Aruba is one of the three ABC islands that comprise the Netherlands Antilles; the other two of them are Bonaire and Curacao. The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad, which is located on the island's southern coast. Aruba has a mélange of people from South American and European continents, also from the Far East and, from other West Indian islands. These different settlers have added a unique flavour to the lives of the inhabitants of this island.
Aruba has become a great tourist attraction in recent years to Americans in particular but also to Canadians and Europeans. It now has a number of gaming casinos, some of which open twenty four hours a day, while some others open at eleven a.m. until the wee hours of the morning. The large casinos also feature first class entertainment imported mainly from the United States and Latin America.
The seawater off Aruba is spectacularly beautiful and clear allowing divers to enjoy the coral formations, as well as being able to visit wreck sites, where visibility at some times can be good for 100 feet.