Aruba is one of the “ABC Islands” and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, although it is in the Caribbean sea. If you’re expecting the typical tropical climate, you may be surprised to see cacti and evergreens everywhere. It’s a relatively arid climate. Aruba’s culture is varied, as there are many nationalities that call this island nation home. It’s easy to travel here, as there is the Queen Beatrix International Airport as well as two ports for cruise ships.