compiled a gallery of Aruba's beautiful scenery, exciting places and must-see
attractions. We've also included a little bit of history from our years of travel
to this beautiful island oasis. We hope you enjoy browsing it as much
as we've enjoyed producing it. Please feel free to dream of your next best vacation
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From Eagle Beach to Arashi Beach you can enjoy 5 amazing beaches within 3 miles of coastline. Find the beach that suits you best, pack a cooler and grab a beach chair for some amazing sun, sea and sand.
Eagle Beach has consistantly been named one of the top 10 beaches in the world. It's silky white sand, wide span and gentle breeze make it enourmously popular with vacationers from around the world.
Kite surfing, sailboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, flyboarding, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, wavetubing, banana boats, fishing, sailing, catamarans... you name it, Aruba has it.
Aruba is a wildly popular kite surfing and windsurfing destination. Competitions are held here annually. The best windsurfing and kitsurfing beaches are Hadicurari in the north and Boca Grande in the south.
Hop on a party boat or charter your own private fishing adventure for red snapper, grouper or wahoo - all local fresh favorites on menus across the island.
From shore or from a charter you can snorkel, snuba or SCUBA on some of Aruba's best reefs or along the 1939 German shipwreck, the Antilla.
There's no shortage of fun in Aruba. There are 2 championship golf courses, amazing horseback riding along the northeastern coastline and hiking the National Park. You can even get a spa treatment on the beach or visit an aloe farm and learn the history of aloe in Aruba.
Sky dive Aruba or rent a few ATV's or UTV's from George's and see the island in a really fun way. All of our guests receive lots of information about all their is to do and see in Aruba, including our Top 10 list of things to do that nobody will tell you about!
There's two things Aruba is hugely famous for, it's Divi-Divi tree (shown in center) and it's amazing sunsets. From bright orange to hot pinks, the sunsets are both mesmerizing and unforgettable all year long. There's no better way to end the day and start the evening than experiencing the sunset... night after glorious night.
Be sure to plan sunset walks on the beach, or pack a beach chair and bottle of wine for a beautiful sunset show, or just bob in the water with a cold beer and watch the sunset from the surf. There's lots of ways to experience Aruba's amazing sunsets, not the least of which is from a pier bar or restaurant on the beach!
Aruba is as world renowned for it's fine dining as it is for its fun. Try the Bugaloe Pier bar for live music at night or a sunset dinner. Pier bars dot the coastline, but Bugaloe is our favorite. Good food, great music and a friendly, attentive staff make for a great time.
We provide all of our guests with our very own publications, Aruba's Top 10 Restaurants and Aruba's Top 10 Pier Bars & Sports Bars. It's the best of the best from our own personal experiences, plus that of our guests! There's nothing like it anywhere.
After the sun sets the nights come alive in Aruba. From 5-star restaruants, to shows, shopping, casinos, movies and so much more. Party the night away or hit a jackpot for an evening of fun and excitement.
The more the merrier in Aruba. Enjoy good times with friends and family on the strip, because when the beach dies down, the strip lights up... with fun, excitement and memories in the making.
The best way to see the island is by ATV or UTV (2-seater). Cruise around the California lighthouse and down the northeastern shore to the Gold Mine Ruins, the Alto Visa Chapel, the Peace Labrynth and the ostrich farm.
You can cruise the sand dunes, the mud flats, the private coves and beaches, and even make a stone statue (shown in center), which represents peace and tranquility. Thousands of them line the eastern coastline.
There are several natural bridges to see in Aruba, despite rumors of a collapse. There's also the natural pool, which for the adventurous is a great place to swim and even snorkel.
Catch a great view from Alto Vista. Accessible by car or ATV, this historic church is open to the public. Aruba is steeped in history that is often overshadowed by tourist hot-spots and adventure.
1/5 of Aruba is designated as Arikok National Park. A beautiful landscape nestled along the eastern shores of the Caribbean island. It's tropical locale belies the desert environment, which is often lush and green. It is always teaming with wildlife, various genus of cacti and panoramic views that seem endless.
The Ayo rock formations, along with caves throughout the park represent only a small sample of the natural wonders that make up Aruba. The park's wild donkey's, goats, iguana and abundant bird population gives life to this part of the desert island that has gone unchanged for thousands of years.
The Quadirikiri, Fontein and Huliba caves are located in Arikok National Park. Here you will still find ancient cave drawings by the Arawak Indians. They are also home to bats, which are harmless and are quite used to visitors. Arikok is accessible by car or ATV.
Arikok is more than just a park, its also a beach! Diamari Beach, Dos Playa and Boca Prins all call Arikok home. Although they are not the most popular beaches in Aruba due to their remote locations and rough surf, the beaches represent unspoiled beauty and are quite remarkable.
From Aruba's Burrowing Owl, known as Shoco, to the magnificent Trupial with it's tangerine breast, black and white feathered wings and distinctive chirp, there is no shortgage of wildlife throughout Aruba. It's common to see goats grazing on thorny roadside thickets or up on the rocks in Arikok Park. Don't just come to Aruba for the beaches, come for the wildlife.
It's quite common to see the green iguana, a harmless vegeterian grazing in a grassy patch or a humming bird nipping at a cactus, or a green parrot in song as it flies by, or a blue whiptail lizard grubbing for a handout. Not so common is the occassional turtle hatch and/or release on Eagle Beach, home to protected leatherback turtle nesting sites.
The New Open Air Trolley
Shop downtown Oranjestad or any one of the malls located between Palm Beach and the downtown area. The open-air markets operate on weekends for unique and affordable souveniers and collectibles.
Enjoy the all new open-air trolley, which shuttles cruise ship guests from the pier throughout the shopping district in downtown Oranjestand. It's open to all Aruba visitors.