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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Just a slice of the panoramic view you'll get with an ocean view room at the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba, located on the pristine Palm Beach.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Widely found throughout the island, you're more than likely to have a friendly visit from Aruba's iguanas a few times during your stay.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    You'll hardly find a meal without a view on this sunny island, just like this one from the Sea Breeze restaurant at the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    The California Lighthouse, built in 1916 after the namesake ship crashed near the island years before, stands atop a hill overlooking the island.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Scattered throughout the northern part of the island, these stacked rocks were once a method for fisherman to remember where they made a great catch. Now visitors to Aruba stack these in hopes their wishes will be granted.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    This natural pool, known as Conchi in Aruba, is perfect for getting up close and personal with tropical fish while snorkeling in its clear blue waters.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    The perfect way to cool off after a long day in the sun is with the local beer Chill, a lighter brew from the island's Balashi brewery.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    The Carnival Breeze docked in downtown Oranjestad blends in with the surrounding buildings. A much larger cruise terminal is set to open by 2016, which will have the capacity to hold up to 22 ships at time.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Set on a beach in the Savaneta village, the Flying Fishbone restaurant treats guests to island fare with a spectacular setting. Be sure to reserve a table early if you'd like to dine in the shallow water.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Arashi Beach located near the northern tip of the island is a local favorite and open to visitors. All beaches in Aruba are public, which means tourists don't have to miss out on the top spots.

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    The “One Happy Island” of Aruba

    Relaxing in a private palapa during sundown is a must when visiting the island.

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    That way you'll have the perfect view of a breathtaking sunset over the water each night.

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