Ultimate Guide to Aruba

The best hotels, restaurants and things to do in Aruba

Aruba took the crown as your favorite island in Islands March Madness so we’re sharing our top picks for the best Aruba hotels, restaurants and things to do. Can’t make it all the way to Aruba? This classic drink recipe will make you feel like you’re there.

Aruba's iconic Fofoti tree
Aruba’s iconic Fofoti tree Zach Stovall

How to Have a 3-Day Weekend Getaway in Aruba

Sometimes all you need is a quick weekend escape to recharge. With direct flights from 14 North American cities, Aruba is the ideal spot for a three-day weekend getaway. And weather worries won’t plague your travels since Aruba is located outside the hurricane belt. Read our itinerary for how to spend 36 hours in Aruba.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Top 10 Hotels in Aruba

Aruba resorts run the gamut from mega resorts to cozy boutiques, ensuring that there’s a place to stay for every taste and every budget. Here are the 10 best hotels in Aruba.

What to Do in Aruba
What to Do in Aruba Shutterstock

Top Things to Do in Aruba

From Arikok National Park to snapping selfies with free-roaming flamingos, Aruba offers a host of activities to keep you entertained. Check out our top picks for the best things to do in Aruba.

Palmera Liqueurs
Palmera Liqueurs Jon Whittle

What to Bring Back from Aruba

Looking for the perfect souvenir to bring back from Aruba? We especially love these local specialties.

Drink Recipe - Aruba Arriba
Aruba Arriba Stevan Llewellyn

How to Make an Aruba Arriba Cocktail

Mix up a batch of this fruity Aruba Arriba Cocktail, put on your favorite Caribbean tunes, close your eyes and pretend you’re in the islands.


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