ORANJESTAD (May 19, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

This weeks edition features the top news headlines in Aruba.

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The First Island Festival in San Nicolas

One of Aruba’s local festivals is back again this summer.

With a fresh new name, Island Festival, is totally revamped!

Previously dubbed as Carubbian, the new festival has a different concept.

This time, Island Festival will be a 3 street festival in the promenade of San Nicolas.

Each street will represent an island with its own theme: local island, multicultural island and historical island.

Walk the trio streets and experience their local and multicultural food, drinks and vibe.

Island festival will also have live shows.

Local actors will illustrate the Aruban way of life back in the days and how the lifestyle developed until today.

Two local bands will be playing live groovy Aruban music.

There’s also going to be different kiosks with local arts and crafts for sale made by Aruban artists.

Island Festival will be organized once a month in San Nicolas.

The first edition will be on May 29, 2019.

Locals will be there. You are also invited to visit San Nicolas.

Come and eat our food, taste our drinks, mingle with locals and experience the Aruban way of life!




Aruba Summer Music Festival

Summer time is around the corner, and one of the islands hottest music festivals is getting closer.

This year is going to be the 5th edition of Aruba’s Summer Music Festival.

It’s the largest festival in Aruba featuring Latin artists.

Who’s performing this year?

  • Silvestre Dangond
  • Farruko
  • Manuel Turizo
  • Ala Jaza
  • Jeon
  • Local Bands: Solo Banda Show & D-Licious

Aruba Summer Music Festival takes place 28 – 29 June, 2019.




Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2019 Canceled

The promoters of Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival recently announced that the event will be canceled for September 2019.

It would of been the 13th edition of the local festival featuring local Jazz artists.

The event was canceled, because the main sponsors did not want to fund it anymore, due to the decline of visitors to the festival.

After Soul Beach Music Festival, the Caribbean Music Festival was one of the most longest running festivals on the island.

The promoters are looking at the bright side and focusing on revamping the festival for 2020.

Fortunately the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will be celebrated in smaller fashion at Casibari Music Cafe on September 20 – 21, 2019.


New Boutique Hotel in Oranjestad

A new boutique hotel was announced this week by tourism minister.

The boutique hotel will be located in the beautiful main streets of Aruba.

It seems to have everything: 27 rooms, pool, rooftop bar, restaurant and parking.

This boutique hotel is part of future projects in the downtown area with a mix of commerce and accomodation.

Moratorium on Hotels in Aruba

Aruba has a pending moratorium on large resorts, with the exception of smaller boutique hotels and resorts that were already approved by previous governments.

According to the tourism minister, this boutique hotels fits perfectly within the Government’s vision for sustainable tourism development.

The boutique hotel is financed by local investors.

The same investors also plan to construct a smaller boutique hotel in Noord with 15 rooms, but this is still pending.

Constructions for the new boutique hotel in the downtown area could start by the end of 2019.


Hyatt Plans New Adult Only Pool

Hyatt Aruba Resort Spa & Casino is planning a mayor upgrade.

After spending over 21 million US dollars renovating their guest rooms, suites and regency club lounge, the resort plans to renovate its beachfront area and introduce an adults only pool.

The adult only pool will be an addition to the multilevel pool complex with three story water slide and swim up bar.

Expect the adult only pool to have 10 new private pool cabanas, each with private entrance to the pool. And a private hut for beach towels and outdoor showers.

Renovations will start mid 2019 and completed late 2020.


New Aruban Banknotes For 2019

Central Bank of Aruba revealed the new banknote designs for 2019.

Aruba’s new paper bills have 5 denominations: 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200.

The 2019 series of banknotes doesn’t include a 500 bill anymore, this will be replaced by a 200 florin bill.

Here’s a view of the new design for bills.

New Aruba Banknotes 2019

All designs were made by a local artist (Nigel Matthew).

The new series of banknotes have a main theme – “Life in Aruba”.

New banknotes contain elements of the Aruban flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments, and landmarks.

The new banknotes are very colorful, and contain the most advanced security features available on the market.

The old banknote series were designed back in 2003.

All the current banknotes will be replaced by the new designs as of June 3, 2019.

You can exchange the old banknotes for new ones between June 4 – December 4, 2019 at all commercial banks on the island.

After December 5, 2019 all old banknotes can only be exchanged at the Central Bank of Aruba.

Here’s a timeline for the emission of the new 2019 series florin banknotes:

June 3, 2019
Official emission of the new 2019 series florin banknotes

June 4 – August 11, 2019
Co-circulation of the 2003 series and the new 2019 series florin banknotes (10 weeks)

August 12, 2019
The 2003 series florin banknotes is taken out of circulation and is no longer legal.

June 4 – December 4, 2019
Exchange of the 2003 series for the new 2019 series florin banknotes only at the commercial banks.

December 5, 2019 – August 12, 2049

Exchange of the 2003 series for the new 2019 series florin banknotes only at the Central Bank of Aruba.




Moratorium on Supermarkets in Aruba

The Government recently announced an extension for moratorium on supermarkets. This includes mini-markets.

Moratoriums on new supermarkets are already in place until May 23, 2019, but this will be extended for 2 more years. Until 2021.

This means no permits will be granted by the government to construct any super or mini-markets.

