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Aruba Apartments

The Bananas apartments are located in Malmok, the southern west point of Aruba, close to the lighthouse and 18-holes golf course. We are conveniently located approx. 450 meters, from the beautiful ocean and beaches and just 5 to 10 minutes by car from all the major resorts, and 7.5 km from Oranjestad.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ISLAND SIZE AND SITUATION

Aruba is the most western of the Netherlands Leeward islands and situated between 12 degrees, 30 North latitude and 70 degrees West longitude. The total length of the island is 19.6 miles and the widest cross section is scarily 6 miles. The total area is 70 square miles.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Visitors to Aruba do need a proof of identity, Residents of the U.S.A. and Canada may submit either; proof of citizenship, a birth certificate, affidavit, a certificate of naturalization, a re-entry permit, a valid non-quota immigration visa, a U.S.A. voters registration card, an Alien registration card (Green Card) or a valid passport. All other nationalities must have a return or through ticket outside Aruba.

WORKING IN ARUBA

Click here to read all about working in Aruba with all the forms needed.

AIRLINES OFFICES
  1. Air Aruba agent for Avianca, BWIA, KLM, VASP and Viasa

  2. ALM

  3. American Airlines

  4. Avensa

  5. Continental

  6. LAV

CREDIT CARDS

Most major credit cards are accepted.

OUR CLIMATE

Average temperatures, the year round 76 to 84 degrees. The trade winds bring natural air-conditioning throughout the year.

CURRENCY

The currency of Aruba is the Florin. The official rate which the bank accepts U.S. dollar banknotes is fl. 1,77; cheques at fl. 1,78. Travelers checks are accepted everywhere. The Aruban florin is divided into 100 cents and there are coins of 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, the square 50 cent the florin and the five florin coin. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100 florins. US Dollars are excepted everywhere, and you can obtain them from the ATM's as well.

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HYGIENE

Tropical diseases are practically absent on this island. Malaria and Yellow fever are unknown.

TIME 

Aruba's time Atlantic Standard, the same as Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

  • MEDICAL FACILITIES

Modern medical and dental facilities are available.

  • RELIGION

The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also Protestants, followers of several creeds, Israelites, hindoes, Mohammedans and followers of Confucius.

  • POST, CABLE, AND LONG DISTANCE CALLS

Aruba has the main post-office in Oranjestad and an auxiliary post office in San Nicolas. Cables are taken care by the Government Radio service. The folks back home will love to hear from you. They're near enough. As near as the telephone. Aruba has excellent telephone and cable connections with any part of the world.

  • OUR LANGUAGE PAPIAMENTO

The native language is Papiamento, a mixture of Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch, Indian and a sprinkling of African words. The official language is Dutch, the trade language are most English and Spanish.

  • DRINKING WATER

Distilled in the worlds second largest desalination plant. Aruba's water is pure and most refreshing.

  • CURRENT

110 volt AC "60 cycle".

BANK HOURS

From 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 13.30 p.m. to 16.00 p.m. Some branches stay open until 18.00 p.m. on Fridays. (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)

  • HOTEL SERVICE CHARGE

There is a service charge on room, food and beverage in lieu of gratuities at the hotels.

  • POPULATION

80.000

  • TRAFFIC

Right hand side. Observe the international road signs.

  • TAXIS

Call the dispatch office. Telephones: 822116 or 821604

  • STORE HOURS

08.00 a.m. to noon and from 14.00 p.m. to 18.00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Holidays, except when cruise ships are in port. Hotel shops vary.

  • EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police TEL: 100 OR 824555. Fire department TEL: 115 Hospital & Ambulance TEL: 874300

  • BUSES

Daily operations between Oranjestad, the hotels and other locations.

  • INTERNATIONAL CLUBS

Jacees, Kiwanis, Lions, Easter Star, Rotary, Skal, Masonic Lodges, Toastmasters, Alliance Françoise, Woman's Club and Quota Club.

  • HOLIDAYS

Christmas and New Year day Easter Sunday, Aruba Flag Day March 18, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Dutch Queen's Birthday 30th of April, International Labor Day and ascension Day. Stores, Public offices and banks are closed on holidays.

  • GOVERNMENT

Self-government democratic institutions. Aruba is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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