Aruba is one of the most popular of the Caribbean islands, particularly with North Americans looking for some winter sun. It's not hard to see the appeal – white-sand beaches, a compact capital city and azure seas that provide a playground for an impressive range of water sports.

Most of the development of Aruba is around the western and southern coasts, leaving the north and east of the 180-sq-km island largely untouched. Expect to find pristine beaches, caves and nature reserves, which form some of the best attractions on Aruba.

What to see & do in Aruba

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Things to do in Aruba offer adventure and excitement for the entire family, from beaches to sports, museums, natural and historical attractions, and so many others. You can have up-close experiences with sea life. You can relax on beaches with soft white sand or attend special events and festivals all year long.Climb 587 steps and see the view from the Hooiberg. Head to the Natural Pool and Natural Bridge and...

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Where & what to eat in Aruba

Food and dining in Aruba offer everything from beachfront dining and local delicacies to upscale fine-dining establishments and beach bars with vibrant happy hours. Aruban local cuisine offers up the heart of Caribbean flavour. You can dine with your toes in the sand and the surf crashing on the shore. Head for Pika's Corner, a local staple with a delicious variety of fusion food, or grab takeaway food from a local...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Aruba

Shopping in Aruba ranges from quaint local souvenir shops to outdoor shopping centers and multi-floor indoor malls featuring all the biggest name brands and independent boutique outlets. This island is known for its wide variety of goods and products on offer. You'll find everything from Target to Louis Vuitton, from Dutch Cheese to quirky beachwear and beyond. Some of the top malls in Aruba include the Renaissance Mall with its on-site...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Aruba

Nightlife in Aruba includes everything from classic beach clubs with international DJs to live music and a party atmosphere. If gaming is your thing, you'll find tonnes of casinos with table games, slots, and every other form of gaming you can imagine. Many resorts offer themed nights, costume parties, classic cocktail gatherings, and beach barbecues. Whether you're in it for bar hopping or you like to find a quiet 1920s speakeasy-style...

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  • 10 Best Towns and Resorts in Aruba

    Aruba is a pearl of the Caribbean with a variety of towns and resorts that embrace that status by offering relaxing island vibes and plenty of things to do. Whether you're looking to visit specific communities, resorts, or larger regions, it's easy to cater your Aruba holiday exactly to your preferences. Across this island, you'll find beachfront towns, communities farther inland,...

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