Quick Facts

Aruba Beaches - this island is home to some "clothing optional" beaches, as well as family-friendly beaches on both the East and West sides. From Boca Grandi to Palm Beach, you'll find some beaches that offer shade under palm trees, while others have gazebo-style huts scattered around the beach. Picnicking on the beach, surfing, swimming and sunbathing are some of the most popular activities to enjoy on the island of Aruba.

location
Lesser Antilles Southern Caribbean Sea
language
Dutch, Papiamento, English
currency
Aruban Florin
size
69 square miles (180 square km)
weather
Average annual temperature is 83°F with average high temperatures around 87°F and lows around 79°F.

Aruba, Caribbean

  • Aruba, Caribbean - View from the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
  • Aruba, Caribbean - Aruba
  • Aruba, Caribbean - Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
  • Aruba, Caribbean - Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
  • Aruba, Caribbean - Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
  • Aruba, Caribbean - Divi Divi Tree

About Aruba

A long island located in the Lesser Antilles in the Southern Caribbean Sea, Aruba is an idyllic destination for beach lovers, shopping enthusiasts and adventure seekers looking for a Caribbean escape. The heavy surf and rugged coastline make it an attractive destination for nature hikes and outdoor adventures, and you're likely to run into at least one cultural celebration or festival during your visit. The island doesn't boast lush rainforests and nature preserves, but you will still find signs of animal and plant life throughout the island. Read Less