Oranjestad, Aruba Cruise Port

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Best Caribbean Port

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georgemessina says ...
Tour of Aruba was So-So, but loved the SNUBA on Aruba!! A top notch operation.
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About Oranjestad, Aruba

Compact Aruba is a study in contrasts: a pastel rainbow of economic downtown and high-rise hotels. Creole seafood and classic Dutch cuisine. Crystalline blue waters and rugged desert.


What people said about this port:

"...and the california lighthouse were spectacular and palm beach was one of the prettiest beaches we 've visited." in 36 reviews.

"Eagle Beach is beautiful but there is no food available." in 23 reviews.

"NATURAL BRIDGE COLLAPSED 2 YEARS AGO." in 15 reviews.


926 reviews and tips of Oranjestad, Aruba




kmaultsby
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We walked off the ship, down the sidewalk about 20 minutes through town and settled on a beach area right off the main street. We were the only ones there and we saw parrots and lizards. It was great!

Visited: Nov 28, 2016

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sbeaule71
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Aruba is a beautiful, desert like island with plenty of gorgeous coastline. We rented a private taxi that brought us all over the island (lighthouse, oldest church, wild donkeys, Casibari rock formations, and to Baby Beach which was absolutely gorgeous. Small, uncrowded and lagoon-like. The water at Baby Beach was crystal clear turquoise, warm and very shallow. You could walk out for a long, long time before it got deep. There is a restaurant/bar on the beach available for food and drinks. I wish we would have had longer to stay at this beach. It was gorgeous.

Visited: Mar 06, 2017

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Cruisegirls
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Best cruise stop ever! Got off the boat and hopped on the public transportation bus right outside of the cruise dock. Got off at one of the beach stops the bus stops at. (The beach stops are a short bus ride about 3 minutes) (stop at any beach stop all of them are beautiful) Aruba has stores such as Dunkin Doughnuts right across the street from the beach. There are a lot of resorts on the beach and you can buy food and drinks from there.

Jonalan1
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

If you like sun and beautiful beaches, you will not be disappointed.

Visited: Mar 18, 2017

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CruiserLoverMom
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

Take a taxi to the beach early morning. ( it is not so hot, nobody is there and the shops are closed anyway. ) Go to see the shops and restaurants after the beach.

Visited: Dec 20, 2016

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ValveMan
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Too many things to do !! You can stay near the ship and shop and do all the things by the boat, Hit De Palm Island (Pass on it ), We hit the Donkey Sanctuary (Free except it was a 25.00 cab ride) which has 150 Donkey's that we were able to feed Apples that we took off the ship. We purchased food there for $3.00 and made a donation. Our driver waited then drove us to Palm Beach which was amazing !! We got chairs and an umbrella near the Hyatt Hotel. We also had lunch from Scott's Bratz which is a Chicago / Wisconsin Tiki hut bar with great food !!

Visited: Feb 11, 2017

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