The majority of supermarkets and mini markets on the island are Chinese stores.

According to a recent study performed late 2018, there’s a total of 187 supermarkets and mini-markets on the island.

The capital of Aruba, Oranjestad has 78 supermarkets, and is the region with the most markets on the island.

Here’s a breakdown of the total amount of supermarkets and minimarket around the island:

  • Noord & Tanki Leendert – 36 supermarkets
  • Paradera – 20 supermarkets
  • Santa Cruz – 16 supermarkets
  • Savaneta – 19 supermarkets
  • San Nicolas – 18 supermarkets

The most popular supermarkets on the island for visitors and locals are Superfood, Ling & Sons and Save More, which are all located in the hotel area.

All other supermarkets are scattered around the island.





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ORANJESTAD (May 12, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

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Aruba Ranks Top Destination For Families

One of the most influential blogs on the internet for hands on air-miles travel advice, The Points Guy, ranked Aruba as a top destination for families in the Caribbean region.

Why Aruba? Let’s take a look…

First of all, Aruba has a bunch of family friendly activities.

You can easily get to Aruba by airplane or cruise.

Various airlines have route to the island from major US cities.

Depending on your location, you can catch a flight from several cities including Atlanta, New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Boston and Miami just to name a few cities.

Places to stay with family?

Aruba has it covered.

There’s plenty of resorts that caters to families, with programs to keep the kids entertained. From face painting, game rooms, and activities on the beach available without leaving resort property.




Record Breaking Stay Overs in Aruba 2018

Aruba increased its stay over arrivals with 1.1% in 2018 compared to 2017.

According to the tourism minister, a total of 1.082.003 visitors stepped foot on Aruba in 2018 with air travel. And cruise arrivals numbers were close to a million visitors – 815.161 visitors in 2018.

It’s an increase of 2.9% compared to 792.403 cruise visitors in 2017.

Stay over arrivals are visitors who stay in Aruba for at least one day.

Aruba’s popularity continues to grow, and the future is bright for the island. 

There’s plenty of renovation, developments and infrastructure upgrade at the moment that will attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors as they are completed.

recent news out of Aruba

View of Aruba’s airport

Up & Coming Tourism Projects in San Nicolas

The pier at Rodger’s beach will be restored this year.

Visitors and locals go to Rodgers beach for the stunning scenery and blue beach. But what attracted people here was the fun was on the famous pier.

Climbing the pier, running and jumping into the water was part of the fun here at Rodgers.

But the pier was destroyed by hurricanes and years of use and was never fixed, until now.

You can expect a new pier at the end of this year at Rodgers beach.

Other Tourism Project Updates

Here’s a list of tourism related projects that are going on now and will start in the future, according to tourism Minister.

  • Malmok Boardwalk – walkway for runners, leisure walks and cyclists.
  • Hooiberg – new activities at the haystack
  • Tres Trapi – upgrading the beach for entry and snorkeling
  • Beautify Palm beach area – hotel area upgraded with new infrastructure
  • Restore & renovations Baby beach – upgrading the beach, new facilities, parking place and restaurants
  • Gateway 2030 – Airport expansion
  • Port City in Oranjestad – new downtown city for living



Fish For Sale, Fast Ferry & Cruise Terminal in San Nicolas

The minister of primary sector in Aruba announced a new project last week named “San Nicolas Ports Authority”.

It’s a separate harbor for the area of San Nicolas.

According to the minister, plans are to operate the fast ferry from this harbor, and create a space for cargo ships.

An additional harbor could be created as a cruise terminal for mega cruise ships.

Besides the harbor, the minister also wants to start a fish farm for exportation.

More Details About The Fast Ferry

Aruba and Curacao signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2018 to start the fast ferry project.

The project is currently on hold until the funds to finance the operator of the ferry and construction of the harbor are available.

Besides financing, the location where the harbor will be located, which is in the refinery, is not yet available, because it’s still currently in use.

A negotiation with CITGO and the Government whether renovations at the refinery will still continue or not at the refinery is pending, before the location can be officially transferred to build the harbor.




New Visitors Center in San Nicolas

The visitor information center in San Nicolas reopened this week after being completely renovated.

Here’s where you can go if you’re in San Nicolas to find information about Aruba, and specifically the area of San Nicolas. There’s always an Aruba expert at the visitors center to guide you on the path to experience the culture and nature of this side of the island. 

Where is the visitor center located?

Right across the street from the central bus station in San Nicolas.

If you happen to make your way to San Nicolas, and want to know more about the area, step in the visitors center and get to know San Nicolas on another level.


Aruba Closes Border With Venezuela

Prime Minister of Aruba closed the border between the island and Venezuela on May 10, 2019.

The decision was made after Venezuela reopened the border between Aruba in May, since closing it in February 2019. Venezuela also closed the border with Bonaire, Curacao and Brazil, and they all remain closed until today, except Aruba.

However, due to the crisis situation in Venezuela, Aruba’s president found the reopening of the border by Venezuela not opportune and closed the border with the country to avoid the increase of immigration that could negatively impact the general interest of the island.

The president closed the border for one month until further notice.

What effects does this have on the island?

Fruits and vegetables were generally imported from Venezuela. But now, the produce is coming from US, Colombia and Santo Domingo.

