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The Shuffle Demons will be in Aruba Friday October 3 for the 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

The Shuffle Demons are a high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuous jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal [...]

Six More Qualify for PPC Aruba World Championship; Over 30 Stops Planned for Season 3

The PPC Poker Tour, which hosts US and destination poker events, is just weeks away from its season-ending PPC Aruba Championship, a $2,200 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee Main Event, from Oct 15-21, 2014 at the Radisson Aruba Resort, and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action.

Last Saturday, the Aruba Reef Care Foundation held their 20th annual Aruba Beach and Reef cleanup.

ARUBA – Diamonds International feels it is their corporate responsibility to give back and support their islands, which is why they set-up a charity organization ‘The Lend-A-Hand Projects’ to do just that. Lend-A-Hand Projects is essentially a program established to help community/charity and environmental projects that need a helping hand. Diamonds International offer their greatest [...]

Tri-Bike opens a spectacular new store on the L.G. Smith Boulevard

Tri-Bike, the spacious bicycle store in Macuarima, has opened its second location on the L.G. Smith Boulevard. Last Friday the final touches had been made and more than 150 guests stood waiting outside for the official ribbon cutting. Located between the Birkenstock shop and the laundry, Tri-Bike’s exterior is eye-catching with the words Swim –Bike [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster September 29th, 2014

THE GRANDE DAME OF PALM BEACH, AN UPDATE. Some of my friends in tourism circles indicate that the Grande Dame of Palm Beach, the first luxury hotel on the island, which was designed by famed American art-deco architect Morris Lapidus, might end up in Aruban ownership, if the bid by the Aruba Growth Fund, a [...]


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 Renaissance [...]

Chef Bas to the rescue! Don’t let Christmas creep up on you: relax with Rent a Chef

Christmas is always such a hectic time, even on Aruba. The roads are jammed, supermarkets are overflowing and the thought of whipping up a lovely Christmas dinner gets more daunting every single minute. Christmas Blues is much more than just a feeling, it is the combination of high expectations, too little time and too much [...]

EQ3 Aruba September Special: Free Help Interior Designing Your Dream Home!

Oranjestad -  EQ3 is Aruba’s favorite place for modern furniture and accessories. EQ3 Aruba, affiliate of the Canadian based company, knows like no other the quality demands you as a customer or homeowner needs. We make sure your home can truly be enjoyed for many years. The EQ3 showroom is located at Schotlandstraat 45, across [...]

Indonesian Night at De Suikertuin was a happy, tasty and fun event

Selamat Makan, bon appétit in the language of Indonesia, stood written on the blackboard at the entrance of De Suikertuin, the coziest restaurant in the Wilhelminastraat in downtown Oranjestad. It was the prelude for a wonderful, traditional Indonesian night, held on Saturday, September 27. Chef Florencio showcased his Asian roots with assistance of De Suikertuin’s [...]

Aruba Say’s “Masha Danki”

Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal 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 10 to 19 (Distinguished) and 20 or more consecutive years (Goodwill Ambassadors)

Chikungunya sweeping through the Caribbean

ARUBA – As Chikungunya is sweeping through the Caribbean (More then 500,000 cases in less then one year) Professional Pest Control Aruba-Bonaire and Curacao is proud to present the latest technique in combating the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito in an environmental friendly way. The In2Trap Dengue/Chikungunya Control The In2trap will be presented at the booth of Expo [...]

RICHARD BONA will be in Aruba for the 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

ARUBA – Richard Bona (46) was born in Camaroon, Africa as Bona Pinder Yayumayalolo. He is a singer/songwriter, bass player, composer, bandleader and digital & analog engineer/producer. Bona comes from a musical family and began learning to play the guitar at age 11. In 1980 aged just 13, he assembled his first ensemble for a [...]

ARUBA life: Why move to Aruba and why to get the hell out! Come to Aruba for sun and fun living.

Living in sunshine can be relaxing and cumbersome at the same time. While residing on a tropical Caribbean island and enjoying hot and sunny weather, there are still plenty of reasons to get the hell out and fast. Here are some pros and cons of living in Aruba: 1. Pro – You’re always on vacation!

Perfect Events don’t just happen, they are planned by Divi

Eagle Beach – The Alhambra ballroom hosted a lavish reception just recently showcasing Divi’s culinary excellence in anticipation of the upcoming holiday party-season. Invited guests sampled many delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Divi’s culinary team, while enjoying live entertainment and dance music for a spectacular finale.

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Amuse Bistro is powered by LOVE with capital letters

ARUBA – Amuse Bistro at the entrance of the Playa Linda Resort is a very special gourmet restaurant, where guests will experience their taste buds going into overdrive. Everything at the restaurant is made from scratch and that is something that you can taste. Patrick and Ivette van der Donk are the couple behind Amuse [...]

