Shopping in Aruba Gets Even Better with a Touch of Local Color



It’s shopping time and you’re in Aruba. What luck! To top it off, you have a specified shopping list ready, and every single item on that list is (how extraordinary) available... in the first store around the corner? Sounds terrific, the beach lover would exclaim while ignoring the shopaholic’s grunts. In real life, even on a paradisiac island in the Caribbean, the truth remains somewhere in the middle. 
Shoppers (the fanatic and the forced ones) staying at one of the resorts in the high rise area have a couple of Aruba’s best luxury malls to choose from. World-renowned brands, specialty shops and designer boutiques are surrounded by the finest restaurants, liveliest crowds and entertainment in this touristy town called Palm Beach. For a more historic and local ambiance, head off to Aruba’s capital. Downtown Oranjestad offers a couple of high end malls and uber-exclusive labels as well as the locally favorited department stores like La Linda and La Moderna. Value-oriented retailers of all sorts can be found in the Caya Betico Croes, and throughout Oranjestad. Explore the backstreets to discover authentic island creations at Trash By Ronchi or Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store. And for souvenir shopping and bargaining, stroll through the flea markets along the L.G. Smith Boulevard for anything you need or might be needing. Need more? Check out these local picks.   


Aruba's main shopping street, Caya G.F. Betico Croes (named after ex-member of parliament Croes, who was responsible for setting Aruba's independence from the Dutch Antilles, back in 1986) is a half-mile long smorgasbord of international and...  Read More


Wharfside Flea Market
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


Bring your best haggling tricks and get ready to bargain for T-shirts, local arts, crafts and delicacies. This flea market at the dock of Oranjestad's harbor used to be Aruba's first public market. Years ago, before the big supermarkets started...  Read More


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From luxury malls and top-tier global brands to extensive variety shops, outdoor flea markets and off-the-beaten-path specialty stores, shoppers can exceed their wildest expectations in Aruba. But, if visitors want to dig deeper into the local...  Read More




This museum, factory and store in one, is a must-visit for everyone interested in Aruba's history as world's largest exporter of the aloe vera. By taking a fifteen minute tour, visitors will learn about the island's aloe industry past and...  Read More


Super Food Plaza
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


Once located on the L.G. Smith Boulevard, surrounded by all the island's bigger supermarkets in Oranjestad, Super Food has come a long way. From grocery store filled with fresh produce and Dutch brands to the new and growing Super Food Plaza...  Read More




Although its name suggests otherwise, Trash By Ronchi is a one-of-a-kind fashion and lifestyle boutique that specializes in trendy island wear for the young and the young at heart. Local fashion designer Ronchi De Cuba's mission to provide all...  Read More


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Fantasea's hip and colorful concept is a feast for the eye and imagination, showcasing a captivating array of travel essentials like the international luggage and lifestyle brand Kipling. For swim, beach, surf and casual wear for the whole...  Read More




For anyone living on this planet, who's never heard of the German brand Birkenstock... we're talking about sandals here. And not just any sandals, but probably one of the most comfortable footgear on earth. Okay, fine, don't believe it, but do...  Read More


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Founded in 1865 by the Penha family in Curaçao, this renowned company evolved into one of the leading beauty and lifestyle retailers in the Caribbean. With luxury brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, Chanel, Dior, a skilled sales staff and the...  Read More


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"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, and clothe yourself with honor and majesty" is Caribbean Queen's motto and their amazing collection of one-of-a-kind accessories for all woman of the world, is the proof - from top of the head to tip of...  Read More


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Meet Liliana Erasmus

Born and raised in Aruba, Liliana moved to the Netherlands to continue her college education in Marketing. Since 1998 she’s been back on her beloved island, where she is working as a...  More About Liliana

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