Visitors who want to enjoy a vacation in Aruba will have to fly through other countries like Panama or Colombia before entering the island.

Events in Aruba For The Month of May 2019

Aruba is known for hosting festivals on the beach. Thousands of visitors fly to Aruba to experience the vibe only found on this side of paradise.

Here’s a list of activities going on during May & June 2019. 

Soul Beach Music Festival

The biggest soul music festival is right around the corner as Memorial day weekend approaches.

Soul Beach Music Festival takes place on May 22 – 28, 2019.

Here’s the performance lineup for soul beach:

  • John Legend
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Deon Cole
  • Aida Rodriguez
  • Quinn and the Jukebox
  • Doug E. Fresh (Music Concert Host)
  • Rudy Rush (Comedy Night Host)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • DJ Frank Ski
  • DJ E-Clazz

The artist line up is as followed (artist line up subject to change):

  • May 24 – Comedy Night by Deon Cole & Aida Rodriguez
  • May 25 – Music Concert – Charlie Wilson, H.E.R.
  • May 26 – John Legend & Ella Mai

Besides the music concerts, there’s also going to be two beach parties (Moomba & Baby beach). And 5 nightclub parties.

Pack your swimsuit and dress to impress outfits.




Aruba Island Fest

Excitement is going through the roof as San Nicolas prepares for the new street festival that is promised to take the city over.

The new event is named “Aruba Island Fest” and it is the predecessor of Carubbian nights.

Aruba Island Fest promises a bigger and better ambience than Carubian.

The first island fest will be on May 29, 2019.

A date selected because of the Soul Beach Music Festival.

Aruba’s first island fest is dedicated to Soul Beach Music Festival, so expect the festival to have soulfulness ambience to it, including surprise performances.

There’s going to be local food vendors with traditional Aruban and multicultural cuisines and drinks.

You’ll also get the chance to buy souvenirs made by local artists.

Island fest will be scheduled once every a month.

Aruba will meet once again in San Nicolas during island fest, will you join us?

It’s going to be the perfect event to experience the Aruban vibe and mingle with locals.


Michelin Star Culinary Week at Divi

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba Resort will host their first and biggest Michelin star pop up dinner and culinary week. Four international acclaimed Michelin starred chefs from the Netherlands will explode your taste buds.

If you’re foodie like me you’re thinking, when, where and how much?

What can you expect at this world class dining experience?

A series of fancy appetizers, delicious second starters, the best cuisines and soothing desserts that will tantalize your taste buds.

All dinners will be presented with 4 or 5 courses and wine pairings.

The participating chefs at culinary week are:

  • Francois Geurds (3 michelin stars)
  • Erik van Loo (2 michelin stars)
  • Edwin Vinke (3 michelin stars)
  • Jermaine de Rozario (1 michelin star)

Combine the talented chefs together and you have 8 Michelin star rating dinner of your lifetime!

Here’s a list of restaurants participating in the Divi culinary week:

  • Red Parrot Aruba
  • Fusion Wine & Piano Bar
  • Windows on Aruba

Culinary week will take place on June 1 – 9, 2019.

For reservations not staying at the Divi & Tamarijn resorts, price is USD $185 per person.

More information about the Michelin Culinary Week can be found at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba Resort front desk or website.





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ORANJESTAD (May 5, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

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Aruba Still Favorite Caribbean Spot For US Travelers

Despite the tough competition in the Caribbean region, Aruba still remains a top destination spot for travellers, especially from the United States.

According to a recent travel market analysis from Allianz Global Assistance, European cities have fallen of the charts and the Caribbean will dominate this year’s list of the 10 most popular international summer destinations.

The list of most popular summer destination is for planned trips from May 24 throughout September 3, 2019.

Aruba dominates the list at number two spot following Mexico (Cancun).

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Can you imagine yourself here?

On the list for most popular summer destinations are also: Nassau, Higuey in the Dominican Republic, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

Are you already planning your trip to Aruba?

Book your ticket now and secure your spot in paradise.




Brand New Boutique Hotel in Oranjestad

A new small boutique hotel opened its doors in Oranjestad.

It’s called “Monastery Estates”.

The hotel is located in a renovated building that was first constructed in the late 1930’s. Most of the elements of the old building was incorporated with new modern designs.

The New Boutique Hotel in Oranjestad

Monastery suites has a nice pool in the front of the hotel, luxurious suites, apartments and studios. A gift Shop, library and a restaurant & lounge called “The Chapel”.

Rooms prices start at $75.00 per night – which is great if you’re looking for affordable places to stay in Aruba.

Monastery estates is LGBTQ friendly.


New Harbor For Cruise Ship & Cargo

Somewhere in the future, the district of San Nicolas will get its own cruise port. This was announced by the minister of transport later this week.

The new harbor will be called “San Nicolas Ports Authority” and will be managed separately from the Aruba Ports Authority in Oranjestad.

conceptual design fast ferry harbor..

It’s going to function as the main harbor for the fast ferry service between Curacao and Bonaire. And it will be a harbor for cruise and cargo ships.

There’s no deadline mentioned yet for completion of the project.

Mother’s Day in Aruba

Mother’s day is next week Sunday (May 12, 2019).

It’s an international holiday to honor the mother of the family.

Not only the mom, but any type of motherhood, maternal bonds and influence from mothers in the society.