World Heart Day 2014

World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place on 29 September [...]

Servello & Donohoe were honored at the Marriott Ocean Club

Recently, Anthony & Renee Servello were  honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more then 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.

Thwaites & Diaz were honored at the Aruba Beach Club

Recently, John & Mary Thwaites & Gerardo & Alicia Diaz  were  honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more then 30 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 [...]

Welcome Back Dallas, Texas! Loyal Guests Dino & Dixie return to Bugaloe!

Palm Beach – A warm welcome back to Dino and Dixie Porter from the Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill! Dino and Dixie are from Dallas, Texas and just love visiting the Palm Pier beach bar located between Riu Palace Hotel and Radisson Aruba Resort. For 14 years, and many more to come, Dino and Dixie [...]

Today is Friday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2014. There are 96 days left in the year

Thought for Today: “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952). Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund [...]

Matt Boland Joins Divi Resorts as Regional Executive Chef Aruba’s Top Chef Heads to Divi

ARUBA – Matt Boland, a veteran and culinary star of the Aruba hospitality industry, has joined Divi Resorts as regional executive chef. Boland is in charge of food and beverage operations for the company’s more than twenty restaurants at its properties in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix and St. Maarten. Boland is the first to [...]

Community Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Colegio Hilario Angela

Community Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014 We would like to invite you to attend a special program La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is organizing at our adopted school, Colegio Hilario Angela.

A warm ‘We’ll be back!’ from Anita and Pauline at Fishes & More Restaurant

ARUBA – Pauline Ittluson and Anita Barnes from Union, NJ, and Surf City, happened to read about Fishes & More restaurant in the Arawak Garden in one of Aruba’s local papers and they decided to give the popular restaurant a try. The two are here on vacation and to celebrate a birthday, so reasons enough [...]

One Happy Event Suzy Vrolijk’s Wine Traveling Birthday at Taste of Belgium was a blast

ARUBA – Friends gathered at Taste of Belgium in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall past weekend to celebrate Suzy’s 50th birthday. This momentous occasion deserved a special treat, so Suzy had organized a food & wine pairing, which she called Suzy’s Wine Traveling Birthday and guess what: guests were more than a little bit happy [...]

Tapas is what Tammi and William like most at Salt & Pepper

ARUBA – They come for the tapas, but they are also crazy about Lenny, who is their favorite bartender at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden: Tammi Carta and William Hale are surely enjoying life and especially their holiday on Aruba. The two are from Halifax, Pennsylvania and they are spending lots of time [...]

From September 24 to October 8, 2014: Temporary Airport Offices building entrance

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) who manages Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix is always working to enhance the airport. It is for this that AAA announces that due to construction works the access to the airport tower building where the AAA offices are located will be temporary relocated to West Wing Entrance at stairs [...]

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino hosts annual ATCA 2014 tourism conference

ORANJESTAD – During the past week ATCA annual tourism conference was held at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. This year the conference was attended by representatives in the tourism industry from all around the world. A total of 70 travel partners within the North American market, including airlines, travel wholesalers and online travel sites [...]


PALM BEACH – The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino recently hosted the Annual Tourism Conference of Aruba (ATCA) Marketplace and luncheon where approximately 100 tour operators and key stakeholders attended and met with one another to discuss future plans and business relationships. Each year the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) together with the Aruba Hotel [...]

Last Week to participate with Wiki Loves Monuments Aruba 2014

ARUBA – On september 1st started the photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments. The competition is being organized in 37 countries simultaneously. Aruba is the smallest country organizing Wiki Loves Monuments for the second time to share our beautiful monuments with the world.

“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 [...]


Family Vacation Critic awards over 400 family-friendly hotels, based on expert and consumer feedback In its first annual hotel awards, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has released a list of the top hotels for families. Over 400 hotels received the honor of “Family Vacation Critic Favorite,” out of more than 3,500 hotels recommended [...]

Saying Thank You for Continued Loyalty The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Entertains Corporate Clients

Palm Beach – With Christmas about 90 days away, the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa rolled out its red carpet for an unforgettable reception, designed to entertain and delight corporate decision-makers. Chef Hector Espinosa and his culinary team presented an array of beautiful dishes, appetizers, main courses and desserts selected off the 2014 holiday [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces First Global Coffee Day Celebration for Monday, September 29

Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests across Latin America and Aruba to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts [...]

Regular guests at Papillon Restaurant get a special Mojito birthday treat.

Almost every weekend Papillon restaurant is lucky to have one of the nicest families of Aruba for dinner. The moment they come in and greet all the staff with a friendly smile they get served right away a Moijito for each member of the family. This past weekend daughter and father were both celebrating their [...]

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