Oranjestad


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Oranjestad

(ôrän`jəstät'), town and port (1991 pop. 20,045), capital and administrative center of ArubaAruba
, island, autonomous part of the Netherlands (2005 est. pop. 71,600), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), in the Lesser Antilles off the coast of Venezuela. Oranjestad is the capital and main port. The population is largely of mixed European and indigenous Caribbean descent.
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, in the Lesser Antilles. Oranjestad is a tourist destination with hotels and fine beaches; most of the island's population is concentrated here. A historical and archaelogical museum are here.
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Tourists enjoy the sunny beaches of Aruba and, opposite page, some of the colourful architecture in Oranjestad
Our first taste of Real Aruban food was al-fresco at the West Deck, set on the beach in Oranjestad, where a platter of spicy shrimp and fish ceviche set the tone for what was to come.
Next morning, another glorious day, most of us hopped ashore for a poke around Aruba's capital Oranjestad - like Curacao, it's steeped in Dutch heritage.
Spending the next day sailing the beautiful azure waters of the Dutch Antilles, guests will then have a full day and evening in Willemstad, Curacao, followed by a day in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Here, we sampled delicious rum runners which further enhanced our education before ambling around Oranjestad, where the resident iguana population delighted both locals and tourists.
After an enjoyable Thomson flight and being welcomed by a warm breeze at the airport, my wife Judith and I headed to our accommodation - The Manchebo Beach Resort at Eagle Beach, up the coast from the capital, Oranjestad.
Cruise passengers can marry on the beach even if they are taken ashore only for a few hours, with nuptials taking place at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, while the ship is docked in the capital, Oranjestad.
ArubaOs Hard Rock Hotel & Casino would be located near the capital of Oranjestad close to Oold cityO attractions and the beach.
Extended calls are scheduled at seven ports -- Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaiao; and Buenos Aires, Callao (Lima), Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Manaus and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marriott International Inc (NYSE: MAR), a US-based company that owns and operates hotel properties, has announced hotel packages from the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino, in Oranjestad, Aruba, for the 12th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival, to be held from may 23 to 28, 2012.
Carnival (0845 351 0556) 10-night fly-cruise on Carnival Miracle from pounds 989, ex-London Feb 29 by return sched flights London-Miami, one night pre-cruise hotel (room only) and eight nights ex-Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Dom Rep, Oranjestad (Aruba) and Curacao
Summary: ORANJESTAD, Aruba: A US businessman who has been jailed in Aruba for nearly three months as a suspect in the death of his traveling companion must remain in custody for at least 30 more days to give investigators more time to gather and evaluate evidence, a judge on the island ruled Friday.