25 Jan, 2023 ·
By Jessica Gallant - Nomade Magazine
Located in the southern Caribbean, the island of Aruba is the neighboring island of Curacao and Bonaire and is known for its beautiful beaches and warm hospitality. Whether you want to plan a complete vacation or plan a trip between the ABC islands, you should definitely consider spending a minimum of 4 days there to enjoy it! Here are 5 essentials to add to your itinerary to fully enjoy your stay in Aruba!
This is the perfect place to discover the magnificent wild landscapes of the island! Between its pretty sand dunes, its small beaches where the waves crash against rocky cliffs, its natural swimming pool and its amazing caves, you can certainly spend a good part of the day there!
During a stay in Aruba, it is absolutely necessary to take a Jeep or UTV excursion! Indeed, it is the best way to explore the desert side of the island. On this adventure, you can visit the ruins of a gold mill, jump off a cliff, snorkel with turtles, see Aruba's natural bridge and famous lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking landscapes characterized by secluded beaches and impressive rock formations!
This is where you will find the largest hotels, many terraces on the beach, the most popular happy hours and a wide variety of restaurants and souvenir shops. You will also find Palm Beach there, which is one of the most coveted beaches on the island since it is the starting point for many excursions, its water is unsettlingly transparent and there is an unparalleled festive atmosphere!
If you want to experience the culture of Aruba, this is the best place! This district is much less touristy and you will find many restaurants with the most authentic local flavors. It is also the perfect place to stroll through the streets and observe vibrant murals! Street art is definitely a must-see attraction on this island.
This city is colorful and dynamic! If you love to shop and have an interest in European architecture, you'll love strolling downtown! In addition to visiting the beautiful boat port and taking a photo in front of the famous “I Love Aruba” sign, you can also explore its local market where you will find the perfect souvenirs to bring back home!
It is impossible to get bored on this island since there is so much to do! I hope you enjoy the warm sun of Aruba and create unforgettable memories during your next vacation in the southern Caribbean!