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Adventure Aruba: Our top reasons to visit the “One happy island”

Updated: Nov 30, 2023


Photo in Aruba of a dad and daughter snorkeling
All photos licensed by the Aruba Tourism Authority, aruba.com

If you're daydreaming about a sun-soaked paradise packed with adventure, let’s introduce you to Aruba – the “One happy island” that should be on every traveler's radar. Here’s the lowdown on things to do in Aruba that make it a must-visit destination.


Beach bliss:

Let's kick things off with the obvious – Aruba boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Picture powdery white sand, crystal-clear waters, and gentle Caribbean breeze. Whether you're into sunbathing or a leisurely stroll along the shore, Aruba's beaches are where you’ll spend your days.

We’d recommend checking out Boca Catalina beach, Mangel Halto beach, and Palm beach.

Water activities for everyone:

Aruba is a haven for water sport enthusiasts. You can enjoy snorkeling, parasailing, sailing, surfing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, and canoeing in the island’s crystal-clear waters. Don’t even get us started on how cool the underwater tours are!

We’d recommend checking out this guide for things to do in the water.

Arikok National Park exploration:

If you're a nature lover, Arikok National Park is a must-visit. Explore rugged landscapes, discover hidden caves decorated with ancient drawings, and hike to the highest point of the island for panoramic views that will take your breath away.

(Bump out treatment) We’d recommend checking out this guide for more outdoor adventures to enjoy in Aruba.


Local flavor feast:

Eating out in Aruba

Aruba isn't just about the scenery; it's a foodie's paradise too. Indulge in local eats like freshly caught seafood, pastechi (savory pastries), and refreshing aloe vera drinks.


If those reasons aren’t enough to sway you to book your next vacation, let’s chat about our vacation packages to Aruba. Bundling your hotel and airfare unlocks exclusive hotel deals and Sun Country Rewards points for your entire trip. Oh, and be sure to explore the exciting excursions and transportation services offered by our friends at Discova.


Don’t forget to review these travel requirements before booking.

So, what are you waiting for? Aruba is calling, and it's time for you to answer. Get To Going.


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