DURING YOUR CRUISE HOLIDAY IN ST BARTS, YOU CAN LOUNGE ON DOZENS OF WHITE, SANDY BEACHES OR EXPLORE THE SCENERY BY LAND OR SEA.

As the capital and largest city of Aruba, Oranjestad (Dutch for “Orange Town”) is named after King Willem van Oranje-Nassau, the first heir to the Dutch House of Orange. Now mainly referred to as “Playa” by the locals, Oranjestad is renowned for its year-round sunny weather, with a virtually constant temperature of 28˚c. Given the beautiful climate and myriad of pristine white beaches, no wonder some of the city’s most popular activities are soaking in the sun, snorkelling, sailing, fishing and boat rides. Shopping is also a common pursuit, with the vast amount of jewellery stores in Aruba offering much lower prices than elsewhere around the world. If you’re in search of locally made goods, visit Oranjestad’s marketplace for art and handicrafts, sample an Aruba-made Balashi Beer, and maybe even try an ostrich burger, which are widely available due to the city’s proximity to a number of ostrich farms.

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ANSE DES FLAMANDS

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ANSE DES FLAMANDS

ANSE DES FLAMANDS

Long and wide, the small fishing village at the water’s edge creates a beautiful setting. This is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful beachside meal.

GRAND CUL DE SAC

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GRAND CUL DE SAC

GRAND CUL DE SAC

Grand Cul de Sac offers plenty of water sports: windsurfing, parasailing, snorkeling, and more. There are hotels, cafés, restaurants, and shops along the beach.

ANSE DE COLMBIER

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ANSE DE COLMBIER

ANSE DE COLMBIER

Anse de Colombier is not easily accesible.  Hike through tropical forest for a half hour to reach this amazing and secluded cove.

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GPS: 17°54'1.85"N 62°49'14.11"W
Population: 2,300
Country Code: +1

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