King’s Day is a Dutch national holiday celebrated annually on April 27th to honor the Dutch monarchy. As a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba celebrates this occasion with great enthusiasm. Staying with Casiola Aruba provides an opportunity to experience the unique blend of Dutch and Caribbean culture during the King’s Day celebration. King Willem-Alexander’s birthday is marked with parades, concerts, and street parties that reflect Aruba’s rich cultural heritage and make it a must-see event for visitors and locals alike.
History of King’s Day in Aruba
Aruba’s relationship with the Dutch monarchy dates back to the 19th century when the island became a Dutch colony. Following a referendum in 1986, Aruba became a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with its own government and constitution. Since then, the island has celebrated King’s Day on April 27th, the birthday of the reigning Dutch monarch. King’s Day celebrations in Aruba have a rich history and are deeply rooted in Dutch traditions. The first official King’s Day celebration in Aruba was held in 1949 to celebrate the birthday of Queen Juliana. Over the years, the festivities have evolved, but the celebration’s core essence remains the same – a day to honor the Dutch monarchy and celebrate the Dutch and Caribbean culture. Today, Aruba’s King’s Day celebration is a colorful and vibrant event that showcases the island’s unique cultural blend.
King Willem-Alexander is an essential figure in Aruba, serving as the head of state and representing the Dutch monarchy on the island. As the son of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus, Willem-Alexander has been in the line of succession since his mother’s accession to the throne in 1980. He also held the title of prince of Orange, a traditional title held by heirs to the Dutch throne. In 2002, Willem-Alexander married Princess Máxima, an Argentine-born woman, and the couple has three daughters: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange and first in line to the throne, Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, and Princess Ariane of the Netherlands. In 2013, Willem-Alexander was inaugurated as king of the Netherlands, succeeding his mother Queen Beatrix. His role as a significant figure in both Aruba and the Netherlands adds to the significance of King’s Day celebrations on the island.
King’s Day celebrations in Aruba
King’s Day in Aruba is a grand celebration that features a variety of events and activities, including parades, concerts, and street parties. The festivities begin early in the morning and last until late at night, with people dressed in bright orange, the official color of the Dutch monarchy. The highlight of the celebration is the King’s Day parade, which features colorful floats, music, and dancing. The parade is followed by a street party that takes place throughout the island and offers visitors and locals alike the opportunity to taste traditional Aruban food and drinks, such as empanadas, pica di papaya, and Balashi beer. The festivities are accompanied by live music performances from local bands and artists, creating an electric atmosphere that is unique to Aruba. King’s Day in Aruba is a joyous celebration of Dutch heritage and Caribbean culture.
What to expect during King’s Day in Aruba
King’s Day in Aruba is an unforgettable experience, and visitors can make the most of the celebrations by following a few simple tips. One of the best ways to experience the festivities is by attending the King’s Day parade and street parties, which take place throughout the island. Some of the best places to go include the capital city of Oranjestad and the neighboring towns of San Nicolas and Santa Cruz. Visitors should also make sure to wear orange, the official color of the Dutch monarchy, and try traditional Aruban food and drinks during the celebrations. While King’s Day is a joyous occasion, visitors should also take necessary precautions to stay safe, such as staying hydrated, watching their belongings, and avoiding crowded areas. By following these tips, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the unique cultural experience that is King’s Day in Aruba.
An official Aruban holiday
As King’s Day is a highly significant official holiday in Aruba, visitors should be aware that many shops, gasoline stations, and supermarkets close early or remain closed for the entire day. It’s important to plan ahead and ensure that you have sufficient supplies and provisions, as it can be challenging to find open stores during the celebration. However, local vendors and food trucks are often present at King’s Day events, providing a variety of traditional Aruban food and drinks. Visitors should also be prepared for traffic and road closures during the festivities, so it’s recommended to use public transportation or walk whenever possible. Overall, King’s Day is an exciting celebration that showcases the unique blend of Dutch and Caribbean cultures in Aruba, and with a little preparation, visitors can fully enjoy the festivities.
Stay with Casiola Aruba and experience the best of King’s Day
King’s Day is a remarkable event in Aruba that celebrates the Dutch monarchy’s birthday and showcases the unique blend of Dutch and Caribbean cultures on the island. If you’re planning to visit Aruba during King’s Day, staying with Casiola Aruba can be a fantastic option, offering a home base for your island adventures. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this exciting celebration and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Aruba. We invite you to visit Aruba and celebrate King’s Day with us!
