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.