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Aruba with Kids

Transportation to island
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Transportation around island
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Family Resorts
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Family Restaurants
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Friendly atmosphere
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Activities for kids
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Weather
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New cultures for kids to experience
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Safety A

Aruba is not the tropical paradise found in the Caribbean travel brochures. Palm trees and tropical flowers cluster only around well-groomed resorts and desert landscapes.

But that’s not to say Aruba is without beauty—you just have to know where to look, that’s all. You’ll have to venture to the rugged Atlantic shore and watch the tumultuous waves or you can hike to some of Aruba’s highest hills, curious bumps on the landscape, and look out at the cunucu or countryside for traditional Dutch-style houses with their sun-baked orange tile roofs.

But perhaps the best way to see the beauty of Aruba is to look into the faces of the Aruban people, the island’s greatest asset. This tiny island, a mere 70 square miles, truly is a melting pot of cultures. Over 43 nationalities are represented here, and with them a melange of languages. Arubans learn from an early age the benefits and necessity of working with other nations and learning different languages is a skill that most young Arubans master. This island is the perfect place to bring your young linguist to inspire the desire to learn.

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Map of Aruba

Papiamento Aruba's language is a mix of many tongues; learn some basic phrases before your trip!

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Arikok National Park

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SeaTrek, SNUBA, and the Atlantis Submarine

Jeep tours

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Visiting Oranjestad

Family-Friendly Resorts

Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Aruba

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino

La Cabana All-Suite Beach Resort and Casino

Radisson Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino

Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort and Casino


 


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