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Top Choice International in Aruba Resort Area

Madame Janette

An 'international restaurant with a Caribbean touch,' Madame Janette offers an enticing menu of seafood, steaks and schnitzels, such as sweet and spicy 'Big-Bang Shrimp,' a popular grouper amandine, and the decadent…
Top Choice Beach in Aruba Resort Area

Eagle Beach

Fronting a stretch of the low-rise resorts just northwest of Oranjestad, Eagle is a long stretch of white sand that regularly makes lists of the best in the world. There are shade trees in some areas and you can obt…
Caribbean in Aruba Resort Area

Gasparito Restaurant

If you can find it, you're in for a treat: at this family-run favorite, you'll get a taste of delectable, down-home Aurban cuisine. Old family recipes include goat stew and keshi yena (a melted-cheese wonder, filled…
Seafood in Aruba Resort Area

Pelican Nest

Pelican Pier juts out into the Caribbean Sea, offering sea breezes, salty air and – if you time it right – gorgeous sunset views. The full menu of seafood includes such delicacies as local seafood ceviche (a special…
International in Aruba Resort Area

Carte Blanche

It’s like being invited to a dinner party thrown by your foodiest friends. Fourteen seats are arrayed in a sleek open kitchen where you interact with chef Dennis while he prepares a surprise five-course meal. Glen i…
Seafood in Aruba Resort Area

Wacky Wahoo

You'll find some of the freshest seafood on the island at this crowded, colorful joint. The food comes in enormous portions – usually with a side of sass from the server. The strip-mall location is odd: don't mind t…
Gardens in Aruba Resort Area

Butterfly Farm

Tucked in between the low-rise and high-rise resort areas, this place will make your heart go aflutter, as the gorgeous gardens are teeming with butterflies and moths of all sizes and colors. Guided tours walk you t…
Cafe in Aruba Resort Area

Bingo

This popular Dutch-run cafe is both a genial bar and a good place for a casual meal. Sit at the bar and enjoy the popular pub fare such as burgers, brochette and shawarma, or opt for more ambitious meat and seafood …
Bar in Aruba Resort Area

Local Store

Do you love a local dive bar? Then you'll love the Local Store, with its beer-keg bar stools, bare light bulbs and tin ceiling. This is the place for excellent burgers, wings and beer (with a surprising selection of…
Beach in Aruba Resort Area

Manchebo Beach

Just south of Eagle, this large beach reaches out to a point. It is something of a destination for topless sunbathers (an activity frowned on elsewhere) and offers the best chance on the strip to get away from the c…