Everyone has their own way of celebrating Mother’s day.

From sending a thank you greeting card, to buying expensive gifts.

How do you spend Mother’s day in Aruba?

Here’s some suggestions to treat your mother during her day.

  • Gift her a ticket to Aruba
  • Brunch at a restaurant
  • Take her out tonight for family dinner
  • Treat her to a spa for a massage
  • Shop around downtown area for a gift

Assuming you’re on the island during mother’s day – enjoy the various restaurant specials prices.

However you choose to celebrate your mother’s day in Aruba, make sure to thank you mother and make her feel special.

How do you spend mother’s day?




Soul Beach Music Festival

The biggest soul music festival is right around the corner as Memorial day weekend approaches.

Soul Beach Music Festival takes place on May 22 – 28, 2019.

Here’s the performance lineup for soul beach:

  • John Legend
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Deon Cole
  • Aida Rodriguez
  • Quinn and the Jukebox
  • Doug E. Fresh (Music Concert Host)
  • Rudy Rush (Comedy Night Host)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • DJ Frank Ski
  • DJ E-Clazz

The artist line up is as followed (artist line up subject to change):

  • May 24 – Comedy Night by Deon Cole & Aida Rodriguez
  • May 25 – Music Concert – Charlie Wilson, H.E.R.
  • May 26 – John Legend & Ella Mai

Besides the music concerts, there’s also going to be two beach parties (Moomba & Baby beach). And 5 nightclub parties.

Pack your swimsuit and dress to impress outfits.


Aruba Island Fest

Excitement is going through the roof as San Nicolas prepares for the new street festival that is promised to take the city over.

The new event is named “Aruba Island Fest” and it is the predecessor of Carubbian nights.

Aruba Island Fest promises a bigger and better ambience than Carubian.

The first island fest will be on May 29, 2019.

A date selected because of the Soul Beach Music Festival.

Aruba’s first island fest is dedicated to Soul Beach Music Festival, so expect the festival to have soulfulness ambience to it, including surprise performances.

There’s going to be local food vendors with traditional Aruban and multicultural cuisines and drinks.

You’ll also get the chance to buy souvenirs made by local artists.

Island fest will be scheduled once every a month.

Aruba will meet once again in San Nicolas during island fest, will you join us?

It’s going to be the perfect event to experience the Aruban vibe and mingle with locals.




Long Table Aruba Dinner Charity

Aruba is known for one of the best destination when it comes to food.

There’s over 200 dining establishments on the island, and each one of these restaurants has an unique dish that will satisfy any foodie.

Despite having the best restaurants in the Caribbean, the food scene in Aruba will be heading out to the streets in June, as the annual long table event will take place.

The event is an unique setup as the longest table dinner event in the mainstreet.

A long table, measuring over 400 meters long will be set on L.G. Smith Boulevard, right in front of Renaissance Aruba Resort.

Over 1000 guests, dressed in all white will be seated at this table and served a 3 course dinner and wine pairing under the stars.

Long table is an charity dinner event, and all proceeds go to a local organization.

This year’s event will take place June 23, 2019.

Tickets are not available yet, but if you’re going to be on the island – mark this day as you don’t want to miss this magical dinner.  

For more information or reservation contact the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.





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ORANJESTAD (April 28, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

This weeks edition features the top news headlines in Aruba.

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Michelin Star Culinary Week at Divi

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba Resort will host their first and biggest Michelin star pop up dinner and culinary week. Four international acclaimed Michelin starred chefs from the Netherlands will explode your taste buds.

If you’re foodie like me you’re thinking, when, where and how much?

What can you expect at this world class dining experience?

A series of fancy appetizers, delicious second starters, the best cuisines and soothing desserts that will tantalize your taste buds.

All dinners will be presented with 4 or 5 courses and wine pairings.

The participating chefs at culinary week are:

  • Francois Geurds (3 michelin stars)
  • Erik van Loo (2 michelin stars)
  • Edwin Vinke (3 michelin stars)
  • Jermaine de Rozario (1 michelin star)

Combine the talented chefs together and you have 8 Michelin star rating dinner of your lifetime!

Here’s a list of restaurants participating in the Divi culinary week:

  • Red Parrot Aruba
  • Fusion Wine & Piano Bar
  • Windows on Aruba

Culinary week will take place on June 1 – 9, 2019.

For reservations not staying at the Divi & Tamarijn resorts, price is USD $185 per person.

More information about the Michelin Culinary Week can be found at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba Resort front desk or website.




Experience San Nicolas With New Aruba Island Fest

There’s a new reason to visit San Nicolas besides the stunning mural arts, display of culture, and beautiful beaches – a new street festival.

The new street festival is called Aruba Island Fest and will take place once a month.

It’s a different concept compared to Carubbian Festival. And it’s bigger and better!

Aruba fest is just one of the new additions to the list of activities lined up to start in San Nicolas.

What can you expect during Aruba fest?

Aruban atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in the Caribbean with live music local music, local arts and crafts. And ofcourse traditional foods, snacks and drinks!

It’s a perfect event to attend if you want to mingle with locals and catch a feel for the Aruban lifestyle.

Aruba fest will start for the first time in May 29, 2019 (more information will be released at a later date). If you loved Carubbian festival in Aruba, you’re going to go loco for Aruba fest. 


Open House At The Marine Corps

Did you ever wonder how the marines in Aruba look like? Or what they do on a daily basis?

This is your chance to see it with your own eyes as the marine corps organize their annual open house and fundraising event.

Open house at the marines is all about fun and entertainment – a family event!

There’s going to be different booths with souvenirs, tents with food and drinks, live music, rope swings, boat rides, zip lines and various kid friendly activities.

You can even buy raffle tickets and win cool prizes!

The marines are also known to display different demo presentations including K-9 dogs, war ships, coast guards and helicopters.

Last year the marines raised funds for Sgt. Pepper’s Friends, a local non-profit animal welfare organization.

This year they will be raising funds for the heart centered leadership foundation. It’s a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to assisting and empowering schools, youth serving organizations, teachers and parents to serve the youths to live healthy and successful lives.

Open house at marines takes place on May 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Entrance is free. Marine corps base is located in Savaneta.

May 1, 2019 is labor day on the island, a public holiday. Government office, banks, stores and supermarkets will be closed on this day. Restaurants and resorts will not be affected by this holiday.




The First ABC Windsurfing Championship Tour

Windsurf enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ABC windsurfing competition tour in Aruba next month (May 2019).

The ABC Championship is a series of windsurfing events taking place on Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao.

The competition highlights 40 professional and amateur youth windsurfers. Aruba is represented by 21 windsurfers in this competition.

Competitors will benefit from international exposure throughout the tour.

The winner of the competition will receive a sponsored trip to the next international windsurfing competition and local sponsorship deals.

Here’s a schedule for the ABC windsurf tour:

  • Curacao, May 10  – 12, 2019
  • Aruba, May 17 – 19, 2019
  • Bonaire, May 24 – 26, 2019

If you want to watch the windsurf action during ABC tour, head over to the “Blue Highway” which is the beach close to Fisherman’s Hut (next to Ritz Carlton Resort). 

It’s going to be an all day event of watching windsurfers zip through on one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean. 


Jazz Appreciation Month in Aruba

April is the month for jazz music lovers as they take time to appreciate this early American artform with all their love.

The love for jazz music in Aruba is also strong as local jazz musicians celebrate with an exciting show on April 30, 2019.

Jazz appreciation month started for the first time in Aruba back in 2006 by one local Jazz enthusiast.

Local jazz musicians will show their talent at Casibari Cafe & Grill on April 30, 2019 starting from 7:00 PM.

If you love jazz music head over to Casibari Cafe and enjoy an evening of the best live jazz music you’ll ever hear on the island.

Tourism Development in San Nicolas

Amongst all the plans for tourism development in San Nicolas, a new project was announced by the tourism minister this week.

A small boutique hotel with no more than 75 rooms. No additional details were released about this hotel project.

The tourism minister also announced that construction works will start for the redevelopment of the entire Baby & Rodgers beach area. New facilities, new restaurants, additional parking spaces and sports: volley ball, beach soccer, tennis and basketball.

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Redevelopment project at Baby & Rodgers beach will start in July 2019.

There’s also a 600+ rooms all inclusive hotel near Baby beach in the governments vision for tourism development in San Nicolas, but this project is still pending approval.

Baby beach is a long time favorite beach for locals and visitors. It’s going to get better after this beach maintenance project, you might want to put Aruba on your list of islands to visit in 2020. 




Two New Overpasses Under Construction

Two new overpasses are in the middle of construction as part of the new infrastructure project in Aruba called “Watty Vos Boulevard”.

Watty Vos Boulevard is a 4 lane roadway from the Airport until the hotel area.

The construction works involve rebuilding over 7.5 kilometers of roads, upgrading intersections with roundabouts and building two overpasses.

The first overpass in Aruba

According to the contractors, Mota Engil, the first overpass located in the district of Cumana should be completed in August 2019.

The second overpass located in Hato will start construction soon.





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ORANJESTAD (April 14, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

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Food Truck Festival

It’s that time again for foodies in Aruba.

The popular “Aruba Food Truck Festival” is back again and bigger than before!

Follow my journey during last years food truck festival.

Food Truck Festival is the place to go if you want to taste street cuisine in Aruba.

Let your taste buds experience the sweet taste of what can only be experienced outside of the fine dining establishments found on the island. Over 15 food trucks and food vendors will be on site this year!

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Visit the Food Truck Festival for delicious street food!

The festival is also famous for the atmosphere set by live music and entertainment.

Besides delicious street food, there’s also exoctic drinks and craft beers available!

The festival is a family event, and everyone’s invited.

Food Truck Festival takes place on April 26 – 27, 2019 at Plaza Daniel Leo located in the downtown area.

It starts 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM on both days and entrance is free.




King’ s Day Celebration in Aruba

Another public holiday is approaching as the island will be celebrating King’s Day on April 27, 2019.

Kings Day, better known as Koningsdag (Dutch) is an official holiday in the Netherlands and all the Dutch islands, including Aruba.

April 27 is the birthday of King Willem Alexander.

Until Queen Beatrix renounced her throne in 2013, the holiday was known as Queen’s Day ( Koninginnedag in Dutch) and was celebrated on 30 April.

