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6 Reasons to choose Aruba for your Great Family Vacation

Planning a great family vacation can be incredibly time consuming, but choosing Aruba, one of the top family vacation spots in the Caribbean, will actually make it much easier for you!

Check out these 6 reasons why you should choose Aruba for your next Caribbean family vacation.

  1. Family Friendly Beaches

As a mother of a 1 -year old, I am super lucky to be living on an island that has a beach like Baby Beach, situated in Seroe Colorado in San Nicolas. My daughter just gets so excited upon entering the warm water of this beautiful lagoon-formed beach! She won’t get cold, can play for hours alongside the shore on the powdery-soft white sands, and as it’s secluded there are no dangerous currents.

Besides Baby Beach, there are plenty of other family-friendly beaches featuring public palapas, soft sands, calm waters and excellent spots for snorkeling, like: Mangel Halto (where I actually learnt how to swim), Palm Beach (lots of watersports activities and entertainment) and Arashi Beach (an Aruban family favorite on Sundays).

  1. Great Weather All Year Round

Arubans often say God has blessed Aruba, and with good reason. Our island is situated outside the fringes of the hurricane belt and we enjoy more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.

What that means for you and your family is a smaller chance of getting cooped up in your hotel room during your well-earned family vacation. It’s simply unlikely to occur in Aruba. Visit our Aruba weather page for today’s weather.

  1. Safest Caribbean Island

Fortunate enough to be part of the Dutch Kingdom, Aruba offer a stabile schooling system, Dutch military defense forces on-island and a flourishing tourism industry, which we, Arubans, built up ourselves. As a result, Aruba has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. Unlike some other Caribbean vacation destinations, here there is no need for you to remain on your hotel property throughout the entirety of your trip; in fact, families can stroll around the island worry-free, and many choose to rent a car and explore all the different landscapes and beaches Aruba has to offer! I strongly recommend doing a jeep tour through the Arikok National Park, which is sure to amaze your kids! 

Also, Arubans are renowned for our friendliness, which is another reason that some families have been coming down here for decades and forming lasting friendships with local people.

  1. Family Friendly Hotels

Aruba boasts 20 resorts alongside Palm Beach and Eagle Beach and most of them are a participating partner in the One Happy Family Package. This package includes all kinds of special deals and promotions for families, like free breakfasts, free stays for kids and a check-in gift. For more information on this family package, please visit the One Happy Family page.

  1. Fun Filled Activities for Kids of all ages.

Keep your toddler, pre-teen and teenager entertained and inspired by some unique island adventures. Interaction with animals ensures a great time for kids; visiting the Butterfly Farm, Donkey Sanctuary or the Philips Animal Garden will surely make them happy! Or encourage them to learn about our Indian past by visiting the Archeological Museum of Aruba, showcasing ancient man-made artifacts by the Caiquetios, an indigenous Arawak tribe. Visit Ayo or Casibari Rock formations as well, showcasing impressive climbable boulders and Indian rock paintings. 

  1. Hassle-Free Caribbean Vacation

As a top family vacation spot, Aruba offers direct flights from major US airports; Miami is only a 2.5-hour flight and New York is just a 4-hour flight. But that’s not all, because in Aruba you can pay for everything with American dollars too. In case you need to ask directions, rest assured! Arubans speak English fluently, as well as Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento, our official native language.

All these factors combine to make Aruba a preferred vacation spot, and one that families in the know have been choosing for over 30 years. Start a new tradition in your family, and pick Aruba for your next family vacation destination!

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About the blogger: Jane Vermaas
Born and raised on the One happy island Aruba, her passions include everything Aruba has to offer. From the best snorkel spots to authentic cultural experiences, she will give you the inside scoop on where to beach bum and where to get the best local dish, where to go salsa dancing and the island’s best practices to happiness!