Lovely Condo at Eagle Beach! GREAT VIEWS
Condo - Sunset Residence - ArubaOne thing is for certain, once you stay at this tropical getaway, you’ll never look at vacationing the same way again! By offering you a limitless supply of high-end appliances and stunning furnishings rich with style, this tranquil haven is guaranteed to turn your holiday into the restful and relaxing retreat that you deserve. We certainly hope you plan on taking advantage of some of the fine fare and exquisite dining Aruba has to offer. But just in case you care to whip up a few meals of your own (or need a place to heat up those delectable leftovers), this kitchen provides a healthy array of stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous granite countertops, handsome cabinetry, and more! If you’re traveling with the family, take note of the side counter, designed to double as a breakfast bar! The banquet area offers plenty of versatility, presenting a glass-top supper table, modern seating, and a stunning view just a few feet away! However, if you are looking for something a bit more romantic, head outside to your balcony, where you and that someone special can enjoy a night to remember, dining under the stars! Bedroom #1 is nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a king size bed, matching night tables, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and exclusive access to the outdoors. In addition, you’ll find delicate artwork, fine décor, and a private en suite dripping with spa-inspired style. Bedroom #2 comes complete with two full beds, a commodious boudoir and a wide-set dresser, making traveling with additional guests an absolute breeze. Whether you’re planning a day full of adventure, one-of-a-kind excursions, or living it up with a night out on the town, nothing welcomes you home like this next must-have amenity! Just outside, you will uncover a palm-laden paradise, highlighting a resort style pool with all the trappings! Bask in the sun while relaxing in one of the many lounge chairs, designed perfectly to sculpt to your body and relieve all signs of tension. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, cool down by taking a dip! Sure, there is plenty to do on our one happy island, but with comforts like this, you never need to leave your home! -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Private Beach * Ocean Front * Boat Dock * Tiki Bar
Villa - ArubaEver wish you could just disappear onto your own secluded island? Well, now you can! Villa Rossana, a 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath private beachfront vacation home delivers you the opulent island vacation you’ve always dreamed about! Enjoy endless house of playing in the warm sand, gazing at the sunset, and making memories that will last a lifetime! The kitchen is as regal as it is expansive! Tile flooring, thick granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and plenty of room within each piece of craftsman cabinetry, this galley is dressed to impress. Though there are several places to dine throughout this stunning getaway, the most convenient is just a few feet away. Both the kitchen island and the nearby glass-top supper table can be enjoyed as a breakfast bar and brunching nook. A leather wraparound sectional, built-in display wall, and a tastefully extravagant chandelier make this living room feel straight off the pages of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, rendering it the perfect place to hold an ambitious soirée! This lovely villa sleeps nine and offers a wide variety of sleeping arrangements from which to choose, each with their own unique charm and noteworthy appointments. Bedroom #1 is the Master Bedroom, showcasing a king size bed, two plush guest chairs, a night table, dresser, and private en-suite, completed by a sumptuous soaker tub and shower! In addition, you will find another dorm located inside this boudoir, Bedroom #2, featuring a twin bed. Bedroom #3 highlights a queen size bed with a trendy wooden headboard, additional closet space, and a bathroom with a shower, shared with Bedroom #4. This dorm is by far the most subtle and elegant room, displaying a queen size bed with crisp linens, two matching nightstands, a dresser, and a few understated decorative pieces that make the room complete. In addition, you’ll find the Common Room also contains a sofa bed with one unforgettable view of the ocean, as well as air conditioning throughout the entire home! Amidst the rolling waves and gentle ocean breeze lives a paradise that exceeds all expectation. Sandy dunes, an everlasting seascape of palms, and a colossal tiki hut that leads you out onto the water. Your private pier comes complete with a deluxe kitchen inside, lounge chairs, and a few maritime surprises hidden beyond the blue horizon. You never knew life could be this sweet, but you’ve got to believe it when you see it and surrender to the good times that lie ahead! -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included). NOTE: There is construction work (renovation) on the next door lot, they are 80% done and expected to be finished November 30, 2023
