Top 10 Things to See and Do in Aruba

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Aruba is one of the prettier and more developed islands in the “ABC” chain (Aruba, Bon Aire, Curacao) located just north of Venezuela in the Caribbean. The island is mostly known for its pretty beaches, stunning water, and ship wreck diving. It is relatively dry here and also helpful that it lies outside of the hurricane belt so your trip is less likely to get ruined. As they say here, Bonbini or Welcome to Aruba!

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Definitely visit beautiful Aruba.

Here is my top 10 for Aruba

1. Stay at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.

This is a large property and seems to have it all located in heart of Oranjestad. There is shopping, dining, a casino, and they even have their very own private beach island with flamingos just off shore.

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Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

2. Visit Renaissance Island

One of the nice perks of staying at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is that you have water taxi access to Renaissance Island. The island has nice white sand beaches, beautiful water for swimming or snorkeling, tropical fish, iguanas, and flamingos. It is the flamingos that I came for but I enjoyed the other amenities as well. I suggest getting here early to avoid the crowds.

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Feeding Flamingos at Renaissance Island.
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Feeding Flamingos at Renaissance Island. Come here little bird!
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What now? No more food!
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Beautiful water, sand, sun, what more does a girl need?
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Come here and play!
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Getting in to the swing of things at Renaissance Island.
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Please don’t eat me!

3. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets day after day

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love sunsets! The skies, clouds, and beautiful waters make for spectacular sunsets nearly every day during my stay.

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I just love sunsets and they were spectacular in Aruba!
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And another beautiful sunset in Aruba!
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Sunset in Aruba – so beautiful!

4. Visit Eagle Beach.

This is the nicest beach in Aruba. With its sparkling azure waters and white sand, I came back several times. Definitely worth a visit!

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Taking a stroll on Eagle Beach Aruba.
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Such beautiful water at Eagle Beach!
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Loving Eagle Beach!
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Laying around at Eagle Beach.

5. Dine at Atardi, Marriott’s beach front restaurant

This might be one of the best kept secrets on the island. I do not normally think about hotel restaurants too much but this one is perfectly situated on a beautiful Palm Beach for amazing sunsets night after night. The seafood is great, the ambiance is more on the romantic side, and the service was friendly. Here you can get a table right on the beach for an amazing evening.

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Taking in the sunset from Atardi.

6. Visit Natural Pool

There are many other pretty beaches and things to see in Aruba. One place I recommend is Natural Pool. The pool is formed by volcanic stone and creates a stunning natural pool. The weather did not work out for me but it is well worth a visit.

 

7. Explore the island and check out Aruba’s other beautiful beaches.

Many claim Arashi Beach is the best place to go snorkeling in Aruba due to its abundant underwater life and gentle currents.  They might be right! Explore the island!

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Exploring Aruba.

8. Visit downtown Oranjestad

Here you will find brightly colored Dutch architecture, shopping, and dining.

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Exploring downtown Oranjestad. Is that a tiger?

9. Check out Pinchos Grill and Bar

This restaurant is located in downtown Oranjestad and offers sunset and ocean views in a casual atmosphere. The food here was delicious.

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Enjoying sunset at Pinchos Grill and Bar.

10. Get a window seat and enjoy the sunset on your flight out

I received an unbelievable goodbye from beautiful Aruba with an amazing sunset. Always try to do this if you can. I really enjoyed my visit to Aruba!

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Flying home from Aruba. Already missing it!

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