Welcome to the land of endless sun and scenery. One of the southernmost islands in the Caribbean, with an average yearly rainfall of less than 20 inches, anytime of the year is perfect for Aruba travel. Just 15 miles north of Venezuela, Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt, making this the perfect vacation during hurricane season. Cooling trade winds generally keep the temperature a perfect 82 degrees under beautiful sunny skies year round. Just 19 miles long and 6 miles wide, Aruba's visitors will be struck by the island's peace and tranquility, a distinctive charm stemming from Aruba’s Dutch influence.
Aruba hotels, from 6 star luxury to more moderate resorts, the picture perfect Aruba vacation is waiting for you. Arrival at your Aruba resort will send you straight for the breathtaking blue and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Grab a cocktail and a lounge while you lay back, relax and enjoy Aruba’s dazzling powdery white beaches. The ideal destination to plan a family vacation, a romantic honeymoon or a getaway with friends, an Aruba vacation package offers the best in both all inclusive and European plan resorts. An Aruba hotel that is European plan means you will buy your meals and drinks as you go. An Aruba All Inclusive will include your meals and drinks while at your resort. But with so much to do on this Caribbean pearl, you won’t want to stay put for long.
Recognized world wide for their amazing cuisine, Aruba vacations are not complete without a visit to the local surroundings and grabbing a bite to eat. A trip to Oranjestad, the capital and most important city in Aruba, is a shopper’s delight. Best explored on foot, the palm-lined main road runs between old and new pastel-painted buildings of typical Dutch design. Downtown and Seaport Village are perfect for shopping, with so many malls and boutiques, you’ll be grateful to sit in a café and enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a long day of picking out souvenirs. Vast with culture, Oranjestad offers museums, art galleries and even churches’ dating back to the 1800’s, sure to peak the interest of any history buff.
The California lighthouse will top your list of must do activities. After enjoying the picturesque view of the island's western coastline of sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes and rocky coral shorelines, visit the famous La Trattoria-El Faro Blanco for a relaxing dinner with family and friends. For the gambler in you, test your luck in one of Aruba’s eleven casinos. The perfect evening entertainment, you never know, this island may pay you back for your vacation expenses! And with 5 world class golf courses to choose from, you may lose your husband to the stunning Caribbean views and refreshing breezes blowing across the greens.
No island vacation is complete without some time in the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Rated as the #1 wreck diving destination with 21 different dive sites and open water training opportunities available, Aruba is ideal for scuba diving enthusiasts worldwide.
Be sure to set aside your Tuesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for staple of Aruban entertainment, the weekly Bon Bini festival is a must see. Bon Bini means “welcome” and that’s the perfect word to describe the enthusiastic environment of this festival. Showcasing some of Aruba’s most amazing talent, from steel drum players and dancers to local artists and craftsmen, immerse yourself in all this island has to offer.
From windmills, lighthouses and twisted Divi Divi trees to nightly theme parties or excellent scuba, Aruba promises a vacation experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for perfect weather to relax on the beach or constant stimulation from morning until night, this Caribbean island is built to please.