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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 [...]

Wedding bells on Aruba, breakfast at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

Aruba is One Happy Island, so what could be nicer than to ask your girlfriend to be your wife here? That is what Syd Ballan did: he asked Michelle to marry him on his Mom’s birthday, hereby catching two birds with one stone, so to speak. It will be a date he will never forget! [...]


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 [...]

Three great couples at Tango Argentine Grill

ARUBA – Three great couples were spotted at Tango Argentine Grill in the Arawak Garden: the Lee’s were there for the second time as they came by to visit their favorite waiter Juan, while the Dileberto’s came for the first time. The couples have been friends for a long time; they got to know each [...]


Aruba’s premier adults-only resort provides personal convenience with Tablet Check-in system EAGLE BEACH – Guests of Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts begin their tranquil experience as soon as they step foot onto the property with the resort’s Advance Check-in option. Each guest will be greeted curbside by their personal concierge, who will whisk them [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster September 15th, 2014

MAD MEN. I subscribed to Netflix perhaps two years ago and then just didn’t bother to really take advantage of the service because, I have already seen all the good movies in the movie-theaters, and there was never anything exciting on the menu. Then one day I actually listened to a girlfriend who suggested that [...]

Friday’s 5pm Bingo Tournament

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

Team Aruba Overcomes Adversity to Compete in Dragstock XI

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. September 11, 2014:  It’s probably safe to say that of all the PDRA Extreme Pro Stock teams, Team Aruba always has the farthest to travel. As the only international entry, driver Trevor Eman and part of his crew must first fly from their home in Aruba to Charlotte, N.C. before making their way [...]

9 things before Moving Abroad

As seen on 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 [...]

Alfred & Theresa Russo were honored at the Marriott Surf Club

ARUBA – Recently, Alfred & Theresa Russo 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.

Aruba Tourism Authority honored Distinguished Visitors at Divi All Inclusive Resorts

ARUBA – Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba have the great pleasure to honor a group of 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.

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