Eat, Stay, Do | Aruba

The perfect balance of untouched, rugged beauty and glamorous luxury, Aruba, the most visited island in the Southern Caribbean, is packed full of wonderful things to do. With great places to eat and picture-perfect beaches, Aruba is truly a tropical, laid-back, Caribbean paradise.

Eat

Passions on the Beach- Fine Dining

A beachfront dining experience that oozes romance. Watch the sunset through the glowing flames of tikki torches while listening to the waves and sampling some of the best seafood in Aruba.

Open nightly from 6 pm – 10 pm, located at famous Eagle Beach, part of the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

Passions on the Beach- Aruba

Que Pasa - Casual Dining

Get the local Arubian experience at this cosy and laid-back restaurant. With welcoming staff and popular, tasty daily specials, for a casual night out in Aruba, Que Pasa is a great choice.

Open everyday from 4pm- 12pm.  

Que Pasa, Aruba

Dutch Pancake House - Budget

It's been awarded the 'Best Breakfast in Aruba', and rightly so. This pancake joint offers unbeatable, authentic, sweet and savoury flat cakes as well as soups, salads and other European and American style menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The Dutch Pancake House is open 7 days a week 8am-9pm. Located in the Renaissance Marketplace in downtown Oranjestad, Aruba.

Dutch Pancakehouse, Aruba

Stay

Aruba Beach Villas- Budget

Averaging at only $100US a night, these beachfront apartments are a popular choice for vacationers looking to save a bit of cash. Equipped with everything you need, WiFi access, an oven, fridge, cooker, utensils and more, as well as a daily maid service, these villas offer a comfortable, budget-friendly stay in Aruba. Just a few steps from one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, a jacuzzi and a pool on-site, all 31 villas with private terraces offer fantastic ocean views and enough amenities to keep you entertained without leaving the property.

Aruba Beach Villas,

Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino- Mid- range

Close to the best beach in Aruba, Eagle Beach, the Tropicana Aruba Resort has 362 guest rooms, a huge pool and jacuzzi, swim-up bar and spa, this 3- star hotel is perfect for those looking for the luxury of modern conveniences and everything in one place.

Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba - Luxury Resort

This glossy mega-resort is one of Aruba's finest hotels. All-inclusive and situated on the beautiful Palm Beach, this adults only hotel has a gym, a spa and a massive pool area and three themed restaurants- making it the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Caribbean sun in a stunning location.

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

 

Do 

Eagle Beach

Chill out in the shade of gorgeous fofoti trees at Aruba's prettiest and most popular beach. Famous for its clean shoreline and clear, calm waters, this is a must-do on your Caribbean bucket-list.

 PHOTO CREDIT: VISIT ARUBA 

PHOTO CREDIT: VISIT ARUBA 

Flamingo Beach

Take a selfie with a flamingo on the private island at the Renaissance Hotel. If you're not a guest you can buy a day pass for $99 to spend the day sunbathing inbetween these pretty pink birds. 

 PHOTO CREDIT: BERT VAN WIJK/GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO CREDIT: BERT VAN WIJK/GETTY IMAGES

Gilligan's Beach Bar

A lively beach bar serving tasty cocktails at the Hilton Hotel. Stop by on a Tuesday night for Biba Aruba, a festival celebrating Aruban culture, with food, live music, carnival dancers, fire breathers and local artisans. 

Gilligan's Beach Bar

Natural Pool

A stunning natural attraction known as 'Conchi" or "Cura di Tortguga", is a peaceful place to swim, snorkel and jump off the rocks. Rent a 4x4 or travel on horseback to get through the surrounding rugged terrain and experience one of Aruba's most beautiful attractions.

 PHOTO CREDIT: TRIPADVISOR

PHOTO CREDIT: TRIPADVISOR

Arashi Beach

Close to the famous California Lighthouse, this gorgeous beach, lined with quaint little thatch huts is one of the best spots to snorkel in Aruba. 

Arashi Beach- Aruba

Casibari Rock Formations

This unusual natural wonder just north of Hooiberg is a great place to hike, have a picnic and get spectacular views of the island. Walk through the desert landscape sprinkled with cacti and exotic plants and climb up the boulders to the top for a breath-taking panoramic view.  

Casibari Rock Formations

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