Boasting some of the world's most coveted beaches, Aruba is the foremost windsurfing destination in the Caribbean and the ideal place to relax and soak up the sunshine. Whether you're looking for a soothing escape or an invigorating adventure, you'll find a world of vacation dreams in Aruba.
Beaches & recreation
Spend a day relaxing at one of the island's fabulous beaches, or visit the Aruba Watersports Center, where you can attend sail school, try wakeboarding or rent a kayak.
Boating & fishing
Charter a boat and spend a day deep-sea fishing. Take a catamaran cruise to get in some snorkeling. Enjoy the enchantment of the starlit sky while being pampered by award-winning chefs on a party cruise or dinner cruise. Or head underwater in an air-conditioned submarine to visit shipwrecks and coral reefs.
Test your skill and admire breathtaking views at one of the island's many challenging golf courses.
Explore the island's rich history while touring the Bushiribana gold mine ruins and Alto Vista Chapel.
Take a jeep tour to discover the wild beauty of the Ayo Rock Formations and Arikok National Park.
The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be among the cleanest, widest, and most spectacular in the Caribbean region. An Aruba beach typically consists of powder-fine, white-sand, perfect for soaking up the Caribbean sun. All you need is plenty of suntan lotion and a refreshing cocktail, both of which are not hard to come by on Aruba!
Famous Aruba beaches include Eagle Beach which has been singled out as the number one Caribbean beach in a USA Today survey of travel writers, travel agents and frequent travelers; and Palm Beach, set against a backdrop of Aruba's leading resorts, was voted best family-friendly beach in the world by The Travel Channel and by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best beaches in the world.
Beaches in Aruba are easily accessible. Several access and parking renovations are underway for favorite spots such as Arashi Beach on northwestern part of the island and Baby Beach on the southeastern side.
List of beaches
Manchebo Beach (Punta Brabo)
De Palm Island
Conchi (Natural Pool)
Casinos and Nightlife
Aruba's nightlife caters for a variety of tastes. There are several charming and exciting nightspots with dancing and entertainment as well as lively action-filled casinos whose atmosphere is charged with excitement and expectation.
Most hotels have their own casinos and special entertainment activities such as tropical nights, beach barbecues and cocktail parties to mention a few. Hotels and nightclubs feature water ballet, international entertainers, fashion shows, local dance groups, limbo and fire dances, steel bands, discos and the pulsating beat of local bands. For casinos be it in blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, baccarat, Aruba's casinos offer it all.
Entertainment and Shows
Aruba's nightlife caters for a variety of tastes. Most resorts offer special entertainment activities such as theme nights, beach barbeques and cocktail parties. Hotels, nightclubs and restaurants also present Carnival Shows, folkloric performances, steel pan music, Magic Shows and much more.
Resorts and restaurants present Carnival shows which guarantee endless fun and entertainment! Enjoy an evening as carnival dancers entertain guests in their magnificent, colorful costumes to the musical sounds of Tumba and Calypso. Visit one of these Carnival Shows to get an impression of Aruba's Carnival.
The Carnival Fantasy Show at Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Resort is a must see! The Island Best Carnival Dance Group the 'Cocorico Dancers' will entertain you with a great Carnival Show.
Experience the magic of a live dance spectacular at one of the resorts or restaurants. You will be fascinated by hypnotic rhythms, thrilling choreography and outstanding performances.
Every Monday evening the Popcorn Dancers presents a spectacular show called 'The Theme of Life'.
Popcorn Dancers With The Theme Celebration Of Life