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Best things to do in Aruba

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Arashi Beach is a quiet narrow stretch of beach in Aruba with makeshift huts and a large parking area. A favorite with locals, Arashi Beach boasts gentle currents and abundant underwater life, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling in the Caribbean.”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Also a restaurant, right on the beach (Palm Beach) between the Marriott and Holiday Inn”
43 locals recommend
National Park
“The National Park takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities is available.”
36 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“for the young people there is Gusto Nightclub a very nice club we're you can have drinks and party all night long ”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You can have a look at the beautiful Paseo Herencia mall it offers different restaurants, souvenirs shops different shops like Aruba Aloe were you can buy our one local product for the skin its a very nice mall for the whole family ”
18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fish so fresh their still floppin! Local Aruban bar where you can drink, eat and enjoy the view. Note - The kitchen is CLOSED on Mondays. Its sooo popular, cruise ships have excursions to here.”
50 locals recommend
National Park
“The park offers a journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites and the protected local flora and fauna.”
29 locals recommend
Beach
“Famous Baby Beach in Aruba is a true Caribbean beach paradise. Baby Beach is a gorgeous half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon. The waters are shallow making it a prime beach destination for families with children. Swimmers can wade out for a long distance and still touch the sea bottom. Baby Beach is also a perfect location for snorkeling in Aruba. Where the bay opens out to the Caribbean Sea, snorkelers will behold a colorful kaleidoscope of coral and tropical fish. ”
33 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Stunning place with amazing atmosphere and wine cellar. Make sure to make a reservation!”
19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the nicest beaches in the world. Blue waters, white sands. Not too busy”
24 locals recommend
Beach
“Palm Beach has palm trees, hotels, casinos, water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. Calm waters make this beach a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers.”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Palm Beach Plaza is a multi-level mall, where you can shop, dine or simply watch a movie at the Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 8. Our favorite hang out spot: Taste of Belgium; Happy hour from 5pm-7pm”
12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This beach is a little hidden, so there usually isnt many tourists here as you would find at Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. It has beautiful views and private alcoves. There are also a few tiki huts for shade, so go early if you want to get one!”
22 locals recommend
Hotel
“Inside the Marriott is a nice coffee bar, some shops and a reservation desk for island tours.”
7 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Best views at north end of island.,..and now you can climb to the top of lighthouse for panoramic 360 views (ticket must be purchased to climb lighthouse). While up there, you can grab a coconut water (served in the Coconut) or grab a bite and drink at Faro Blanco (italian restaurant)”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“have not met a person that does not smile when seeing a butterfly, there are to many to count here. do a quick visit or hang out for a while and get a tour...”
10 locals recommend