Tuesday, December 21, 2021

What to Do When An Airline Cancels Your Flight

Delays and cancellations are an unfortunate reality in air travel. But as airlines stretch themselves thin to carry more and more passengers as travel rebounds, these mass cancellations are all but certain to continue. Here are some tips.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Aruba Loves You! Here’s 5 Ways You Can Love Aruba Back

Aruba Bound

Over the years, Aruba has been a home away from home to millions. The island has provided perfect weather, stunning vistas, and lots of fun activities.

In order to make sure we can enjoy our dushi island for many years to come, we have to continue treating Aruba with respect. Read five ways you can do just that!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Passenger Flow Control at Check-in For U.S. Bound Passengers


November 25, 2021- ORANJESTAD - Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), the company that manages and operates Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) informs all US departing passengers that starting December 1, 2021 AUA Airport will introduce “Passenger Flow Control” at the check in terminal for all passengers to the USA.

Based on agreements made by the Aruban Government with the US CBP in Washington recently, ongoing construction activities in the terminal building and also Covid restrictions, AUA Airport has created a staged approach to allow passengers to enter the check in facilities and the terminal for processing. The Passenger Flow Control concept entails that passenger are allowed to enter the check in facilities based on separate groups (Yellow, Blue and Orange) established by the scheduled airline departure times. Passengers will thus receive a dedicated timeslot to enter the terminal as indicated in table below.

This dedicated timeslot is determined for visitors based on the information provided in the ED (Electronic Disembarkation) Card where information on the departure flight will also have to be submitted. Residents travelling out of Aruba to the US should take their scheduled departure time into account to determine at what time they are allowed to check-in (not earlier than 3 hours before that time of departure). The Passenger Flow Control is introduced with the intention to prevent passengers arriving (too) early at AUA Airport for check-in. This will be in place for the winter season starting December 1, 2021, until March 12, 2022.

AUA Airport will have ambassadors at the entry doors to actively control the time slots per passenger. Early passengers will have to wait outside for their correct time slot.

With this Passenger Flow Control AUA Airport hopes to better manage the processing of passengers at the different check points inside the terminal areas and therefore also contribute to shorter lines and waiting times resulting in a much safer environment and better service levels for all passengers. AAA counts on the active participation and control of all stakeholders in this process to ensure that passengers are dropped off at the airport “in time” as per their assigned time slots for check-in of flights to the US.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Plan a Winter Getaway with Aruba's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers

Give the gift of travel this holiday season with top hotel deals to the One happy island of Aruba

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire -- Aruba is inviting visitors to escape the winter cold and enjoy the island's year-round sunshine with a number of exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals. With potential shipping and supply delays impacting traditional Black Friday shopping this year, the gift of travel for the holidays or coming year is the perfect way to give an experience to be enjoyed together with your loved ones.

Located outside of the hurricane belt, One happy island promises an unforgettable warm weather getaway with 82-degree days and cooling trade winds. Travelers to Aruba can find adventure within the rugged Arikok National Park, relaxation among pristine white sand beaches, culinary delights at one of more than 250 restaurants located on-island and more.

With offers available at luxury high-rise resorts to intimate boutique properties on the renowned Eagle Beach, travelers have an array of deals to take advantage of, which can be found HERE. A sampling includes:

Courtyard Aruba Resort
Sunny days and clear turquoise waters make the call to linger longer in paradise. Available to book now through Dec. 10 for travel through Jan. 31, 2022, get a 20% discount staying five (5) nights or more with promo code LTS.

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives
Located on over a mile of white sand beach and offering oceanfront rooms, the Divi & recently renovated Tamarijn Aruba make the perfect island oasis. Available to book between Nov. 22 – Dec. 5 for travel between Jan. 3 – March 31, 2022, travelers can receive 25% off all-inclusive rates with promo code NOCHE21.

Divi Resorts
From Nov. 24-30, travelers can save 50% off rates at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort for 2022 travel between April 17 – Dec. 20, 2022.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
With ten restaurants and bars, ocean view guest rooms, two outdoor pools including the H2Oasis adult's only pool and Stellaris Casino, this beachfront resort is the ideal escape. Available to book between Nov. 26-29, 2021 for stays through Oct. 31, 2022 with promo code L9Z.
For travel dates Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022, stay four (4) nights and save up to 30% or stay five (5) nights or more and save up to 35%.
For travel dates Feb. 1 – Oct. 31, 2022, stay four (4) nights or more and save up to 25%.

Aruba is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City with plenty of direct flight options from major U.S. hubs, and now, Aruba will be more accessible than ever with a new, nonstop flight route from Miami to Aruba with Frontier Airlines beginning on Nov. 20.

Since reopening its borders last summer, Aruba has implemented a number of traveler protocols to keep visitors and locals alike safe, including requiring travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance. Aruba also has one of the highest vaccination rates in the Caribbean with 77% of the population fully vaccinated. For the most up-to-date entry requirements and on-island protocols, visit www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements.

