ORANJESTAD — Aruba is hot in every sense of the word, but not just in temperature. When the sun is at its highest, I prefer to beat the heat and escape to a comfy environment. The beach is a great option, but I have a need to shop, have a coffee, walk around, stop, try on that cute hat or buy these awesome shoes. After all of that, I crave for a cool glass of wine and a light snack just before I meet my friend for dinner. Yes, the perfect day!
Imagine doing all of this, all at one place. Where? The perfect mall…
Whether you’re local or visitor, you just have to go to Renaissance Mall in Downtown Oranjestad. You ask why? Look, malls are everywhere. But according to Quora there are three main reasons why a mall is attractive. First reason: Popular brands. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Chopard, CH Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Kate Spade are only some of the over 30 stores in this one-stop shopping Valhalla. Renaissance Mall has them all.
The second reason Quora states: recreation and comfort. Well, Renaissance Mall is covered, cool, offers clean public restrooms, is housed in an elegant building with a classy interior and invites guest to play a round at the casino upstairs. Besides that, you’re in midtown, the heart of Oranjestad.
The third reason that brings the customer in: Food! Of course, we need to fuel our inner body too and Renaissance has that ready for you. Starbucks, or a super lunch at Aquarius Restaurant and finish it all off with dinner at L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House.
It’s just an idea for you, but I do it.
Besides the offerings of the mall, I like the walking too. It is a well-known fact that Dutchies –like me- have a love affair with walking and as a matter of fact Mall Walking is a sport in the United States.
Yes, it may sound crazy, but people actually walk and/or jog inside malls for exercise. In my opinion a great health boost in combination with shopping. And it’s even better at Renaissance Mall, where you are out of the sun and have restrooms available as well as comfy seats and benches to take a moment of rest. I’ve got my hat and my new pair of shoes. I drank my wine and had a wonderful steak dinner and now, I will wander off to that sweet, soft suite at the Renaissance Hotel.
Try My Dream and… Sleep Tight
Renaissance Mall is located in the heart of Oranjestad, a short walking distance from the Main Street, and opposite of the picturesque Renaissance Marina. Stores open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Find us on facebook.com/RenaissanceMallandMarketplace