Destination Spotlight: Aruba

05 Sep 2018
by Sara Jane Crane —
Located in the southern Caribbean, Aruba is a year-round haven with gorgeous, white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people.

An ideal destination for sun-seekers across the globe, Aruba is known for having the most amount of sunny days and the least amount of rainfall in the Caribbean. Temperatures remain mostly in the low 80s F year-round. May through October are the warmest months, while December through March is a bit cooler. Aruba, along with its neighboring islands of Bonaire and Curacao, lies well south of the hurricane belt.

Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, is filled with Dutch colonial charm and is home to designer shops, museums and cafes. Outside the capital, you will find countryside dotted with colorful, country-style houses amid a beautifully unique desert landscape.

Something for Everyone in Aruba

This Caribbean island is a great destination for adventure seekers — from snorkeling and scuba diving to golfing the challenging greens of Aruba Golf Club.

Aruba boasts more than 20 dive spots ranging from 20 to 100 feet. You can suit up and head out to one of Aruba’s incredible shipwrecks. Just off the north shore, you can dive the Antilla, the largest shipwreck dive in the Caribbean.

Antilla Shipwreck in Aruba and Coral

On land, spot even more beauty on tours of the Casibari rock formations, California Lighthouse and Baby Natural Bridge, or choose to just play in the warm sun and beautiful beaches.

Druif beach on Aruba

Families will find Aruba to be very kid-friendly with calm waters and resort activities, while couples can get cozy at adults-only properties catering to their romantic sides.

Foodies will find an array of exceptionally diverse cuisine. From 5-star fine dining to local, off-the-beaten-path hotspots, Aruba’s international flavor can be tasted throughout the island. For a truly unforgettable romantic meal, many beachside restaurants serve up a special experience complete with soft sand between the toes, the sound of gentle waves and a beautiful Aruba sunset.

For a calmer pace, a signature spa retreat is a perfect complement to an Aruba getaway. Spas situated in lush tropical surroundings provide the perfect place to reclaim a sense of wellbeing, with a diverse menu of treatments, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, nourishing wraps and more.

divi village resort aruba

Aruba offers a wide variety of world-class resorts and other lodging choices too. Acendas Travel can package flights, hotels, transportation and activities to provide the best value for you.

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