Aruba hires “water sommelier” to promote tap water safety

Many know Aruba for its award-winning beaches and turquoise waters, but most travellers don’t know they can drink the island’s water straight from the tap.

The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is teaming up with certified water sommelier, Martin Riese, to showcase Paradise on Tap, featuring limited-time bespoke travel experiences.

The island’s water is potable and made from Caribbean Sea-turned-tap as it goes through an extensive water treatment process to create “Paradise on Tap” – so good it received the highest stamp of approval from Riese.

“I’ve tasted tap water from around the world and Aruba’s Paradise on Tap is truly one of the best,” said Riese. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve been passionate about water and my mission to educate people about the importance of clean, delicious drinking water. I encourage visitors to Aruba to choose Paradise on Tap instead of bottled water – a simple way to sip in the island’s natural beauty.”

Try it for yourself

ATA is inviting travellers to experience the island’s rejuvenating waters in a whole new way, starting with limited-time bookable guest packages.

When staying at eco-conscious properties Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort and Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, travellers receive a reusable water bottle to enjoy Paradise on Tap anywhere the tap can be turned on, and are encouraged to relax and let the good times flow.

For more information on Paradise on Tap and the Aruba Promise, visit