What Should You Do in Aruba?

A beautiful view of a palm tree on the idyllic white sand of Eagle Beach in Aruba

What to do in Aruba?

There are plenty of options for visitors in Aruba. It’s a small island, made up of a single coastline – a wide strand of sand between the Caribbean and the Atlantic – separated by the vast Praia Da Rocha (marsh lands) that are the island’s native terrain. It’s a small, narrow strip of land, big enough to see the sunset over the ocean far away, but small enough still to have its share of attractions and activities.

The island is surrounded by turquoise seas of clear water, with palms and sandy beaches on two sides. There’s Aruba’s largest hotel complex, the Coral Reef Club, which provides accommodation to nearly everyone who sets their foot on the island. There’s also a huge golf course, the Palm Beach Resort, and plenty of other attractions, including an airport, a port, and commercial buildings. You can get to Aruba by air, by sea or by road. Most visitors fly to the island of Aruba, but cruises from the mainland reach it regularly too.

The island’s most popular spot is its coast, where there are plenty of restaurants and hotels. You’ll find plenty of beach activities in this area, too, such as swimming, windsurfing, sailing, and snorkeling. If you’re into surfing, then consider staying at the Aruba Hi-Winds, which has perfect waves for surfing lessons. Other popular beach activities include banana riding, banana boating and lounging on the beach.

In the north, you’ll find the Bikini Beach Resort & Spa, with its seven-mile stretch of white sand beach. This is where you’ll find the famous “Bikini Beach” sunsets. Other popular activities include riding ATVs, camping, hiking, kayaking, and paragliding. If you want to party, then consider staying at the Aria Tropical Club, which has dance lessons, a bar and lounge, pool, and game rooms.

If you enjoy water sports, then you’ll find plenty of them on the island. Kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, and parasailing are only a few of them that you can try. Surfing is another sport you might try, and you’ll find all kinds of rapids on the island. Fly-fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, and wakeboarding are other activities you may enjoy.

There are plenty of fun things to do in Aruba, but it’s no place for your kids. However, if you plan to take your kids to the beach, make sure you leave them prepared for their Aruba experience. Make sure they’re properly checked out by a doctor before you take them; and keep in mind that some beaches (like Bikini Beach) have age restrictions. But overall, if you do your research you should be able to come up with some great options for your vacation to the island. And don’t forget to enjoy yourself!