Red Sail Sports

Travel Information

Airport: Queen Beatrix International Airport is 5 minutes away from Oranjestad (where the Renaissance is located) and 15 minutes south of Palm Beach (where the Hyatt and Marriott are located).

Airlines: A wide variety of airlines service Aruba from around the globe.

Climate: Dry and sunny—it’s always summer in Aruba. Temperature hovers at 86 degrees year-round. Water temperature averages 78 degrees. And Aruba is generally outside of the hurricane belt.

Banking: Official currency is the Aruban Florin, divided into 100 cents. U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Approximate exchange rate is AFL $1.78 to U.S. $1.00.

Credit Cards: Red Sail Sports honors American Express, Discover, Visa & MasterCard.

Recompression Chamber: 10-15 minutes by car.

Electricity: 110 volts, AC/60 cycles.

Languages: Official language is Dutch, native language is Papiamento. English and Spanish are widely spoken.

Passport: Valid passport and return or onward airline ticket required for all travelers.

Taxes, Tips: Hotel room & government tax is 17.6%. Departure tax is $30.00 U.S. 10% service charge is included in all Red Sail Sports activities.

Time: Atlantic Time Zone.

Transportation: Taxis and rental cars are available from the airport. Red Sail Sports provides transportation for dive excursions by request only.