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Aruba HotelsDescend beneath the gentle ocean waves to discover a world of vivid corals and darting fish, marvel at monumental lighthouses still keeping maritime craft safely away from the rugged and rocky terrain, and step off the beaten path to stroll along undulating hiking trails and take in the beautiful island scenery as you go. From kayaking the rugged coastline to golfing down the greens, Aruba is a mesmerizing island with a list of adventures to entice you to visit.Things to seeThe dramatic white sand of Eagle Beach draws a stark line between the glittering turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea and the rich green of the palm trees that shield it from the J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. Elegant restaurants serve locally-caught seafood, and modern hotels compete with chic bars to reel in the passing tourist trade. On the northern coastline of Aruba, the Arikok National Park is breathtaking. Enormous pools of swilling seawater have eroded their way into the rocky ground, forming mammoth lochs within inches of the swelling sea. Deep beneath the ground a vast cave system is waiting to be explored, and back up top, a network of hiking trails and mountain biking routes lead intrepid tourists through herds of wild goats and quietly grazing donkeys. Baby Beach is a seaside location with a difference. You’ll find this man-made lagoon sheltering on the south side of the island, close to Seroe Colorado. The clear waters here are shallow making it the perfect destination for families with young children.Hotels in ArubaFor the best vacation on this pretty Caribbean island, booking a stay in luxury hotels in Aruba will help you get the most out of your holiday. Lush resorts are filled with cool swimming pools and shaded cabanas, while individual guestrooms feature outsized beds, decadent bathrooms with soaking tubs, and fabulous views across the glistening waters of the crystal clear sea. You don’t have to overspend on accommodation though, because Aruba certainly isn’t short on choice. Discount hotels dot their way along the beach front, overlooking the marshy landscape of the Bubali Bird Sanctuary and past the independent supermarkets and pottery stores on Bubali Road.Where to stayOne of the best facts about the idyllic little island of Aruba, surrounded on all sides by the lapping surf of the Caribbean Sea, is that this tiny location is the perfect size for sightseeing. At just under 75 sq. miles it’s easy to explore, wherever you choose to stay. The town of Oranjestad sits right on Surfside Beach, a lively town filled with brightly painted townhouses and balconied hotels, tumbling metalwork fountains in the center of brick-paved plazas, and rows of chocolatiers, spice merchants, and discount hotels all packed tightly into its vibrant streets. How to get to ArubaThe Queen Beatrix International Airport sits on the absolute fringes of Oranjestad, giving travelers an easy route onto the island. There’s a line of taxis outside the arrivals lounge waiting for fares to the city center or deeper into the island itself. Its cruise terminal is another port of entry, a busy port area that welcomes behemoth liners into its berths throughout the year. Car rental is generally the preferred option for transport here, and it’s certainly the best way to follow the winding island roads and explore its impressive countryside up close.