Aruba celebrates King’s Day with an official ceremony and parade at the Wilhelmina Park in the downtown area. There’s also different family friendly festivities around the island including sports and kite flying competitions.

Dutch snacks and drinks will also be available.

Restaurants and beach bars are known to have specials on food and drinks with live music to entertain.

Locals wear orange shirts to represent the Dutch pride, are you joining?

During this day, all stores, shops, gasoline stations and supermarkets will be closed for the day.


Popular Dutch Coffeeshop Will Open in Aruba

A popular coffeeshop in Amsterdam, The Bulldog, will open an outdoor bar & cafe in Aruba.

The Bulldog will be located at the former wet bar & lounge spot inside the Paseo Herencia Mall at Palm beach.

It’s going to be the same inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere the shop is known for in The Netherlands, but with an indoor and full outdoor terrace setting in paradise!

With a pool area close to the bar.

Expect fresh smoothies, Caribbean cocktails, small bites and snacks.

The official opening date is not known yet, but somewhere in 2019!

Watty Vos Boulevard Infrastructure Project Update

According to the department of public works, the new infrastructure project in Aruba known as “Watty Vos Boulevard” is almost complete.

Watty Vos Boulevard project is a new beltway that connects the district of Noord with the inland roadways. It includes new highways, overpass and several roundabouts.

The last four roundabouts are in construction at the moment, and these include:

  1. intersection at Alhambra Casino
  2. near Oceania on Eagle beach
  3. intersection at Noord
  4. intersection on Sasaki Weg, close to Divi.

The intersection at Alhambra Casino will be closed for construction as of April 13, 2019.

Detours toward end destinations in surrounding areas will be suggested with road signs.

Construction works will take 2 months to complete.



New Bills in Aruba

Aruban parliament approves a new law to introduce new designed Aruban florin bills.

The 500 Aruban florin bill will be replaced for a 200 florin bill, because the former is no longer used during transactions.

Besides swapping the 500 floin bill for 200 florin, the central bank of Aruba will also be printing a new series of paper money to replace the old ones.

Aruban Paper Money Bills

After the introduction of new paper money bills, locals and visitors can change the old bills for new ones at the Central Bank of Aruba.

The common exchange rate in Aruba is 1 US Dollar equals 1.75 Aruban florins. But the casino and banks have higher exchange rates, up to 1.80 Aruban guilders or more.

You can pay with US dollars everywhere on the island, except for $100 bills (and $2.00 dollar bills), because it is not accepted everywhere.

You can pay with credit and debit cards. American express is not accepted everywhere.

The new Aruban bills will be presented on May 2, 2019.


New CEO for Aruba’s Airport

The new CEO of Aruba’s Airport was presented to the public, after the current CEO, James Fazio, announced his retirement a few weeks ago.

Joost Meijs, CEO of Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands) will start his function as the new leader of the Aruba airport as of September 1, 2019.

He will be responsible for overseeing the airports redevelopment project “Gateway 2030”.

The airport is currently transitioning from the planning to the construction phase of the project.

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View of Aruba’s airport

“I look forward to contribute to new successes of the international airport of Aruba and I am really impressed by all that has been achieved so far by James Fazio and his team.” said Joost Meijs.

The successor of James Fazio was carefully selected by Royal Schiphol Group, which is a partner of Aruba Airport Authority, the organization that operates Aruba’s Airport.

Before the new CEO takes full control of operations, he will be properly prepared to take the leadership role of the construction project.





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Aruba Marriott Resort Named Hotel of The Year

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino was awarded the “Hotel of the Year”.

This recognition is part of their record breaking year for exceeding revenues, and for completing 91 community activities in 2018 amounting to a total of 7360 work hours.

The award was presented during Marriott’s Caribbean & Latin America General Manager conference in Cancun, Mexico.

“Hotel of the Year” award is a property-based performance accolade.

It’s one of the many ways Marriott recognizes their associates for serving the customers and communities in which the brand name resort operate.

The hotels founder, John Willard Marriott, started the resort with one simple principle in mind, “if our associates are taken care of, they will take care of our customers”.

Until this day, this principle remains the cornerstone for the resorts success.

“Aruba Marriott winning the hotel of the year award in 2018 is an incredible achievement” said the General Manager, Karen Chastain during the acceptance speech.

Book your getaway in Aruba and experience the Marriott way of vacation.




Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Wins Climate Action Awards

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the winner of the first-ever “Climate Action Award” presented by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The award was presented for the resorts sustainability initiatives and achieving carbon neutrality on resort property in 2018.

Bucuti began the journey towards carbon neutrality seven years ago.

Since then the resort has worked to replace carbon offsets by finding innovative ways to reduce the hotels operation emissions.

Since 2016, the resort has 618 solar panels, combined with local wind and solar sources that’s producing 40% of the hotels energy.

The rooms at Bucuti have a smart in room management system.

“The environmental journey at Bucuti & Tara just started, and we will continue working towards a better world.” said the owner of the resort, Ewald Biemans.

He also mentioned that the system is easy to replicate, with proven actions.

“Our goal is to encourage other resorts around the world to do the same, there is no excuse for hotels not to work towards carbon neutrality in this day and age.” emphasized Ewald Biemans.

Bucuti is also one of the perfect resort for couples on a romantic vacation to Aruba.

The resort is adult only and has several amenities, activities and restaurant to celebrate love in paradise.


