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One Happy Island

One Happy Island

Bonbini!

That’s how we say “Welcome!” in Papiamento, Aruba’s native language. Come discover the friendly people, beautiful natural wonders, and hidden treasures that make our happy island, your happy island, One happy island!


Aruba: The Caribbean’s Best Island Vacation Destination

Why does Aruba get more repeat visitors than any other Caribbean island? Perhaps it’s because of our perfect weather, friendly people, and tons of fun and exciting things to do!

Aruba consistently receives the least rainfall in the Southern Caribbean, and we’re also located outside the Hurricane Belt, so you can expect excellent weather no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Arriving in Aruba, you’re sure to be greeted by friendly, helpful, and hospitable locals who are eager to show you around the One happy island and help you get into the vacation groove.

And whether you’re looking to relax and unwind, or seeking adventure and excitement, Aruba is chock-full of incredible things to do, making it the perfect destination for trips of all types.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you want to do on your next vacation, Aruba should top your list of potential vacation destinations.

Countless Ways to Find Happiness

Why Aruba?

It’s not easy to pick a Caribbean vacation destination, but fortunately, we’re here to help you understand just what makes Aruba so special, unique and worthy of your consideration.

Easy

Easy

We host cruises and over 100 direct flights from Boston and other major cities.

Convenient

Convenient

We speak four languages, and have more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.

Discoverable

Discoverable

We're small, safe, and modern, so you can make our entire Aruba island your playground.

Things to Do in Aruba

Aruba may be best known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and you’re sure to be amazed by an incredible set of new and exciting things to do. Whether you seek peace and tranquility, excitement and adventure, immersive cultural experiences or an alluring romantic getaway, the One happy island has got you covered. With so many Fun Things to Do in Aruba, you’re sure to find an activity, sight, attraction or event that’s right up your alley!

Save your favorite places and experiences to a custom itinerary you can manage while you're visiting the island.

Get inspired with locally-sourced itineraries

We Are Family

Jane Vermaas

​Revel in family time as you venture out and discover that Aruba has something captivating for every generation.

Interact with animals at Philip's garden

Morning

​Climb boulders at Casibari rocks

Morning

​Pet & feed donkeys at their sanctuary

Mid-day

Explore artistic murals in San Nicolas

Afternoon

Observe Aruba's history in San Nicolas

Afternoon

Aruba's Culture Buff

Vicky Arens

Whenever I travel I want to be immersed in the local culture, follow my journey and discover what makes Aruba unique.

Hop on our trolley & explore downtown

Morning

Discover our Archaeological Museum

Morning

​Stroll to Cosecha and find local art

Morning

Try a local lunch at Gelatissimo Bistro

Mid-day

Lovebirds in Paradise

Glendeline Maduro

Fall deeper in love as you uncover Aruba's treasures alongside your better half.

​Rent a bike and go to the lighthouse

Morning

​Savor a healthy lunch at Nourish Café

Mid-day

Create your glass jewelry at Terrafuse

Afternoon

Dine & unwind at Passions on the Beach

Evening

Eat & Drink Like a Local

Jennifer Jongema

As we say in Papiamento, "Barika jen, curason contento," a full belly makes for a happy heart.

​Savor Dutch pancakes at Linda's

Morning

Eat lunch with the locals at Antesala

Mid-day

Grab a smoothie at Mauchi

Afternoon

Enjoy the local favorite Saco di Felipe

Evening

Your North Coast Adventure Awaits

Ulrich Hermans

​Get your adrenaline pumping as you immerse yourself in thrill-seeking activities.

​Hike or bike in the National Park

Morning

​Relax at Boca Prins with a cold beer

Mid-day

Visit the Quadirikiri cave

Afternoon

Ride the waves at Armando's kite shack

Afternoon

Grab a cold one at Charlie's bar

Evening

Unwind and Relax Your Senses

Jennifer Jongema

Get ready to unplug, unwind, and recharge as you relish in Aruba's soothing waters and calming atmosphere.

Savor an Açai bowl at Eduardo's shack

Morning

​Stretch to your heart's desire at yoga

Morning

​Grab a healthy bite at Garden Fresh

Mid-day

Trigger your senses at Eforea Spa

Afternoon

​Kayak as the sun sets at Arashi beach

Evening

Events Calendar

What’s happening in Aruba? What isn’t? Some people may think of Aruba as a sleepy little desert island, but it’s really a top-ranked vacation destination that’s absolutely jam-packed with holidays, celebrations, festivals, cultural happenings and athletic events. Find out what’s happening on the One happy island any time of the year by reviewing our Annual Calendar of Events in Aruba.

Highlighted Events

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The fashion fruit

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@SesameSwallow

We just watched a wedding on the beach at the #RitzCarlton. Sunset perfection.