held the official grand opening of its new Aruba Aloe boutique on Main Street (Caya Betico Croes 78) in downtown Oranjestad.  The opening event was attended by honorary guests including Prime Minister Mike Eman, Minister of Tourism Otmar Oduber, and tourism industry professionals. 

Local artist Taina Croes-Odor is Caribbean Queen of November

Palm Beach – Each 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, and has been running successfully ever since. For the month of November 2014, local artist Taina Croes-Odor is the boutique’s [...]

Honoring at Paradise Beach Villas

Recently, the following guests were honored as Distinguished Visitors for the island of Aruba: Michael and Rita Savignano from New Jersey  and Virginia and Thomas Wilcox from Connecticut. 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 more than [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the Divi Phoenix Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Divi Phoenix 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 [...]

The Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014

The transformation of Eagle Beach has started: next week the heat is on! ARUBA – A major transformation is occurring at Eagle Beach these day: on the site of the upcoming Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open some fifty powerful men are hammering, towing, building and hauling things. By the end of this weekend a stunning [...]

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