Main Street in the heart of Oranjestad, a pop-up art fair

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad

Our Caribbean resort in stunning Aruba offers the perfect vacation spot, whether you have a family to entertain or you’re looking for a secluded, romantic stay for two. We have two distinctive experiences: the hip, lively Marina Hotel is adult-exclusive, while the Renaissance Ocean Suites is a sophisticated one-bedroom option for families or groups. Of course, both provide exclusive access to a special discovery hiding just off shore at Renaissance Island (Flamingo sightings ahead). Our location in Oranjestad’s vibrant downtown gives you endless opportunities to revel in Aruban culture in the heart of the city. Friendly resident Navigator Esmeralda is available to help you plan your island adventure.

Aruhiba Cigars

Take a tour of Aruba's only cigar factory with owner Benjamin Petrochi and learn how each cigar is made by hand from scratch.
Aruhibas are premium cigars that are handmade by talented torcedors with tobacco grown and processed right in Aruba. The tour of the tobacco farm allows you to gain insight into the painstaking process, right from picking the correct leaves to the final finished cigar. There is a factory outlet located at the farm where visitors can purchase their very own box, which make for superb gifts or souvenirs. For the best range of products, visit the retail store located by the Old Dutch Windmill. Call ahead to book a tour of the farm.
Address: 14 A Soledad, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 586 7833
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 3.8 mi
see / 3.8 mi

Madame Janette

Dine alfresco at this award-winning restaurant fusing the best of European and Caribbean cuisine; their almond-crusted grouper is legendary.
Named for a spice popular in Caribbean cooking, Madame Janette has been at the forefront of Aruba's restaurant scene since 1999. Awarded several culinary distinctions since opening, the restaurant offers a casually upscale dining experience that blends a relaxed island vibe with top-notch French-inspired cooking. Opt for outside seating and dine in the midst of a lush tropical garden strung with twinkling fairy lights and soothing music. Savor dishes like the Old Butcher Steak, Cordon Bleu schnitzel, and their famous Bang Bang Shrimp. Pair your meal with a selection of fine wines or hand-picked craft beers personally chosen by the owner himself. Reservations are a must.
Address: 37 Cunucu Abou, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 587 0184
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 2.4 mi
food / 2.4 mi

Dutch Pancake House

Try the poffertjes (mini buckwheat pancakes) in flavors like brandied raisin or peach and Grand Marnier at this popular breakfast eatery.
Dutch Pancake House has everything you could want in a vacation breakfast spot - spacious patio, great food and a relaxed island vibe. The restaurant specializes in Dutch pancakes, different from American pancakes in that they are baked on a skillet in the oven as opposed to being cooked on the stove. The wafer-thin pancakes are generously garnished with a variety of sweet or savory toppings from home-made fruit compote to French brie cheese. The Picasso pancake with fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and powdered sugar is a favorite. The carni stoba or Aruban beef stew is a good choice if you're looking to try a more classically Caribbean dish.
Address: 82 L.G. Smith Boulevard, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 583 7180
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.6 mi
food / 0.6 mi

Atelier '89

Find unique local art here from almost every medium. There's always something new to find.
This unique art gallery plays host to a variety of exhibitions and events in the capital city of the Dutch island of Aruba, Oranjestad. From workshops on sound, performance, photography, ceramics, fashion, video, graphic design and theater, Atelier '89 encompasses almost every medium of art. Also serving as an art school with classrooms and even a residence hall, this beloved gallery is the place to see new up and coming artists work on the island.
Address: 34 Dominicanessenstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 565 4613
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.7 mi
see / 0.7 mi


For a taste of traditional local cuisine, head to Cunucero. Try the keshi yena dish with a side of pan bati to dip in the sauce.
Serving up authentic Aruba cuisine, Cunucero is a gem of a restaurant in the Tanki Leendert neighborhood. Tucked away in the capital and largest city in Aruba, this popular eatery menu is comprised of traditional cuisine often served with the fresh catch of the day. From pan bati - a fluffy like pancake wedge served with seafood or stew, funchi - a polenta stew,  and even keshi yena - a ball of cheese stuffed meat and sauce and then baked, Cunucero will give you a taste of the original and tasty cuisine found on the island.
Address: 145 Tanki Leendert, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 592 5637
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 2.1 mi
food / 2.1 mi

