Travel Reports » Aruba

Aruba is the westernmost and smallest of the three ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), which geographically belong to South America and are part of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean. The island is about 30 km long, maximum 9 km wide and has about 107,000 inhabitants. Aruba is one of the four equal countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands. The island enjoys complete internal autonomy, but is not a sovereign state. The “One Happy Island” – as Aruba is also called – impresses with beautiful white coastlines, picture book weather and crystal clear water. In addition, the landscape spectrum ranges from dry rocky desert to limestone caves and picturesque houses in pastel shades.