Oranjestad Aruba

Capturing the island's true charm

Offering a unique blend of old and new that characterises the island's true charm, Aruba’s capital city is filled with Dutch colonial architecture, museums, art galleries and numerous shopping opportunities.

Explore the pretty wharf or head out for some spectacular retail therapy in the downtown malls for a break away from your resort and the beach. The atmosphere during the day is buzzing, with the evenings tending to be quieter but still with great nightlife, including various clubs, bars and casinos. Take a stroll around the streets and soak up the Arubian sights; pay a visit to the pretty City Hall where legal marriages are performed and visit the Historical Museum to learn more about the island's fascinating history. 

For a spot of culture, head to the Cas di Cultura, Aruba's national theatre, where local and international artists perform throughout the year. If you're after a contrast to lazy days on a sunbed, a day trip to Oranjestad offers just that.