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10 tips for your first trip to Aruba

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Are you planning a trip to Aruba soon? Then these tips may be useful to you! We’ve created a list of suggestions to help you relieve some of the stress that comes with organizing your trip. We want to make your vacation one to remember!

1. Where to stay

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Whatever area of Aruba you choose for your vacation, partnering with Casiola Aruba when it’s time to pick your ideal island vacation home might enhance your experience even more! We understand that the best way to make the most of this spectacular island journey is to settle into the luxury, comfort, and convenience that each and every guest deserves. Whether you choose to stay in a Waterview mansion in Malmok or a property downtown where you can see the world go by, we can assist you to find a vacation home that matches your needs and is beyond your expectations at every turn.

2. What to pack

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You may already be aware that the weather in Aruba can be rather hot, so bring light clothing with you. Keep in mind that Aruba has a constant breeze that makes the hot heat comfortable. Don’t forget your swimsuit, of course. The temperature remains rather constant at night. You may wish to bring a light sweater with you for chilly evenings (especially in December and January).

3. Money

The florin is the national currency of Aruba, however, US dollars are accepted everywhere. If you choose to maintain using US dollars, you may withdraw both florins and dollars from various ATMs. Otherwise, you’ll have to exchange your money at a bank or a casino. In Aruba, tipping is expected but not required, however, it is your discretion whether or not to do so. Some restaurants and bars, on the other hand, will add a service fee to your bill. This usually amounts to a 10% to 15% on food and beverages. Of course, you can tip if you are pleased with the service.

4. Airport transfer

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From the minute your plane lands until you depart, you need to acclimate to the Aruban way of life. Allow Casiola and De Palm Tours to take care of your airport transfers so you can relax. Everything moves at a slower pace in Aruba. People will be less concerned (one happy island), and everything will work out in the end. There’s no need to rush. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy your vacation while we take care of the rest.

5. Getting around

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Budget Rent A Car Aruba

There are numerous options to get around on the island. The safest and most convenient method is to rent a car. Budget Rent A Car is the place to be for a rental car in Aruba. There is so much to see on Aruba’s island, yet much of it is only accessible by car. Pick up or drop off your car hassle-free on your way to or from your vacation home.

6. What to do

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Although Aruba is a small island, its 70 square miles of paradise is jam-packed with fun and enjoyment. This is where you’ll discover ‘Your Happy Place’. Discover the most famous landmarks, museums, natural, and historical attractions. Climb the 587 steps to the peak of the Hooiberg, explore Aruba’s Natural Wonders: Natural Pool and Natural Bridge, or visit National Park Arikok to see caves, rocky hills of volcanic lava formations, sand dunes, and beaches.

7. Tap water is safe

The water desalination process in Aruba produces power as a by-product. Aruba’s tap water is of excellent quality and absolutely safe to drink. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times, especially while you’re at the beach. Excessive exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided at all costs. You don’t want to stay out in the heat for too long without access to water.

8. Arubans speak English or Dutch

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Papiamento and Dutch are the official languages of Aruba. However, many Arubans can talk in English and even Spanish! Since the 16th century, Arubans’ mother tongue, Papiamento, has been spoken on the island. However, it wasn’t until 2003 that it was named an official language alongside Dutch.

9. Hurricane season

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Hurricane season is usually taken into account while planning a Caribbean vacation. Flights and rates are usually cheaper during this period of the year, which runs from August until October. However, there is always the possibility that your journey may be disrupted by a severe tropical storm. Because Aruba is situated outside of the hurricane belt, you won’t have to worry about hurricane season when exploring the island.

10. Have fun!


The most essential advice is to have a good time! Enjoy your trip, don’t stress too much, and take advantage of Aruba’s joyful lifestyle. Have fun exploring, discovering, and enjoying life!

It only makes sense to take the next step and finalize your accommodation options now that you’ve chosen your location, researched the things to do in paradise, and perhaps even started packing your bags. Make your wildest dreams come true now by booking your favorite Casiola Aruba villa, the one that appeals to your heart.

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