Just north of the coast of Brazil is where you’ll find the island nation of Aruba, which is actually a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Naturally, though, you won’t feel the chill of the Netherlands on this island, as you’ll instead be treated to what many believe is the ultimate tropical paradise. From the colorful streets, to the bath-tub warm and crystal clear waters, Aruba is a paradise on Earth.
There’s really so much you can see and do in Aruba. On this list, you’re going to find some of the very best, but don’t make the mistake of believing that we’ve been exhaustive. Part of going to Aruba is exploring it for yourself, and we don’t want to spoil some of its surprises! That being said, we’re excited to show you things like the amazing diving experiences you can have there, as well as some amazing places that you can stay on the island.
So, come check out this amazing island nation with us, and see why you should make Aruba the destination for your next destination. If you live in a region where it’s been snowing a lot, we’re willing to bet that you’ll be booking your plane tickets as soon as possible!
1. What an Island
Locating in the Southern Caribbean, Aruba has long been a home for those who are looking for the ultimate vacation.
2. You Came for the Beaches
Aruba is home to a number of different beaches for vacationers to enjoy, and Eagle Beach is considered to be the best.
3. Manchebo Beach
This beach isn’t too bad either – none of them are. It also happens to be an excellent place to grab a drink.
4. We Could Show You a Million Beaches
But there’s so much more to see! For example, the Butterfly Farm is always a popular destination for vacationers.
5. Press Your Luck?
If you’re looking for an opportunity to gamble while you’re on vacation, then you can do so at La Cabana Resort & Casino.
6. Boat Tours
There are a number of different boat tours you can take on Aruba, including this one, which lets you get up close and person with the exotic tropical fish.
7. Get Around
One of the most fun ways to explore the island is by taking a Segway tour along the many beachside paths.
8. Aquatic Fun
If you feel like doing some jet skiing, some water sliding, and everything in between, then you’ll want to check out Palm Island.
9. A Diving Experience
Once you get trained on how to scuba dive properly, you can head out into the ocean to check out the wreck of the SS Antilla.
10. Get Some History
Those who want to delve into the island’s rich history will find the exhibits at the Archaeological Museum of Aruba quite enlightening.
11. Pet Some Donkeys
If you’ve brought children along with you, then you absolutely have to take them to the Donkey Sanctuary.
12. Rock Out
Among the many interesting geological formations on the island, you’ll find the Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations.
13. Popular Spot
Make no mistake, pretty much every spot on Aruba is popular, but the California Lighthouse may be the most popular.
14. Don’t Skip the Festival
Every Tuesday, the island hosts the Bon Bini Festival, which gets visitors into the swing of things on the island.
15. More Natural Wonders
You can meet plenty of the island’s animals, and see more interesting geological formations at the Arikok National Park.
16. Stay In Style
If you’re looking for the best accommodations on the island, then you’re sure to find them at the Ritz-Carlton Aruba… As you might expect.
17. More Options
The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is also one of the premiere places to stay on the island.
18. Go All Inclusive
According to Trip Advisor ratings, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is the best all-inclusive resort on the island.
19. Or Go Your Own Way
Of course, you don’t have to stay in a resort. There are a number of attractive options on Aruba through AirBnB, which will deliver a more authentic island experience.
20. We Almost Forgot!
With all of that fun in the sun, we may have neglected one thing… Aruba is home to one of the most amazing nightlife scenes in the world.