Massive Pool Villa *walking distance to beach!*
Villa - ArubaSophisticated with a level of unparalleled class, this spacious and luxurious villa is located directly across from the Marriott Ocean Club and walking distance to the beach. Look and you will see; this vacation home is a cut above the rest. Just as you deserve! If you’re looking for a landmark home with showstopping quality, just feast your eyes on this villa's endless panel of blue tinted windows, each with their own mirror façade. This modern look gives a luxurious finish and promotes the ultimate serene setting by offering magnificent views from the inside and daytime privacy from the outside. The entryway to your villa showcases fine furnishings, a shimmering chandelier, and a showstopping staircase. Just a few feet away lies the sitting room, keenly designed with a spacious sectional, glass coffee table, and two robust guest seats. This expansive kitchen is nothing short of epic, bedecked with custom cabinetry and a granite countertop with an en vogue matching backsplash. You and your family will love the extra added details found around every corner, from a high-end rangehood and wine cooler with a glass door to built-in stainless-steel appliances. In addition, a wrap-around island and breakfast nook help create a level of upscale convenience that will have you savoring every sip of your morning mimosa. The dining room is pure elegance, showcasing a robust chandelier, glass-top table, highbacked chairs, chic décor, and fetching artwork upon the walls. While this one happy island hosts an endless array of dining options, nothing can compare. Rest, relax, and recharge in the living room, where opulent stone flooring, cozy guest seating, and two love seats await, offering you the best in sink-in comfort. Floor to ceiling windows line the walls, as natural sunlight bathes the interior. When the day is through, be sure to settle in for a good old fashioned movie night, where your massive flat-screen television brings the big screen right into your home! Or spend your evening catching up on some reading in the study, where not one – but two – chaise lounges await, offering you yet another option of serenity. There are seven bedrooms on the premises, each with their own unique style and charm. The ground floor contains 2 bedrooms with their own en-suite. Meanwhile, the 1st floor has 5 bedrooms, 4 of which have their own bathroom. The massive Master Suite #1 appears to be straight out of Hollywood, featuring a King size bed with a majestic woven iron headboard, matching rounded night tables, private secretary, California closet, and a double-wide guest chair with an ottoman that can easily double as a settee. Each detail has been cleverly crafted for pure adoration, exquisitely illuminated by a series of floor to ceiling windows that hold the light in perfect fashion. Enjoy exclusive access to the balcony, as well as a remote en-suite with a walk-in jet shower with built-in screen and separate soaker tub that will have even the most lavish of spas green with envy. Bedroom #2 provides a King size bed with palm leaf throw pillows, a single night table, flat screen television, ground access, and a private en-suite. Bedroom #3 is tastefully chic while providing a hint of indulgence. Here, you will uncover a King size bed, an elegant headboard anchored by two windows with detailed bedside dressers on each side. Meanwhile, the en suite offers privacy and tranquility. Bedroom #4 features vivid pops of color, as well as twin beds, a flat-screen television, and window view to the palms blowing in the breeze! Bedroom #5 offers a King size bed with a magnificent headboard, framed by two massive dressing tables, and a roomy closet, perfect for you to unpack and unwind. Bedroom #6 presents a convenient alternative to your sleep arrangement with two Queen size beds, side by side. Bedroom #7 is a true tropical dream come to life, producing a Queen size bed with an island-inspired headboard and matching furnishings throughout. One detail that should not be overlooked is that this stunning abode has been designed to face sunset and on the edge of the Salinja, making it the belle of the ball among all other neighboring vacation villas. If it is a peaceful vacation you’ve been dreaming about, there is no better way to spend your time than outside on your own private palm-laden patio. A resort-inspired pool awaits at Aequora Villa. Lazing in the sun with a midday cocktail, dining alfresco beneath the stars on your shaded outdoor dining room … it doesn’t get much better than that. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included). NOTE: Spa shown in pool picture is not a hot tub
STUNNING Villa with Infinity Pool + Outdoor Kitchen! Across from Marriott!
