Discover Aruba: A Guide for Event Planners 

Welcome to the Gem of the Caribbean 

Nestled in the southern Caribbean Sea, Aruba beckons with its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant culture. Beyond its sun-soaked shores and crystal-clear waters, Aruba offers a wealth of opportunities for unforgettable events. This guide is your gateway to unlocking the treasures of Aruba, offering insights into local expertise, diverse activities, luxurious accommodations, and unique venues that define Aruba as a premier destination for extraordinary gatherings. 

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Local Expertise: Navigating Aruba’s Island Charms 

At the heart of our approach lies a deep understanding of Aruba’s unique blend of relaxation and adventure. With roots deeply embedded in the local culture, our team navigates the island’s charms with finesse and expertise. Our longstanding relationships with local vendors and suppliers ensure a seamless execution of events, from beachfront weddings to corporate retreats. As esteemed partners with Aruba’s top hotels and venues, we bring a wealth of local expertise to the table, offering exclusive access to hidden gems and personalized service for an elevated event experience. 

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More than Just Beaches and Sunsets: Exploring Aruba’s Diversity 

Aruba, often celebrated for its idyllic coastlines and mesmerizing sunsets, unveils a wealth of experiences that transcend the typical Caribbean getaway. This island, with its unique blend of cultures, history, and natural beauty, invites travelers to delve into its rich tapestry of experiences. 

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Oranjestad’s Vibrant Street Art and Historic Charm: 

Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is a colorful showcase of the island’s vibrant culture and history. The city’s historic district is not just a testament to Aruba’s Dutch colonial heritage but also a canvas for contemporary creativity, particularly its burgeoning street art scene. Guided walking tours of Oranjestad reveal stunning murals and installations that tell stories of Aruban life, identity, and aspirations, offering a glimpse into the island’s soul beyond its scenic shores. 

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A Culinary Journey Across Aruba: 

Aruba’s dining scene is as diverse as its cultural heritage, offering a culinary journey that spans local creole specialties to international cuisines. The island’s eclectic mix of restaurants, food trucks, and seaside eateries provide a taste of its multicultural makeup, with dishes that blend Dutch, African, Spanish, and indigenous influences. Culinary tours or cooking classes can immerse visitors in Aruba’s food traditions, from savoring freshly caught seafood to indulging in the rich flavors of Keshi Yena—a beloved local dish. 

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The Rugged Beauty of Arikok National Park: 

Away from the bustling beaches, Arikok National Park offers an adventure into Aruba’s untamed landscapes. This protected area, covering almost 20% of the island, features rugged terrain, unique geological formations, and indigenous flora and fauna. Hiking trails wind through desert landscapes, past cacti and divi-divi trees, leading to hidden coves and natural pools. Exploring Arikok provides a stark contrast to Aruba’s coastal beauty and a deeper appreciation for the island’s diverse ecosystems. 

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Diving into Aruba’s Underwater World: 

Aruba’s pristine reefs and renowned shipwrecks make it a premier destination for divers and snorkelers. The clear Caribbean waters offer visibility to vibrant coral gardens teeming with marine life, historic sunken ships, and even submerged airplanes. Diving excursions in Aruba not only reveal the island’s rich underwater biodiversity but also its history, with wrecks dating back to World War II serving as artificial reefs and underwater museums. 

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From Palm Beach to San Nicolas: A Spectrum of Experiences: 

Aruba’s coastal towns each offer a distinct vibe, from the lively and luxurious Palm Beach area, known for its high-end resorts and vibrant nightlife, to the laid-back charm of San Nicholaas, Aruba’s “Sunrise City.” San Nicholaas, in particular, has emerged as a cultural hub, with art galleries, studios, and the transformative street art of the Aruba Art Fair contributing to its creative renaissance. 

Aruba’s diversity extends beyond its postcard-worthy beaches and sunsets into a rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and a spectrum of experiences that cater to adventurers, foodies, history buffs, and art enthusiasts alike. Each aspect of the island offers an opportunity to explore and enjoy a side of Aruba that is refreshingly unexpected, making every visit a discovery of something new. 

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Elevating Experiences 

Exciting Activities: Transform your event into an immersive adventure that captures the essence of Aruba’s stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. Begin your exploration with a dive into the island’s crystal-clear waters, home to vibrant coral reefs and mesmerizing marine life. Snorkeling and scuba diving excursions offer a glimpse into a breathtaking underwater world, where sunken ships tell tales of history and schools of tropical fish dart through coral gardens. 

For those who prefer land-based adventures, Aruba’s rugged terrain awaits discovery on a thrilling jeep safari. Traverse the Arikok National Park, navigate the island’s desert-like landscapes, and uncover hidden natural pools and ancient cave paintings. This exhilarating journey through Aruba’s diverse ecosystems showcases the island’s beauty beyond its beaches. 

As the day winds down, a sunset cruise along Aruba’s coast offers a moment of relaxation and reflection. Glide over turquoise waters as the sky transforms into vibrant hues, providing a serene backdrop for socializing and unwinding. The gentle Caribbean breeze and the rhythmic sound of the waves create a perfect setting for ending the day on a high note. 

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Luxury Accommodations: Aruba redefines luxury and comfort with its wide selection of accommodations, catering to every preference and desire. Beachfront resorts, like the iconic Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, offer guests direct access to pristine sands and azure waters, along with world-class amenities and service. For those seeking a more intimate experience, boutique hotels and private villas provide seclusion and exclusivity, offering personalized touches that make each stay unique. 

