A Caribbean island 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is a beautiful holiday destination inviting travellers from different corners of the world. Visitors can have a great time here amidst its dry, sunny weather, many fantastic hotels and resorts, some of the best Caribbean beaches and world-class nightlife.
Here’s the list of five interesting things to do in Aruba for a perfect Caribbean holiday:
Spend some relaxing time on the sands of Eagle Beach
Known to be the most beautiful white sand beach in the Caribbean, Eagle Beach is a perfect place for those seeking a relaxing time. It is called a low rise area in Aruba due to its popular wide public beach and low-rise resorts. You can visit here with your family and friends to spend a time simply relaxing, taking a sunset cruise on a catamaran and trying some delicious cuisines and tempting drinks at nearby world-class restaurants and cocktail joints.
Enjoy swimming and water sports on Palm Beach
Lying just above Eagle Beach, Palm Beach is a place with calm waters, kid-friendly atmosphere and a whopping two miles of scintillating Caribbean sand. It is where you can experience supreme luxury of Aruba around many high-rise hotels and restaurants and bars. Adventure lovers can indulge in the best swimming and snorkelling opportunities here. There are some wonderful spots on the beach for kids to have plenty of fun including Kibaima Miniature Village and Park, Neptalle Henriquez Playground and Tira Koochi Park.
Discover wildlife at Arikok National Park
The island’s hotspot for nature and wildlife lovers, Arikok National Park is a natural ocean pool protected by craggy rock formations. It is a major attraction on the east coast of Aruba appealing with its caves, sand dunes and limestone cliffs. Wildlife enthusiasts would love to discover here the rare priceless gems indigenous to Aruba including parakeets, rattlesnakes and whiptail lizards. Besides, you will have a great time here diving into an amazing natural pool and enjoying a sunrise horseback ride across windswept terrain.
Experience nightlife at Stellaris Casino
The island of Aruba is popular for its exciting nightlife and casinos in the Caribbean. If you happen to be a casino lover, you cannot miss to visit Stellaris Casino, the largest casino on the island of Aruba. There are plenty of entertainment options here across 26 separate gaming tables and hundreds of slot machines capturing a number of gamblers to try their luck. You can have a true vegas-esque experience in the luxurious vibe of the Casino. Also, this place hosts many entertainment events like stand-up comedy shows and open bar evenings you must attend for a wonderful evening.
Head to the ruins of Bushiribana and Balashi
History buffs too can have a great time in Aruba Island at Bushiribana and Balashi – the sites of two former gold smelters. Constructed way back in the 1870s by the British, the ruins are located on the rugged northern coast of the island. While the old smelting work of the alarming buildings is a wonderful thing to discover here, the views of the deserted south-west shores are a sight to behold. Visitors can take jeep safari tours with their family and friends to explore these ruins for a better experience.