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Bon Bini! Welcome to Aruba
Traveling to Aruba, and finding a great place to stay, is easy with Aruba International Marathon travel partners. You can Fly direct to Aruba from major cities such as: New York, Miami, Boston, Toronto, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Valencia, Bogota and Caracas. Find out how to make your Aruba RUNcation in comfort and style—you'll be more relaxed on race day. Plan your Runcation with Expedia. Great prices guaranteed! Stay at our Start & Finish Hotel(s) "The Marriott Resort" or the "The Ritz Carlton" and book your car at Hertz. If you fly from Europe check out KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and from the USA JetBlue.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Enjoy a tropical paradise unlike any other at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. We welcome Runners and their family & friends with contemporary guest rooms and suites, a range of four-star amenities and an incomparable oceanfront location on famed Palm Beach. Situated on the top floor of our resort, the exclusive Tradewinds Club provides guests with a unique hotel-within-a-hotel concept. Soak up the sun at our magnificent H2Oasis adults-only pool, complete with cabanas and a pool bar, or savor world-class dining at our selection of on-site restaurants, which include Ruth's Chris Steak House and top-quality seafood at Atardi. In addition, we showcase a Balinese-inspired spa and endless entertainment at our 24-hour Stellaris Casino. Special KLM Aruba marathon offer click here
Steps from the powdery sands of Aruba’s Palm Beach sits one of its most stunning luxury resorts,The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. Here, discover an island paradise with the hotel's beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with private balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea, four dining outlets, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools, and a 24-hour casino. The stunning Aruba Oasis overlooking the Caribbean Sea will make your RUNcation unforgettable. For more information click here
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is Official International Airline Partner of the Race. Book your flight here . KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation. KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity.
One Happy Island
In the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, 82-degree days, and some of the warmest people in the world. Our island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. We’re located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, our climate is dry, so we rarely have a rainy day. On the south and west coasts of Aruba, you’ll find Oranjestad, our capital city, and miles of beaches that have been named some of the best in the world. Here, you’ll find most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, and Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). In the interior of the island, you’ll find Arikok National Park, a desert like preserve with a variety of wildlife, cacti and dramatic rock formations. You’ll also find some of Aruba’s most striking views, as the ocean crashes against the rugged shoreline below. On the northeast coast, along the windward shore, you’ll see our island’s unofficial mascots, the fofoti trees. The constant trade winds have permanently sculpted them into graceful, southwesterly bending forms.
The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be among the cleanest, widest, and most spectacular in the Caribbean region. An Aruba beach typically consists of powder-fine, white-sand, perfect for soaking up the Caribbean sun. All you need is plenty of suntan lotion and a refreshing cocktail, both of which are not hard to come by on Aruba!Famous Aruba beaches include Eagle Beach which has been singled out as the number one Caribbean beach in a USA Today survey of travel writers, travel agents and frequent travelers; and Palm Beach, set against a backdrop of Aruba's leading resorts, was voted best family-friendly beach in the world by The Travel Channel and by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best beaches in the world.Beaches in Aruba are easily accessible. Several access and parking renovations are underway for favorite spots such as Arashi Beach on northwestern part of the island and Baby Beach on the southeastern side.
Are you planning to do something different than the beach? Aruba has plenty of different options to choose from and you can make it as low-key or high-energy as you want. Aruba offers a wide selection of tours and activities on the water and on land.
If you are a water lover, sign up for Aruba scuba diving lessons, hop on board a catamaran for snorkeling fun, get on the submarine for an view of Aruba's underwater world or take an Aruba deep sea fishing tour. Also for water sports lovers Aruba is a great Wind & Kite surfingdestination and kayaking combines the fun of working out with exploring the island.
With many different sights and natural attractions there is a lot to see on the island. Let professional tour guides show you around the island in an air-conditioned bus, jeep or on horseback. Or rent your own jeep, mountain bike or ATV to drive around the island to discover all the beauty Aruba has to offer. For more information click here
Hertz Aruba offers you the well-known reliable Hertz service with a well maintained fleet of new and almost new cars. We accommodate all requests ranging from small economy type of cars to jeeps, vans, premium and luxury cars. All our locations are conveniently located at the airport and in the lobbies of all major hotels. Rates are based on attractive prices and include unlimited mileage and free customer pick-up. For more information click here
Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, dive to the wreck of a German cargo ship, or go exploring inland at this picture-perfect island destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back locals and year-round warm weather, Aruba also offers beautiful scenery and many outdoor activities such as scuba diving and kayaking. It is home to Aruba National Park with hiking trails, interesting geological formations and caves.
Aruba sits about 17 miles (27 kilometers) off the coast of Venezuela, South America. It was claimed by the Spanish in the 16th century and then annexed by the Dutch in the 17th. Today it is one of four self-governing countries that make up the Netherlands. The Dutch influence on local culture is evident, as is a South American flair.
Rent a trike or four-wheeler and zip around the island and then dismount and go for a climb up Casibari and Ayo Rocks for a great view of the island. To go even higher, climb the steps of Hooiberg, which translates to "haystack,” a small mountain in the center of the country. Trek over to the northern side to see the large natural rock pool known as “Conchi.”
Head to the coast to cool off at one of many beaches. You’ll find calm waters and white sand all along the southwestern side of the island. Eagle Beach is widely considered the island’s best, but Palm, Arashi, Druif and Mangel Halto beaches are all close competitors. For the best snorkeling, check out Baby Beach or Boca Catalina.
Surfers should hit the waves at Andicuri or Boca Grandi, but note that the waves can be rough. For more adventure, go windsurfing, sailing or kayaking. You can also dive to the wrecks of Dutch and German cargo ships sunk during World War II.
Visit Arikok National Park, which covers nearly 18 percent of the island. The park offers many miles of hiking trails, along which you can see gold mines and plantation ruins. It also has a number of caves and varied geological formations made from lava, limestone and quartz. Book your RUNcation with Expedia: