Destination

Aruba Holidays

Upscale island with pristine beaches

Be charmed by Aruba’s colonial-architecture, stunning rocky landscapes and palm-adorned beaches; somewhere on this dreamy island, there’s a sun lounger with your name on it. Located beneath the hurricane belt, and promising year-round sunshine, Aruba has two sides: choppy and smooth, making the island ideal for both sun worshippers and windsurfers alike. No matter which coast you visit, the beaches are truly beautiful with pristine white sands and scenic vistas for miles.

There’s more to Aruba than its paradise beaches and warm, turquoise waters; we recommend heading to Oranjestad for boutique shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlight for a totally different Caribbean vibe. This all-in-one island offers a mix of adventure and island bliss, making it perfect for any intrepid traveller. With a range of hotels, from boutique Casitas to all-inclusive wellness resorts, you’re sure to find your version of paradise in Aruba.

Destination Highlights
  • Admire the baron desert landscape in Arikok National Park
  • Explore the bright capital and pastel coloured buildings of Oranjestad
  • Relax on Eagle Beach for a quieter day at the beach
  • Head down into Guadirikiri Cave which extends down for about 30 metres
  • Enjoy 360 panoramic views at California Lighthouse
  • Palm Beach is great for a night out with casinos, restaurants and bars
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

Victoria

Destination Executive

“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.”

Types of Aruba holidays

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.

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

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Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

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Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Aruba

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

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