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The spotlight on Hadicurari Excitement for the AWD Restaurant Week is buiding

The buzz is getting stronger every day on the island: the Restaurant Week is coming! That means that the six Aruba Wine and Dine restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just AWG. 45,– (or AWG. 25,– with 1000 Fun Miles). An incredible deal that will tickle your taste buds and won’t hurt your purse [...]

Joran Van Der Sloot Starts Hunger Strike To Protest Harsh Conditions In New Prison

Joran Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway who is serving time in Peru for a different crime, started a hunger strike Tuesday to protest his transfer to a maximum-security prison. On Saturday, the 27-year-old Dutchman was moved to a remote, icy penitentiary in southern Peru as [...]

Fishes & More is the favorite restaurant of Ana Cristina Leguisamo & David Morales

ARUBA – Ana Cristina Leguisamo and David Morales are back on Aruba; the couple from Sunnyside, Queens – NY could not resist the call of sun, beaches and fun. They also came back for a few more visits to Fishes & More, their favorite restaurant on the island. Ana Cristina and David first visited the [...]

From August 27 – September 3 Fishes & More comes up with a mouth-watering menu during Restaurant Week

A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any [...]

Winner of the Like & Share event at Papillon greatly enjoys his mussel dinner

Rik Maes, winner of the Papillon Like & Share event on Facebook, is one happy camper: his prize was a dinner for two and it consisted of a wonderful pot of freshly caught mussels and a bottle of Chablis, that enhanced the salty, intriguing mussel taste to perfection. He came together with his wife Karen [...]

Free Classes for all this Week at Kozlov Dance Academy!

ARUBA – This week Kozlov Dance Academy is offering free trial classes to those wishing to join the academy. Trial classes are being offer for children, beginning at age 4 through adults. The schedule for the free trial classes is as follows: Ages 4 to 5 years: August 27th 4:30-5:15pm / Ages 6 to 8 [...]

Join Sabrina Wilson Barrett’s environmental project to safeguard Aruba’s sea turtles

Eagle Beach – Sabrina Wilson Barrett,  18, staying with family members at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is a young woman with a big heart. For her high school senior project in 2013, she started making bracelets and key-chains, made of natural materials, selling them at the resort and donating all proceeds to the [...]

Sunbelt Realty Dash wins Budget Marine Cup in thrilling Aruba International Regatta

Aruba International Regatta veteran(s) Sunbelt Realty Dash with captain Remco van Dortmondt won the coveted Budget Marine Cup in the sixth edition of this event. 28 teams competed for the award during the regatta weekend of August 16 and 17 at Surfside Beach and in the harbour of  Oranjestad, Aruba. Despite the strong winds that [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster August 25th, 2014

THE SHALOM BODY & SOUL SPA. Located at the Alhambra Casino & Shops, under new management, the spa is a great asset to the complex. For the opening on Thursday, they had a nice spread pampering a small, intimate crowd, so I decided to give them a try, incognito. I met super-friendly owner, receptionist and [...]

Mr. Edmund Meadus honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice gentleman who is a loyal and friendly visitor of Aruba, at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Beach Resort, as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of [...]

Café the Plaza is ready for a Fantastic Restaurant Week

The buzz is getting stronger every day on the island: the Restaurant Week is coming! That means that the six Aruba Wine and Dine restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just AWG. 45,– (or AWG. 25,– with 1000 Fun Miles). An incredible deal that will tickle your taste buds and won’t hurt your purse [...]

FCCA Announces 2014 Children’s Essay Contest Winners

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 FCCA Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invites students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit essays on the interplay of their destination and the cruise industry, and then awards the students and schools to help further their education.

Loyal visitors honored at the Marriott Surf Club

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Distinguished Visitors. The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to [...]

Three lovely ladies at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

ARUBA – Three lovely ladies at one of the tables of Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden – reason enough for a photo with just a fraction of the extensive salt & pepper shakers collection in the background. They are Cindy Keaton (53), Kaylan Whiticker (19) and Jenna Keaton (22), all from Nashville, [...]

Having coordinated her 250th wedding at the Radisson Lisa Dammerman, is a Wedding Planner Extraordinaire!

Palm Beach – In the Summer of 2010, when destination weddings started becoming increasingly popular Lisa came on board at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, as the dedicated wedding specialist, making all the difference for couples about the tie the knot in the tropics, reducing the stress of dealing with vendors across long [...]

9 things before Moving Abroad

As seen on www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com With the joy of the internet allowing us to explore the world from the comfort of our own home and dreaming about visiting far tropical sunny places; it seems that more and more of us are actually planning on moving abroad at least for a few years in a bid to [...]

De Palm Tours enjoys Amazonia Hospitality

Palm Beach – As we are always busy in the high season, says Warren Stanley, General Manager De Palm Corporation, we decided to go out for community dinner with all our drivers, operations, maintenance and reservations people midyear, delivering Christmas in July, and Amazonia lends itself perfectly to everybody’s taste and appetite. 

Deloitte Dutch Caribbean hosts a business event at Fort Zoutman

Oranjestad – The historic fort in the heart of Oranjestad served as backdrop for a much-enjoyed client-appreciation event combined with the official introduction of the new Deloitte Dutch Caribbean constellation of Audit, Consulting, Enterprise Risk Services, Financial Consulting and Tax experts. Partners Michael Leo van Romondt and Julian Lopez Ramirez warmly welcomed guests to Fort Zoutman’s [...]

Celebrate Birthday Pancakes!

ARUBA – Diana’s Pancakes Place is a popular kids birthday party venue, for locals and tourists alike. The delicious Happy Smiley Pancakes are served with a variety of toppings so the kids can decorate and create their own masterpiece. This birthday girl is named Celine and although her actual birthday was July 17th, she celebrated [...]

From August 27 – September 3 At MooMba the name Restaurant Week takes on a whole new meaning

A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any [...]

Aunt Val and niece Mary Anne love the carpaccio at Fishes & More

ARUBA – Friends had told Val Stunja and her niece Mary Anne about a great restaurant in the Arawak Garden a few years back. It was called Fishes & More. Once they tried the freshly caught grouper the two were sold; add to that the attentive ministrations of manager Alex and Fishes & More was [...]

Cesar and Marina Perez Rossi honored at the La Cabana Resort

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple  whom are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, as Ambassadors of Goodwill, at the La Cabana Beach Resort. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the La Cabana Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the La Cabana Resort as Distinguished Visitors and Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit [...]

Trop Club and Casino is the place to be this weekend

PALM BEACH – The Trop Club and Casino is gearing up for a fun action-packed weekend, kicking off with Friday’s 5pm Bingo Tournament. Offering $1,500 in cash prizes, the bingo games will be hosted by singer Jemina and a local celebrity bingo host. Visitors are then invited to stick around after bingo for the Drinkin [...]

Cosy Cotton Blues Band @ Café The Old Dutch

ARUBA – Formed in 1986, the members had played previously in Dutch bluesbands. The Cosy Cotton band toured in Holland, Belgium and Germany, and accompanied many American blues players on tour all over  Europe.The band played at many important Blues and jazz festivals, on the same bill with big names as BB King, Ray Charles, [...]

The 5th anniversary party at CILO City Lounge will be great!

CILO City Lounge is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month. Time flies, doesn’t it? The great harbor view restaurant in downtown Oranjestad does not wish this momentous event to go by unnoticed, so an entire party weekend has been planned for the last weekend of the month. Everybody is invited!

Regulars at Sopranos Pianobar

ARUBA – Michael, Jamie, Katie, & Matt from New Jersey / New York are one of our regulars at Sopranos Pianobar.  Parents timeshare owners has been coming here for years, 1st time they spent night at Sopranos they enjoy it and spent the rest of the vacation nights for us. Now their back again on [...]

Tango Argentine Grill wants to surprise you during the fantastic Restaurant Week

A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any [...]

Club di Movimiento Summer Course Dance Show case

ARUBA – Club di Movimiento Aruba, dance school situated in Bubali, Noord wants to congratulate all the summer course dance students for their achievements during the 4 weeks of Dance Summer Camp. Last Friday, Club di Movimiento successfully ended the 4 weeks Dance Summer Camp with a Show case performance where students from age 2 [...]

Salt & Pepper Restaurant is ready for a fantastic Restaurant Week

Tapas and more for just AWG. 45,– ARUBA – A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: [...]

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino pampered their local clientele during the ‘Crystal Fusion Ball’ customer event

PALM BEACH – Recently the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino pampered their local clientele and showcased their end-of-year celebration offerings during the annual customer event themed ‘Crystal Fusion Ball’. The event was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Aruban resort praises tourism training program

ARUBA – To expand knowledge of Aruba’s history, culture, customs and sustainability programs for those employed in the country’s tourism industry, the Aruba Tourism Authority in 2011 launched a certification program called “Mi Compromiso cu Aruba” (My Commitment with Aruba). It’s since been embraced by a number of hotels, vendors and tourist attractions, including Bucuti [...]

Café the Plaza Quiz Night Series, Lots of interest for upcoming

ARUBA – The new Quiz Night Series at Café the Plaza is starting this Tuesday, August 19, and judging from the many inquiries, it will be a full house once again. Sponsored by Pepia Est and Aruba Wine and Dine, it is a fun event in which everyone’s knowledge of a wide array of subjects [...]

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 [...]

The Aruba Marriott says farewell to Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi as she embarks on a new adventure

PALM BEACH – The Aruba Marriott congratulates Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi with her new journey as eCommerce Shared Services Manager for the Marriott International Caribbean & Latin America region. Keirsin served at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino as PR & eCommerce Manager for 2.5 years and has been with the resort for 6 [...]

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