When you have a big anniversary coming up it may be difficult to plan the perfect celebration, especially if you feel pressured to plan one of your most memorable anniversary getaways to date.
It is no secret that Aruba is the most romantic island in the Caribbean. In fact, you may have heard of the One happy island hosting the biggest vow renewal event in the Caribbean on Eagle Beach last summer where over 160 couples renewed their “I Dos”, but we’re well-known for being the island that best stimulates warmth, intimacy and true love.
Aruba brings people closer together with its beautiful sceneries and romantic activities. If you want some help planning a romantic (weekend) getaway to Aruba, then you’ve come to the right spot, because below we’ve listed the top 10 romantic anniversary ideas for the One happy island!
Great Romantic Anniversary Getaways
Now that we have established that the best anniversary trips are trips to Aruba, we can go over the elements you can implement to make your experience here extra special. You and your significant other are sure to have one of the most unforgettably romantic anniversary getaways.
1. Book a Romance Package
This may be the easiest way to add a romantic touch to your trip. Many top resorts offer romance or anniversary packages with all-inclusive options. This often means that the hotel will provide you with a bottle of champagne upon arrival, preferred check-in, or a candle light dinner for two. The offerings vary per hotel and may not be listed on their website. Don’t hesitate to call customer service before booking to inquire about any romance packages they might have.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
These are some hotels that have romance packages:
- Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
- Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
- Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort
2. Toes in the Sand Dinner
There’s nothing like a romantic dinner date. The only thing that could make a dinner date more special would be enjoying it on a beautiful Aruban beach! There are several beachfront restaurants in Aruba, all with their unique vantage points where a view of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed. Some of these restaurants even encourage barefoot dining. Yes, fine dining and no shoes required! Reserve your table on the beach and stick your toes right into the warm sand while watching the sun slowly dip into the ocean. Enjoy the view, enjoy your dinner, but most importantly, enjoy each other.
Couple enjoying a sunset dinner at Atardi Restaurant
These restaurants offer an exquisite toes in the sand experience:
3. Romantic Picnic on the Beach
This is one of the simplest romantic ideas for anniversaries, but it remains a favorite. Nothing says “I care” more than a carefully put together picnic on one of Aruba’s most beautiful beaches. Visit one of the local grocery stores or mini markets and shop for your partner’s favorite portable foods. You can slip out and make it a surprise or you can enjoy the shopping trip together. Then, pick your favorite Aruba beach, rent some beach chairs (sitting in the sand is nice, but on a windy day you might find yourself eating a sand sandwich) and chow down! After your picnic, go for a swim or stick around until sunset and enjoy a romantic walk along the shore. If you’re having trouble picking a beach, we’ve got you covered!
4. Cruise Into the Sunset
Pelican Adventures Sunset Sailing
Sunsets are a recurring theme in this article, but for good reason. Aruba sunsets are some of the most breathtakingly colorful experiences you want to share with the one you love. For that reason it makes perfect sense to embark on a sunset sail together. Have a couple of drinks and enjoy the view. You can opt for a private tour or sail with other people and make some new mutual friends in Aruba. You can book a sunset cruise at:
5. Explore the Island Together
For such a small island, there is a lot to explore in Aruba. Couples that go on adventures together are often the closest. We recommend taking a UTV tour through the Arikok National Park where you can sit side by side and traverse the most beautifully rugged parts of the island. Take turns driving so you can both fully enjoy the experience.
Companies that will take you on a UTV Tour are:
Fofoti UTV Tour
6. Get the Most out of a Special Occasion
Whenever you make dinner reservations, book an activity or a place to stay, be sure to mention that it’s your anniversary. You may be able to get some special perks like a discount or a free dessert or gift. Even if you don’t get anything, us Arubans love a good celebration; don’t be surprised if people come up to congratulate you once you’ve announced your special occasion!
7. A Movie Under the Stars
Every month the Arikok National Park organizes a movie night. From 7:30pm to 9:30pm you can come to the park’s visitor center and watch a nature movie or documentary on the big screen. The park’s relatively remote location works perfectly as an open-air movie theatre as the starry sky is very clearly visible. Snacks can be purchased on location and the movie is completely free. Just grab a chair and enjoy.
8. Horseback Riding
Romantic kiss during horseback riding
If you’re a bit of an adventurous couple or you just want to try something new, go on a horseback riding tour together so you can explore the beautiful hidden areas of the island on horseback. You will enjoy a great variety of views of the rougher coastline, desert-like plains and vegetated peaks and valleys. These ranches offer horseback riding tours:
9. Spa Day For Two
Couple at Eforea Spa
You’ve made it through another great year together! Treat yourself to a day of ultimate pampering in Aruba. If you’re a little sore from that horseback riding tour, one of the best treatments you can get together is a couple’s massage. Reach a point of complete relaxation as you prepare to tackle another adventurous year together. Visit one of the spas listed below:
10. Capture the memory!
Aruba’s picturesque sceneries make for the perfect backdrops to have a photo shoot. Selfies are great and we encourage you take many of them, but there is something special about a portrait shot by an expert that can capture your love story in a few beautiful shots. Schedule your photo shoot toward the end of your Aruba trip so the memory of the great time you had on the One happy island shows in your pictures!
Book Your Romantic Anniversary Getaway Now!
These were just 10 of the best anniversary trip ideas for Aruba, but there are so many more fun things to do to treat your significant other to a good time. Aruba is not only the Caribbean’s best island to visit; it is also the best island to fall in love with your special someone over and over again. Now that we’ve shared some of the best anniversary ideas with you, you’re ready to book your romantic (weekends’) getaway! Keep an eye on our Deals & Offers page for special prices and start booking!