Villa - ArubaDripping with dazzling adornments and quality around every corner, Bird of Paradise Villa is a lavish getaway where dreams come true! We guarantee you’ve never vacationed like this before! Whether you’re a master chef or simply a connoisseur of a quality homecooked meal, this designer kitchen has been crafted for your ultimate ease and comfort. This magnificent layout features a plethora of fine appointments, such as opulent cabinetry, stunning countertops, and a spacious island with a built-in stove and overhead range. Here, you don’t have leave your vacation home to have a night out on the town! Just a few feet away from the kitchen sits a noteworthy banqueting arena, showcasing high-end furnishings and a breathtaking view! While there is room for everyone at the supper table, be sure to take advantage of the fun nearby bar stool seating. The Master Bedroom might as well be called the “Hollywood Suite” because after just one night, you’ll be feeling like a movie star! Intentionally crafted for those who appreciate the finer things, this premium boudoir is located on the ground floor, showcasing a strikingly tall ceiling with a rustic finish, a king size bed, and a commodious spa-influenced en suite with all the trappings imaginable. Simply light a candle, throw on some relaxing music, and get ready to experience how the other half lives. The 2nd Floor features 4 immaculate bedrooms, each with their own flair and unique charm! Bedroom #2 presents a palm-view window, comfy queen size bed, additional guest chair, and a private bathroom with its own chicly tiled shower. Bedroom #3 offers a bit of versatility, as it comes equipped with two twin beds. In addition, the multitude of windows lining the wall make it a breeze to greet each brand new day! Bedroom #4 is by far the most unique setup, giving you 2 trundle beds! The sleek wood dresser, stately armoire, and wall-mounted flat-screen television take this particular dwelling to the next level. We understand that choosing your ideal vacation attire may be a challenge. That is why a washer and dryer has been added, for your ultimate convenience! So, stop stressing and pack your entire ensemble! Now, if you’re really looking for that element that takes you over the edge, step outside onto your private veranda! Festooned with stylish patio furniture, ultra-comfy lounge chairs, and a perfectly manicured resort style pool and spa-jacuzzi, this outdoor haven is sure to provide you and your party with endless hours of fun in the sun. In addition, you will find a built-in grill and entertaining unit, making dining al fresco a must do! Pack up the entire family or escape for a romantic getaway because this home was made for you! -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included). TAXES: The following mandatory taxes are included: - Government Tax: 9.5% - Environmental Tax (as per Aruba tax code): $3 per night *Taxes may be subject to change.* CHECK-IN/ CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Earlier check-ins and later check-out can be requested and will be granted depending on availability. A surcharge may apply. SMOKING: This is a non-smoking property. Smoking indoors is strictly forbidden and will result in penalty charges. Aruba is a dry climate with an abundance of tree and palm fronds, so if you choose to smoke outdoors, please help us prevent fires by using the ashtray provided and disposing of cigarette butts safely. BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS: Please be considerate and respectful of neighbors. Please refrain from playing loud music or making excessive noise, especially after 9 PM. ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOL: As a certified and accredited Member of VRMA (Vacation Rental Management Association) and VRHP (Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals), we have joined VRMA and VRHP's SafeHome Program to implement the safest cleaning standards that conform to—and, in many cases, exceed—those that are mandated nationally. We are also a member of AHATA (Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association) and are registered with ATA (Aruba Tourism Authority) for Aruba's Health and Happiness Code. All of our condos, homes and villas are shown the highest standard of care so that you can enjoy a safe, clean stay. HOUSEKEEPING: This is a self catering vacation home and as such you are expected to do your own shopping and regular cleaning. We do offer the option of daily or mid-stay, hotel-style cleaning services. This is an extra service and a surcharge applies. BATH LINEN: We provide 1 set per person, extra sets are available at a surcharge. Bed and bath linen are changed only if you request our optional daily or midweek housekeeping services (surcharge applies). GUEST SUPPLIES: Start-up supplies are provided, these are restocked only if you request our optional daily or midweek housekeeping services (surcharge applies). BEACH ESSENTIALS: We provide beach chairs (6), beach towels and a cooler. We do not provide snorkeling equipment or umbrellas. CONCIERGE SERVICE: Our Guest Relations Team can assist with making arrangements for transportation, private chefs, yachts, and other vacation activities. CAMERA(S): This home has a camera outside at the front of the home with a view of the entrance and street. Rules for this unit are as follows: - No unregistered guests on the property - Smoking is not permitted - No glassware around the pool - No parties or loud noise - Must be 21 years of age or more to rent
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