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Where to stay in Oranjestad

There are 229 vacation homes available all over Oranjestad in Aruba, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets both your needs and your budget. Affordable short term rentals in Oranjestad start at a nightly rate of $21, with 20% of vacation homes priced under $49 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a beachfront house near De Palm Island, a hotel room with ocean views close to Bushiribana Ruins, or a place that also gives you close access to Oranjestad — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website offers a wide selection of house and villa rentals from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, going on a honeymoon to Oranjestad, or planning a family vacation for 14, we can match you with the perfect vacation home that sleeps everyone comfortably. Finding your dream holiday home in Oranjestad has never been this easy!

Where Is Oranjestad, Aruba?

The city of Oranjestad combines its Dutch heritage with Caribbean spice, standing as the capital and largest city in Aruba, an island and constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea. The city is located on the southern coast of the country, which lies 18 miles north off the coast of Venezuela.

What Is Oranjestad, Aruba Known For?

A popular port city floating deep within the azure stretches of the Caribbean Sea, Oranjestad stands proud as the capital of Aruba. A colorful congregation of cafes, museums, restaurants, and designer shops, Oranjestad incorporates an international touch into an area that marries its Dutch Colonial heritage with Caribbean flavor. Often a stop along the way for Caribbean cruises, thousands of tourists descend on the eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes to sample its uniquely local eateries, international chain boutiques, and independently owned shops. The city of Oranjestad is not only a marvel to experience, but is also a marvel to simply kick back, relax, and take it all in.

A Quick Guide to Oranjestad

  • Fort Zoutman: A military fortification, Fort Zoutman is one structure that is the epitome of the island’s rich colonial history. Built in 1798 by the Dutch Army, the fort is the oldest structure on the island of Aruba. Awash in color, the fort towers are adorned in bright hues. Since 1983, the fort was reopened as the Historical Museum of Aruba that regales the tales of the island’s cultural and historical heritage. Visit the fort to soak up the fascinating knowledge of the intricate story of Oranjestad.
  • Hooiberg: Got an eye for a view? If so, a trip to Hooiberg is an absolute must. A volcanic formation standing at 165 meter high, Hooiberg is a locale that can be seen from everywhere on the island. As action-ready climbers scramble to the top by climbing 662 concrete steps up to the volcano, they are welcomed with unmistakably awe-inspiring panoramic views. Whether you’re flying high up top or being towered down below, any photo of Hooiberg is always a picture-perfect moment.
  • Renaissance Aruba Private Island: Marvel at the flamboyance of flamingos mingling with the visitors on the stunning Renaissance Aruba Private Island. A 40-acre private tropical retreat boasting sandy beaches and aquamarine waters, this private island is a little taste of the finer things in life. Exclusive for those who have booked a reservation ahead of time, the island is away from the hustle and bustle of the busy beaches swarming with sunbathers. However, Renaissance Aruba is the perfect paradisal location for any beach bum who wishes to have a slice of peace and quiet, take in the magnificent scenery, and rub shoulders with the tropical pink long-legged birds.

Popular Destinations Near Oranjestad

  • San Nicolas: Named Aruba’s “Sunrise City'' and located only 12 miles southeast of Oranjestad, San Nicolas’s status as Aruba’s second largest city promises visitors a wide range of recreational and relaxation amenities. Although slightly on the quieter side, heady beats of calypso music and steel bands echo through the streets, lined with art galleries, quaint shops, charming eateries like the famous Charlie’s Bar, and historical gems. San Nicolas continues to deliver what the Caribbean is famous for, with its golden beaches and island charm.

Best Neighborhoods in Oranjestad

  • Eagle Beach: Rated one of the best beaches in the world, Eagle Beach is the very epitome of Caribbean charm. Sparkling resorts line the white sand beach where visitors around the world congregate to enjoy the stunning and idyllic ocean scenery. Enjoy the relaxed beachfront restaurants and bars in the evening, whilst in the morning, you can catch some rays whilst sipping on an Aruba Ariba or two.

Home-types in Oranjestad

Oranjestad has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Oranjestad:

Points of interests in Oranjestad

Oranjestad has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Oranjestad:

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