Located 17 miles off the north coast of South America, Aruba has a rich and diverse cultural history, boasts a thriving and charming capital city, and offers a Caribbean vacation just about perfect for everyone. The beaches are plentiful, beautiful, and varied, so if you are looking for a quiet beach for you and the kids, Aruba has it. If you want more wave and wind action to test your kitesurfing skills, Aruba has that, too. Beyond the beach, there are natural wonders to explore above and below the water including excellent snorkeling and scuba diving just off shore, and a national park that covers nearly 20% of the island offering incredible wildlife viewing and hiking trails. Dining is hard to beat with cuisines from around the world, outstanding service, and picturesque settings overlooking the water. Nightlife is excellent as well with glitzy casinos attracting serious and novice players and bars along Palm Beach staying open until 2am. It’s no wonder Aruba is celebrated as “one happy island”.
Flights to Aruba are seasonal, offered December – April via Minneapolis/St. Paul.
WHY GO TO ARUBA
Wide, white-sand beaches; picture-perfect weather with an overabundance of sunny days; a plethora of land and water activities; and nighttime diversions ranging from pub crawls, fine dining, and casino action make a vacation to Aruba a favorite of many. In fact, Aruba has the Caribbean’s highest rate of return visitors.
Visitors enjoying Eagle Beach
Who Should Go
Aruba is great for families due to its perfect weather, numerous calm beaches, English being spoken just about everywhere, and dining options that will please the kids, as well as mom and dad.
Secluded and stunning beaches, fine dining, and spectacular sunsets are sure to kindle romance.
Active vacationers / Outdoor enthusiasts
With more sunshine than most Caribbean destinations, there is no excuse — or desire — to stay inside. Plus, with two fantastic golf courses, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling (including wreck diving), exceptional windsurfing and kitesurfing opportunities, a host of horseback riding and hiking trails, and sand dunes, rock formations, and other natural wonders to explore, you may only be inside to sleep!
With one of the most ethnically diverse populations on the planet, the small island of Aruba offers a world of cuisine including hundreds of top-rated restaurants and locally owned and operated dining destinations.