20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Aruba, South America

Aruba, South America

Year-round sunshine makes Aruba the perfect destination for those seeking a Caribbean paradise, with beautiful beaches, warm waters and a climate tailor-made for relaxation. Aruba lies southwest of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, 80 km northwest of Curaçao and 29 km north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná.

This can be a popular place, a regular stop on the cruise ship circuit, but with mile after mile of white sands stretching around the gorgeous coastline, it isn’t difficult to avoid the crowds and find some much needed peace and quiet here.

You can do a lot or a little on Aruba, with world-class diving and watersports always an option, and caves, cliffs and ancient boulders to explore inland, by foot, horseback or ATV. The island is tiny, making it easy to get around and see everything. But more often than not, you’ll be drawn to the beach, where the trade winds offer respite from the beating sun, the palm trees give shade and the flamingos provide the entertainment.

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