Amazing Aruba Holidays
Famous for its perfect climate, Caribbean Aruba is an idyllic beach retreat. Basking in nonstop sunshine, it’s the perfect place to feel the sun on your skin and the sand between your toes. Whether you’re family looking for fun in the sun, a couple looking for a romantic hideaway or friends looking for lazy days and fun-filled nights, Aruba holidays have something for everyone.
From the shimmering turquoise waters to the sugar white banks of sand, Aruba is a sight for sore eyes. Most of the island’s attractions are found on the western region of the island, while its capital, Oranjestad, is where you’ll find palm tree-lined streets, paste coloured buildings, shopping hotspots, and top-notch restaurants. Spend the morning rubbing shoulders with the locals in town, before heading down to the beach to top up your tan. Round the day off perfectly with a round of cocktails as you watch spectacular sun set.
Things to do in Aruba
Whether you’re drawn to this island for its beautiful beaches or want to experience the way of laid-back island life, there are so many things to do in Aruba, you won’t know where to begin!
Of course, one of the biggest Aruba attractions is Palm Beach. Complete with – yes, you guessed it – shady palm trees, powdery sand and all the beachside amenities you could ask for, it is one of the most popular places to indulge in some relaxation. Those who want to go beyond the beach will enjoy Boca Catalina, a renowned paradise for snorkelers.
The Laid-back Island Way
With a wide range of accommodation, holidays to Aruba have something to suit every budget. From 5-star luxury resorts along the coastline to spacious apartments nestled in the midst of it all, you’ll be able to enjoy the island escape you’re after. Most large scale resorts also offer fantastic all inclusive options, perfect for those who really want to kick back and forget about the world.
One of Aruba’s biggest resort areas is Palm Beach, a fantastic stretch of coastline that is home to everything, from water sports and palm trees to alfresco dining spots and trendy clubs. Those who seek solace in the fantastically air-conditioned hotels will find a whole host of entertainment, including casinos, shops and laid-back bars.
Make a Splash
With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, Aruba holidays are pure beach bliss. Those travelling as a family will enjoy the south eastern coast of the island, where they’ll find the shallow waters of Baby Beach a great place for the kids to splash around in and make sandcastles. Those who are looking for a slice of action will want to opt for Eagle Beach, where you’ll find plenty of big waves and water sports to tickle your fancy. Those who are looking for a completely secluded beach retreat will want to venture to Arashi Beach, a calm stretch that rarely sees bustling crowds, even in the peak months.
When it’s time to take a break from all the lovely sun, sea and sand – although we can’t ever imagine that being quickly – taking a trip to the free National Archaeological Museum is a great option. Those who prefer something a little more light-hearted can opt for touring the Balashi Brewery, where you can see how the locals brew the beer. There’s also a petting zoo in Noord and a Butterfly Farm in Palm Beach.