Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store

Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store

Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Aruba Aloe, founded in 1890, is one of the few Aloe companies in the world that grows, harvests, and processes its own Aloe on site. This Aloe, considered to be the finest Aloe in the world, is the base of an ever growing collection of premium skin, hair, and sun care products. Pay a visit to the Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store in Hato for your own free tour, which highlights the history of Aloe cultivation on Aruba and unveils the entire manufacturing process, from the hand cutting of the aloe leaves to the packaging of the final products.
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  • Wanderlust
    Brooklyn, New York253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Free Activity
    I finally took the tour of the Aruba Aloe Factory & Museum and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I did expect to walk in the actual aloe fields, however that is not part of tour. The tour starts outside with a demonstration of how the aloe is processed and it’s history in Aruba. The tour continues inside where you see the factory and workers assembling the products. It ends in the gift shop where you’ll find everything from soap to afterburner care. The tour it’s self is less than 20 minutes. They run every few minutes and a reservation is not required.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Claire
    Scottsdale, Arizona5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting & informative.
    This was my second time vacationing in Aruba and my first time visiting the museum. It's so interesting to hear and see all of the ways to use aloe & aloe products. Spent quite a bit of money in here on myself and others. Totally worth it, though. 😉
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2023
  • TravellingBetty44
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, interesting experience!
    This place was great! I never thought much about where aloe comes from or its uses, this was so infomative! We got to see the farm, we learned about how it's harvested, all the uses, how the lab works, and how the packaging happens. We were able to sample the products and get in depth info about each of them, and the factory store is great! Everyone is so friendly and helpful, we had a great time!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Elena F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly a highlight of our trip
    The tour was incredibly interesting and the tour guide made it engaging and entertaining. We loved learning about the process, history, and products. This was a great thing to do to get out of the sun and into AC for a little while. The aloe is Aruba is quite different than in the states and everyone was very excited about the products we brought back for them to try. Overall a fun and unique experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • ggwright62
    Norwalk, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see: Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store
    My visit to the Aruba Aloe Factory was awesome! I learned so much on the tour and purchased the awesome products. My skin feels amazing, and I shared the love with my family! I definitely will return, as well as purchase from the website! Thank you!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • BatchFam
    Yukon, Oklahoma641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Put this on your List!
    Incredible operation, still producing. You can get a tour that shows you the laboratory, chemists, mixers, production line, labels, shipping g. Great tour. I love supporting a local business and the tour is free! Great place to Siena a couple of hours!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2023
  • MBBAM
    82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aloe
    We did the tour and it is short but very informative. I never knew how much work goes into the aloe being made. It is more expensive than the aloe that I see in the Untied States; however, this is a company that still uses (Mostly) people to make the products. I would recommend doing the tour during the week because the production workers have weekends and holidays off.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • sheila270
    Toronto, Canada1,948 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting tour
    We visited this place on our bus excursion- Fantasy tour. We got a demonstration on how they get aloe and then a tour of the factory. It was interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We ended off in the gift shop. We didn’t buy anything. The products are quite pricy.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Kim H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun & Interesting
    Visiting the Aloe Factory was part of a tour we chose-we looked forward to seeing the 160-year old history!. We enjoyed hearing how the aloe is harvested; our guide was very knowledgeable. We toured during an employee break so we didn't get to see the process, but it was astounding how clean the factory was maintained. At the end, you come to the gift shop. I did purchase a few items and love them all. To add, this is a fairly quick tour so it doesn't take up a huge part of your day.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Barb D
    Lenoir City, Tennessee200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natural gem
    Natural gem! This was such a great stop. So glad we finally went. Loved the tour and the store! Factory is pristine and staff were wonderful. Great products you can’t always find at satellite stores or airport.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
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Sherri T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Always on our list to stop and fill up on staples from Aruba. Missing our fav lip balm, but they are repackaging...fabulous! Their lotions for sun and fun...the best!
Written April 6, 2024
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Mike S
Nova Scotia, Canada35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We started with the tour. It’s pretty interesting until the end when the tour guide asks for tips because they don’t pay him enough. Remove 1 star. We bought about $70 worth of items and when we got home we reviewed the bill and they charged us for 2 items that we only bought one of. Remove another star. I sent them an email as soon as we got home about the overcharge and they responded saying within 48 hours they would get back to us. Well it’s been 6 days now and no follow up by them. Take off a third star. And just get ready for sticker shock as the prices on their products are out of this world.
Written March 26, 2024
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vikrant n
Cary, NC48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Aloe Factory in Aruba is a botanical haven that offers an enriching and educational experience. Surrounded by lush aloe vera fields, the guided tours provide fascinating insights into the cultivation and processing of this versatile plant. The informative guides share the history of aloe in Aruba, showcasing its healing properties and diverse uses. The factory's commitment to sustainable practices is evident, and visitors can shop for high-quality aloe products, from soothing lotions to nourishing skincare. A visit to the Aloe Factory in Aruba is not only a treat for the senses but also an appreciation of nature's bounty and the island's dedication to preserving its natural resources.
Written February 12, 2024
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Lisa F
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a stop on a half-day tour we booked. I wasn’t excited about it, as I figured it was a tourist trap. Boy, was I wrong! We got a great demonstration of how they pull the aloe vera gel out of the plant…we learned about the history of aloe in Aruba. We got to see the factory (from above). Our guide explained how each of their items worked…it was really helpful to be able to tell the different products apart. Of course, the end was in the gift shop, where I spent a good bit of money. The staff in the shop were able to help us with clarifying exactly which items I actually wanted. They do ship through their website, so I can order more!
Written January 21, 2024
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Dawn G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

