Destination

Aruba Holidays

Upscale island with pristine beaches

Holidays in Aruba are all about classic Caribbean beauty. Picture endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters perfect for a romantic getaway or peaceful family break. Set 15 miles off the Venezuelan Coast, Aruba boasts a Caribbean, Dutch-colonial heritage and is home to striking natural wonders and luxury hotels. Spend your days relaxing on the island’s most popular beaches, Eagle and Palm, basking in Aruba’s year round sunshine.

For adventure, head to Arikok National Park, which covers nearly a fifth of Aruba. Explore caves with ancient Indian art work, lava formed landscapes, desert sand dunes, natural pools and secluded bays. Wind and kite surfers will love the north shore, while divers can discover teeming coral reefs and shipwrecks. If you want some culture, take in the pastel-coloured Dutch colonial buildings in the capital Oranjestad.

Destination Highlights
  • Relax on pristine beaches
  • Visit Arikok National Park
  • Windsurf on the North Shore
  • Celebrate the colourful carnival
  • Explore the capital, Oranjestad
  • Discover Guadirikiri Cave
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT -4 hours
  • Currency AWG - Aruban Florin
  • Visa Information British Passport holders do not need a visa for stays less than three months
  • Language Dutch, but English is widely spoken and understood
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours 30 minutes; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required, Hepatitus A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

Top Tips from our Experts

Martyn

Destination Manager

“There are a selection of American cities that most Caribbean islands connect to, Aruba has some additional direct flights that others don’t. In less than five-hours you can be in Philadelphia, Houston or Washington DC.”

Charlotte

Destination Specialist

“There's no reason to stay all inclusive in Aruba, get out and eat in the restaurants. The food variety is as diverse as the island itself, reasonably priced and great tasting.”

Charlie

Destination Manager

“In Aruba jazz and soul festivals are held annually. If you love this type of music, head to Memphis beforehand for a real musical themed holiday.”

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Aruba

H&J Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,939 pp

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Aruba

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,129 pp

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Romantic Beach Dining

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Aruba

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,109 pp

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Types of Aruba holidays

Aruba Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Beaches along the west coast of Aruba are great for watersports and swimming and are dotted with hotel resorts while the windward coast plays home to more secluded bays and stronger ocean currents where swimming is not always recommended. Arashi Beach is great for snorkelling while Hadicurari is known for its fisherman’s huts. Eagle Beach was once named one of the best beaches in the world. 

There are no direct flights to Aruba from the UK, however, there are currently flight options from various UK airports via Miami and New York with American Airlines and Delta. There are also indirect options from regional airports with United.

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