Go On A Snorkelling Cruise
Snorkel cruises allow you to bask on a boat in the sun (or shade) with live music, food, and drinks, then stop by the snorkeling spots for a little underwater exploration. The Pelican Adventures cruise also brings you to the S.S. Antilla, a famous WWII shipwreck that is one of the largest in the Caribbean.
Hang Out With The Flamingos
Renaissance Island is a private island for guests of the Renaissance Resort, so it’s away from the crowds though you can enjoy the company of lots of flamingos on one of the beaches. Even if you are not staying at this hotel, you can purchase a day pass to the island to snap a picture with the pink beauties for a postcard-worthy photo.
If you don’t mind getting up early, take a sunrise horseback ride to the “conchi” which is a natural pool, surrounded by volcanic rock on Aruba’s north side. Take in the colors of the landscape, and when you reach the pool, you’ll be ready for a swim. There isn’t so much to do here, aside from taking in the natural beauty of the scenery, which is worth a visit in itself.
Eagle Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. It’s popular, but with a vast coast and soft white sands, it’s still a perfect place to relax. In the summer months, you may even spot sea turtles hatching around sunset and at night.
At Aruba’s popular Palm Beach, you can find banana boats — big inflatable rafts that can seat ten or so people pulled by a speedboat. Bouncing on the waves makes it hard to hold on, but that’s part of the fun! Where there are banana boats, there are always laughter and smiles.
Eat At Zeerover
Zeerover is a small, local restaurant in the fishing village of Saventa where you can get delicious seafood at good prices, fresh off the boat. The fried fish and jumbo shrimp come with sides like Aruban pancakes and fried plantains for a hearty meal. You can even play a game of domino while you wait, or take your food to go and have a picnic on the beach!
Take In The Wildlife
Although they are not native to Aruba, donkeys have played an important role in the Aruban economy for close to 500 years. With the influx of cars on the island, donkeys were nearing extinction until the 1970s when the non-profit Donkey Sanctuary was founded. Visit the sanctuary to learn more about these animals and help support their preservation. You can also take time to learn more about the mysterious ostrich at the Ostrich Farm on the eastern coast. Interact with over 80 ostriches and emus as guides provide details about the largest living bird species on earth. Or, you can explore the Butterfly Farm in Aruba, providing you the opportunity to view 100s of different butterfly and moth species. A guided tour comes included with your admission, and it is recommended that you arrive early when butterflies are more active.
Accommodation In Aruba
Marriott offers two fantastic resorts on the island of Aruba. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club and Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club Both resorts offer guests a dose of luxury on this stunning island. Both resorts are set on the popular Palm Beach, allowing you to be close to all the amenities and activities that Aruba has to offer.