Local Store

Take Local Store's hats and t-shirts home with you or try an Aruban beer, but don't let anyone in on this well-kept secret waterside bar.
Local Store is not a store, although it is very local. An open-air bar right on the waterfront in downtown Oranjestad, Local Store is the perfect place to stop for a lingering lunch of pastechi, Aruba's take on the empanada. Wash it down with Balashi, the domestic beer of Aruba, and chat with locals hanging around the light wooden interior or license plate-decoarated bar top. Beautiful ocean views and some of the friendliest service on the island makes Local Store a truly local offering.
Address: Weststraat 4D, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 583 8229
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.4 mi
drink / 0.4 mi

Gandelman Jewelers

Gandelman carries luxury European jewelry and caters to those who love the finer things in life. Rolexes are their specialty.
Aruba is romance, and what better way to up the romantic ante than with a trip to one of the island's premier jewelers? A family-owned business, this shop is known for its reliable, friendly service. Gandelman's will supply you with whatever you need, be it a tennis bracelet, an engagement ring or a Rolex watch. See the website for complete information on their collection.
Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 82, Renaissance Mall, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 529 9920
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.2 mi
shop / 0.2 mi

Jimmy's Place

Party non-stop at Jimmy's, which sees a huge crowd - of all kinds - every night as you listen to DJs and dance till light.
Located in downtown Oranjestad, Jimmy's Place has a lot in store for those looking for a great hangout spot. You can sit indoors and relish exquisitely crafted cocktails and juices, or spread out in their tropical garden. The cafe's happy hour is one attraction that brings the crowd in during the evenings. Apart from that, Jimmy's Place also hosts DJ nights every day to set the mood for partying.
Address: Windstraat 32, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 582 2550
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.7 mi
drink / 0.7 mi

Que Pasa

Bright colored walls and wicker chairs send out a fun and relaxing vibe. Sip on the Fuzzy Mango cocktail while admiring the funky wall art.
The very name exudes friendliness. Que Pasa in Oranjestad is the brainchild of a group of friends who always wanted the bar experience to be more than just drinks. An old house converted with bright paint and funky furniture and voila! Order a drink, indulge in some pasta or chicken teriyaki and then catch an inspiring art show at their gallery. The bar is well-stocked and the food options are also solid. All the art-work on display is for sale, so feel free to browse and take your pick.
Address: Wilhelminastraat 18, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 583 4888
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.4 mi
drink / 0.4 mi

Historical Museum of Aruba

Wish to get a taste of the Aruban culture, history, economy, and wildlife? Then this is the place to be.
Established by the Cultureel Centrum van Aruba in 1983, this museum offers a wide profile of the city of Aruba. Under the direction of the Cultureel Centrum the museum was finally completed after the restoration of the Fort Zoutman Willem III Tower. Today, it is under the direction of the Fundacion Museo Arubano, offering visitors information on the establishment and political history of the Island. For a nominal admission fee, get to know the city's culture, history, economy and wildlife. Visiting the Museum of Aruba is an unforgettable experience.  
Address: Fortzoutmanstraat z/n, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 588 5199
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.4 mi
see / 0.4 mi


Find cameras, electronics, watches and more at this friendly store. Boolchand's carries fantastic labels, including Canon and Sony.
Your search for gadgets such as cameras, cell phones, computers and other electronic items and accessories ends at Boolchand's. Established in 1930, this store showcases top brands, including Canon, Asus, Nokia, Panasonic and several others, all under one roof. Apart from electronic goods, the shop also has jewelry, watches and clothes for one and all. Drop by for a great shopping experience.
Address: Havenstraat 25, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 583 0147
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.2 mi
shop / 0.2 mi

Cigar Emporium

Chill out with a Cuban cigar in this climate-controlled humidor with top cigars and accessories. What more could an aficionado ask for?
True cigar devotees should head straight to the Cigar Emporium at the Renaissance Mall to get their hands on Cuban cigars. This cigar shop is a store house for Cuban cigars from renowned brands such as Montecristo, Partagas and Cohiba. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the selection, the friendly staff will gladly assist you. A popular haunt for cigar connoisseurs, the store is especially crowded every Friday, as it has a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. Walk in for a smokin' good time.
Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 94, The Royal Plaza Mall, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +297 582 5479
Hotel: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad
Distance: 0.6 mi
shop / 0.6 mi

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  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Casino
  • On-Site Beach Lagoon
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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Patamingo Kids Club
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