Greatest location on Aruba!
Posted Aug 19, 2017 on Expedia
Arrived in Aruba on 8/10/17 for a 5-night stay. Check-in was easy - had booked through Expedia and received a wonderful room on the 7th floor - it may have said "partial" ocean view, but there was more than enough to enjoy! In fact, having a view of the island itself was also fascinating - you could see the mountains in the distance of an otherwise flat island. Although Aruba is incredibly windy, it's a refreshing wind, so walking around wasn't always uncomfortable in the heat. I took the bus downtown twice - both times it was actually a small van with seating for about 11 - pretty squished in, but slightly cheaper than the larger buses, which also run on the same line, but are infrequent. Nice way to meet people. I enjoyed walking around Oranjestad - most of the stores are on the main drag along the water, but you can safely venture into the back streets, which was where I found a lovely linen shop. In fact, I encourage anyone to just walk around - it's very safe and relatively clean. The people are as friendly as they advertise. Of course, if you smile and greet people warmly, you can always get that kind of response! I love Aruba and can't wait to return!