Aruba

 For total relaxation, alabaster beaches and gentle seas are good for the soul.  At resort spas, regain inner harmony and indulge in an exotic menu of indulgent treatments.
Or… rock your world with wet ‘n wild adventures, deep sea diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing…even parasailing and sky diving!  Tee off on a championship golf course, saddle up on horseback, take a tour, or hike through Arikok National Park and discover the island’s fascinating natural wonders, from rock formations to natural bridges.

Shop ‘til you drop, enjoy glittering nightlife and fabulous restaurants.  Broaden your cultural horizons with visits to museums and art galleries, and don’t miss the weekly Bon Bini and Carubbian festivals.

 

Destination Tips and Features

  • Aruba is an arid destination with very little rain year-round. It is a little like a desert surrounded by a beautiful blue sea (or maybe a lot like it!)
  • Plan on plenty of sunshine and little rain but constant tradewinds and you start to get the picture. It’s unlike many of the more lush tropical Caribbean islands featuring rain forests and frequent showers (think lush rain forests)
  • It lies outside the hurricane zone
  • Want to get your game on? There are casinos!

note- photos courtesy of Aruba Tourism Authority

Foods & Beverages

The food you have to try and should love!

  • Keri Keri
  • Pastechi
  • Keshi yena
  • Coconut Water
  • Balashi Beer
  • Coeicoie – a popular liqour

Phrases You Should Know

 (Speak the local language…. at least a little!)

  • Bon Bini (Welcome)
  • Di Nada (you are welcome)
  • Tur cos ta suave (Everything is alright)
  • Mi por a hanja un cerbes? (Can I have a beer?)

Top Destination Experiences

Experience Aruba at its finest

  • Arikok National Park
  • Sailing, Fishing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Snorkeling and Diving
  • Shopping
  • Casinos!

Aruba

Aruba’s population of about 105,000 inhabitants is made up of a broad international mixture of well-educated people with a pleasant nature and a zest for hospitality. The modern Aruban is generally of mixed ancestry, claiming Caquetio Indian, African and European roots. Aruba’s strong economy, excellent living conditions and prime weather continue to attract individuals from all over the world. Today, the island claims more than 90 different nationalities, who live and work peacefully on the island

Adults-Only Resorts

Adults-only All-inclusive resorts were invented in Jamaica – From the time when Couples Tower Isle resort was a hotspot for the elite of Hollywood back in the 60s until today, adults-only resorts in Jamaica have been some of the most romantic resorts on earth- perfect for Honeymoons, Anniversary celebrations, Destination Weddings and friends getaways.

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorites in Aruba are:

  • Bucuti Beach Resort
  • Riu Palace Antillas
  • Divi Aruba

 

Family Friendly Resorts

Family vacations can mean taking the kids to the beach, putting together a multi-generational get together, taking a parent on a long overdue vacation together or simply getting away with friends for a getaway. Each resort has it’s own distinct personality and is best suited to specific types of travelers. Your EZTravelPad agent is very familiar with everything that it takes to help you make the best choice possible for your next escape!

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorite family-friendly All-Inclusive resorts in the Aruba area include

  • Tamarijn Aruba
  • Divi Aruba
  • Riu Palace
  • Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

 

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorite family-friendly EP resorts (not all-inclusive) in the Aruba area include

  • Ritz Carlton
  • Hyatt Regency Aruba
  • Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino
  • Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino