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Shopping Hours

Hours vary accoriding to location, though most open around 9 a.m. thanks to all the cruise ships.


Main Street stores 9am - 6pm
Renaissance Mall 9am - 8pm
Renaissance Marketplace 9am - 6:30pm
Palm Beach Plaza 2pm - 10pm, weekends 2pm - 11pm
Paseo Herencia 10am - 10pm, Sunday 5pm- 10pm

Some stores are open on Sundays and holidays when cruise ships are in port. Smaller stores may close for lunch between noon and 2 p.m.

Best Shopping Ideas:

For children, hollow tubes filled with seeds known as "rain makers" brought over from South America, along with walking canes and drums.

T-shirts, fanny packs and everything imaginable with colorful and tasteful Aruba logos.

Dutch chocolates really do melt in your mouth.

The better stores offer every imaginable type of Delft Blue china, particularly porcelain figures and figurines. The huge wheels of Gouda and Edam cheeses store forever in a refrigerator back home.

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