|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£452|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£435|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£431|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£242|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£295|
A centre of glorious historical architecture in a stunning tropical setting, Oranjestad is the capital of the island of Aruba. Originally founded by the Dutch over 200 years ago, Oranjestad today is a thriving, vibrant community, the result of different cultural influences which have blended with its locals over the years. Add that to history and culture with world-class beaches, and it soon becomes apparent that Oranjestad holidays are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Oranjestad holidays are easily accessible, with the city's Queen Beatrix International Airport receiving direct international flights from multiple countries, including the Netherlands and the USA. On arrival, Oranjestad holidays are stress-free; there are various accommodation options, from all-inclusive hotels and resorts to charming old villas and B&Bs. Getting around is easy by bicycle as the locals do, or jump in a readily available taxi if going further afield. Oranjestad experiences constant temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees celsius all year round, with only short bursts of rain. Therefore, set watches to Atlantic Time (UTC-4), pack light and enjoy the bliss of Oranjestad holidays in any season.
Oranjestad is the ideal place for a beach holiday, with pristine white sand and turquoise waters that play host to a huge array of activities. Such activities include snorkeling and boat rides in order to inspect the rich marine life of Aruba, or kayaking and parasailing for a more physical challenge. However Oranjestad holidays are also well worth spending in the town itself, be it enjoying the vibrant culture of Oranjestad's vibrant cafes and bars, or delving into the history of the city through dozens of examples of old Dutch architecture. One spot for history buffs, as well as holiday-makers in general, and not to be missed is Oranjestad's oldest building, the spectacular Dutch-built Fort Zoutman.