Bon Dia! Welcome to Aruba, our special island full of sun, perfect beaches and 90,000 friends you haven’t met yet! We are proud of our rich past as over the course of Aruba’s history, our shores have been graced with people from all over the world. The name of our island comes from ancient gold miners for whom the word Aruba meant ‘red gold’. These days, those searching for gold can often find it in the cosmopolitan streets of the city amongst some of the finest jewellery stores this of the equator.