June 22, 2017

ARUBA, JAMAICA, OH I WANT TO TAKE YOU....


Every time I hear Aruba....I immediately break out into song....


Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama

Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go...





My daughter, sister, niece, and mother went on a Caribbean cruise from Florida, visiting many islands including Aruba.




Don't you just want to grab your flip flops and head out the door?  Seriously.  

All of these photos were taken by my sister.  You can read more about their vacation on her blog Live Life Be Happy.


You can see more photos from Aruba along with resort information so be sure to hop over and check it out.  While you are there, check out some of her other travel destinations.  She has tons of information on Florida Beaches.


If you missed the other posts about countries visited on this cruise.......Curacao ~ Grand Turk ~ Dominican Republic.





General facts about Aruba

Aruba is one of the three ABC islands in the southern Caribbean, miles off the coast of Venezuela. Aruba is an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The island is 21 miles (33 km) long and has an area of about 75 square miles (193 km2).

Communication & Wifi

To call the US you will need to dial 001, followed by the area code and phone number. For all other countries you dial 00, followed by the country code and phone number.
There are several options for making long-distance calls such as usage of public phone booths, you could rent a cell phone or purchase a SIM card. Wifi is available in most resorts and public areas.

For more information please visit our communication and wifi in Aruba page.

Drinking Water
There is no need to buy bottled water in Aruba. Aruba's tap water is pure and refreshing, meeting the highest standards of quality of the World Health Organization. 

Electricity

Aruba decided to adopt the North American voltage standard of 110 A.C. (60 cycles), the same as in the United States and Canada. Electricity is a by-product of the water desalination process.

Language

The official languages on Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento, but most Arubans are multi-lingual and are able to communicate in English and Spanish as well.

Money & Currency

Aruba has its own currency called the Aruban florin, but dollars are also widely accepted on the island. The exchange rate for the US dollar range from Awg 1.75 to Awg 1.80 for one US dollar.
For more information please visit our money and currency in Aruba page.

Time

Aruba is in the Atlantic Time Zone and is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC -4). Aruba does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.

Transportation

There are several direct flights from the US, Canada, South America and the Netherlands to Aruba. For more information about traveling to Aruba, please visit our traveling to Aruba by air page. On island there are also several options to move around. You could either rent your own vehicle at one of the many car rentals, there are plenty taxis to transfer you to your preferred location, your could rent a bicycle or motor or you could use the public bus.
For more information please visit our getting around in Aruba page.


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