Experience Paradise – A 5-Day Itinerary to Aruba
Aruba, often called “One Happy Island” offers the ideal vacation destination that offers something for everyone. With its natural beauty, pristine beaches, diverse culture and adventurous activities, it’s no wonder it is a favorite destination for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure. Our experts have crafted a five-day itinerary in Aruba that will leave your clients with memories to last a lifetime and dreaming of their next trip back.
Upon landing in Aruba and heading to the hotel suggest some R&R and head straight to Palm Beach, one of Aruba’s world-class beaches. Recommend packing some beach clothing in a carry-on, in case of arrival before the check-in time. Many of the resorts like the Riu Palace Antillas, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino and The Ritz-Carlton Aruba are located on Palm Beach, so it isn’t more than a short stroll to reach it. On two gorgeous miles of ivory sands and calm waters, they can bask, swim, dive into myriad water sports, gaze in wonder at the unique divi-divi trees, and witness one of the world’s great sunsets.
After breakfast, suggest a guided all-terrain utility vehicle (or UTV) tour to explore Aruba’s numerous natural wonders. The island’s most remote, yet most popular natural attraction, is the soothing Natural Pool in Arikok National Park, a tranquil spot in a unique rock formation where volcanic stone forms a small depression. Also, suggest they explore the Ayo Rock Formation, Blackstone Beach, Andicuri Trail, Natural Pool, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, and Alto Vista Chapel on your all-day adventure.
Recommend a day of snorkeling in the waters off Aruba, which is blessed with more sunny days than any other island in the Caribbean. Hit the surf at Arashi Beach, Malmok Beach, or Boca Catalina, all on the northwestern side of the island. Get up close with barracuda, spinner dolphins, blue parrotfish, angelfish, and starfish. Let your clients know if they get out early, they will probably spot some turtles too. Just south of Arashi Reef, you’ll find the Caribbean’s largest shipwreck, the 394-foot German freighter Antilla, sunk during WWII. The wreck is in shallow waters, so snorkelers can peer right into its fractured hull. Afterwards, suggest at true Aruban lunch, at Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant in San Nicolas, serving Creole squid, homemade fish soup, steamed shrimp, and fresh catch of the day in this charm-filled “dive bar” established back in 1941.
For a change of pace recommend venturing into Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital overlooking the western shores, and joining a Walking Tour of the city’s downtown area. Learn about the history of Aruba while seeing first-hand the Dutch influence that’s apparent throughout the city in fascinating restored landmark buildings. They can check out traditional artisan crafts for sale, try some tasty Aruban specialties, and chat with locals. For lunch, suggest L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, across from the Cruise Ship Dock, for top-rated steaks and an extensive selection of international wines.
Aruba is a small island surrounded by the warm Caribbean, suggest renting a wave runner for high-speed thrills or take advantage of Aruba’s constant trade winds and sail a Hobie Cat. Another option is to suggest paddle boarding or learn to windsurf in the same waters that play host to international competitions. As the perfect ending to their getaway in Aruba, suggest they set sail for the evening a catamaran Sunset Dinner Cruise along the scenic coastline while enjoying a Caribbean buffet-style dinner.
If your client is looking to book their next getaway to Aruba, this carefully crafted itinerary will give them a flavor for all the island has to offer and leave them wanted to come back for more. Booking a trip to Aruba or any other destination with GOGO will ensure your clients have access to personalized services to enhance their experience and tailor the itinerary based on their preferences. Let’s travel together.