Aruba in Tripadvisor Top 10 Destinations Travelers Choice 2019

TripAdvisor recently announced Aruba as the top 3 destination in the Caribbean.

Aruba was described by one of their writers as the following:

Visit Aruba once and you’ll instantly start planning your next visit. The island wins you over with gorgeous weather, serene beaches, exciting land and sea activities (ATVs in the outback, anyone?), and terrific nightlife, from restaurants to casinos and nightclubs. Don’t miss the live music scene, featuring Aruba’s own Tumba music.”

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Can you imagine yourself here?

Visit once and you’ll fall in love with Aruba, is for sure!

The island has one of the highest rates of return visitor in the Caribbean.

As for the weather, you can bet it’s going to be sunny when you’re here. The island enjoys one of the most sunny days, compared to other islands in the region.

Beaches?

Aruba has plenty ranking in the top spot according to TripAdvisor, Eagle Beach being the most popular one.

The culinary cuisine on the island is one of a kind. Over 200 fine dining and casual restaurants on the island.

Read more about Aruba’s restaurants in one of my recent culinary journeys.

Also ranked on the top spots in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor were Barbados, Punta Cana Republica Dominicana, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Providenciales Turks & Caicos, Guadeloupe and New Providence Island Bahamas.

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Possible Zipline Attraction At California Lighthouse

Word around the island is that an American company is interested in creating a new zipline activity.

The zipline will be placed at the top of the 30 meter high California Lighthouse.

The new zipline adventure tour, named “Family Flyer Zipline”  is perfect for families with smaller children.

When the zipline tour will be available was not yet disclosed.

The name of the company that will invest in the zipline is currently not yet known.

The “Family Flyer Zipline” brand has several zipline tours around the world, and this will be the first one in the Caribbean region.

Soon you’ll be zipping from the California Lighthouse!

Soul Beach Music Festival

This year is going to be the 19th edition of  Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba.

Do you have any plans for memorial day weekend?

John Legend and Ella Mai will be headlining the festival.

John Legend will be signing all of his hits – All of Me, Ordinary People, Green Light,

Glory and Used to Love me. And everyone’s ready to sing the words to Ella Mai’s popular hits like Boo’d Up and Ready.

Besides a music festival, there’s going to be different beach parties, pool parties and other events around the island.

Soul Beach attracted over 5.500 visitors to Aruba in 2018. And also the thousands of locals who like soul music.

Here’s a list of all the artist that will be on the island for soul beach during memorial day weekend:

  • John Legend
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Deon Cole (Comedian)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff

Soul Beach Music festival will take place May 22 – 27, 2019.


Sargassum on the way to Aruba

Several islands in the Caribbean region including Aruba were affected by sargassum last year.

According to the department of disaster management, sight of sargassum were noticed in the first week of March at the coastline of Bonaire, which is one of Aruba’s neighboring island.

Sargassum is a brown algae that makes up the floating seaweed mats known as the Sargasso Sea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. These floating seaweed mats float in the open ocean, and provide a habitat for over 250 species of fish and invertebrates.

Last year near the shores at Alto Vista, the amount of seaweed reached 1,5 meters high.

Here’s a view of the wariruri bay on the north coast of the island in 2018.

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Washed up seaweed near Wariruri.

As last week, a small amount of sargassum that was circulating in the Caribbean region washed up on the north coastlines of the island.

Compared to last year, the amount of sargassum is not a lot.




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ORANJESTAD (March 31, 2019) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.

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Watty Vos Boulevard Impact on Eagle Beach

Camping season will be different this year for locals and visitors who are planning to pitch a tent on Eagle beach.

According to the department of public works, it’s not allowed to add any trailers, or cars on Eagle beach during camping season, because of construction works on Watty vos Boulevard, near Eagle beach.

Eagle beach will remain accessible during construction, but according to the new spatial development plan (ROP), no cars or trailers are permitted on the beach anymore – only tents.

The restricted beach area for cars and trailers is close to Costa Linda Beach Resort.

This area will be reconstructed as a part of Watty vos Boulevard project after camping season into a sitting area and parking lot for beach goers.

Watty vos Boulevard is a new beltway infrastructure project in Aruba.

It includes new roads in the hotel area, including roundabouts near superfood supermarkt, amsterdam beach manor and Oceana hotel.




Update For Campers in Aruba

Thousands of locals and visiting tourist make use of the beaches in Aruba during camping season.

The department for nature and environment conservation advises beach goers about the rules and regulations during the camping season.

All the flora and fauna around the island is protected by law and should be treated as such.

It’s not allowed to cut any trees, or disturb any animals at the beach – especially sea turtles and sea stars in the ocean. And driving on the beach is also not allowed.

These beach rules and regulations not only count for the camping season, but are effective throughout the year.

Plastic bags, single use plastic products and sunblocks containing oxybenzone are also not allowed.

Camping season starts from April 14, 2019 until April 28, 2019.

The beaches known to be used by campers are – Baby Beach, Surfside, Malmok, Eagle Beach, Bushiri Beach and Arashi.


Cross Renovations at Alto Vista Chapel

Tourism minister announced renovations of the crosses along the roadside that lead up to the Alto Vista Chapel.

