Steve Francees sharing his amazing pictures with us once again.

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Aruban born and bred Steve Francees has a passion for photography. Being a local photographer he knows the hidden gems of this island and captures them in an amazing way. As a Family and Landscape photographer Steve is ready to create your next ‘vacation memories’, morning and/or sunset shots. T: (297) 738-0777, M: and

129 years of marriage in two couples

The best location to celebrate any anniversary is here in Aruba and so did Tuke and Florence celebrating their 66th Marriage anniversary, 3rd and 4th from right to left. Joined by Jim and Joanne and also celebrating 63 years of happy marriage on the happy beach here in Aruba. What a big blessings and we all wish these two couples many more years of happiness and good health.

Yes, I feel sad

There are great hobbies that we have here in Aruba and that’s fishing and watersports. Yes, I like soccer and baseball too but fishing is like in our genes.  Nine days ago a very experienced fisherman Pau Martijn went fishing at Baho, that’s about one and a half hour south of Aruba and till today he is lost at sea.  Let’s pray and hope that the recue team will find him.

Drone photo of Palm Beach

The first hotel in the area was the Hotel Basi-Ruti and was built in 1947 just after WW2. From then the tourist industry started and now this area is totally developed. Morning walks at Palm Beach is just amazing and you can start from Fisherman’s hut and walk the whole beach strip and then join the Eagle Beach. Just between La Cabana and Phoenix you must skip the rocks.

Algemene Rekenkamer in Oranjestad

I do like the façades of the Dutch architecture and this can be seen all over in Oranjestad. Buildings like the Algemene Rekenkamer(Court of Audit) and also the Amsterdam Manor Resort do have this style of design. Don’t leave Aruba without a walk in the downtown area and appreciate all this Dutch architecture in Oranjestad. We do have a free tram that will take you thru the whole downtown so take my word and sure you will learn a lot of our downtown history.