If you’ve never been to Aruba, I highly suggest that you add it to your list ASAP. And not only are the beaches gorgeous but the water is too. The crystal clear waters are teeming with wildlife that make this small island the perfect place for scuba diving. But that’s not all there is to do here, with plenty of other opportunities for outdoor recreation (and relaxation) this destination is sure to please. Here are my favorite things to do in Aruba!
Looking for the best way to see as many sights as possible during your trip to Aruba? Doing so by ATV is my favorite! These little machines cover some serious ground (and fast) all while leaving you exposed to the elements. It’s always fun to smell the sea breeze when riding around on one of these! Depending on the tour you choose, you could even end up stopping for a swim at one of the natural pools dotting the coastline. Learn more here.
If spending time frolicking in the sea is important to you, I recommend taking a snorkel (or scuba) cruise to another one of the nearby islands. Several tours leave every morning for the Catalina and Antilla islands. The snorkeling/scuba diving in these parts is really to die for! You won’t forget your experience here, that’s for sure.
I always like to do a little shopping whilst on vacation. If you ask me, a little retail therapy is always good for the soul. Pick up fun souvenirs for your friends back home while taking in the historic scenery of Seaport Village. Make a whole afternoon of it and stop for dinner in the area, too! This is one of the best ways to finish off a fast-paced day around the island.
Stop at the famous Baby Beach for a wonderful swimming destination, as the waters are often shallow and calm. There’s even an opportunity for spelunking in the nearby cave. Make sure that you check it out! Surfside Beach is another favorite local destination because of its uncrowded shores. What’s even better is that it is right by the airport, so if you like to watch planes landing/taking off, this is definitely the destination for you.
My Dad is a huge fan of geology, so no matter what kind of vacation we went on, he always found something like this to go check out! Stonehenge of Aruba is a neat area with unique rock formations and cave drawings. There is even a unique colony of owls living in the area, whose existence seems to stump scientists!