Aruba is a small Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezuela at the most northern point of South America. Its about the size of Manhattan with 1/10th the population. Manhattan has over 8 million people, Aruba has around 800,000. They are made up of Natives (people born there whose parents and grandparents were also born there), and those people are a mix of people from the surrounding countries like the Spanish and Dutch, and of course many retirees from all over.
Known as “One Happy Island”, it is a relatively quiet, peaceful island with a low crime rate. Native Arubans must speak at least 4 languages including Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamento (a mix of French, Creole and Spanish). The standard unit of money is the Florin, which fluctuates but currently is worth $1.75 American Dollars. If you travel from the USA, don’t worry, they happily take American money all over the island.
LATEST NEWS as of October 2018:
- Amore Mio
- Casa Tua
- Daniel’s Steak House
- Linda’s Dutch Pancakes & Pizza
- Madam Janette
- Paddock Eet-Cafe
- Pastechi House Aruba
- Salt & Pepper – Hard pass on this one.
- Screaming Eagle
- Smokey Joe’s
- Sweet Peppers