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Are you ready for the second edition of Wiki Loves Monuments Aruba 2014?

ARUBA – Internet users around the world are preparing to participate in the fifth edition of the largest photo contest in the world, Wiki Loves Monuments 2014. Every year there are thousands of participants from dozens of different countries who upload their photographs of historical monuments and cultural heritage, in order to show the world [...]

A delicious event at De Suikertuin – Food and Wine pairing with Pepia Est’s Raymond Kok and Rent a Chef’s Bas Kuurstra at the helm

Wine importing firm Pepia Est’s Raymond Kok and Rent a Chef’s Bas Kuurstra are a winning team. They will prove that beyond any doubt during the upcoming Food and Wine pairing event, which will be held on Friday, September 5 at cozy De Suikertuin restaurant in the Wilhelminastraat. During the evening three lovely white wines [...]

Don’t Overlook a Home’s Potential Cosmetic issues are easy to remedy

Home shopping for first-time homebuyers it’s an exciting, but sometimes nerve-wracking experience. If you’re like others in the market for their first home, you probably have in mind exactly how your soon-to-be home will look. But it’s important not to fall into the bad decorating, clutter, and dirt-bare back yard equals bad-home trap. If you [...]

Last chance for mussels at Papillon Restaurant

Maybe you are not aware of the fact that the mussel season on Aruba is almost finished: the last batch will be flown in at the end of this month and Sunday, August 31th will be the last shipment of the healthy delicacy from Holland. Served in its traditional black pot and cooked the classic [...]

USFOL Volunteers Donate School Supplies to Goslinga School

Volunteers from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) sponsored a school supply collection campaign throughout Curacao. The project was a partnership between the Curacao’s Ministry of Education, Goslinga Middle school administration and teachers, and the Stichting Studie Financiering Curacao (SSC) foundation.

ST. MAARTEN TO HOST 42ND CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competition To Take Place Oct. 1 – 4, 2014 At Sonesta Maho Beach Resort PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Aug. 29, 2014) – The friendly island of St. Maarten is set to host the 42nd Central American and Caribbean Games Bodybuilding Championships taking place Oct. 1 – 4, 2014 at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. 

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 [...]

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL MADE A SPECIAL VISIT TO THE ARUBA MARRIOTT DURING HIS FIRST VACATION ON THE ISLAND

PALM BEACH, ARUBA – August 2014 – The management and staff of the Aruba Marriott happily welcomed Mr. Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, to the Aruba Marriott during his first visit to the island. Mr. Arne Sorenson together with the complex General Manager of the Aruba Marriott Mr. Tom Calame did a [...]

Charles & Catherine De Prima honored at the Radisson Resort & Casino

Recently, Charles “ Chuck “ & Catherine “ Kate “ De Prima were honored as an Ambassador of goodwill after returning to Aruba for more than 20 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 [...]

This weekend the 5th anniversary party at CILO City Lounge will take place!

The last days of celebrating the 5th anniversary of CILO City Lounge are there. 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!

Press Trip Inflight Magazine Gol Airlines

Oranjestad – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority hosted a press trip for the Inflight Magazine Gol Airlines from Brazil.  Mrs. Luiza Terpins writes for the Gol Magazine about tourism products either from Brazil but also for other destinations outside Brazil. Luiza covered most of the tourism attractions and tourism sport activities that Aruba has to [...]

Christine & Robert Wheeler were honored at the Marriott Resort

Recently, Christine & Robert Wheeler 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.

Olihpiades & Leila Sanchez honored at the Aruba Beach Club

Recently, Olihpiades & Leila Sanchez was honored as an Amabassador of goodwill after returning to Aruba for more than 20 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. Mr. [...]

The Sweetest Rewards You May Earn, are at the Trop Club & Casino

Eagle Beach – The Trop Club and Casino, has been staging spectacular promotions this year to entertain slot and table players with many different holiday and sporting events. This time the casino came up with something sweet, asking slot Advantage Club members to earn 300 Points, and get a free pie.

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 [...]

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