Aruba is one of the ABC Islands in the Netherlands Antilles. Her first inhabitants were Indians from South America, but today Aruba is a multi-cultural, independently functioning part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From 1924 until 1985, it was home to the Lago oil refinery which employed most people on the island and provided foreign revenue. The small island of Aruba has plenty to offer with miles of white beaches, a wild cunucu (countryside), and shopping malls in the capital city of Oranjestad. Cruise ships visit so their passengers can purchase duty-free goods at the Dutch-style buildings.