To learn more about the One happy island of Aruba, find more information at Aruba.com, and make sure to follow along on social, using the #OneHappyIsland hashtag and tagging @ArubaTourism.

About Aruba
As one of the most revisited Caribbean destinations, Aruba – One happy island – offers breathtaking beaches, diverse culinary delights, a sprawling and unforgettable Arikok National Park, and award-winning hotels and villas. A leader in innovation, the country was awarded a top spot on Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020 list due to their ambitious sustainability efforts. In today's ever-changing world, Aruba's 'Health and Happiness Code' safety protocols provide peace of mind, while still delivering a relaxing on-island experience. Located outside the hurricane belt, explore all Aruba has to offer, from romantic beach getaways, unique wellness experiences and more, on Aruba.com.

Friday, November 19, 2021

12 packing hacks for flying low-cost carriers

Follow these tips will help make sure your packing experience is a little less overwhelming, especially when flying a low-cost carrier with strict baggage rules. Read MORE

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time for new memories at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

Aruba Bound

The extensive master plan at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort included renovations of rooms, pool area, restaurants, parking lot, back of the house as well as some new amenities. Read MORE


Friday, November 12, 2021

ARUBA 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Future Of Aruba: Hot New Hotels, Spas And Dining For 2022

Aruba Bound

Located 15 miles north of Venezuela, and out of the hurricane zone, Aruba is only 19 ½ miles long and 6 miles wide, yet it is filled with so many things to do and see you are hard pressed to make decisions. Most visitors return to their favorite restaurants and hotels, but I wanted to get a few insiders views of what is new and noteworthy on the island. Read MORE

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Here’s How You Can Really Get Upgraded to First Class

Aruba Bound
If you want to make a left turn when you step aboard a plane, here are tips for flying first class. Read MORE

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

U.S. Passengers Departing Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix

Aruba Bound

So you are thinking, "Three hours early? Really? You must be joking!" Well, keep thinking that it is a joke and you very well may find yourself missing your next flight home from Aruba.

Departing from Queen Beatrix International Airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix, it is important to keep in mind that there will be a list of procedures much longer than you are used to when departing on a domestic flight.

Peak days of departure from Aruba are Saturday, Sunday and Friday, in that order, even more so, the Saturday and Sunday prior to, and immediately following holidays such as Christmas and New Years. For these super peak days, add at least an additional half hour to an hour. In the time of COVID-19, four hours on Saturday and Sunday is the new norm. Peak times at the airport for departure everyday, are 11 am to 4 pm. Read MORE

Friday, September 17, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Is It Better to Spend Frequent Flier Miles on Business or Economy Class?

Aruba Bound
How to weigh your options, according to frequent fliers. Read MORE

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Conchi Natural Swimming Pool

Aruba Bound
Discover one of Aruba's most well known secret natural swimming pools. This swimming hole can be found in Arikok National Park. Read MORE

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Undergoing Complete Renovation

Aruba Bound

The Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, located in Aruba, is currently undergoing a complete renovation ranging from guestrooms to restaurants to outdoor spaces.

The property is located steps away from Eagle Beach and minutes from historic downtown Oranjestad, plus a 15-minute drive from the airport. Read MORE

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Frontier Airlines to start flying to Aruba in November 2021

Aruba Bound

AAA is proud to announce that Frontier Airlines will start operating to Aruba November 2021. Read MORE

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Why Aruba Is the Caribbean Island You Have to Visit?

Aruba Bound
An eco-friendly movement is making this the place to be for unspoiled beaches and fresh Caribbean cuisine. Read MORE

Friday, July 30, 2021

10 Reasons Why Aruba should be Your Next Vacation

Aruba Bound
Whether couple or family, on the ocean or below the ocean, the weather in Aruba is always perfect! Here are nine other reasons why you should vacation in Aruba. Read MORE

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Elements Restaurant Aruba #2 in the World

Best Date Night

Aruba Bound

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort’s restaurant also sizzles as Caribbean’s only winner Tripadvisor just announced the world’s restaurants that are Tops for Date Night, and Elements restaurant at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is honored to be on the cherished list of winners. At No. 2 in the world for starry-eyed couples, Elements is also the only Caribbean restaurant to win the Travelers’ Choice Award for 2021 in the category. Read MORE

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

6 pro tips to navigate busy summer travel

Aruba Bound
Travel like a pro with these six tips as the summer travel season officially kicks off. MORE info

Friday, July 9, 2021

How Meredith Marin turned Aruba into the Caribbean’s most vegan-friendly island

Aruba Bound

Born in a family of butchers, Meredith Marin went vegetarian. But when she got to Aruba, her life, and the island’s culture, changed forever. Read MORE

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Your flight was delayed/canceled. Now what?

