A walk along the coast at dawn or sunset is perfect for exercise and quiet reflection during your Caribbean vacation. Taking in the magnificent tangerine sunset or enjoying candle-lit, barefoot dining on the beach in Aruba can be the perfect finale to a lazy or exciting day of sun and sea.
After sunset the Palm Beach area just off the beach comes to life as buzzing clubs and casinos in Aruba offer an upbeat nightlife. Two of the largest shopping malls in Aruba cater to the needs of those on a shopping spree and also offer cinema theaters, water fountain shows bowling and Spa facilities.View On Map
Lloyd G. Smith Blvd.
Druif Beach in Aruba, a long, narrow oval-shaped stretch of ivory sand, is home to the casual low-rise resorts in the Eagle Beach Aruba area. Here, rooms and restaurant facilities are just steps away from the relatively calm Caribbean waters. Though not too far from bustling downtown Oranjestad, Druif Beach is a quiet and relaxing spot for sunning and socializing in Aruba.
L.G. Smith Blvd
Hadicurari Beach in Aruba also known as Fisherman’s Huts, is a rocky strip out past the Marriott Aruba Resort, where windsurfers slice the water and the aeronautics of colorful kite-surf crescents punctuate the horizon. Once home to the island’s fishermen, it is a popular spot in Aruba for surfing enthusiasts and the venue for sporting events in Aruba throughout the year.
The Aruba Hi-Winds, the largest windsurfing event in the Caribbean is held every year in June or July off the beaches at the Fisherman's Huts at Hadicurari.
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba
The Links at Divi Aruba - 9-Hole Golf Course
The Links at Divi Aruba opened on October 31, 2004. This nine-hole ocean view golf course offers play over water and beautifully landscaped lagoons. It was designed to become the top Caribbean golf vacation destination. The course architect is Litten/Viola J.V. of Boyton Beach, Florida. The Links clubhouse features a Pro Shop and two restaurants: Mulligans Golf Café, Bar & Restaurant and Windows on Aruba Restaurant, best in steaks and fish on the island.
The course is open to the public with preferred tee times for Divi Resort guests and members. It offers professional golf instruction for both individuals and groups.
Aruba golf vacation packages are available at the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort as well as the three nearest Divi Resorts: Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort, the Divi Tamarijn Mega All-Inclusive Resort and the Divi Aruba Mega All-Inclusive Beach Resort.
Caya di Solo 10, Malmok, Noord, Aruba
Tierra del Sol - 18-Hole Championship Golf Course
Play a round of golf on the Tierra del Sol Golf Course, surrounded by panoramic ocean views and spectacular desert scenery. Every hole has at least four sets of tees and approach angles to provide a wide variety of challenges for all skill levels.
Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
On the northern coast, midway down the island, sits the abandoned gold mill that once processed ore from mines in the nearby hills during Aruba's gold rush of the nineteenth century. In 1824, gold was finally discovered in Aruba, and eventually, the industry produced more than 3 million pounds of gold.
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 382A, Noord, Aruba
Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall
Paseo Herencia boasts a diversity of stylish stores offering quality goods and a panoply of eateries serving anything to suite one’s mood, as well as nightly entertainment and special events.
Designer shops are stocked with the trendiest of fashions and famous labels.
Whether in a romantic mood with a new spouse, or looking for reasonably priced family fare, Paseo Herencia has charming eateries offering breakfast, lunch and dinner that will suite your mood and budget. A complete evening includes dining options of charming al fresco dining at cafes that circle the main plaza, or air-conditioned comfort where patrons can choose from American, Oriental, Mexican, Cuban, Continental, Italian and Caribbean cuisine or seafood before or after enjoying a movie in Aruba’s most luxurious cineplex with six screens.
Oranjestad is a unique blend of old and new that lends a distinctive charm to Aruba’s capital. A bustling harbor city, Oranjestad’s streets and malls are dotted with international luxury retailers, diverse boutiques, and dazzling jewelry stores. Fascinating restored landmark buildings are found along the way, such as the green “stadhuis” housing the City Hall where legal marriages are performed.
A scenic linear park lines the coast from Oranjestad to the airport. A new state-of-the-art tram begins at the cruise terminal, meandering through town, all along the sparkling new landscaped Main Street. Oranjestad is also a jumping nightlife mecca, filled with restaurants, cafes, clubs, lounges, bars and casinos.
Getting around downtown Oranjestad has never been easier or more fun with the addition of a state-of-the-art tram, inaugurated in 2012. Connecting the cruise ship terminal with the center of town, the tram passes through the Main Street, now totally remodeled and an attractive pedestrian mall. The tram makes six stops, at monuments and museums along the way, as well as at key shopping areas. In 2015 Oranjestad has welcomed the new cultural/historical project Paardenbaai Aruba, which features 8 blue horses showcased around the downtown area.
L.G. Smith Blvd.
Aruba Tourism Plaza
Just a 2 minute drive from the Aruba airport, this city beach alongside the famous linear park in downtown Oranjestad is a still considered a hidden gem for tourists but a favorite relaxing spot for locals. Relax underneath the cooling shades of the Kwihi trees and enjoy a beautiful sunset whilst majestic cruise ships and local fisherman pass you by.
Arikok National Park
On a deserted stretch of coastline, dramatic shows of water spraying over the rock occurs on a regular basis as the tide rushes to shore. In a unique formation of rock, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool known as "conchi" or "Cura di Tortuga," or more familiarly by visitors as the Natural Pool.
The location of the Pool is surrounded by some of Aruba's most rugged terrain, so a visitor truly gets the feeling of having "discovered" something when they reach the site, by either foot, horseback or 4x4 vehicle. Because of the nature of the environment in this secluded area, the site is inaccessible by car.
1 Linear Park Drive, 32137 Oranjestad
Aruba Linear Park is the government's new common spaces project. It's a walkway that crosses the entire island. Its a mix of plazas, walkways, bike trails and beautifully landscaped spaces mostly used by locals. You can excersise or even take your kids on a bike ride.
The project is planned to be finished in many phases, the first two are already finished. Currently, the linear park starts on the airport and ends in the cruise ship dock in Oranjestad.
L.G. Smith Blvd. 82, Oranjestad
Luxury style meets Caribbean elegance at Aruba’s renowned Renaissance Mall Aruba, located downtown, Oranjestad. With over 60 fine retail shops, spas, restaurants and entertainment offerings, Renaissance Mall Aruba is the only shopping complex in the Caribbean with these fine luxury retailers under one roof.
Enjoy fresh seafood right from the source at this idyllic spot in Savaneta, a seaside town once the capital of Aruba. From sea to grill or fryer, enjoy the fresh catch of the day.