Aruba is a magical island. From informal to elegant, modest to grand, Aruba resorts offer comfort, convenience, pampering and warm hospitality. Opulent high-rise resorts and casual beachfront low-rise are complemented by the natural beauty of turquoise Caribbean waters, pristine beaches and stunning panoramas. There are countless reasons why you should travel to Aruba. Below are our top 5:
1. The many sites and fascinating attractions include art galleries, the Butterfly Farm, Ostrich Farm, Donkey Sanctuary and Aruba Aloe factory.
You will enjoy exploring natural wonders throughout Arikok National Park, Casibari and Ayo rock formations and Indian caves. Walk through history at the Bushiribana gold mill, Alto Vista Chapel and the museums in downtown Oranjestad.
2. Aruba nightlife adds excitement to the island’s quiet desert island persona. Mingle with locals and tourists at any of the scores of casual beach and pier bars that dot the southwest coast from downtown Oranjestad to the far end of the high-rise strip.
Weekly managers’ cocktail parties and daily happy hours are island traditions. The strip comes alive after dark with shops, kiosks, movie theatres, cafés, restaurants and bars. Let loose on a wild and wacky barhopping bus. The high-rise area now rivals downtown Oranjestad for trendy venues and after-hours haunts, from karaoke and martini bars to upscale bistros and casual pubs.
3. Beaches fring the turquoise Caribbean waters, kissed by the sun and cooled by constant trade winds. The beaches include wide shaded expanses, quiet retreats, and busy sunbathing and water sports meccas. Much of the seven-mile strip along the west coast is lined with resorts and packed with activity. Beachgoers relax on their comfortable lounges, lost in their favorite book or enjoying people-watching. Swimming, snorkeling, kitesurfing, waterskiing, tubing, parasailing, banana-boating, and all kinds of wet ‘n wild adventures are just steps away.
Beaches along the windward coast are in more secluded and undeveloped areas. Here magical coves carved out of limestone and inlets formed by the relentless pounding of waves are overlooked by craggy desert terrain. Because of strong undertow and crashing waves, swimming here is not recommended. But the beaches on Aruba’s wild coast do afford tranquility, privacy and unique natural phenomena.
Both coasts afford spectacular, glittering Caribbean views that will surely take your breath away. All beaches are open to the public.
Aruba All inclusive vacation options are affordable and fun, and provide an exhilarating hassle-free one-stop stay featuring around-the-clock fun and all-you-can-eat-and-drink! The perfect option for vacationing on a budget, Aruba all-inclusive resorts not only offer sumptuous buffets and open bars but also locations right on the beach; a whirlwind of water sports and activities; exciting nightlife including casino gambling, brilliant shows and musical entertainment; and comfortable rooms and suites for singles, couples and families with small children.
4. Shop the enormous selection of international brand name products and prices that are 10 – 35% lower than in the United States. Jewelry store-lined streets and upscale malls with prestigious international brands pepper the downtown area, while gleaming new shopping/entertainment centers front the high-rise resorts.