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    Sparkling aquamarine seas lap sugar-white sands along the south and west coasts of this Southern Caribbean island, providing a distinct contrast to the semiarid, desert-like terrain of the interior and the north.


     


    Aruba has bounced among Spanish, Dutch and English rule, and today it is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Tall, multicolored Dutch colonial homes with wooden doors make for a picturesque sight in Oranjestad, the capital city.


     


    At each of the following five resorts, the upfront rate includes accommodations, meals, drinks and activities. Whichever one you choose, you're likely to hear a friendly "bon bini!" when you arrive. This means "welcome" in Papiamento, the native language.


     


     


    The 5-star Hotel Riu Palace Antillas on the pristine sands of Palm Beach is our only all-inclusive resort in Aruba to offer a no-kids setting resort-wide. It has a gym, spa and water sports like windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking. The buffet restaurant features cooking stations and themed evenings. There are four specialty restaurants and around-the-clock room service; for an additional fee, the staff can arrange a romantic dinner on the beach.


     


    Next to the Hotel Riu Palace Antillas, Hotel Riu Palace Aruba welcomes guests of all ages. Among its draws are two pools, a swim-up bar, five restaurants, several bars and lounges and an ice cream parlor. Guests at the 5-star retreat can enjoy live music in the resort's theater, indulge in a massage at the spa or try stand-up paddleboarding on the waves. Some suites have whirlpools on the balcony.


     


    The Renaissance Aruba Resort is within walking distance of Oranjestad's lively center. A complimentary water taxi delivers guests to a private, 40-acre island, which has no-kids and family beaches; there's a saltwater swimming lagoon on-site at the hotel, too. The 5-star resort itself also is divided between no-kids and family-friendly zones. Guests will find several restaurants, pools, a spa and a connecting shopping mall.


     


    At the 4-star Barcelo Aruba on Palm Beach, vacationers will find six restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and lighted tennis courts. Join a game of water polo or a session of aqua aerobics, make use of the available snorkeling equipment or take a scuba class. Inviting thatched-roof palapas line the palm-studded, white-sand beach.


     


    All rooms at the 4-star Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive near Oranjestad have ocean views and are housed in two-story beachfront buildings. Go out in a catamaran, learn to windsurf, ascend the 30-foot rock-climbing wall or grab a perch near the surf at the alfresco Bunker Bar. Dining options range from pizzas and steakhouse fare to stir-fry at hibachi tables.

  
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