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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.