Travel going to Aruba in 3 tips?


addicted to vacation
Mar 24, 2007
deep in the heart of Texas
hi all!

i am hitting up Aruba in 3 weeks and have not even started researching of where to go, shop, eat, etc...I was just planning on winging it with my SO and the couple we are going with.

Shopping question: is it more expensive to buy LV/Chanel in Aruba (any sort of tax rebate?) than in the U.S?

Also, any restaurants, sightseeing tips, shopping tips are well appreciated. Thanks!!! :biggrin:
Aug 6, 2007
New York
Aruba is a great island and the people are lovely. I've been there a couple of times, but spent all of it on the beach, so I'm not up on what there is to see.

Shopping is great there. I'm not sure about LV or Chanel but I priced a few things at the Gucci store in Oranjestad and the prices were indeed less than in the US and it's duty free. The french brands should be duty free as well.

Have a wonderful time!

Beach Bum

Feb 17, 2006
all the good shopping is in the RENAISSANCE MARINA HOTEL in the main town,NOT PALM Beach...They have Gucci and LV but prices arent so good anymore.USED to b 30% off its only 10%.Lv is not cheaper either but they get hard to find bags there