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7 tips for first time home buyers

By Miriam Engeln, real estate agent at Century 21 Aruba. There is no such thing as the perfect home, but there is a home that is perfect for you. 1. A house is probably the largest purchase you will ever make in your life, so make sure you understand the terms of your contract. If [...]

Ralph and Frances Ann Donofri honored at the Holiday Inn 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 Holiday Inn 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 to guests who [...]

A Jubileum: The Annual Donkey Walk

Ayo – Again this year the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary is organizing its traditional Walkathon, a walk of 6.5 kilometers.  Once again this is a tenth year and therefore a jubileum.  Young and old are invited to walk together through our Aruban nature.  Accompanied by some donkeys the walk will begin on Saturday 17 January at [...]

17th aircraft for InselAir to support growth plans

19 aircraft and 26 destinations by the end of 2015 While InselAir was still celebrating its new Aruba – Manaus route, its 7th MD  (17 in total), arrived at Curacao International Airport, yesterday, January 14th. InselAir plans to add more aircraft to its fleet this year to grow from 22 to 26 destinations by the [...]

Two Sisters, Twin Engagements, while vacationing in Aruba

Eagle Beach – Rebecca Frey and David Ramos were engaged in Aruba at sunset on Eagle Beach, on January 1st, 2015. Rachael Frey and Ian Thompson did the same at the California Lighthouse at sunrise on January 6th, 2015. The sisters were both vacationing on the island at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino with [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster January 16th, 2015

BAILA MALO, PASA BON. A little bird whispered in my ear that every Thursday at the end of main street at the Baby Back Grill on Hospitalstraat all of town’s Kizomba dancers congregate to slowly, smoothly and sensually dance holding on to their romantic partner tightly. It’s something to see. Rock-N-Blues lovers will be happy [...]

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 [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the Divi All Inclusive Resort

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple and a very nice gentleman whom are loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, as Distinguished Visitor and Ambassadors of Goodwill at the Divi All Inclusive Resort. The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister [...]

Two for one price at CILO City Lounge on Friday afternoons.

Phew, the week is done, the weekend is looming! Two whole days filled with fun waiting for you, so time to celebrate on Friday afternoons. CILO City Lounge has the perfect incentive for you: a two-for-the-price-of-one drink special. And we mean on every drink, cocktail or mix you can think of between 5 and 7 [...]

Lovely guests every week at Papillon restaurant

Jack and Mary Ellen Martino come to Aruba for already 8 years. They have a busy life as owners of restaurants in New York. So they love to relax every year for one full month. The pack their bags and fly to Aruba and check into the Marriot hotel. In a well-deserved vacation you also [...]

Peruvian Press Visiting One Happy Island

Palm Beach — Rex Broekman, editor The Huaraz Telegraph and news anchor at El Informativo, from Peru, is currently visiting Aruba and impressed with the excellent tourism infrastructure and exciting attractions decided to film a number of TV segments for his local news channel, Cable Andino Channel 3,  in Huaraz, his home town, population 120.000 [...]

Soft opening Jet Centre Curaçao

Willemstad – This week the Jet Centre Curaçao started offering its VIP services to private and corporate jet users by means of a soft opening. An official opening is scheduled in the near future. The Jet Centre is Curaçao’s very first dedicated terminal that offers a segmented group travelling to and from Curaçao by private [...]

Aruba Tourism Authority honor Mr. Lee and Mrs. Marlene Purdy as Goodwill Ambassadors at Riu Palace Aruba

ARUBA – Recently, Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors at Riu Palace Aruba. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to the visitors whom visit Aruba for between 10 and [...]

2015 kicked off with the busiest “Super Weekend” ever: Aruba Airport handled more than 25.000 passengers and over 400 aircraft movements

Excellent cooperation between public and private sector ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) kicked off 2015 on a positive note considering the amount of passengers and airplane movements handled in the first weekend of 2015, known as “Super Weekend”. The first weekend after New Year’s Day is historically the busiest period for passenger traffic [...]

Local Artists Ramona Verbeek-Geerman is Caribbean Queen for the Month of January

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 January 2015, local artist Ramona Verbeek-Geerman is the boutique’s [...]

Great addition to the Aruban food scene!

ARUBA – Many of us have had the pleasure of meeting the dynamic and good-natured Diana Celaire during the years she worked for Café Restaurant Bingo and Café The Plaza. After 4 years of planning and preparing, she opened her own restaurant: Diana’s Pancake’s Place! Diana’s Pancakes Place is located next to the Old Windmill, [...]

Red Sail Sports Introduces its full service DMC team

Palm Beach – Suzanne van Grinsven, Marketing & Events Manager and Isabelle Kainama Rugebregt, Sales and Marketing Manager, now head the team specializing in creating programs for incentive groups, at the helm of one of the island’s most dynamic Destination Management Company, Red Sail Sports. As such Red Sail Sports handles airport transfers, activities, team-building [...]

Matt & Diane from Staten Island, New York

ARUBA – Matt & Diane has been coming to Aruba for so many years fell inlove with the island ,the people and decided to buy a house right by Malmok Area. Matt a cigar smoker & Diane had been one of regulars in the bar, made friends with the bartenders & piano players. Matt enjoying [...]

At Taste of Belgium Restaurant A Happy Hour that will make you extremely, out-of-this-world happy

Taste of Belgium Restaurant’s Happy Hour is a daily happening that has gained instant fame on the island. Not surprisingly, as this deal can be viewed as the deal of the century with a bit of imagination. So what’s so special between 5 and 7 pm at the popular restaurant at the Palm Beach Plaza [...]

