Things to Do in Aruba in November

For the lucky travelers who are visiting Aruba in the month of November (and escaping the cold back home) we have some great activities and events for you to enjoy. Whether you want to volunteer in a beach cleanup, attend a Save the Reef party or enjoy all the festivities around the annual Beach Tennis Aruba competition (great parties) the One Happy Island has got you covered!

Aruba Ray Standup Comedy Nov 1st- 28th

Ready to laugh your pants off? Then get yourself and your friends to the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino for some top notch standup comedy. Ray Ellin hosts and produces the Aruba Ray Standup Comedy show 4 times a year, bringing top some of the best US comedians along with him. For more information visit the Aruba Ray Standup Comedy page.

Aruba One Love Reggae Festival Nov 6-8th 

Jamaica may be the origin of Reggae music, but here in Aruba we do know how to make a 3 day party event around this genre. Enjoy some sweet reggae music from artists such as break out talent Vince Irie, Baroni One Time, Miri Marks, MC Bogle, Nando Browne and Noush! Check them out throughout the weekend at the Carnival Village in San Nicolas and afterwards at the Pool Party on Saturday at the Occidental Grand Aruba Beach.

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National Coastal Beach Cleanup  Nov 7th

It’s always good to give back to your community but it’s even better to give back to your vacation destination! Engage in some voluntourism  by participating in the annual Coastal Beach Clean Up, organized by the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association. Hundreds of volunteers, locals and tourists, unite to clean our beautiful coasts! 

Aruba Beach Tennis Open Nov 16th-22nd

Bring your racquets and a party mood to the annual Aruba Beach Tennis Open! Aruba is one of the first islands to embrace the beach tennis sport and has now the biggest beach tennis competition in the world. Yes you read it correctly, in the world. We even have a live stream site giving you the opportunity to watch the competitions online. If you are on island make sure to attend the event, as you definitely don’t want to miss out on the all the fun, the international ambiance and all the beach parties! Visit the Aruba Beach Tennis Open page for more information.

Save the Reef Party- Lionfish Fundraising event Nov 29th

For the second time around, the Aruba Marine Park Foundation and other on-island businesses partner up in order to protect our beautiful reefs from the predatorily lionfish, during the Lionfish Fundraising event at Nos Clubhuis. Lionfish actually tastes really good and have more healthy Omega -3 fatty acids than red snapper, grouper, mahi mahi and wahoo! So indulge yourself with some lionfish sushi, accompanied by fine wines! Check out the Save the Reef Party- Lionfish Fundraising event page for more information!

Weekly Events

Bon Bini Festival

This weekly folkloric music and dance festival that takes place every Tuesday at Fort Zoutman at 6.30 pm, is the perfect introduction to the warmth and hospitality of Aruba’s people. For more information visit the Bon Bini Festival page. 

Carubbian Festival

If you can’t make it to Aruba’s Carnival you better make it to the weekly Carubbian festival in Sunrise City San Nicolas. Sweet Soca Music, Caribbean food, and a parade of local entertainers pass by in the closed to traffic Main Street in this cultural melting pot. Carubbian takes place every Thursday night from 6pm-10pm.  

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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!