Aruba Destination Guide
Windmills, lighthouses, twisted Divi Divi trees. Aruba's unique charm stems from its Dutch influence. Only 15 miles north of Venezuela, Aruba is one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean. Cooling tradewinds generally keep the temperature a perfect 82º under beautiful sunny skies year-round. When the sun goes down, a whole different side of Aruba comes to life. Glitzy casinos offer the best of classic American and European gaming.
Weather in Aruba
The Aruban climate is generally sunny and warm. The average annual temperature is 83° F (27° C), and rainfall amounts to just 17 inches a year, most of which occurs during the months of October and November.
Tipping in Aruba
There is an 11% service charge on room rates. There is also a 6% government tax. The service charge of food and beverages is 10% to 15% in lieu of gratuities at the hotels.
Wedding Requirements for Aruba
Couples can have both their wedding ceremony and honeymoon in paradise. Documents must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registry on the island via mail or in person. Certain restrictions may apply.
Airport Information for Aruba
Travel to and from Aruba uses the Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Rental Cars in Aruba
Arubans drive on the right-hand side of the road, and in order to rent a car in Aruba one must have held a driver's license for at least two years. The minimum age to rent is between 21 and 25, while the maximum age is between 65 and 70 (depending on the rental agency). A deposit of $500 US or an open signed credit card is normally required, and there is a large variety of rental agencies to choose from, including many multi-national companies such as Hertz, Avis or Budget.