The history of aloe was particularly interesting.

The products are amazing, and the best price on the island.
Written January 14, 2024
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL1,022 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for a true factory tour, you may be disappointed. The aloe fields were as expected, and the demonstration of the harvesting was interesting enough. But the "tour" of the factory (upstairs viewing of the manufacturing floor) was more like a commercial for their pricy products. Know they bring them (tourists) in by the bus load, and the large showroom has all things aloe for sale. The "Museum" was very small, and not particularly well done.
Written December 30, 2023
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL6,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We stopped at Aruba Aloe factory one morning on our driving tour of Aruba. The place is a unique tourist stop where we learn about Aloe. The about half-hour guided tour was quite informative, especially the start of the tour outdoors under a tree near the aloe farm. The aloe plants in the farm were in bloom. After the tour, I went on a short walk through the farm and saw the irrigation system. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and the factory was immaculately clean. There was quite a bit of product promotion, but that was to be expected on the free tour. This was an interesting short stop in Aruba.
Written December 29, 2023
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Sarah Merly
Purcellville, VA141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The way Arubans take so much pride in the history of the aloe plant and its cultivation is truly delightful! We learned how to cut and process aloe in the aloe fields and then we watched the process of converting the plants into lotion and other products from the top of the factory. It's all free—but you'll definitely want to buy some after the tour ;) Oh, and Brittany (a cashier) and Daniel (our tour guide) were excellent!
Written December 17, 2023
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Kristen M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Super fun to learn about the aloe and products that aruba creates! Also we bought some products in the store- we love them
Written November 6, 2023
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Katmatu
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A demonstration of how the aloe was prepared took place outside under a shady tree.

Once inside, we went upstairs to the viewing gallery where knowledgeable employees told us the history of the factory. The laboratory spaces and production and packaging floors were visible and immaculate, and cleanliness protocols were followed. The whole manufacturing process impressed husband as he had worked in a lab environment for many years and found all processes according to proper lab protocols.

Then, downstairs we went to see all of the products the factory produces using aloe. Needless to say, quite a few came home with us.

One thing to note as well, the aloe stores around the island are all company-owned and have company employees working at them. Nice Tour.
Written October 29, 2023
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