Aruba Details New and Upcoming Tourism Developments for 2024

ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Coming off of a year of record on-island visitation, today the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is sharing new enhancements and developments elevating the visitor experience on the One happy island in the new year. From major hotel openings to an innovative travel resource and a notable cultural anniversary, 2024 will be a year of exciting tourism developments in Aruba.

“2024 will be a landmark year for Aruba as a destination, and we are thrilled for the enhancements that will make The Aruba Effect stronger than ever,” said Ronella Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority. “With new property developments, technological innovations, major cultural moments, and more, we’re sure the feeling of rejuvenation that our visitors experience while on the island will continue long after returning home.”

2024 Hotel Openings

Iberostar Grand Aruba

The noteworthy developments are led by two major hotel openings. First, The Iberostar Grand Aruba will celebrate its grand opening and welcome guests for the first time this summer. Featuring 240 premium suites and located across from the award-winning Eagle Beach, the adults-only resort will be the first Iberostar property in the Dutch Caribbean and represents the further diversification of hotel options available to visitors. Outside of the suites, guests will enjoy access to the Tierra del Sol golf course, three restaurants, five bars, two pools, and a spa.

St. Regis Palm Beach Aruba Resort

Next, the St. Regis Palm Beach Aruba Resort is set to open at the end of 2024. The St. Regis brand will make its highly anticipated debut on the island and expand its luxury product with 220 luxurious rooms, 5-star amenities and top-class dining, spa, and pool offerings. Ideally located near top attractions in Aruba, the hotel will be just the second St. Regis property in the Caribbean.

2023 Hotels Opened

In addition, the culinary offerings available at hotels and in nearby Oranjestad have heightened throughout the island due to a handful of 2023 openings and enhancements that will elevate the 2024 experience:

Aruba Carnival

Additionally, 2024 features a major milestone for the celebration of Aruban culture with the 70th anniversary of Aruba’s Carnival. Now through mid-February, locals and visitors alike will take part in the biggest Aruban Carnival yet with festive block parties, spectacular parades and musical events lighting up the One happy island. The festivities will then culminate with the Grand Carnival Parade on February 11.

Travel to Aruba

These enhancements and cultural moments are complemented by new resources being implemented to streamline travel to and from the island.

Slated for March 2024, Aruba will roll out the Aruba Happy One Pass, a digital travel credential system that will allow travelers to complete pre-boarding verification, share their information directly with immigration officials, and smoothly cross border checkpoints without providing their physical passports.

Additionally, travelers can take advantage of new flight options to Aruba in 2024 such as:


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