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Daniel and Robin Connolly have returned for their 12th trip to Aruba!

ARUBA – The love aruba, the beaches, the weather, the people… it truly is paradise. We were  engaged in Aruba in 2012, on a trip that Robin’s mother joined. When it came time to plan a wedding we knew it had to be here. So last October surrounded my 60 of our closest friends and [...]

Aristoteles Neto Wins 2014 PPC Aruba Main Event, Turning $65 Into $62,764!

It was a record turnout for the 2014 PPC Aruba World Championship $2,200 Main Event with a total of 138 entrants taking part in the poker action in beautiful Aruba. Ten of those players returned Monday, already in the money, with their eye on the $62,764 that would be handed out for first place. Aristoteles [...]

Loyal members 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 [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the Divi Phoenix

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 [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the La Quinta Beach Resort

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

Employees of Papillon Restaurant lucky to taste all the exquisite game meat.

Last week Chef Michael prepared all the game meat that is on the hunting season menu, especially for all the employees of Papillon Restaurant. The employees set the table ready and were excited to taste all this particularly game meat. They tried every delightful dish. From game consume to the wild boar to the traditional [...]

Mr. & Mrs. Conti chose Aruba and the Aruba Marriott to renew their vows

PALM BEACH – Mr. Frank & Mrs. Joanne Conti are residents of North Fork of Long Island New York and are loyal visitors of Aruba for 15 years. The couple first visited the island back in 1999 for their honeymoon and have been coming back ever since. Aruba became their second home and special place [...]

Divi Resorts host an emotional retirement party, at the Alhambra Ballroom

Eagle Beach – Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer, was joined by his entire executive team for the emotional retirement party of thirteen employees at the Alhambra Ballroom. The retiring dignitaries, with bragging right to 381 years of experience, reported mixed feelings about leaving their much-loved resort company, yet they all expressed predominant joy about new opportunities, [...]

Kenja Howel is Employee of the Third Quarter at Caribbean Palm Beach Resort

Noord – An informal morning gathering over snacks and refreshments marked the election of the Employee of the 3rd quarter at Caribbean Palm Beach Resort. The always phenomenal Kenja Howell landed the top award by virtue of being cooperative, loyal, helpful and always prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty.  

Gouden Carolus Classis is the Beer of the Month at Taste of Belgium Restaurant

The Gouden (Golden) Carolus Classic, one of Belgium’s premium beers, is Beer of the Month October at Taste of Belgium Restaurant in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. This beer is named after Emperor Karel V with regard to the golden coins with his image on it. 

EPB Hospitality Students Host 3-Course Lunch Two time per week Starting October 21st, 2014

ARUBA – During their graduation year, the students of EPB, the local basic professional training high school, need to practice what they learned, while interacting with each other and clients in real-life restaurant situations. The Aloe Restaurant and its professional commercial kitchen is where these students train and invite the general public to enjoy a [...]

Ola Triumphs at the Record-Breaking 2014 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup!

The last day of the tournament proved to be very memorable with record-breaking billfish caught. The Ola, a beautiful custom yacht owned by Sidney Ponson walked away with the victory in the Fifth Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup in grand style. This year’s tournament broke a five year catc record with 75 billfish released. [...]

Aruba Tourism Authority honored Goodwill Ambassadors at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino

ARUBA – Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guest a Goodwill Ambassador and 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 between 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Michael Kors Celebrates God’s Love We Deliver

We are pleased to announce that the following women wore Michael Kors to the Eighth Annual God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Gala on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in New York City. Anna Wintour: Indigo sheath dress with lilac embroidery from the Spring 2015 collection. Halle Berry: Optic white and indigo dress from the [...]

Ola Conquers Day Two with a grand slam in the 2014 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup!

ARUBA – The fishing turned slow day two, but not for Ola who took a big lead with a grand slam for extra points in the Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup, Presented by Varadero Marina. Ola, captained by Gregorio Maduro, released a blue marlin, a white marlin & a sailfish today to score a total [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster October 20th, 2014

HORECA HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT HOLLYWOOD SMOKEHOUSE. Pepia Est Aruba, an import & distribution wholesale company of premium liquors & fine wines, partners with the Hollywood Smokehouse at the Alhambra Casino & Shops,  to host a HORECA night once a month, on the last Monday of the month, from 11pm to 1am, with specially priced mixed [...]

Croleco Snacks: True Aruban Quality, Craftsmanship, Tradition and Taste!

Oranjestad – Did you know that Aruba is home to one of the world’s most delicious snacks? Founded right here on Aruba, Croleco Snacks is the creator of the delicious Croleco Croquette which hit plates  over 40 years ago! This history makes it the oldest and only Aruban family-owned snack business on the island. It [...]

Real Estate Miriam answers all

Ask Real Estate expert Miriam Engeln anything about properties in ARUBA, such as how to invest in real estate, how to maximize occupancy in vacation properties, rental income tips, constructing a house, home exchange, house flipping, retire-/ moving to ARUBA and so on. This week’s question by Enrique Hernandez: “How easy or difficult is it for [...]

