A large “I Love Aruba” sign welcomes couples to the island, and it’s no wonder why: with consistently sunny weather, an ideal blend of beach and adventure activities, and a safe and friendly atmosphere, Aruba is a great getaway from the daily grind.
Here are 8 ways to make your Aruba vacation even more romantic:
Stay at an Adults-Only Resort
Aruba is a very family-friendly island, so if you’re looking for a break from kids then an adults-only resort is key. The boutique-style Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Eagle Beach is all about style and romance: have drinks delivered beachside as you relax on your own private lounger, watch a movie on the beach under the stars, and indulge in a couples massage.
Visit Aruba’s Private Island
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad is two resorts on one: the newly renovated Renaissance Marina Hotel is exclusively for adults. The Renaissance is the only hotel in Aruba that has its own private island, accessible via water taxi. The private island has a spa, a bar and grill, and best of all – an adults-only beach, a perfectly romantic way to spend the day.
Dine with Sweeping Island Views…
La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant is situated next to the landmark California Lighthouse, near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba. The hilltop restaurant offers beautiful views of the island, especially at sunset. If you’re an early diner, you’ll be happy to know this restaurant is open from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. – many Aruban restaurants do not open until 5.
…Or Dine With Your Feet in the Sand
Flying Fishbone’s famous on-the-beach fine dining is not to be missed. The intimate seaside restaurant located in the charming fisherman’s town of Savaneta serves up fresh seafood and steak, wines, and cocktails – perfect for a romantic evening.
Have Drinks on the Dock
Sipping cocktails while listening to lively music is a great end to any day, and there are many options. Pinchos Grill & Bar at the Aruba Surfside Marina is on a floating deck and serves up local seafood and rum-infused steaks. The Bugaloe on Palm Beach is a casual pier bar with great happy hour specials, fun bar food and live bands with dancing.
Hike through Arikok National Park
Active couples will enjoy exploring the wild side of Aruba, filled with small limestone caves, protected local flora and wandering donkeys. Hike or bike through the eastern side of the island and walk along deserted beaches (note: the water is rough on this side of the island and swimming is not recommended).
Swim in the Natural Pool
Aruba’s Natural Pool, or conchi, is notoriously hard to find, but well worth the effort. The unique formation of rock and volcanic stone creates a tranquil, beachside pool sheltered from the rough coast. The natural pool of water is hidden on the windward coast and accessible only by four-wheel drive or all-terrain vehicles.
Sail into the Sunset
Sail on Mi Dushi – “My Sweet” and choose from a sundown snorkeling safari complete with two different snorkeling stops and complementary bar, or a sunset happy hour cruise with complementary bar.