Any Caribbean island destination can make you feel like you’re in paradise, but none compares with Aruba.
There are beaches everywhere throughout the 20-mile-long Island, including one many consider the most beautiful in the world, for sunsets or watersports including snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing.
Local restaurants feature fresh fish, and there are elegant hotel choices, many with top-rated spas.
- A non-expired passport.
- A valid Aruba ED card
- An Aruba visa if the country you are from requires you to apply for one.
Not every country is required to apply for an Aruba visa before visiting the island.
Visitors from countries including the United States, Moldova, Mexico, Jamaica do not have to apply for an Aruba visa to be allowed entry into the island.
Others will have to apply for an Aruba visa before visiting – it’s easy to do online.
In just the 20-mile stretch of Aruba Island, there are some 40 beaches to explore.
Enjoy the coconut palms on the sands at Eagle Beach, often rated as one of the world’s best, and the seagrapes growing nearby add to its tropical getaway appeal.
If you plan to stop at the picturesque and historic California Lighthouse, take a stroll on Arashi Beach, the sandy beach nearest the attraction.
Boca Catalina is the best snorkeling destination out of all the beach fronts.
Baby Beach is the shallowest of these locations, so families with smaller children who want to enjoy the water can do so with fun and ease. However, be vigilant of the strong currents that usually happen out of the general lagoon area.
The Aruban Spas
Because of the tropical getaway environment that Aruba has to offer, there are spas available in every stretch of the island for you to kick back and relax during your visit.
Mandara Spa at Palm Beach within the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is one of the most popular of these establishments because they are the biggest spa in the area. This means there may be more availability for last-minute bookings if you were to have an impromptu visit there.
Spa del Sol is one of the local spas that have been in business for over a decade, so they are experts in replacing their clients with the best spa treatments. The Marine Flower facial is one of the most popular facial treatments you can enjoy at Spa del Sol. The treatment contains collagen to restore moisture to your face and reduce skin irritation. Other facial treatments also offer deep cleansing, help to reduce redness and acne, and can even treat wrinkles and puffiness under your eyes.
Water Safe To Drink From Faucets
Water plants in Aruba take the seawater from its beaches and distill it so that it’s safe to drink right from the faucet.
Save on your travel expenses – and help save the environment – by packing a water bottle to fill up from your hotel room’s sink faucet to take with you on your daily adventures so you avoid buying expensive bottled water from local vendors.
If you are a seafood fanatic, choosing Aruba as your next tropical getaway is your best bet. What’s more fitting for a tropical getaway than relaxing on a hot beach and then going out to sample the best seafood dishes fresh from the local waters?
These two are recommended –
Try Red Fish Aruba in the island’s capital, Oranjestad, considered one of the best seafood restaurants on the island. The crunchy calamari fritti is an awesome island staple appetizer and the simple yet quintessential shrimp cocktail complements any meal. The filet mignon is tender and juicy and compliments the wonderfully seasoned shrimp in its entree. Finish your meal with a Starboard Colada, Portside Punch, or other delicious slushy cocktail.
Flying Fishbone is a family-friendly seafood restaurant serving locals and visitors since 1997. It features a kids’ menu just like Red Fish Aruba. Located within steps of the Coral Reef Beach Apartments, Flying Fishbone is known as the 8th best of 21 ranked beach restaurants around the world. The best part about Flying Fishbone is that you can dine on the beach sand with views of beautiful Savaneta.