Oranjestad VacationsAruba
The capital of Aruba, Oranjestad literally means “orange town.” Vacationers make their way into Aruba via the nearby Queen Beatrix International Airport or constantly docking cruise ships. Oranjestad’s and Aruba’s Dutch roots are visible throughout the city in place names and brightly colored, preserved examples of Dutch colonial architecture in …

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Reviews of Oranjestad

Mike Howard
Mike HowardSeattle, Washington, USA
07/06/2016

I’m just off the intersection of Fokkerstraat and Guterberg Straat, or Beligie and Arendstraat, or even Wilhelmina and Nieuw Straat. I’m drinking a kopstoot—near-frozen jenever gin with a beer chaser (if I was a real traditionalist, I’d have poured a shot of gin into a fluted glass and topped it off with beer). It’s 88 degrees F, and I have a picnic hamper full of stuffed cheese, bitterballen and little meat pies. I am en route to the white sands of Eagle Beach, trying to decide between diving one of two shallow-water WWII-era wrecks. Where am I?

Kathryn Slivka
Kathryn SlivkaEvans, Georgia
18/10/2015

A number of outdoor adventures that are good for couples or family. Nice golf courses. Very friendly locals. The best entrance and exit airport experience ever for American citizens. We went in February and the weather was super. We stayed at Divi Golf Resort and they were very accommodating. They even drop you off within a block or two from grocery stores and pick you back up later. Small island and easy to get around. Set prices for taxis.

@WayneAtherholt
@WayneAtherholtSt. Petersburg, Florida, USA
03/01/2014

Great town with incredible beaches and nice restaurants and bars. Really could spend some time here!

Geoff Cole
Geoff ColeNantwich
19/09/2012

great place with all the different coloured buildings, major shopping areas for jewellery everywhere you look, the people are really friendly always happy to see you. good selections of restaurants & things to do

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