Aruba Bound

Have your airline's app handy! Read MORE

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Wi-Fi Aruba Hotspots

Aruba Bound

Many resorts, restaurants and bars offer free Wi-Fi access to their guests and the public. There are also certain areas on the island that offer free Wi-Fi for public use. Read MORE

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

5 Google Flight tips to score the best and cheapest flight

Aruba Bound

Remember booking an airline flight the old-fashioned way? No, we're not talking about driving to your travel agent, but rather staring at your laptop for hours trying to find cheap flights. There's a better way to conduct your travel search that can save lots of money on your family's next vacation. You won't believe how easy it is. Read MORE

Friday, June 11, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Family Vacation at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Resorts

Aruba Bound

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba offer a great all-inclusive vaction, whether or not you have kids. Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba are the most enjoyable! Read MORE

Friday, May 28, 2021

Aruba's Natural Bridges

Aruba Bound

Pounding waves and strong winds slowly chiseled away the limestone cliffs along Aruba’s north coast to create several natural bridges. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Aruba Health and Happiness Code - Cleanliness and Hygiene

Aruba Bound

Aruba implements mandatory nationwide health and safety protocols ahead of visitor arrivals. Read more about the cleanliness and hygiene measures. Read MORE

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Work from Paradise in Aruba!

Aruba Bound

Bring your laptop and head to the the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives and relax while they take care of it all. From their business center, child care, fabulous restaurants and bars to its crystal-clear calm waters and near perfect weather, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives has everything you need. Read MORE

Friday, April 30, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A complete guide to the different Divi Resorts in Aruba

Aruba Bound

There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a base for exploring this Caribbean country, and the Divi Resorts chain is a popular pick for Aruba accommodation with multiple properties around the island. Each has something different to offer which can make it tough to decide which one to stay at: for example, those who love hitting the links on vacation will want to book Divi’s golf-focused property, while guests who want to hang out poolside or play in the sand should consider one of their beachfront hotels. Read MORE 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

7 Reasons Why Aruba is the Perfect Place for a Workation

Aruba Bound

Now’s the time to take a workation to the One Happy Island of Aruba! To make planning your adventure easier, the One Happy Workation program was introduced. Read MORE

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

6 Things to do when booking a trip in 2021

Aruba Bound
Booking a trip in 2021 is looking a bit different than it did a year ago. Travel companies have changed some of their policies to accommodate travelers who want to still travel abroad, and federal, state, and local governments have relaxed and revoked many of their quarantine laws. 

And while traveling may be easier because fewer people are doing it, that doesn’t mean you’ll have fewer problems. It just means you might have different problems. But staying on top of things and staying prepared will help you on your next trip, just like you were when you traveled before.

For six tips for booking a trip Read MORE

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

What to do in Aruba: The ultimate one week itinerary

Aruba Bound
The sun-soaked paradise of Aruba is nicknamed ‘One Happy Island’, and as soon as you set your sights on the sparkling, turquoise water and endless blonde beaches it’s easy to see why life is so good here. From feeding flamingos on private islands to kiteboarding through crashing waves, here’s what to do in Aruba during the ultimate one week itinerary. Read MORE

Friday, March 19, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

9 Common Travel Emergencies and How to Deal With Them

Aruba Bound
A little pre-planning can avoid pushing you into panic mode (and even save you some time and money). Read MORE

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Is Aruba Safe? Travel Advice and COVID-19 Guidelines for Aruba

Aruba Bound

Walk through the efforts taking place in Aruba in order to make the island we love as safe and happy as possible. Read MORE

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Best Hotels in Aruba

Aruba Bound

U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Aruba based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the Caribbean earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor. MORE

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

13 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Aruba

Aruba Bound

Discover the best places to visit on this popular Caribbean island with this list of the top tourist attractions in Aruba. Read MORE

Friday, February 12, 2021

20 Things to Do in Aruba

Comprehensive Aruba Travel Guide

Friday, February 5, 2021

The Best Day and Time to Book a Cheap Flight

If you’re planning a trip and you want to save money, the day you book your flight can be a major factor in the cost of the ticket. What is the best day to buy airline tickets for a great deal?

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

American Airlines Is First US Airline to Introduce Health Passport for All International Travel to US

  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.
American Airlines is the first U.S. airline to introduce an easy way to provide results from a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test and other completed documents required for international travel into the United States. The VeriFLY app, a mobile health passport that helps customers understand and verify their travel requirements, will be available for travelers starting Saturday, Jan. 23, for travel from all international destinations. American is expanding access to the app in support of the U.S. government’s requirement that all passengers 2 years of age and older traveling to the United States from any international location test negative for COVID-19 within three calendar days of departure. Read MORE

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

12 great hotels for vegans

Aruba Bound

Plant-based diets are all the rage these days, but for those who choose to become vegan, and no longer consume animal-derived products, finding lodging that caters to the lifestyle can get tricky. But hotels are starting to really take notice by adding more vegan meal offerings and even switching out products in their rooms. In timing with World Vegan Day, we salute these properties who have worked hard to better serve their vegan guests. Read MORE

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Remember, It’s Not Always Going To Be There

Aruba Bound
Lessons learned from the global pandemic. MORE

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award

Aruba Bound
Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives announce they are a 2020 Traveler’s Choice award-wining hotel. More

Friday, January 8, 2021