July 18, 2015
1751 NETHERLANDS (Aruba) - Renaissance Island
Renaissance Island is a 16 ha artificial island off the coast near Oranjestad, the capital and largest city of Aruba. It is privately owned and has the only private beaches on Aruba (Iguana Beach and Flamingo Beach), set aside for guests of the Renaissance Hotel and the Renaissance Suites. Because these hotels are located in the downtown harbor area of Oranjestad, they has purchased this island to offer their guests a sandy protected beach just off shore. A Beechcraft 18 and a Convair 400 were both deliberately sunk about 46m offshore to create a diving site. Flamingoes can be seen on the island.
About the stamp
The stamp is part of a definitive series depicting Alto Vista Chapel, about which I wrote here.
Sent from Oranjestad (Aruba), on 04.07.2014