The crosses leading up to the Alto Vista Chapel are locally known as “caminda di cruz” and it’s a important part of Aruba’s religious culture.

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The Alto Vista Chapel, a must visit in Aruba!

Alto Vista Chapel is one of the first churches in Aruba and a place where catholic natives and visitors come to pray and meditate.

According to the minister, the project will take 45 days to complete.

New CEO for Aruba’s Airport

The current CEO of Aruba’s airport, Mr. James Fazio just announced his personal decision to leave his position effective at the end of his current employment agreement on August 31st, 2019.

James Fazio is ready to leave after 5 years and prepare the next CEO for the airport.

During the past 5 years, he has provided the leadership and guidance for the current airport expansion project named “Gateway 2030”.

The future of Aruba’s airport.

 

“The airport is transitioning from the planning to the construction phase of the Gateway 2030 project, which required the difficult decision as to whether or not to stay another 5 years, and based on personal reasons, I wish to be closer to family and friends, and resume my career back in New-York. Royal Schiphol Group has identified a candidate as my successor, and in the next week or so, the new CEO will visit Aruba and be introduced to the Shareholder, Supervisory Board, and staff.” said Mr. Fazio during an interview.

According to James Fazio, the decision to step out was a carefully planned transition that will allow 4 to 5 months to properly prepare the new CEO for the upcoming construction project and the leadership role of the airport.

The new CEO will be announced soon after being introduced to the new staff.


New Movie Theater At Paseo Herencia

Visitors and locals can soon enjoy a new VIP movie theater at Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall.

The new movie theater, owned by Caribbean Cinemas, will have six all new stadium seating auditoriums, two of them with VIP service including full leather recliner chairs with swivel table tops.

All auditoriums will feature the latest equipment in movie projection to provide the sharpest image and surround sound.

The VIP amenities include service to your seat when watching a movie: drinks, food and snacks.

Caribbean Cinemas has over 60 locations in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The Company opened its doors in 2011 with their first movie theater at the Palm Beach Plaza, right next door to Paseo Herencia.

“The new movie theater is an opportunity to provide our customers a combination of 14 screens within walking distance locations: Paseo Herencia and Palm Beach Plaza. Our customers will benefit, because the films programming will be more versatile, with extended runs for  popular films and several showtimes during the day – said the President of Caribbean Cinemas during an interview.

If you’re a movie buff, you can catch the latest movies here on the island.




Shete, The Off Site Entrance To Arikok Closed

Arikok is the islands one and only national park, and it features one of the most beautiful wonders made by nature known as the natural pool.

Inside the national park you’ll find the visitor center, where all tours and hiking trails start.

If you’ve never went to Arikok before, or only been there in a jeep tour – read about my recent hiking journey inside the park and see what I’ve found along the way to natural pool.

Besides the national parks main entrance, there are several entry points on the outside skirts of the park that allow one to enter without paying.

One of these off the map entrances is Shete, a small village located in the district of Santa Cruz. The estimated terrain elevation above sea level at Shete is 89 meters, wich make for spectacular views of the islands coastlines.

Beautiful view of the coastline in Arikok.

Park management is closing the entrance at Shete, because of the amount of visitors and locals using this route to enter Arikok has increased.

The increase of people at Shete has caused inconvenience to the neighboring households and has negative impact on nature conservation.

Now that the entrance at Shete will be closed, visitors and locals who want to visit natural pool have to enter from the main entrance at the visitors center. And from here follow the trails towards the natural pool or other natural wonders inside of Arikok.

The entrance at Shete will be closed as of April 1, 2019.

Park rangers will be present at the Shete entrance, to inform visitors and locals about the closing and guide them towards the main entrance at the visitors center.




New Mural Tours in San Nicolas

Did you know it was possible to discover the murals in San Nicolas with walking tours?

A group of street art enthusiasts, known as ArtisA, started a new tour showcasing the murals in the main streets of San Nicolas.

Officially called the “Aruba Mural Tours (AMT)”, the team behind the organization are also responsible for organizing Art fair in Aruba.

Art fair is a platform for international and local artist to showcase their paint brushing skills and transform buildings into jaw dropping local art.

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Beautiful new art mural in San Nicolas.

There’s over 40 different mural sites in San Nicolas.

Besides mural tours, AMT also provide arts & craft workshops and tours to the museums in San Nicolas (Industry Museum & Community Museum).

Prices for tours range from $15.00 – $70.00

Search Aruba Mural Tours on Facebook, if you want to know more.


Aruba Represented in Major League Baseball

According to the associated press, during the opening day of major leagues, 251 of 882 players on the opening-day rosters, injured lists and the restricted list were born outside of the United States. And Aruba is on the list represented by one player – Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox).

2019 has the third highest amount of international players behind 259 in 2017 and 254 last year.

Among all the international players, 102 were from the Dominican Republic.

Venezuela was second with 68 international players, followed by Cuba with 19, Puerto Rico has 18, Mexico with 8, Japan and Canada have 6 each. Curacao and South Korea have 5 international players on each team and Colombia has 4.

Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Taiwan and the U.S. Virgin Islands have one each.

Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins have the most international-born players with 14 players on each team, followed by the Chicago White Sox with 13. Miami and Tampa Bay have 11 international players on both teams.

Aruba has more players in training that are preparing to enter the major league in the near future.




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