All-inclusive resorts in Aruba simplify the vacation experience, allowing guests to indulge in gourmet dining, premium beverages, and a variety of recreational activities, all included in their stay. These properties, such as the Divi Aruba All Inclusive, are perfect for travelers who seek relaxation and convenience in one package. 

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Unique Venues and Entertainment Options: Aruba’s array of unique event venues ensures that every gathering is memorable and distinctive. Seaside pavilions and beach clubs set the stage for casual yet elegant events, where the ocean’s proximity enhances every moment. Historic landmarks, like the California Lighthouse, offer a touch of Aruba’s past, providing a scenic and culturally rich setting for receptions and ceremonies. 

Luxury yachts available for private charter open up possibilities for exclusive gatherings on the water, adding an element of adventure and luxury to corporate events or celebrations. These floating venues offer a unique vantage point of Aruba’s coastline and an unforgettable experience for all attendees. 

Entertainment options in Aruba are as diverse as the island itself. Live music and dance performances, featuring local and international artists, bring energy and vibrancy to any event. Beach bonfires under the stars create a magical ambiance, perfect for socializing and storytelling. Cultural demonstrations, including Aruban folk dancing or Carnival parades, offer guests a deeper understanding of the island’s traditions and heritage. 

From the depths of its waters to the luxury of its accommodations and the uniqueness of its event venues, Aruba presents a world of possibilities for creating an event that combines adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every guest. 

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Community Engagement

We actively engage with local communities to understand their needs and contribute to their well-being through various initiatives.

Environmental Stewardship: We recognize the importance of protecting Aruba’s natural beauty and work diligently to minimize our environmental footprint.

Community Outreach Programs: We collaborate with local organizations to support education, healthcare, and social welfare projects that benefit the community

Employee Volunteerism:

  • We encourage and support our employees in volunteering their time and skills to various community and environmental projects.
  • Community Donations
  • We’re proud stewards of Aruba’s natural beauty, actively preserving it.
  • We organize quarterly clean-ups at the iconic Natural Bridge and support Luna Foundation Aruba.
  • Supporting Aruba’s Growth

Our Dedication to Sustainability

In Aruba’s tourism history, De Palm Tours stands out for sustainable practices, holding EarthCheck certification since 2018. Our commitment is reflected in The Giving Palm, fostering sustainability and community support. Despite challenges like plastic pollution, we’re dedicated to preserving Aruba’s beauty. Join us in our mission for a sustainable future. We’re proud to be a part of Aruba’s oldest and largest tour company, setting the standard for environmental responsibility.

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Wildlife Protectors

Trash kills more than just your snorkeling vibe – it puts sea creatures in at serious risk. Our team will teach you about proper wildlife etiquette before visiting the home of the Shoco, Wara Wara, Prikichi, Landcrab, and other wildlife. And when it comes to land excursions, like our Jeep & UTV tours, we have thoughtfully selected trails to protect the flora & fauna!

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Sustainably Operated

From sailing Palm Pleasure 70% by veil, to our 100% battery-operated & 100% environmentally friendly sub, Atlantis, we like to save on fuel, energy, and water wherever we can. Seemingly small efforts add up, like re-using purified wastewater to irrigate plants, and installing low flow fixture taps to prevent waste. And leftover food? It gets donated to a pig farm!

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Community Cleanup

Aruba is a tiny island, and as plastic products become more widely used, waste builds up. Our team regularly participates in cleanups in our community, and weekly cleanups around De Palm Island. As stewards for the environment, our entire team is educated in sustainability practices and each one is encouraged to do their part in keeping our home pristine.

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Education And Awareness

We are deeply committed to fostering awareness and understanding among our guests and team members when it comes to sustainability. Our dedication to educating others about Aruba’s distinctive environment extends to topics such as the significance of mangroves, the intricate growth processes of coral reefs, effective waste management practices, water consumption reduction, and much more.

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Professional and dedicated team members

Our team of experienced and dedicated protessionals are innovative, creative, and master problem-solvers, eliminating all the guess-work for planners. We work side-by-side with you to insure your group’s visit is remarkable, impeccable, and a beautiful memory to reflect on for years to come.

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Creative And Experienced DMC

Trust your group’s stay to a company that has over 30 years of experience in the group, incentive, and meetings industry. We offer a wide range of specialized services and products to make your trip to Aruba unique, successful, and memorable. Your success is our success, and we will help you navigate the process-from site inspection and planning to execution of your activities and events.

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De Palm Inventory

De Palm is the only DMS company in Aruba that owns and operates a fleet of luxury coaches, off-road vehicles, a luxury catamaran, a submarine, and our own private island. We are able to provide your guests with one-of-a-kind excursions only offered by De Palm.

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What makes us different

Local Expertise
We have insider knowledge that allows us to craft personalized experiences that showcase the best of our island paradise.

Tailored Solutions
We believe that every client is unique, and we pride ourselves on offering tailored solutions to meet your specific needs and preferences.

Exceptional Service
Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional service from start to finish.

Extensive Network
Over the years, we have built strong relationships with top vendors, suppliers, and partners in Aruba.

We are committed to sustainability and environmental conservation.

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As you explore the possibilities of Aruba, consider this guide your compass to crafting events that capture the essence of this captivating island. Discover, engage, and create moments that leave a lasting impression against the backdrop of Aruba’s timeless beauty. 


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