Water & Electricity

There is no need to buy bottled water in Aruba, the island's tap water is pure and refreshing, distilled in one of the world's largest saltwater desalination plants. The plant responsible for both the desalination of water as well as the production of electricity is called WEB (Water and Electricity Bureau). Tours of the Balashi-based plant can be arranged by calling WEB at Tel. (297) 582-4700.


Aruba rarely experiences power failures. The island functions on the North American voltage standard of 110 A.C. (60 cycles), the same as in the United States and Canada. The TV standard is NTSC so your home video camera will also play back on the hotel's TV sets or large screen projectors.