Pack your bags Aruba awaits
Excited about your upcoming visit and want to make sure to get the most of your first Aruba trip? Here are a few tips to help you do just that:
There is no best time to visit Aruba as the weather is consistently warm year-round with a fairly constant temperature of 82°F (28°C). The best time to visit all depends on the type of vacation you are looking for.
Aruba tends to be more crowded during high season, as many visitors are trying to escape from the cold and come to Aruba for some warmth and sunshine. During this period hotel prices are higher than in low season and reservations need to be made well in advance. If you are looking for a less crowded period it is recommended to visit Aruba during low season.
High Season: mid-December until mid-April
Low Season: mid-April until mid-December
Things to see and do while you are here.
So now the fun starts. Here are some suggestions (some people don’t get past the first one on this list, but being your first time try to do some of the other stuff too!):
1Hit the beach!
You’re inevitably going to be hypnotized and drawn to the white sand and blue clear water. Don’t resist it. Aruba has beaches of all shapes and sizes. Oh and remember that sunscreen! Aruba’s sun is powerful, even if it is overcast you will get red without sunscreen.
2Watch a sunset
Aruba’s sunsets are spectacular. We even have a schedule of sunset times we drew up for those boys and girls who want to be romantic around that time. You can use it too 🙂 A very nice way to enjoy the show is on a sunset sailing cruise.
3Take a guided island tour
This is the best way to get to see the sights. There are plenty of really good day tours.
4Do your own island discovery and get to see the sights
If you want to get out and about on your own, rent a 4×4 and it will get you pretty much anywhere. You’ll be happy to know that Google Maps works pretty well if you have a smartphone and can help you get back if you’re lost. But Aruba’s not that big anyway. Here are some of the great sights you won’t want to miss.
Ok guys this is where your trip budget goes out the window! There’s shopping for everyone and all tastes.
6Have a great meal at one of Aruba’s fine restaurants
It’s not like we need to suggest this really, but there are some places that have become icons in terms of dining out in Aruba. El Gaucho restaurant (think juicy steaks) and Driftwood (think fresh seafood) are two of these and are definitely ones for the list. That list is long though and you’ll need more than two so take your pick here. Reservations are highly recommended!
7And last but not least, Save Money!
Alright, this is a shameless plug for something we do. We have this discount card that will save you a wad of money on your trip. It’s done it for literally thousands of people since we started it in 1998. From car rentals, through to restaurants and activities, at under $20 the discount card is a no-brainer.
We hope that this information will guarantee that your first visit to Aruba will not be your last! In fact many people love it so much they come back time and time again. We hope you will too! VisitAruba