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Things To Do In Aruba

Always up for a brand new adventure and unique ways to get your kicks, you're prepared to check out a new destination like a pro. You're excited to set course in a different direction. It's not challenging to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can hook you up with lots of things to do. Reserve your activities today, and the only thing you'll have left to do is pack your luggage and get excited. Next stop: Aruba!

  • The things to do in Aruba are not only among the best, but they won't break the bank. We have 64 things to do here, and you can make them yours beginning at £14. Book your favourite activities and day trips on Expedia for significant savings, and you might still have enough cash for a top hotel or fine meal while you're in town.
  • Aruba is a favourite among adventurers like you. In fact, lots of travellers have been visiting Aruba to check out local hot spots and find the top activities, and most are already planning to come back. The most booked activities can get the interest of even seasoned globetrotters, and one look at our list explains why. Our activities includes an impressive array of historically based outings and excitement. With spectacular ways to have the thrill of your life like a Havana Sunset Cruise and UTV Off-Road Safari, there is a huge selection of things to do to choose from when you peruse the best tours and excursions here at Expedia.

It takes a bit of planning to really get the most out of Aruba, especially when you wish to include plenty of local cuisine and entertainment. And it's a no-brainer that you're itching to explore every avenue遥ou're excited to get out and take it all in. You're excited to sign up for the top activities around, and an afternoon walk through charming neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Our activities are the ideal way to organise your trip. Book group tours on Expedia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.

Things to Do in Aruba

Have fun on or in the water, play a game of beach tennis or hike your way around the rugged interior of the island. Aruba is one of the most in demand destinations in the Caribbean - a true island paradise that offers some much needed respite from the fast pace of modern life. Stroll the colourful streets of the capital Oranjestad (the island is a Dutch dependency), take your pick of the incredible beaches or dine al fresco in some superb restaurants. Whether you’re popping in as part of an island hopping cruise or basing yourself on the island for the duration, you can expect warm Caribbean welcomes and a genuinely relaxing and tranquil experience.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Aruba

Sint Nicolaas - A town and deepwater port in Aruba, this is where some of the larger vessels that dock on the island stop.

Oranjestad - The capital and largest town, discover excellent shopping and top dining options, all within the colourful and beautifully presented streets.

Palm Beach - The water sports and fun capital of the island, this is the place to come for the best bars and most lively nightlife.

Santa Cruz - A town in the central area of the island near to the Arikok National park, where you can see some of the island’s best wildlife.

Things to See in Aruba

Take a day trip out to the Natural Pool on the northern tip of the island. You’ll need a 4x4 to get there but it is well worth making the trip. Climb and scramble your way around the Casibari Rock and Ayo Rock Formations and enjoy stunning views from the top. Choose from the many beautiful beaches on the island, lie on the sand or splash around in the warm surf. Explore the historical side of the island by visiting the Boca Catalina and Antilla Shipwreck from World War II. Some of the island’s beautiful wildlife can be spotted at the Arikok National Park and the Guadirikiri Caves are another natural formation to check out.

Things to Do in Aruba

Climb the Haystack, a 500 foot hill in the centre of the island and drink in the majestic views from the top. Afterwards, you might want to cool off so try out some watersports at Palm Beach. Jetlev, which involves a water jet pack keeping you hovering above the water, is one of the newest gadgets but there’s more traditional fun to be had too. Parasail, learn to dive, snorkel or water ski - it’s all on offer. Beach tennis is another very popular activity on Aruba, with several major tournaments throughout the year. If all of that sounds a little too active, then why not stroll the shops at Oranjestad, dine al fresco or simply hop on a boat for a tour around Aruba’s coastline.

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