7 Of The Best Places To Shop For Souvenirs In Aruba

You can’t visit Aruba without leaving with at least one local and handcrafted souvenir!

If you see people wearing something with the catchy phrase “One Happy Island,” Aruba is its origin. This popular paradise also comes with numerous shops for those looking to splurge their money during vacation. In addition to souvenirs, you’ll also discover high-end items, jewelry, artisan crafts, and much more on this list of the best places to shop in Aruba.

Royal Plaza Mall

Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 94, Oranjestad, Aruba

Royal Plaza Mall, Aruba
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You can’t miss out on visiting Royal Plaza Mall – a beautiful Dutch-influenced architecture- is also arguably the most colorful mall on the island. It consists of a variety of stores ranging from popular mid-range brands like Benetton and Tommy Hilfiger, to small shops selling Aruban jewelries. Make the trek upstairs to find gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea, it is the perfect place for photos. This mall is located in downtown Oranjestad, allowing easy access to main street, the harbor markets, and Aruba’s cruise ship terminal.

Aruba Aloe

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Noord, Aruba

Aruba Aloe
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Aloe is one of the country’s staple productions, so it is essential to visit Aruba Aloe. Here, you can purchase products such as cooling lotions, body scrubs, soaps, body mists, hair care products, and more. Aruba Aloe also hosts complimentary tours every fifteen minutes for those who wish to hear about the history of aloe and understand its production process. Tours are held in multiple languages as there are many Aruba Aloe locations on the island, but the Factory & Museum Tour location is conveniently placed in Oranjestad.

Renaissance Mall

Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, Aruba

Renaissance Mall
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This is the perfect mall for you if you are a fan of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, and Dolce & Gabbana…etc. Renaissance Mall is the only mall in Aruba consisting of high-end stores all in one location where you can find premium clothing, handbags, footwear, jewelry, and more. This is located in downtown Oranjestad and is a five minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.

Renaissance Marketplace

Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 9, Oranjestad, Aruba

Renaissance Marketplace
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Renaissance Marketplace is made for shoppings looking for a more lively destination, since it is more well-known for its vibrant nightlife scene. Renaissance Marketplace offers movie theaters, bars, live performances to fulfill your entertainment needs. Renaissance Marketplace is also known for having a variety of restaurants featuring international cuisines. It is conveniently located in Oranjestad near Wilhelmina Park, ideal if you need to step away from the energetic crowds and find a bit of serenity.

Cosecha

Zoutmanstraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba

Cosecha
Image by @cosecha_aruba on Instagram

If you are looking for locally-made, handcrafted Aruban items; Cosecha is the best spot. Here, you will find arts and crafts, jewelry, sea glass, and other unique items that make unique souvenirs as they are all made by local Aruban artists. Cosecha, meaning “harvesting,” and shows the diverse culture of Aruba, since the island is home to various nationalities. It has two locations for your convenience – one in Oranjestad, and the other in San Nicolas where travelers can also participate in workshops held at the creative center.

Paseo Herencia Mall

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 382A, Noord, Aruba

Paseo Herencia Mall
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Paseo Herencia Mall is similar to Renaissance Marketplace, comprising of stores like Nike, Pandora, and Aruba Aloe. There is also enough entertainment here to occupy the entire family since it hosts different events every night including performances, arts & craft shows, and the famous nightly water show. There are also carousel and mini-train rides for kids, an indoor Airsoft range and movie theater. The mall also boasts different cuisines such as Argentinian, Mexican, Greek, African, and more. If you are a foodie, you will love the comprehensive options here.

The Village

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 348 A, Noord, Aruba

The Village
Image by @thevillagearuba on Instagram

If you are a night owl, the Village Mall is the best shopping center for you. You can find many nightclubs, bars, live performances, a nightly flea market, and more at this lifestyle center. The Village is also an amazing center to immerse yourself in Aruban culture and diversity. You can find many authentic souvenirs for sale here, including art and jewelry. It is conveniently located in Palm Beach, which is a popular destination among tourists.

Kennedy Kollar

Content Associate

Kennedy is an entertainment junkie hailing from Pennsylvania. When she is traveling, you can find her searching for the best gluten-free foods as well as matcha and chai teas. She loves immersing herself in new cultures and wishes to visit the less-traveled hidden gems.

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