The island of Aruba is an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is located in the southern Caribbean, just under 25 kilometers off the coast of Venezuela in South America. Aruba is the smallest of the three ABC Islands and about the same size as the Wadden Island of Texel. About 113,000 inhabitants live on an area of 181 km2, a maximum of 31.5 km in length and 9.6 kilometers in width. Almost 30,000 of them in the capital Oranjestad.
Every year, another 900,000 overnight guests from all over the world come to the island, which attracts mainly the fine sandy beaches and the turquoise waters. An average temperature of 28 degrees a year does the rest.
If you are on holiday in Aruba, you come for the sun, the beach and the sea, and of course you will also get that on this Caribbean island. The white sandy beaches can be found mainly on the west coast, here the water is also very calm and ideal for swimming. Things are a bit rougher in the north. It is more rocky, and a strong surf and undercurrent make swimming here dangerous. Nevertheless, there are beautiful bays that are ideal at least for sunbathing.
Most of the larger hotels can be found along the well-known 3 km long Palm Beach. There are also numerous beach bars, restaurants and shops of all kinds. Many water sports facilities are also located here.
It’s a little quieter at Eagle Beach. Whether it really belongs to the most beautiful beaches in the world, I can not judge, but if I’m on the spot, I’ll take a look at it. The smaller boutique hotels and resorts can also be found on this beach.
There are several other beaches on Aruba, including the small island De Palm Island, which can be visited from Aruba. By the way, all beaches are open to the public.
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