MICHAEL KORS ANNOUNCES MAJOR INITIATIVES FOR WORLD FOOD DAY ON CNN; DEBUTS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC-DIRECTED VIDEO WITH HALLE BERRY IN NICARAGUA FOR WATCH HUNGER STOP

NEW YORK – Today on CNN Michael Kors announced that in honor of World Food Day, he will personally donate 100 meals to children in need for each person who posts a photograph wearing his Watch Hunger Stop T-shirt on any social media platform using the hashtag #WatchHungerStop. Kors said he hoped people would join [...]

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 gets ready for McHappy Day 2014 All the proceeds of the day’s activities will be donated to the Fundacion Autismo Aruba (FAA)

Aruba – McHappy Day, McDonald’s signature fundraising event, will celebrate its 3rd year donating all proceeds of Big Mac profits to the FAA  on Friday, November 14. The campaign had its biggest ever record breaking last year, raising Awg.14, 309.30 for FAA – surpassing the target to become the most successful fundraising result in McDonald’s [...]

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 of 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 [...]

ARUBA SAYS ‘MASHA DANKI’ TO LOYAL VISITORS OF LA QUINTA

Oranjestad – Recently Darline S. de Cuba of Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of devoted visitors as ‘Goodwill Ambassadors’. 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 a number of consecutive years.

Live Demonstration of Local Artist Carol Ras at Caribbean Queen Boutique

Palm Beach – On Thursday, local artist Carol Ras will give a live demonstration of her craft at Caribbean Queen, Palm Beach Plaza Mall. The boutique honors one local female artist who lives and creates here, every month.  The Caribbean Queen program was launched when the store opened in late 2011, and has been running [...]

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 [...]

Today is the day! Starting today the exquisite game meat is available at Papillon restaurant

Aruba is ready for the 2014 game season. Starting today the exquisite game meat is available at Papillon restaurant. This means that guests at Papillon Restaurant will be able to enjoy the perks of the European fall, like boar, hare and deer. Europeans love eating game. Controlled hunting keeps the balance between the species and [...]

Sal and Gloria Catena honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple whom are loyal and friendly visitors 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 appreciation [...]

Thursday evening is Tapas Night – CILO City Lounge gives an international twist to tapas

The Spanish tapa, originally a slice of Parma ham covering a glass of sherry to keep the flies out, has flown the coop and gained fame worldwide. It is more than a slice of ham nowadays; it is a fun way to have dinner: one chooses a few delicacies and a small dish of this [...]

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” bestows honoring on loyal visitors

ARUBA – Recently, Darline S. de Cuba honored some loyal guests a Goodwill Ambassador and Distinguished Visitors of 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 19 consecutive years.

REALARUBA.ESTATE ARUBA’S MOST ADVANCED REAL ESTATE PORTAL

Oranjestad – The Association of Aruban Realtors, (AAR) together with Dot 1 Technologies have recently launched Aruba’s most advanced, and complete multiple listing website www.realaruba.estate. This state of the art website will allow visitors to access information and find the most up to date and complete list of properties for sale and for rent on [...]

Papillon opens the hunting season 2014

Papillon Restaurant is ready for the 2014 Game Season Papillon Restaurant is getting ready for the 2014 Game Season. No, this is not about baseball, this is about meat. And game lovers are licking their lips in anticipation of game consommé, slowly cooked Hare, Rack of Wild Boar that will shortly become available to them [...]

Mary Joan Foundation offers lectures for Companies: “Knowledge is Power”

October is breast cancer awareness month symbolized by the pink ribbon. Mary Joan Foundation (MJF) focuses on support of its clients as well as awareness of the Aruban community and promotes that early detection can save lives. MJF offers support to their clients in different ways. Our service is in the form of a social [...]

The Purchase of a Hat at Caribbean Queen, Rewarded with a Return Trip to Aruba

Palm Beach – Karen & Don Pizzo returned to Aruba just recently using their complimentary round-trip airfare to enjoy a 1-week stay at Playa Linda Beach Resort, all courtesy of The Salamander Group! The famous retailer has been offering an annual free trip to Aruba through a raffle on its flyers and ads at three [...]

Playa Linda pleased to support Aruba’s ‘Hoben y Talentoso’

PALM BEACH – The spotlight on the island’s youth, through the “Hoben y Talentoso” (Young and Talented) program, continues to shine as revealed through an ever-growing number of visits to its Facebook page. Since the page was launched on September 1st, its video interviews, photo profiles and program spotlights have garnered over 1,200 “likes”.

Aruba Airport Authority – Aruba invests for tomorrow

The Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) has been making a significant investment in the Queen Beatrix International Airport, which is located on the largely leisure destination island of Aruba in the Caribbean, including a revamp of its website. “An airport with constant investments should also be able to provide its users a preview of what they [...]

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