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

Tourists and locals love Aruba Aloe’s skin care and sun care products, but what most people don’t know is that Aruba Aloe also produces a highly concentrated moisture-regulating gel-cream called Alhydran, which is used for the aftercare treatment of burn scars, surgical wounds, redness, itching, rashes after laser therapy or radiotherapy, and other scar tissue. [...]

The Blue Lobster

ARUBA – Be part of the innovative and a futuristic, simple but outstanding food journey, THE BLUE LOBSTER restaurant  is starting just this week, NEW DISHES ARE MAKING A DEBUT. Fresh fish and  fruits of the sea, brought in daily by the  local fishermen, will start a parade of succulent and delicious. NEW ways to [...]

First Ever International Swim Fashion Week Comes to Curaçao

Miamiʼs Fashion Show VIP is bringing top swim and resort wear designers to the Dutch-Caribbean island Curaçao – The beautiful Caribbean island of Curacao will be dressed in glamour and excitement with the arrival of International Swim Fashion Week Presented by Fashion Show VIP.

Aruba Motorcycle Tours is a new adventure to the beautiful island Aruba

Aruba Motorcycle Tours is a new adventure to the beautiful island Aruba. The owners Arjen Hof and Lucienne Hof-Kalis have been living on Aruba with their kids for more then 15 years. Arjen started working on Harley Davidsons when he was just 17 years old and well known on the island for being THE HARLEY-DOCTOR. [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster January 5th, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR. We broke with tradition this year, staying away from Eet Cafe the Paddock’s sluggish food and service, and gave our business to the lovely Carpe Diem, instead, New Year’s Eve, in downtown Oranjestad, as we congregated in honor of the Renaissance pagara for lunch, drinks and saca fuku. The old year was [...]

Pure Beach Bar Lounge and Restaurant New Menu Revealed

Palm Beach – Located at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Pure Beach is a casual all day dining café and bar with European beach club aesthetics. Encircled by the waters of the freeform resort pool, and bordered by the spectacular beachfront, the café is outfitted with comfortable couches for lounging along with low tables and [...]

5 tips for single homebuyers

Articles seen weekly on www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com Miriam Engeln has been writing about Aruba and has been selling Real Estate in ARUBA, since October of 2004 on this lovely sunny island. Homebuying trends have changed over the last decade, and in today’s new market, more single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before. Single [...]

Elmar Celebrates Christmas Under Twinkling Stars

Palm Beach – The annual, much anticipated Elmar employee Christmas party, unfolded this year al fresco, at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort’s Pure Ocean Restaurant. The elegant crowd arrived at the beautifully illuminated beachside party location and enjoyed an evening of exceptional food and sensational music with Tico Kock and his steel band at [...]

ARUBA TOURISM AUTHORITY HONORED A GROUP OF LOYAL FAMILY AT HOLIDAY INN.

Oranjestad – Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of devoted visitors as ‘Distinguished Visitors’ of Aruba. 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. A so called [...]

“Recognition and service are key” Amuse Bistro welcomes its new manager Christiaan Hoogland

ARUBA – Do you already know Amuse Bistro, tucked charmingly away on the driveway in front of the Playa Linda Beach Resort? Its Carte Blanche 3- or 5-course menu, a surprise dinner during which owner/chef Patrick van der Donk shows off his skills, is absolutely fabulous. Amuse Bistro serves French-inspired cuisine, from French classics with [...]

George and Sue Menkes honored at the Divi Phoenix

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple as Distinguished Ambassadors of Goodwill at the Aruba Divi Phoenix. 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 20 or more [...]

Happy faces at Papillon restaurant!

Santa Claus had a delightful dinner at Papillon Restaurant. Before Santa Claus left the Island he visited Papillon restaurant and he really enjoyed his dinner! Papillon at the Village, across from the Radisson Resort is a most unusual restaurant: having been named after Henri Charriere, France’s most notorious escaped convict, its design is ‘prison-style’ chic.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster December 30nd, 2014

THE MAIL SERVICE IMPROVED. Would you believe we got a Christmas card on time, from Miami, mailed December 8th, it arrived in my mail box on December 23rd.Things are improving at Post Aruba. MORE DOG FOOD. JUST4PET, popular in Italiëstraat, opened another outlet, a mega store between Aurora funeral home and Kooyman Mega Store, a [...]

At the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Employees of General Air Services Enjoy Christmas Gala and Awards

Palm Beach – Managing Director and CEO Alejandro Muyale, and General Manager Dimitri Pavlowitch welcomed the employees of General Air Services to the Grand Caribbean Ballroom for the traditional yearend gala party and award ceremony. The resort’s culinary team served a spectacular holiday buffet with live music and the dance floor filled with elegantly dressed [...]

Usher in the New Year at Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill!

Palm Beach – The year 2015 is right around the corner and we’ll be ushering out the great year of 2014 with a bang! Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill, located at De Palm Pier between Radisson Hotel and Riu Resort is celebrating New Year’s Eve like no other! Directly on the water, Bugaloe is excited [...]

CILO’s Glitter and Glamour Party will be your best start of 2015

ARUBA – Dress up in your finest, shortest, sexiest and most glittering and outrageous outfit and go out on the town on December 31 to see in the New Year. Make new friends and be wild, uninhibited and filled with joy that a new year has begun. Where can you go? Well, one of your [...]

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