Port of Call Marketplace (L.G. Smith Blvd. 17, Oranjestad) – this shopping area is located near the harbor, which means that many shoppers are cruise ship passengers. Goods being sold there range from fashionable apparel to jewelry, locally-dyed prints, crystal, and leather items as well.
Paseo Herencia Shopping & Entertainment Center (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382-A, Palm Beach) — – this is a Spanish hacienda-style shopping center that is better-known for its restaurants. Patrons can choose from American, Oriental, Mexican, Cuban, Continental, Italian and Caribbean cuisine or seafood before or after enjoying a movie in Aruba’s most luxurious cineplex with six […]
Palm Beach Shopping Center (L.G. Smith Blvd. 95, Oranjestad) – this is Aruba’s ultimate luxury shopping, dining and entertainment destination anchored by Salvatore Ferragamo, Mont Blanc, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Iwc, Panerai, Harry Winston, Chanel, Baccarat, Lladró, Christofle, lalique, Apple, iphone, ipad, blackberry and much more. This mall also includes a megaplex movie house
Flea Market (L.G. Smith Blvd., opposite Container Harbour, Oranjestad) –– this market makes a good introduction to the island’s local flavor as well as the opportunity to make bargain purchases. Often a mix of Caribbean products can be found here as well as offerings of local snacks and even BBQ meals. Aruban Crafts, Souvenirs, Artwork, […]
Caya G.F. Betico Croes (downtown Oranjestad) – this street, named after a local political activist, is a major shopping strip, ranging from French perfume to china, eyewear, souvenirs, etc. etc. Both tourists and locals shop here. Beware – even though many items are advertised as “duty free”, they are in fact not so (they are […]
Iguana Joe’s (Royal Plaza Mall, L.G. Smith Blvd. 94, Oranjestad) — located on the second level of Royal Plaza Mall, this open-air bar & restaurant attracts those who just wrapped up their shopping at this and other malls nearby. Patrons are attracted to both its drinks (such as the Pink Iguana, Grandma Joe’s Pink Lemonade, […]
Alhambra Casino Shopping Bazaar (L.G. Smith Blvd. 47, Oranjestad) – this late-night shopping spot is a favorite for 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 provide rest stops for a cup […]
Enchanted (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382A, Paseo Herencia, Palm Beach) –– located on the 2nd floor of the Paseo Herencia shopping center, this is another Aruba nightspot that offers Las Vegas-style dinner shows. With some of these productions resembling Cirque du Soleil, it’s no surprise that these elaborate shows (complete with costumed showgirls) are put together […]
Salt and Pepper (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 368A, Palm Beach) –– this bar is best known for tapas (with 3 or 4 of them enough to make a meal). The favored drink here is Sangria, served at its alfresco courtyard. Those eating here get the first glass of Sangria for free.
Soprano’s Piano Bar (Arawak Garden, Palm Beach) — this popular piano bar (which attracts a mature 30-and-above crowd) regularly books live pianists and other musicians. Despite this, the atmosphere is rather informal with a casual dress code, and frequent sing-alongs.