Tips for First-Time Travelers

Here are a few tips for first-time travelers to our beautiful island—all small things, but we think you’ll be happier for the reminders:

Chargers: The average family may have a dozen electronic devices in tow. But will the chargers work in Aruba? If you’re from the USA or Canada, the answer is yes, they will, even though Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. If you’re coming from the UK or continental Europe, however, you’ll want to pack an adapter.

Clothing: If you’re traveling for business, you might need somewhat formal attire. In Aruba, though, even business professionals rarely insist on ties and high heels. And for the rest of us, the staples are the three S’s: sandals, shorts, and swimsuits.

Currency: Though the florin is Aruba’s official currency, most businesses will also accept US dollars. As of March 2020, 1 dollar is worth about 1.8 florins.

Tipping: Check your receipt in restaurants and bars to see if a service charge has been included. If not, your server will very much appreciate a tip of 15 to 20%.