Enjoy life in Aruba:
Family Vacation

Now you know all about Aruba’s vacation costs, thanks to our last update. Today, we’ll tell you how to really enjoy the island with your family and friends. You already know by now how much money you will spend, and which flight options are available from the US and Canada, so, now it’s time for fun. Take note of these wonderful activities to do perfect for families, children and toddlers, and of course, friends.

In addition, please be aware of all COVID-19 restrictions in Aruba before visiting places or participating in any activities. We will leave you with a small update about this topic at the end of this article, so we recommend you read until the end. Now, let’s get ready to start!

Aruba for a week: Plans for the whole family to enjoy

It can sometimes be difficult to plan your entire vacation itinerary, especially when it comes to Aruba, which has so many places to visit and fun activities to do. The good weather throughout the year, the paradisiacal beaches, and all of the beautiful areas make Aruba a perfect vacation or permanent destination in the Caribbean.

If you plan to be in Aruba for a week, we have some ideas for each member of your family to enjoy on the One Happy Island. You can dance, eat, swim, relax, or even work from a comfy spot in your accommodation or second home.


Monday: Palm Island day trip

Duration: All-day

Suitable for the whole family

Palm Island is a small private island resort in Aruba. The island is a 5-minute ferry ride from the mainland and offers full days where you can snorkel, enjoy the water park, ride a banana boat, and even eat at a delicious buffet with an open bar. You will be able to find sun loungers, beach huts, and children’s activities as well.

One of the best attractions of the water park in Aruba is that visitors can dive with the SeaTREK underwater helmet, they can visit the world of tropical fish on the coral island on foot, and much, much more. Best of all, even non-swimmers and people with no diving experience can also use the Sea Trek helmet system.

Tuesday: Aruba Arikok National Park and Beach Private Horseback Tour

Duration: 90-120 minutes

Suitable for: Couples, adults, and children over 5 years accompanied by an adult.

If you want a romantic date, this is the perfect option to choose. On this ride, you will be able to admire the spectacular panoramic scenery of the beaches of the north coast of Aruba on a horseback riding adventure. You will see natural wonders such as beautiful beaches and sand dunes, and bask in a fantastic ocean view.

You’ll get to see the best highlights of the Northeast Island, including Lovers Cove, Wish Garden, White Sand Dunes, Safire Hill, Local Fisherman’s Huts, and Hidden Valley and Lagoon from a private guide. Beginners and children can go with their guides walking with their horses during the tour.

Wednesday: Eat delicious local and international dishes in Aruba

Duration: 1-3 hours

Suitable for the whole family

Aruba has varied gastronomy and all types of restaurants and bars to enjoy! Each restaurant has a different atmosphere from the last, ideal for adults or the whole family, there is definitely an option available that suits exactly what everyone is looking for!.

The best restaurants on the island are part of BlueAruba Realty complexes, one of them is Infini by Urvin Croes Restaurant at Blue Residences. This restaurant offers an exquisite culinary journey through a unique Chef’s Table concept and a unique 8-course dinner. The other one is Lima Bistro Aruba which offers International Cuisine influenced by Peru.

*Extra recommendation: Po-Ké Ono Restaurant at Azure Beach Residences. You can enjoy a delicious poke, bao or sushi in this restaurant located at Azure Beach Residences.

Thursday: Party in Aruba

Duration: 5-6 hours

Suitable for adults and friends

If you don’t know where to party in Aruba, there are many places to go to have a great time with friends. Where you decide to go depends on your mood, so check out some of these options and take your pick:

Chill mood: Aruba Ray’s comedy club

Aruba Ray’s is located at the Holiday Inn Resort, Palm Beach. You can enjoy stand-up comedy shows, a pre-show dinner package, and a piano bar across from the comedy showroom.

Island spirit mood: Kukoo Kunuku

The Kukoo Kunuku is a party bus that tours the island’s pubs, restaurants, and nightspots. The service offers hotel pick up and drop-off.

The weekend: Relax and have the best time in Aruba

Duration: All-day

Suitable for the whole family

To spend some relaxing time in Aruba, just go to any of its beautiful beaches and enjoy the sunrise or sunset. However, there are other places where you can relax and pamper yourself, such as Blue Oxygen Spa & Salon at Blue Residences. This spa and salon offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing services, hair care, and different packages for you to pamper yourself to the extreme. Make sure to set up an appointment at the Concierge Desk.

Another option is SUP-yoga. SUP-yoga is a floating yoga modality on SUP boards that are pre-anchored to stay stable in the wind and waves. This is an extremely relaxing activity where you will be able to enjoy an incredible ocean view to recharge your batteries.

As you can see, there are many great things to do on the island and we believe that a week in Aruba will not be enough to enjoy all its wonders. But there happens to be a better option: Live in Aruba! This is completely possible if you want to invest in one of the most profitable destinations in the Caribbean. Remember, at BlueAruba Realty we have great properties in only the best areas of the island. If you want to know more about the units we have available for sale, contact us by clicking below.

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