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 Arubathis 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.