No couple is alike. Some prefer privacy above all, while others crave bustling crowds or thrilling rides to spice up their love life. To learn more about what Aruba has to offer during your short stay, read on. This half-day itinerary includes something for you and your significant other, regardless of your inclinations.
Baby Beach — Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp
Couples looking for an intimate hideout should not choose the "High-Rise Area" of Palm Beach, but instead opt for the more deserted Eagle Beach. It’s minutes away from the cruise ship terminal, and there are plenty of palapa huts and sea grape trees to seek refuge in, while enjoying a few romantic hours on one of Aruba’s best beaches.
If water sports and beach bars are preferred, then visit the Palm Beach strip to mingle with the crowds and book a snorkeling trip, a Waverunner ride or a surfing board. Baby Beach and Rodgers Beach in Seroe Colorado are both great options for couples that want to see more of the island and wish to include some swimming and sunbathing along the way.
A very romantic getaway is a half day at De Palm Island. Take a boat ride to this private oasis surrounded by Aruba’s turquoise waters. Enjoy an all-inclusive package of snorkeling, sunbathing and unlimited cocktailing. You can also take an underwater walk with the Sea Trek (before the cocktails and all-you-can-eat buffets). De Palm Tours operators also offer Palm Pleasure sailing trips, including SNUBA diving options.
Aruba has a plethora of island touring possibilities: banana buses, Landrovers, Segway vehicles, bikes and Harleys. The newest addition to this list is the UTV Off-road Safari for couples only, seating two and covering some of the island’s highlights by criss-crossing the most rugged landscapes. Skydive Aruba is another adventurous ride for couples in need of a bigger thrill.
Andicuri UTV Off-road Safari — Photo courtesy of De Palm Tours
For a more relaxing experience outdoors, with breathtaking views of Aruba’s beaches, get a pampering massage for two at Spa Del Sol, a Balinese-style spa located at the Manchebo Beach Resort. Find out more about Aruba’s aloe products by visiting the Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory afterwards. The Aruba Aloe Shop has a wonderful selection of unique gift ideas, including beautifying and healing aloe vera products to take back home.
Stroll along the Linear Park, and top off a perfect end of your short stay in Aruba by sitting back and sipping a cocktail at Barefoot or Nikky Beach before getting back on board.
After today, you might as well start planning your follow-up vacation on this happy, romantic island.
Aruba sunset — Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp