Newsletter June 2018

What's Happening on One Happy Island

Dera Gai, June 24

The Dera Gai celebration or St. John’s Day is a cultural festival held each year on June 24 in Aruba that puts traditional songs and dances in the spotlight. If you do a literal translation of “Dera Gai” it means “Burying of the rooster.” No need to go into the details of how this festival was celebrated back in the day (it was a little gruesome for the rooster). While the symbol of the rooster still figures prominently in this festival, as do the brightly colored yellow and red costumes worn by participants, the emphasis in modern times is on the traditional music and dancing. There are also lots of bonfires to mark the occasion. 

Aruba Summer Music Festival, June 29-July 1

The Harbor Square Arena will be the site for one of the island’s most beloved performance events of the year – the Aruba Summer Music Festival (ASMF). Latin music lovers are especially excited about this year lineup of performers. Opening the festival on June 29 this year will be Ozuna, Nacho, and three of Aruba’s most popular bands: Buleria, NFuzion, and D’Licious. The second night of ASMF on June 30 will feature Victor Manuelle, Fonseca, Eddy Herrera, and Felipe Pelaez. The final day of the festival on July 1 puts soca music in the spotlight with Kes from Trinidad & Tobago joined by local soca favorites Le Groove and Tsunami.

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Miracle Home Program Heating Up!

Our local Miracle Home program is really starting to pick up momentum! We’ve already seen several homes enrolled in the program sell, and we now have FIVE more Miracle Home listings! When a Miracle Home is sold, the seller makes a donation to The Casa Cuna home for children in need and Re/Max Aruba matches the donation florin for florin. We think it’s so important to give back to our island community, and especially to support children who need a safe, supportive environment. We’ve been promoting our Miracle Home program with materials like the ones presented below and the response has been great! See all our Miracle Home Listings at

Featured Listings
NEW MIRACLE HOME LISTING! Savaneta 107-B is a great 3-bedroom 2-bathroom home with a separate cozy 1-bedroom 1-bathroom apartment with kitchen for rental income. This property features 2,300+ square feet of living space with a nice backyard porch that overlooks the fish pond! And best of all, when this property sells, both the seller and Re/Max Aruba will make substantial donations to the Casa Cuna Progreso home for children in need! Listed for just USD $212,922 (AWG 379,001). Interested? Call Edwin at +297 592-2906 and see more photos and details on the Re/Max Aruba website at
LUXURY VILLA RENTAL! Located in the exclusive Gold Coast gated community near beautiful Malmok Beach, this 3-bedroom 2-bathroom villa has 1,900+ square feet of living space and a large back patio with a hammock, seating area and playground for children. Available for monthly rent of USD $2,900 (AWG 5,162). Interested? Call Niek at +297 5929780 and see more photos and details on the Re/Max Aruba website at
GOLD COAST LUXURY VILLA RENTAL! Located in the most exclusive gated community on the island near beautiful Malmok Beach, Diamante 129 is a 4-bedroom 3.5-bathroom villa with nearly 2,700+ square feet of living space. The downstairs bedroom has a separate entrance and mini-kitchen so it can serve as a studio apartment for rental income. This property is available for monthly rent of USD $3,800 (AWG 6,764). Interested? Call Yolima at +297 5944877 and see more photos and details on the Re/Max Aruba website at
TIERRA DEL SOL CONDO! Las Palmas 22-A is an amazing 3-bedroom 2.5-bathroom condominium located in the very exclusive Tierra del Sol development with its championship 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones, Jr. And it comes fully furnished! Listed for USD $475,000 (AWG 845,500). Interested? Call Desi at +297 739-9191 and come to the OPEN HOUSE or visit the Re/Max Aruba website to see more photos and details at

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