Shops, Streets, Malls and Markets for the Best Buys in Aruba

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Aruba's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Royal Plaza Mall, the flea market along the harbor, or Aruba's main street, all Downtown. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.

While the Paseo Herencia mall, Palm Beach Plaza and South Beach Center - all located in the high rise area - boast many specialty retailers, fine restaurants, cozy bars, personal and professional services, fun activities and entertainment options, Downtown Oranjestad offers similar shopping facilities, plus the cultural value of museums, parks and historic buildings. Not to forget the local prices, discounts and flavors.     

For a unique grocery shopping, the new Super Food Plaza, now located in Bubali, right across the Tropicana Resort, has all what it takes to make the shopping list endless: fresh produce, Dutch cheeses and pastry, fresh seafood, new glasses, home appliances, toys... anything you need (and didn’t need, until you got there).   

Maybe not the most extensive shopping venue, if we're talking about fashion boutiques, brand names, or specialty goods, but South Beach Centre has its own unique charm. A couple of distinctive gift stores like The Lazy Lizard and Island...  Read More

Palm Beach

It takes a village to raise a child, but The Village in Palm Beach takes the whole family for some cultural upbringing, which may or may not include shopping. This picturesque center consisting of brightly colored cafes, restaurants and shops,...  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

Alhambra Casino Shopping Bazaar

This late-night shopping spot is a favorite for locals and casino goers that need a break from the action. Located near Aruba's low-rise hotels, a variety of shops and boutiques offer wares from around the world. Cafes and an outdoor market...  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

Royal Plaza Mall
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp

This very pink and ornate building houses an attractive collection of shops that offers a little bit of everything. Buy souvenirs from the colorful kiosks spread across the Royal Plaza square, or browse the finer gift stores and surf shops on...  Read More

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

Palm Beach Plaza is one of Aruba's most entertaining shopping centers, conveniently located on the busiest end of the high rise strip. The sunny courtyard has water features, fountains, and an open-air amphitheatre for the staging of local...  Read More

Palm Beach

A "Paseo" is a stroll in Papiamento and "Herencia" is heritage. This is not just a shopping mall in Palm Beach, dear visitors. Paseo Herencia is where the whole island comes together to shop, have a drink, dine, watch the newest movies or a...  Read More

Renaissance means "revival", a time when interest in art, literature, education and other cultures, was reborn. That's exactly the atmosphere the Renaissance Mall & Marketplace wants to create with its wide variety of trendy shops, high-end...  Read More


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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