Renowned for its four- and five-star hotels and glamorous resorts, Aruba also offers a wide range of unique places to stay, from small apartment complexes and private villas to bed and breakfast accommodation.
The new 36-page guide, aimed at the growing number of visitors to Aruba from the UK and elsewhere in Europe, covers more than 20 alternative accommodation options. These range from one-off properties to apartments complexes.
Examples include North Shore Cottage, a cute property on the edge of the island’s northern nature reserve and less than one kilometre from the beach. It consists of one bedroom with a queen size bed, a living room, large and modern kitchen, bathroom with shower (hot and cold water) and a loft upstairs that has two single beds and a toddler bed. Extra roll-away bed and baby crib are available upon request.
For those who need to stay in touch while on holiday, the upstairs loft offers a desk with a high speed internet PC set-up with a webcam, MSN and Skye. Free wireless internet is available throughout and around the cottage.
Other choices are the 13 ocean and garden view studios at Sunset Beach, with the sea just 100 feet from front doors. Or the 31 private villas overlooking 400m feet of white sand at the northern end of Palm Beach, one of the most popular on the island.
All entries to the new Aruba villas and apartment guide include individual websites and contact details for making bookings, as well as car rental options and other travel information.
For more information on accommodation in Aruba, please visit www.aruba.com
Note to editors: The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba lies 15 miles north of the South American coastline, benefitting from year-round sunshine, an average temperature of 32 degrees and a cooling breeze. Located on the edge of the hurricane belt, with a nine mile stretch of award-winning pristine beach, turquoise seas, colonial Dutch architecture and a Latin vibe; Aruba is a delightful alternative Caribbean experience. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates to Aruba five times a week this winter, with departures from 15 UK airports via its international hub at Amsterdam Schiphol. Thomson Airways will operate weekly charter departures from London Gatwick from May to October. Leading tour operators offering packages to Aruba include Thomson Holidays, First Choice, Kuoni, Tropical Sky and Kenwood Travel.