Things to do in Aruba

May 3, 2022

Right now, Aruba has more to offer than you could ever have imagined! Even though the offseason just began last month, there is still plenty to do on the island, and if you’re looking to save money, April through August is the best option for you to travel to Aruba.

Aruba is a small, safe, and modern island that can easily be a great place to visit at any time of the year. But right now is the best time to travel to Aruba, and we have gathered some of our best recommendations for the upcoming next few months, including exciting events, new and fun experiences, and everything you need to know about Aruba’s fascinating nightlife!

Off-Season Activities / Upcoming Events in Aruba / Aruba’s Nightlife / Investment Opportunities / COVID-19 Restrictions on The Island

Off-Season Activities

The busiest season for travelers officially ends in March, but this has no bearing on how you will experience life in Aruba. On the contrary, the island offers endless opportunities for tourists who visit during this time, including regular activities at a reduced price and even some celebrations that are only held during these next few months.

Whatever time of the year you visit Aruba, there is always something for your whole family to enjoy, from kite surfing on the beach to interesting cultural excursions to simply spending the day by the pool relaxing or frequenting local bars to party.

Upcoming Events in Aruba

Aruba’s most amazing experiences are usually their regular annual events; there are fun things to do all year, from holidays to carnivals. But, if you’re planning a trip soon, here are some of the most popular May events to look forward to that you should include in your Aruba life adventures.

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

The Soul Beach Music Festival takes place on Aruba’s One Happy Island from May 25th to May 30th, during Memorial Day weekend. This year’s edition, hosted by Chris Spencer and Dug E. Fresh, also marks SBMF’s 20th anniversary and will feature their best lineup ever!

The long weekend event, voted one of the Top 5 Caribbean Celebrations by USA Today and the #1 Caribbean Summer Festival by Jetsetter Magazine, includes beach and pool parties, comedy shows, social gatherings, and epic concerts complete with world-class artists.

Click here to buy your tickets to secure a spot at the biggest party in Aruba!

30th Ronde Van Aruba

Get ready, get set, go! The 30th Ronde Van Aruba is a traditional race held in May in which all competitors run along the island’s coastline. Individual, duo, relay, and speed marches are among the disciplines featured in the competition, which alternates between hard and unpaved sections.

The starting line for the participants will be located at Marinierskazerne Sporthal on Friday, May 20th, and the race will officially begin at 8 p.m. Athletes from all over the world will battle in this event for a spot on the podium. The winners will be announced on May 21st in a ceremony at Marinierskazerne Sporthal.

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Upcoming Investment Opportunities in Aruba

The time to invest in Aruba is now! A new opportunity is coming in the form of a residential complex called Nanki Beach Residences in San Nicolas, Oranjestad. This real estate project will provide up to 40 families with a barefoot luxury experience as never seen before.

This great project, located near two of the most beautiful beaches in Aruba: Baby Beach and Rodgers Beach, will take a sustainable approach that will preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings and offer a quiet destination ideal for investors willing to leave the hustle and bustle of crowded cities.

Featuring a minimalist, eco-friendly design, Nanki Beach Residences will be a boutique condo that will allow residents to enjoy a relaxing beach experience surrounded by green spaces, with plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family.

The project will begin this year and open in 2025, so investment opportunities will start soon. Do you want to invest in the Caribbean? Head to our contact section, complete the form, and be the first to learn about this new project.

Featured Properties

Blue Residences Turquoise Tower Unit 536

$710,000.00 J.E. Irausquin Blvd 266, Palm Beach, Aruba RELAX IN THIS IDEAL OCEAN VIEW APARTMENT This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit is located on the fifth floor with…
1022.6 Sq Ft

Blue Residence Indigo Tower Unit 214

$653,480.00 J.E. Irausquin Blvd 266, Palm Beach, Aruba APARTMENT OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN This stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit is located on the second floor of the Indigo…
1022.6 Sq Ft

Azure Residences 513

$765,400.00 J.E. Irausquin Blvd 260, Palm Beach, Aruba REAL RETREAT WITH OCEAN VIEW This adorable and charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium is located on the 5rd floor…
1021.1 Sq Ft
modern apartament view to the Aruba city

Harbour House 517

$590,162.00 Weststraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba SIP OF SUNSHINE Located on the 5th floor of the Harbour House condo development in downtown Oranjestad. A spacious 3…
1300.88 Sq Ft
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Harbour House 612

$596,340.00 Weststraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba AMAZING CONDO IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN Located on the 6th floor of the Harbour House condo development in downtown…
1299.16 Sq Ft
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Blue Residence 622

$720,000.00 JE Irausquin Blvd 266, Palm Beach, Aruba BEACH BABE! AN AMAZING OCEAN-VIEW CONDO Located on the 6th floor of the Aquamarine Tower at Blue Residences. Fully air-conditioned…
1022.6 Sq Ft

Savaneta 182 H

$4,950,000.00 Savaneta 182H “An exclusive beachfront 11,114 sq ft with 8,023 sq ft of living space in a private gated-estate with spacious terraces…
8023 Sq Ft

Coral Shell GF-B

$935,611.00 L.G. Smith Boulevard w/ Beatrixstraat 21 A beautifully Ocean-view condo located on the ground level of Coral Shell. Close walk to the downtown area and with…
1812.75 Sq Ft

Blue Residences Indigo Tower PH 1-3

$1,196,000.00 J.E. Irauquin Blvd. 266 Nearby you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, water sports, casinos, ATM, food market and golf at Robert Trent Jones II…
2150 Sq Ft

Blue Residences Aquamarine Tower 221

$782,500.00 J.E. Irauquin Blvd. 266 This 3-bedroom condo is located on the 2nd floor in Aquamarine Building of Blue Residences. It has the most beautiful…
1617 Sq Ft

Aruba’s Nightlife

Aruba may not be widely known as the island that never sleeps, but it is very well-known for its vibrant and exciting nightlife. Almost every restaurant and bar hosts weekly programs complete with live music or DJs, happy-hours promotions, and themed shows like karaoke nights for locals and tourists wanting to have a great time and party in Aruba!

Exploring Aruba at night really allows you to try delicious food at award-winning restaurants and gives you a chance to appreciate gourmet cuisine from all over the world. No matter where you go, we guarantee that you will have the time of your life every single night!

There are many places to go and things to do in Aruba, whether you are planning a family vacation or a luxurious getaway. And, the off-season is really the best time to visit the island since these next few months are full of exciting events that you can definitely take advantage of.

We recommend booking your flight and all your accommodations for your visit in advance, as this will give you the advantage of being able to select what best suits your budget and specific needs. BlueAruba Rentals offers short-term rentals and the best amenities the island has to offer. So don’t wait!

Aruba lifted all local restrictions as of February 2022, thanks to the high vaccination rate (with over 85% of people vaccinated), the low number of people infected with COVID-19, and a shortage of people in intensive care units. Additionally, as of March 19, travelers are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination.

Local facilities’ operating hours returned to normal in terms of activities and events on the island, with no restrictions on closing hours or capacity, including restaurants and bars. Locals and visitors don’t require the use of a mask in open areas, but some health protocols still apply, like social distancing when possible and safe hygiene practices throughout your visit.

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