Breathtaking beaches, year-round sunny days, and refreshing ocean breezes are just a few of the things that make Aruba holidays a favorite with travellers from all around the world. Flights from the UK to Aruba take about 9 hours, and the time difference is 4 hours behind GMT. The currency in Aruba is the florin, although US dollars are accepted at many businesses around the island.
Holiday makers looking for some relaxing beach time will find the southwestern coast to be ideal, as the white sand beaches here are wide and flat, the waters are calm and warm, and there are plenty of places to escape the crowds. This is a great area for families because the beaches are clean and safe, and there are many spots that have very shallow waters. Some popular beaches here include Santo Largo, Arashi Beach, and Baby Beach.
The north eastern coast of Aruba can be quite windy, with rocky shores and large waves. The beaches here are better suited to surfers and wind surfers, although it is important to be cautious of the strong currents in the waters here. The northern part of the island is also incredibly scenic. Here visitors can see interesting lava and rock formations, historic churches and lighthouses, and small fishing villages. Many travellers on Aruba holidays spend a day driving around the north eastern coast and stopping at interesting sights along the way.
Aruba boasts a warm and sunny tropical climate year round. The average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius, and the island gets little rain. Although the Caribbean sun shines most days of the year, ocean breezes blow in that cool off the heat. Unlike other Caribbean islands, Aruba does not get hit by seasonal hurricanes.
Prices in Aruba are not as cheap as some other destinations, as many of the goods must be imported from other countries. The following are some basic guidelines for prices in Aruba:
|Loaf of Bread||£1.53|
|Bottle of Water||£1.15|
|Pint of Beer||£2.05|
|Bottle of Wine||£6.23|
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