Where to Stay in Aruba
On an island renowned for tourism there are not a shortage of places to stay. The only choice to consider is whether to stay in a resort, hostel, bed and breakfast or even camp. There are various districts in Aruba offering differing atmospheres, some are ideal for honeymooners while others are more suited for families. Here are some of the best areas to stay and the accommodation within.
Staying in the capital is not as busy and hectic as one may think. Oranjestad is the cultural hub of Aruba and home to many art galleries, historical sites as well as malls, bars and entertainment centres. As its name suggests this Dutch island capital is splendidly colourful with houses ordained with orange, yellow, pink and blue paint.
The Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino is the biggest hotel in the capital and renowned for its service and facilities. The resort is close to all of the entertainment hubs and includes a private island with idyllic beaches, where resident flamingos and iguanas thrill visitors.
Kamerlingh Villa is a new Air B&B complete with a tranquil palm tree covered vibe including a pool and comfortable large rooms for the entire family. Reasonably priced, there is often no better option than a nights stay in a home owned by knowledge locals.
Perennially ranked as one of the best beaches on the globe (in 2017 ranked number 3), Eagle beach has a more laid back vibe than other areas of Aruba. Turquoise ocean and white sands are on the doorstep to many hostels and hotels. Here are some options.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort and Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba are two of the pricier options on the beach front. Both have infinity pools, bars and water sport activities.
For the romantics among us, Yoyita Suites are a quieter and more private option than the larger resorts.
Possibly the most secluded area on the island, Arashi beach is a hot spot for honeymooners as well as divers who come in search of shipwrecks and treasure. Maybe you can do a honeymoon, adventure combination.
Beach House Aruba Apartments is a paradise with modern decor and breath-taking views of the Caribbean where sundowners can and should be enjoyed. Not only is the residence cosy compared to the sprawling resorts on the rest of the island, Beach House Aruba’s units are all unique with their own layouts and views.
On the north-western coast of the island, Palm beach is the heart of the party scene. Cuisine infusions are rife in the many eccentric bars and restaurants on Palm Beach.
Boardwalk Small Hotel is a small retreat for families and romantics alike. One bedroom, two bedroom and studios are available with fabulous colour. A palm lined swimming pool is a welcome respite from the heat.