Aruba’s beaches are the top attractions on the island. Even though it’s great to spend your time relaxing on the beach, Aruba offers plenty of other attractions and activities. We went to visit this tropical paradise with relatives and friends who helped us start up our painting business (www.BGBpainting.com) almost a dozen years ago. We had a blast and highly recommend this beautiful island.
Take a Snorkel Cruise
Snorkel cruises let you bask on a boat in the sun with live music, food, and drinks, then stop by the snorkeling spots for a little underwater exploration.
Spend the Day with Flamingos
Renaissance Island is a private island for guests of the Renaissance Resort & Casino, so it’s away from the crowds, though you can share company with flamingos on one of the beaches. Even if you are not staying at this hotel, you can purchase a day pass to the island to snap a picture with the pink beauties for a postcard-worthy photo.
Ride to Conchi on Horseback
If you don’t mind getting up early, take a sunrise horseback ride to the conchi, surrounded by volcanic rock on Aruba’s north side. Take in the colors of the landscape, and when you reach the pool, you’ll be ready for a swim. There aren’t any available amenities — just lots of natural beauty.
Visit Eagle Beach
It’s accessible, but with a vast coast and soft white sands, it’s still a perfect place to relax. In the summer months, you may even spot sea turtles hatching around sunset and at night.
Float in Palm Beach
Palm Beach is renowned for its calm waters, making it easy to float on a rubber raft and soak up the sun. Raft rentals are usually $5 a day, but if you’ve got a room in your bags, you can bring your own and float whenever you want.
Karaoke at Bungalow Beach Bar & Grill
The bungalow is a laid-back beach house on the water of Palm Beach, with open walls and a classic grass roof. On Saturday nights, they host karaoke with a happy hour during the event — just in case you need a boost to take the stage and sing your heart out.
Visit the California Lighthouse
A scenic white lighthouse near the northwest tip of Aruba, the California Lighthouse is a popular drive-and-park destination for couples. It offers a beautiful overlook, and nearby is the California White Sand Dunes to get in some hiking.